Michelle Chen


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Michelle draws on her international business experience to provide practical and efficient banking and finance advice to large corporations and financial institutions. She thrives on the challenging nature of transactional work through her commitment to collaboration, creative thinking and attention to detail.  

Michelle is a member of the firm’s Financial Services Group. Her practice covers all aspects of banking and finance law, including bilateral and syndicated financings, club deals, trade finance and regulatory issues, and sanctions issues. She also assists clients with structuring, negotiating and drafting complex cross-border credit facilities and other financing transactions.

Prior to joining Aird & Berlis, Michelle worked in senior legal and compliance roles across the world, including in Hong Kong, Dubai and Zurich.

Representative Matters

Acted as legal counsel to San Cristobal Mining Inc., a private mining company formed under the laws of British Columbia, in its acquisition of Minera San Cristóbal S.A. and all associated assets from Sumitomo Corporation, as well as a related equity financing and two debt financings.


  • JD, City University of Hong Kong, 2010
  • BA, University of British Columbia, 2005