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Michael Padarin 彭德贤

Partner 合伙人

Managing Partner, Hong Kong 香港特别行政区

Michael's practice concentrates on the formation, operation and restructuring of private investment funds, primarily private equity and venture capital funds, and their related fund sponsor vehicles.

Michael also represents early and later stage companies in a range of industries, including fintech, life sciences and technology, in relation to private financings, listings, cross-border investments and other M&A transactions.

Michael lived and worked in the Cayman Islands before returning to Hong Kong and has a wealth of experience dealing with inbound and outbound China deals.

He specialises in Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda law.


Prior to joining Carey Olsen, Michael was a partner in the global investment funds group of another offshore firm based in the Cayman Islands for seven years, having previously spent over four years in its Hong Kong office. 

Michael was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2002, a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2012, a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of the British Virgin Islands in 2012, as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2012 and is enrolled as a registered associate in Bermuda.





在加入Carey Olsen之前,Michael在另一家离岸律所的开曼群岛分所的全球投资基金团队担任合伙人七年,并在之前在该所的香港办事处工作了四年多。


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What our clients say

“He is valued for his ‘pragmatic approach’ and extensive knowledge of Cayman Islands fund issues."

Chambers Global

“He has a wide range of fund-related expertise, encompassing launches as well as restructuring."

Chambers Global

"Michael Padarin is an extremely strong and reliable funds lawyer."

The Legal 500

"Michael Padarin has been very responsive to our enquiries round the clock and he has demonstrated his solid knowledge and skills in advising on complex legal issues arising from the establishment and management of Cayman investment funds.”