Baker McKenzie has elected Michael Wong to the Firm's Global Executive Committee. The appointment took effect at the conclusion of the Firm's Annual Meeting in Washington DC last week. Michael is a Principal with Baker McKenzie International, and is based in the Firm's Taipei office.
Baker McKenzie's Global Executive Committee is responsible for developing and implementing the Firm's global business strategy across 78 offices in 46 countries. As the world's most geographically diverse global law firm, this leadership team is comprised of eight senior partners, including two representatives each from Asia Pacific; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and North America; and one from Latin America. Michael, together with Ai Ai Wong, a Principal at Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow in Singapore, will represent the Asia Pacific Region on the Executive Committee.
Michael is a seasoned M&A lawyer, specializing in cross-border commercial transactions and joint ventures, as well as international tax planning for acquisition and post-deal integration. As the head of the M&A, Private Equity and Tax Practice for the Firm's Taipei office, Michael has represented leading global and local companies in complex multijurisdictional acquisitions, joint ventures and infrastructure projects, as well as in technology, media, and telecom (TMT) matters.
Baker McKenzie has a long-standing history in Taiwan. As the first international law firm to establish an office in Taiwan some 40 years ago, the office's strength is in its ability to combine its in-depth knowledge of the local market with an international perspective, thereby providing clients with comprehensive service across the full spectrum of corporate and commercial laws — which has earned the office countless industry awards and top rankings in legal directories.
Commenting on his new role, Michael said, "It is an honor to be elected to the Executive Committee, and I am thankful for the trust my fellow partners have placed in me. I look forward to working with Ai Ai and the senior leadership team to continue bringing service excellence to our clients and to further grow our Asia Pacific practice and industry strengths and capabilities."
Jaime Trujillo, Baker McKenzie's acting Global Chair, added, "Ai Ai and Michael are exceptional lawyers at our Firm. I am confident that they will take our Firm to new heights in Asia Pacific."