Michael is a widely experienced lawyer who has practised for more than 25 years. A large part of Michael's legal practice involved corporate and trust structures, assisting clients with asset protection, estate and family succession and tax planning.
Previously, Michael was the Executive Director of a major trust company, providing advice on the structuring, establishment and ongoing administration of onshore and offshore trusts, estate and family succession plans, family ofﬁce governance, Pre-IPO trusts, Employee Beneﬁt Trusts and Employee Share Option Plans. He has extensive experience with multiple onshore and offshore trust jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, Singapore, BVI, Cayman, Jersey, Guernsey, Labuan, New Zealand and Samoa, as well as different types of trust structures.
Michael holds a New Zealand law degree, is a current Executive Committee member, and was formerly Chairman of the Hong Kong Trustees' Association (“HKTA”). He is Co-chairman of the China Development Sub-Committee of the HKTA jointly with STEP Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Financial Services Advisory Committee and also on the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Process Review Committee.