Michael Snape

Managing Associate 资深律师 Hong Kong
Michael Snape


Michael specialises in complex cross-border commercial litigation, shareholders’ disputes and contentious insolvency. Michael has a particular expertise in share valuation disputes, having advised on many of the leading cases before the Cayman Islands’ courts. A highly experienced advocate, Michael has regularly appeared as leading counsel in the Cayman Islands’ courts at all levels.
  • Background & experience

    Prior to joining Ogier in 2018, Michael trained as a barrister in New Zealand. In 2011 Michael moved to the Cayman Islands, where he worked for the Government of the Cayman Islands, before joining the litigation department of another offshore law firm. Michael was also retained by the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission as independent counsel. In 2016 Michael relocated to Hong Kong, where he was a senior associate with a top ranked offshore firm.

    Michael is an accomplished presenter on offshore law to onshore lawyers and other professional groups. He is a member of INSOL International and IWIRC.

    He received his Bachelor of Laws in 2001 from Victoria University of Wellington, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history.

    Michael is a Registered Foreign Lawyer regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

    Admitted in:

    2002 - New Zealand
    2012 - Cayman Islands



    Michael 专责处理复杂的跨境商业诉讼、股东纠纷及具争议性的破产事宜。 Michael在股份估值纠纷方面拥有专业知识,并曾为许多开曼群岛法院的重大案件提供法律建议。此外,Michael 亦于讼辩方面拥有丰富的经验,并曾在开曼群岛各级法庭的聆讯中担任主辩律师。


    • 公司及金融服务纠纷
    • 争议解决
    • 执行法庭判决和裁决
    • 重组及企业复苏
    • 股东及估值争议


    Michael于2018年加入奥杰Ogier,在此之前Michael为新西兰的执业大律师。Michael于2011年移居开曼群岛,并在当地的政府部门任职,其后加入一所位于开曼群岛的离岸律师事务所。 Michael并获开曼群岛反贪委员会委任为独立检察官。于2016年,Michael移居香港并在一所知名的离岸律师事务所担任高级律师。

    Michael于向律师及其他专业人士讲解离岸法律方面是一个优秀的演讲者。 Michael是INSOL International及IWIRC的会员。




    2002年 - 新西兰
    2012年 - 开曼群岛

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