Michael’s areas of practice are media and entertainment, corporate and commercial law. He has developed close relationships with the major players in the entertainment industry in Asia and abroad, and has successfully established himself as one of the few leading entertainment lawyers in the Asia Pacific Region.
Michael’s legal practice requires him to split his time between Singapore and Hong Kong. He has represented regional and overseas clients including mini and major studios, financiers, banks, independent film and TV producers and directors, sales agents and distributors, and multimedia and digital companies. Michael has adviced on a diverse range of international transactions including joint ventures, mergers and acquistions, restructuring, regulatory advice and more media/entertainment specific deals such as talent arrangements and management, international film and television co-productions, production services, film and TV investments and financing, sales and distribution, development and acquisition of underlying rights and intellectual property, remake and subsequent productions, releases and clearances, chain of title and format licensing.
Michael was previously a member of the Singapore Film Commission Advisory Committee of the IMDA and advisor to the HK Film Awards, and is an honorary legal advisor to the HK Asia Film Financing Forum. Michael has also taken on producer and associate producer roles in film projects in Asia.