Michael Padarin

Michael Padarin


T +1 345 914 4284
M +1 345 525 0607
E michael.padarin@walkersglobal.com

Practice Areas

Michael is a partner in the firm's Global Investment Funds Group. His practice concentrates on the formation, operation and restructuring of private investment funds, primarily private equity and venture capital funds, and their related fund sponsor vehicles.

Michael also represents early and later stage growth companies in a range of industries including fintech, life sciences and technology, in relation to private financings, listings, cross-border investments and other M&A transactions.

He previously spent over four years with the firm's Investment Funds and Corporate team in Walkers' Hong Kong office, and has a wealth of experience dealing with inbound and outbound China deals.

Michael has previously held a number of in-house and private practice roles.  Before joining Walkers Michael was a senior associate with Minter Ellison, Sydney where he advised clients on fund formation and restructures, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and regulatory compliance.  He has also acted for a number of clients in relation to initial public offerings on the Australian Securities Exchange, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and the New York Stock Exchange. ​

Admitted In:
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
England and Wales (not practising)
New South Wales (not practising)

Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology Sydney
Master of Laws, University of Sydney

2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Michael Padarin is praised as "a very experienced lawyer with tons of international expertise. A source noted that "he has the commercial acumen to make sure all parties to a deal are kept happy."

2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Investment Funds

2017 Chambers Global Guide - (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Market sources single him out as 'a very responsive attorney,' adding: 'He is great on the very technical matters of Cayman law'."

2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds) - "Michael Padarin has ‘incredible business sense and knows what clients need’."