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Michael Cripps



Michael Cripps

Michael Cripps


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Michael is a Consultant to Clyde & Co Westlink JLV. He has been working across Greater China for 25 years and acts for a wide range of clients including multinationals, private Chinese companies as well as large Chinese state-owned enterprises in various practice areas including logistics, distribution and supply chain structures; tax; customs; trade and transportation. He advises clients on joint ventures, corporate financing and mergers and acquisitions including corporate reorganisations and merger controls.

His key industry sectors include insurance where he advises companies on complex transactional and portfolio transfer arrangements; healthcare where he advises clients on supply chain structures and management; resources where he handles transactions concerning exploration and mining arrangements and finance where he deals with RMB corporate financing matters particularly RMB-denominated debt securities.

Michael has been named as one of China's top 100 lawyers by China Business Law Journal 2016.

Michael previously worked as a Shanghai-based partner for an international law firm and was also group general counsel of a major listed international insurance company prior to joining Clyde & Co.

Michael is proficient in both spoken and written Mandarin and English.

  • Joint venture - Advising Sanpower Group on their acquisition of a 51% interest in Liberty Mutual Insurance Group’s wholly owned China insurer subsidiary and the formation of joint venture between Sanpower and Liberty in the PRC
  • Joint venture - Acting for a major global insurer in its investment into a joint venture in China, including all structural and regulatory aspects
  • Joint venture - Acting for a major global commodities house in its investment into a joint venture in China
  • M&A and PRC regulatory - Acting for a major pharmaceutical distribution company in its China M&A transactions and PRC regulatory work
  • Supply chain - Acting for a major global resources and commodities company in its establishment of its PRC supply chain structure
  • Cross-border acquisitions - Acting for a major global insurer in its acquisition of businesses in India, Thailand and Malaysia
  • Mining and exploration - Acting for a listed resources company in its mining and exploration investments and activities in China

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Michael specialises in China cross-border M&A, joint ventures and corporate financing, with particular industry focus in China healthcare, China insurance and China trade and commodities.

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