Michael Mbayi

Director - Avocat à la Cour

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Michael Mbayi is a Director at Wildgen, where he joined the Banking & Finance practice group.

Michael has in-depth knowledge of the banking and finance sector and assists local and international clients on a wide range of legal issues, with particular emphasis on Bank Lending transactions.

He also has cutting-edge expertise in Fund Finance transactions, acting for lenders. Michael is assisting financial institutions lending to any type of investment funds within a wide range of fund finance transactions including subscription facilities, NAV facilities, hybrid facilities, GP and management fee facilities and other bespoke fund finance transactions.

Michael is active in the Fund Finance Association and has been speaker at Fund Finance Association events and is author of various fund finance focused publications, including a Chapter in the GLI Fund Finance Law and Regulation 2021.

He is the host of our recognised industry focused webinar, the Fund Finance Series, where he meets with global experts for in-depth discussions.

In addition, Michael practice covers Capital Markets and complex local and cross-border corporate operations of financial institutions.

After having started his career with Wildgen from 2006 to 2011, Michael worked for a Luxembourg Magic Circle law firm and resumed his role with Wildgen in 2020.

He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2007 and is author of various legal publications. Michael is Co-Chair of the Capital Markets Union Technical Committee of the LPEA (Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association). Michael is also member of the Sustainable Finance Working Group of the ABBL (The Luxembourg Bankers’ Association).

Academic background:

  • Certificate in negotiation (Harvard Law School - United States of America),
  • LLM in commercial and corporate law (University of London, Queen Mary & UCL Consortium - United Kingdom),
  • Master’s degree in private and commercial law (University of Brussels - Belgium).

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