The Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination (OLQE) Preparatory Courses 2012
Michael P. Phillips
Principal, Phillips Law (Sydney);
OLQE Head III Convenor for Company and Commercial from 2003 to 2010
Michael Phillips has practiced as an attorney for over 20 years-16 of which as a partner within international law firms in London and Hong Kong. Before relocating with his family to Sydney, Australia at the end of 2010, he was a partner in the Hong Kong office of Winston & Strawn LLP, a U.S. headquartered international law firm with over 900 lawyers across 15 offices. He is currently the principal of Phillips Law, a boutique legal consulting and corporate advisory firm in Sydney, Australia.
Michael has had a broad based corporate and commercial law practice advising clients within a diverse range of industries on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity, regulatory compliance, securities (debt and equity) offerings and general corporate and commercial transactions.
He has represented numerous international clients on structuring, negotiating and drafting transactions in Asia, including Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and Australia. He has also advised boards of public companies in connection with corporate governance and risk management protocols.
Michael was the Convenor of the Head III (Company and Commercial) OLQE examination for over 8 years. In that role he was responsible for co-ordinating the preparation and marking of the Head III examination.