Michael is a director in Control Risks’ Integrity Risk Consulting practice in for the Greater China and North Asia region. He is responsible for projects involving risk management, compliance and ethics, and training. A member of the bar in New York, and fluent in Chinese, Michael has been working in China and throughout Asia since the 1980s. His international law practice covered compliance matters, including anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters and regulatory investigations, complex cross-border M&A transactions, private equity investments and foreign direct investment, all involving full use of bilingual and bicultural skills. His experience includes advising:
Several leading multinationals in connection with periodic compliance training for management and staff and employees
A leading private equity house in connection with a range of compliance matters for several portfolio companies
A major chemical manufacturer regarding compliance procedures and programmes for third party participants in the construction of a new production facility
A leading multinational in connection with developing policies and procedures for handling unannounced regulatory investigations in China
A major commercial air carrier in connection with various aspects of its employment relationships with China-based crew, including investigations regarding allegations of customs and quarantine violations and misuse of company credit cards in locations outside of China
A multinational manufacturing corporation in connection with the restructuring of its China-based facilities, including the closure of a factory and the consolidation of regional management services in a new entity
A major multinational financial institution in connection with an international investigation of its China operations and the creation of a remediation program
Several multi-national corporations with significant operations in China in connection with FCPA and OFAC compliance, the development of specific policies relevant to Chinese operations and the creation of enhanced bilingual and bicultural training programs across a wide range of compliance and human resources matters
Prior to joining Control Risks, Michael was a partner with several international law firms, including Cleary Gottlieb, Simmons & Simmons and Fried Frank, and also with Haiwen, a leading Chinese law firm. Michael has authored numerous articles on mergers and acquisitions and securities regulations in China appearing in the International Financial Law Review, Asia Law & Practice, China Law & Practice and others. He was co-author of the China Chapter, The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review (ed. Mark Mendelsohn), Law Business Research, 2013, and co-author of the China Chapter, Corporate Governance, Global Legal Group (London), 2014 and 2015.
Michael received his Juris Doctor degree in 1985 from University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature, also from the University of Washington, in 1978.