( Partner )
Michael has represented some of the key players in the film and TV industry in the region advising on a diverse range of international transactions including international and pan—asian coproductions, production services, financing (equity and bank), talent, sales and distribution, development and acquisition of original IP, remake and subsequent production rights, chain of title issues, format licensing, live concerts and fan meets.
Michael has also advised on local and cross border corporate and commercial projects including joint ventures, sale and purchase of shares/businesses, general licensing, banking, internet and IT.
Michael has successfully established himself as one of the leading entertainment lawyers in the Asia Pacific Region. He is currently a member of the Singapore Film Commission Advisory Committee of the Singapore Media Development Authority.
Michael has a keen interest in the creative side of the entertainment business. He was a coproducer of Taiwanese film “Au Revoir Taipei (一頁台北)” by Arvin Chen which won the NETPAC prize at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival, and a producer of Singapore film “A Fantastic Ghost Wedding (非常婚事)”. Michael was also involved in the Asia financing of the Wachowski-Tykwer directed “Cloud Atlas”.