Michael is the Head of our TMC sector team for China, and made firm history as our first Chinese partner in 2007. Michael has nearly two decades of experience advising multinational companies on their investment and operations in China, and specialises in M&A, IT regulatory, data protection, and cyber security issues.

Michael is a versatile lawyer whose primary focus is supporting international companies on investment and operational matters in China, such as M&A and restructurings. He also supports Chinese companies in their "going abroad" activities, including business expansion in Europe. Michael holds CIPP/E certification as granted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He is a regular publisher of articles and provides frequent commentary on IT, data and privacy protection, and cyber security related legal topics.  Michael is well connected in local circles. He is currently an appointed arbitrator of the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC) and National Chair of the Legal & Competition Working Group under the European Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC).

Latest news & insights

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Technology, media & communications

China: facial recognition and its legal challenges

6 May 2020

by Michael Tan

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Coronavirus: force majeure and your supply chain

11 February 2020

by Dr. Benedikt Rohrßen and Michael Tan

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Data protection & cyber

New guideline for APP privacy behaviour

7 January 2020

by Heather Jiang and Michael Tan

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Technology, media & communications

China's new E-commerce Law

Good or bad news for business?

30 November 2018

by Michael Tan

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