Michelle is a Partner at Tiang & Partners, and the Financial Services Leader for PwC’s Global Legal Network. Michelle advises on debt capital markets, banking and finance transactions, with a particular emphasis on structured finance, securitisation, asset-backed and secured finance, structured products and derivatives.
During her 22-year career in Hong Kong, Michelle has executed complex cross-border finance solutions for clients across the Asia Pacific region in various industries including financial services, aviation, shipping, consumer credit, energy and real estate. She has been at the forefront of the Asian securitisation market since its development in the late-1990s, and advised on the first deals in many jurisdictions such as Korea, the PRC and Malaysia.
Michelle is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific and Global as a leading individual in Capital Markets for both China and South Korea. Chambers Global 2021 notes that Michelle “is commended by interviewees for her securitisation expertise. ‘Her knowledge and keen insights in all matters related to securitisation is the reason we call her for any new structures or legal questions,’ reports one appreciative client.” Her South Korean expertise is highlighted in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021, which notes that Michelle “boasts noted South Korea-related expertise, and one client reports that her ‘knowledge of the industry and the product is excellent,’ while another confirms that she is ‘extremely competent in her field of asset securitisation.’” She is also a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021, where Michelle is described as “‘trusted and well-respected’”.
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