Michael Wong is a leading authority on legal, regulatory and taxation issues involving major cross-border commercial transactions. He is head of the tax, mergers and acquisitions and private equity practice groups in the Taipei office of Baker McKenzie. His unrivalled depth and scope of experience covers a diverse spectrum of handling complex multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, joint ventures, infrastructure projects as well as technology, media and telecoms matters.
He assists financial institutions and independent trustees on cross-border tax and legal compliance issues; structures Taiwan operations and transactions, including representative offices, branches and subsidiaries of foreign enterprises; and prepares requests for tax rulings and assists high net worth families on private wealth management and cross-border legal and tax issues, including the use of trust and foundations, wills and private holding companies.
In addition to assisting several major US Fortune 100 companies in contentious tax matters with Taiwan’s tax authorities and providing advice and implementation on corporate restructuring, he also advises Taiwan’s Ministry of Finance as part of the prestigious panel of industry advisers for Taiwan tax reforms.
He is named an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2021), a ‘Leading Individual’ by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2021) and a ‘Highly Regarded Lawyer’ by IFLR1000 (2021).