Michel Antakly is a Partner in the Strategic Advisory Group at PJT Partners, based in London. Mr. Antakly joined PJT in October 2017. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in London where he had been since 1989. At Morgan Stanley, Mr. Antakly played senior roles in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice in Europe, advising clients across sectors and geographies and handling some of the firm’s most important corporate relationships. Mr. Antakly has over 30 years of experience, working on a broad range of public and private transactions, including several contested public takeover battles and cross-border M&A transactions . He has also led initial public offerings, business portfolio and balance sheet restructurings, private placements and other capital market transactions. During his career, Mr. Antakly has accumulated extensive deal-making experience and has built a strong network of relationships across countries and industries. Mr. Antakly graduated from HEC Paris and received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.