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Michael Leslie

Hedging and Capital Markets

Real Estate | London

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About Michael

Michael Leslie is based in Edinburgh and specialises in debt advisory and debt-related hedging for our regional UK clients, primarily across the real estate and social infrastructure sectors. Michael has 20 years’ experience in mid-market corporate and property finance having previously worked in M&A advisory with Ernst and Young LLP, corporate banking with Bank of Ireland UK and transaction services with Deloitte LLP. Michael is a chartered accountant and is currently studying for an Executive MBA at the University of Edinburgh Business School.



The finish line is in sight — GBP LIBOR transition

  • LIBOR Transition
As the date for the final GBP LIBOR fixing nears, the work from the banking and advisory community to transition all outstanding contracts from LIBOR to the new RFR is gathering momentum. We have previously published articles on the background to the transition and how borrowers should prepare....

LIBOR transition in the UK — an unexpected first date with SONIA?

  • LIBOR Transition
“Moving on” from LIBOR, an interest rate benchmark which underpins around $300T ($30T in GBP markets)1 of financial contracts across derivatives, bonds, and loans was never going to be easy. Last month we, in the U.K., started to experience what life after LIBOR will look like...

LIBOR transition update — Q1 2021 review

  • LIBOR Transition
Chatham’s update on the LIBOR transition, summarizing recent news, transaction activity, and upcoming deadlines to help you stay current as the market transitions away from LIBOR.


  • Real Estate
  • Debt Management
  • Interest Rate Risk Management

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