Michael has over 20 years' pan-Asian experience in infrastructure and structured finance, secured lending, private equity investment, distressed debt and work-outs, corporate finance, joint ventures and cross border investment, with particular emphasis on the energy and transportation industries.
He also has significant Indonesian experience after serving most recently as Chief Risk Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance, Indonesia's sovereign wealth entity for infrastructure finance and development. He also served as Managing Director and Associate General Counsel of Financial Security Assurance Inc. and Head of Coudert Brothers' Jakarta and Singapore offices.
Michael's transactional work includes acting on significant energy and infrastructure projects in the region, including the A$695 million acquisition and refinancing of Sydney Cross City Tunnel, the finance lease structure for the Tanjung Jati B power plant, and the financings for the Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Wellington airports.
Michael graduated from Harvard Law School, earning a J.D. cum laude (honors) in 1989 and attended Tufts University earning a B.A., magna cum laude (honors) in 1985.
Brian Nash, Asia-Pacific Board member and Managing Partner of the firm's Singapore office, stated:
"We are delighted to welcome Michael to our Singapore office in the latest step of a measured expansion plan of our Asia-Pacific projects and infrastructure group, which is a core sector for the firm. His project and infrastructure finance experience will enhance our overall capabilities in the region, and provide our clients with a comprehensive range of legal services on energy and infrastructure projects."
Clyde & Co has made several partner-level additions to its Asia projects and infrastructure team since the beginning of 2011, including Ian Cocking, Gilbert Kwok and Lynia Lau, all of whom joined the Hong Kong office. The infrastructure investment opportunity in Indonesia is valued at USD 250 billion over the next 5 years, by some estimates.