A structuring specialist, Michael is a widely experienced lawyer who has successfully practiced both in New Zealand and overseas for more than 20 years.
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.
Michael holds a New Zealand law degree, is a current Executive Committee member, and past Chairman (in 2015, 2016 & 2017) of the Hong Kong Trustees’ Association. He is a past Chairman, and currently a member, of the China Development Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Trustees’ Association jointly with STEP Hong Kong. He is a member of the Hong Kong Development Council Financial Services Advisory Committee and also the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Process Review Committee.