Dr. Michael Wang’s practice focuses on international arbitration. He has acted for clients in international arbitration cases administered under various institutional rules (including the ICC rule, HKIAC rule, and CIETAC rule) and in various domains (including M&A, private equity, and real estate). In addition, he has also acted as tribunal secretary and supported case management. Michael holds a P.R.C. Legal Professional Qualification Certificate but does not hold a current P.R.C. Practicing Lawyer Certificate.
Prior to joining Sidley, Michael interned at several leading domestic and international law firms, a Fortune 500 company, and a well-known arbitration institution in China.
Michael has a strong academic background and holds an honorary Shanghai Outstanding Graduate Certificate. He graduated from East China University of Political Science and Law, where he has published over 20 articles in academic journals, participated in and hosted about 10 research projects, and been awarded over 20 scholarships, including the National Scholarship, and he graduated from Stockholm University, where he was awarded a full scholarship for the International Commercial Arbitration Law LL.M. Program. In addition, he also graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a LL.M. degree.
Michael is fluent in English and Mandarin. He also understands Shanghai dialect.