Executive Director, Trust Services
Vistra Hong Kong
Michael joined Credence Trust, now rebranded as Vistra, in 2008 as Executive Director – Vistra Trust Services. He is a widely experienced lawyer who has successfully practiced both in New Zealand and overseas for more than 20 years. A large part of Michael’s legal practice involved corporate and trust structures to assist clients with asset protection, estate and family succession and tax planning. Previously, Michael was the Managing Director of a major trust company providing advice on, and structuring of, both onshore and offshore corporate entities, trust
establishment and administration, estate and family succession planning, pension fund administration and trust structuring. He has extensive experience with multiple onshore and offshore trust jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, Singapore, BVI, Cayman, Jersey, Labuan, New Zealand and Samoa, as well as different types of trust structures.
Michael holds a New Zealand law degree, is a current Executive Committee member, and past Chairman (in 2015, 2016 & 2017), of the Hong Kong Trustees’ Association, and a member of the Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association and of both the Australian and British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He is also a past Chairman, and currently a member, of the China Development Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Trustees’ Association jointly with STEP Hong Kong.