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Michael Snape Senior Associate

Hong Kong
+852 5806 7875
+852 6509 8021

Expertise and Professional Background

A barrister by training, Michael Snape is a senior associate in Harneys' Litigation and Restructuring practice based in the Hong Kong office. Michael advises Asia-based clients involved in Cayman Islands and BVI litigation. His practice focuses on high value contentious insolvency, general commercial litigation and shareholder disputes, often with a multi-jurisdictional element. He frequently travels to the PRC to advise clients in relation to offshore issues. 

Prior to joining Harneys, Michael worked in another law firm in the Cayman Islands, where he regularly appeared as an advocate in both the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. He has also been led in the Privy Council. Michael also previously worked for the Cayman Islands government and has advised the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission. 

Michael’s recent experience includes:

Michael regularly gives seminars and presentations on offshore law to onshore attorneys and professional bodies in Hong Kong. He is also a frequent contributor to the Offshore Litigation Blog.


INSOL International
IWIRC Hong Kong

Education & Admissions

Victoria University of Wellington (LLB) 2001
University of Waikato (BA) 1999
Bar Admissions
New Zealand 2002
Cayman Islands 2012


Restructuring and Insolvency
Hong Kong Litigation