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Michael Tan

Partner, IT Regulatory & Data Privacy Protection,

Taylor Wessing (Shanghai)

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 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).

Michael serves as an arbitrator of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center. At the same time, he quite often publishes articles and frequently comments on IT, data/privacy protection and cyber security related legal topics.