Michael is a lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney. His primary areas of practice are cross-border mergers & acquisitions and equity capital markets. Prior to joining KWM, Michael worked as a researcher for a Sydney barrister and volunteered at the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney.
Michael’s interest in Sino-Australian affairs began with a high school exchange program to Beijing in 2006. He became fascinated with Chinese language and culture and has since returned for work and study in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney. He is a competitive tennis player and spent six months coaching at a tennis academy in China while studying Mandarin at Beijing Language & Culture University.
PATRICIA SAW / 苏丽燕
Trish is a Senior Associate in the Environment & Planning team at Allens in Melbourne.
Her interest in all things China started with a school trip to Nanjing while in Year 9, and flowed through into a major in Mandarin Chinese as part of an Arts degree, a Diploma in Languages (Mandarin Chinese), and two study trips to China including a year at South East University in Nanjing on a Chinese government scholarship, all while concurrently studying Law at Monash University. Trish graduated with first class honours in her Bachelor of Laws, with an honours thesis analysing the then-proposed carbon tax and pilot emission trading schemes in China within the framework of international environmental law.
Trish has continued to seek opportunities to combine her interests in China and environmental law, from her involvement in various industry groups to her participation in professional forums. In her day to day legal practice, Trish continues to see growth in the volume of work stemming from foreign investment from China, particularly in renewable energy, agribusiness and urban development. Her keen passion lies in the potential for connection and growth in Australia and China’s carbon markets, and investment in renewable energy and green technologies.