Michael Hickman is a Principal in Control Risks’ Crisis and Security Consulting practices for the Greater China and North Asia region. He is responsible for projects involving complex problem solving, risk management, compliance and ethics, and training. A member of the bar in New York, and fluent in Mandarin, Michael has been working in China and throughout Asia since the 1980s.
His international law practice has covered compliance, including anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters and regulatory investigations, complex cross-border M&A transactions, private equity investments, foreign direct investment and international capital markets transactions, all involving full use of bilingual and bicultural skills.
Recent tasks that Michael has worked on include:
Before joining Control Risks, Michael worked with international law firms including Cleary Gottlieb, Simmons & Simmons, Fried Frank and Haiwen, a leading mainland China-based corporate law firm. Michael has authored numerous articles on mergers and acquisitions and securities regulations in mainland China appearing in the International Financial Law Review, Asia Law & Practice, China Law & Practice and others. He was co-author of the China Chapter, The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review (ed. Mark Mendelsohn), Law Business Research, 2013, and co-author of the China Chapter, Corporate Governance, Global Legal Group (London), 2014 and 2015.
Michael received his Juris Doctor degree in 1985 from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature in 1978, also from the University of Washington.