Michael has more than 20 years of experience advising international companies’ operation in and with China. He has profound experience advising industrial clients in various sectors, which covers all legal aspects of a typical investment deal like market entry and joint ventures, M&A restructuring and exit. Throughout his two decades’ practice, Michael has been gradually converging his energy on technology driven business and has built up his reputation and connections in the circle.
As the first Chinese partner of Taylor Wessing, Michael is now heading the firm's TMC practice for China. Besides his expertise regarding the general corporate and commercial matters, he specializes in IT regulatory and data/privacy protection areas. Michael holds CIPP/E certification as granted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). At the same time, he quite often publishes articles and frequently comments on IT and technology related legal topics.
Michael is National Chair of the Legal & Competition Working Group under the European Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as an arbitrator of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center.
|Since 2018||National Chair of the Legal & Competition Working Group, European Chamber of Commerce|
|2007||Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2002 - 2007||Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|1997 - 2002||Associate, Clifford Chance|
|1997||Admitted to the PRC Bar|
|2006||Doctorial degree, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing|
|2000||LLM, UIBE, Beijing|
China: App service industry "should be more prudent" following CAC provisions - Dr. Michael Tan’s comments with DataGuidance
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Europe is abuzz with discussions on the largest GDPR fine ever, while in China, a failed cybersecurity review of a foreign enterprise made the headlines. Could a fine like this also happen in China?