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Michelle Chan

Bird & Bird

Hong Kong, , CHN


Michelle is a leading technology, telecom and media lawyer, providing strategic, corporate and commercial advice to major players in the Asia-Pacific region.

Michelle is a Partner in our Corporate and Commercial Group, based in Hong Kong. 

She has more than 17 years of experience in working on corporate, commercial and regulatory matters relating to the technology, media (including broadcasting) and telecom sectors in the Asian region.  Michelle is one of the leading lawyers in the region in this space. 

She also has considerable experience advising clients on data protection issues and non-contentious IP projects.  Her data protection experience includes supporting clients on data protection-related investigation matters, working in conjunction with the firm's investigation and dispute practice.

Recent projects she has advised on cover a range of disruptive technologies, including legal issues surrounding Big Data, Fintech, including online payment services and Internet of Things. 

On the sport & media side, she has experience advising European football clubs, digital media rights holders, channel providers (traditional and internet) and game developers on a range of legal matters including online streaming, capital raising, regulatory and other legal matters. 

Michelle was seconded to the APAC Headquarters of Alcatel-Lucent (now part of Nokia) in Shanghai for a year.  She is dual qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales and Hong Kong, with complete fluency (spoken and written) in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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