Before switching to the Bar in 2016, Mike had been practising as a solicitor at international law firms and an in-house counsel at financial institutions since 2006. During his time as a solicitor, Mike specialised in corporate and capital markets (initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, bonds issue, private equity fund-related matters) across a wide range of business sectors (energy and resources, hospitality, real estate and entertainment).
Owing to his background, Mike’s practice has a particular focus on company-related matters (shareholders disputes, boardroom fight, winding-up), cross-border commercial disputes, investment-related civil fraud, market misconduct, SFO and listed company-related regulatory compliance, and HKEx and SFC proceedings. He is one of the editors of the Butterworths Hong Kong Securities Law Handbook, and the author of the Lexis Practical Guidance on Asset Management and Listing Suitability. Mike has also developed an arbitration practice (both appearing before the arbitration tribunal and also before the CFI to set aside arbitral award).