Michael Johnston - Partner

Michael Johnston

Key Practice Areas

Commercial Law, Corporate - M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Project Finance / PPP / PFI

  • +44 (0) 28 90 348 817
  • View CV

Michael is Managing Partner at Carson McDowell LLP and was head of the firm’s Corporate Finance Team for twenty-four years.  Michael has wide experience in advising clients throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and often in the United States with regard to commercial activity within the Province. He has also advised on Projects (in particular PFI) for the past fifteen years.

Michael attained a degree in law (LLB Honours) from Queen's University, Belfast in 1983 before joining Carson McDowell later that year.  He qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a partner in 1993.

In the Chambers guide 2017, clients state Michael is “hugely knowledgeable, practical and commercially astute - a wonderful professional in the fullest sense.”