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.
2002 - New Zealand
2012 - Cayman Islands