Registered Foreign Lawyer (Germany)

Registered Foreign Lawyers
Michael Lorenz
Michael Lorenz - OLN

Michael Lorenz

Registered Foreign Lawyer (Germany)

Contact Details
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (852) 2868 0696

Practice Areas
Tax Advisory


Mr. Michael Lorenz is Managing Director at an international law firm. He founded the firm’s Bangkok office in 1995 (the first German-speaking law firm in Thailand). He later established offices in Hong Kong (2004) and Ho Chi Minh City (2005) and has been working as a foreign registered lawyer in all three countries.


Mr. Lorenz is specialized in providing legal and consulting advice on matters of foreign direct investment, international tax optimization and tax planning, cross-border restructuring and reorganization, and tax compliance. He has special expertise working with European and American clients entities operating in Asia in sectors that include logistics, construction and engineering, automotive, energy and trading.


Mr. Lorenz is a regular speaker on international investment and taxation at events in Asia and Germany, contributes to international publications, including the International Tax Review, IBFD and ISTR (the leading German tax journal).


Project experience:

Company Structuring and Set Up

Structuring and set up of over 50 companies each with investment capital between 5 - 100 million USD, including:


  • Liebherr Group: A family run business with over 100 subsidiaries, with total worldwide revenue of $10 billion US;
  • Bosch Group: German manufacturer in automotive, industrial, energy and building technology with over 52.5 billion EUR in sales worldwide; and
  • ZF Lemforder: A global leader in driveline and chassis technology, with 121 production companies in 26 countries.


Regional Tax Planning - International brewery

Regional and indirect tax planning for international beverage company with a revenue of over 100 million USD worldwide seeking expansion in the Asia region. Advice included international tax aspects to various business models including manufacturing, contract manufacturing and distribution.


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