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Michael Wong

Special Senior Consultant
Baker & McKenzie
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


As the head of Baker Taiwan's M&A and Tax Practice Groups, Michael has deep experience in multijurisdictional projects and complex structuring advice. As a member of Baker McKenzie's Global Executive Committee (a 7 member board overseeing the global operation of the firm) and the Chair of Asia Pacific Region covering more than 12 offices (with the term ended after 2022), Michael has participated as speakers in many global forums and large scale symposiums over the years.

Practice Focus

Michael's practice focuses on corporate commercial, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, private equity, technology, media, telecom, and private banking.

Representative Legal Matters

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Advised on a US multinational cross border acquisition of a listed Taiwan company by way of a public tender offer.

  • Advised on a USD 2.3 billion merger between two leading Taiwan listed companies, in forming the world's third largest LED panel maker.

  • Represented a Taiwan financial holding company in its strategic investment and cooperation with a large state owned PRC banking group.

  • Advised on a USD 630 million tender offer by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering on all outstanding shares of Universal Scientific Industrial Inc., using a combination of cash and shares as considerations.

Tax Matters

  • Assisting 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.

  • Assisting financial institutions and independent trustees on cross- border tax and legal compliance issues.

  • Structuring Taiwan operations and transactions, including representative offices, branches and subsidiaries of foreign enterprises.

  • Assists with preparation of requests for tax rulings and tax incentives offered to encourage investment and technology transfer.

  • Provides advice and implementation on corporate restructuring.

Professional Honors

  • Named Eminent Practitioner by Chambers Greater China Region Guide (2024)
  • Named Hall of Fame Individual by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024)
  • Named Leading Individual by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024)
  • Named Leading Lawyer – Highly Regarded by IFLR1000 (2023)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Asian American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan

Corporate Responsibility

  • Ruian Rotary Club, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Li Ching Cultural and Education Foundation, Taiwan
  • Community Cooks, Boston, U.S.A.
  • Chi Heng Foundation, Hong Kong


  • California~United States (1985)


  • Soochow University (LL.M.) (1989)
  • University of California, College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly University of California, Hastings College of the Law) (J.D.) (1985)
  • University of California at Los Angeles (B.A.) (1981)


  • English
  • Mandarin