Michael Wong

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Michael Wong is a tax partner in the Taipei office of Baker & McKenzie. His practice focuses on taxation and mergers and acquisitions. Michael is a leading authority on transfer pricing issues in Taiwan.

Although Mr. Wong particularly focuses his practice on M&A transactions, he also handles cross-border commercial transactions and joint ventures. He also specializes in cross border international tax planning for acquisition and post-deal integration. Significant accomplishments have included acting as counsel for the US 2.3 billion merger (announced on November 13, 2009) between CMO (Chi Mei Optoelectronics) and Innolux Display, two leading Taiwan listed companies in forming the world’s third largest panel maker; acting as counsel for tender offer (announced on November 18, 2009) by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering on all the outstanding shares of Universal Scientific Industrial Inc., using a combination of cash and shares as considerations (deal value at approximately US 630 million); and acting as special counsel for Primus Financial Holdings in its US 2 billion acquisition from AIG’s Nan Shan Life Insurance. Mr. Wong is a member of the American Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association, American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan and the State Bar of California.


LL.M., Soochow University, Taiwan
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law

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