Michael Tan

Partner, Taylor Wessing


Michael is the first Chinese Partner of Taylor Wessing and Co-founder of the firm’s new Shanghai operation. He has more than 17 years of experience advising multinational companies in their investment and operations in China. His experience includes advising on the establishment of foreign investment enterprises in various industries, M&A, restructuring and liquidation of foreign investment enterprises. Michael also supports Chinese companies in their “going abroad” activities including business expansion, IPOs in Europe as well as operation and regulatory issues.

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).