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Michael is a paralegal at Lopes Attorneys Inc., having obtained an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Johannesburg and an Honours in Historical Studies prior to completing his paralegal certification from the University of Cape Town.
Michael's predominant practice area includes regulatory and compliance and is the Chair of the Knowledge Management Committee at the firm.
Whilst at Lopes Attorneys Inc., Michael has gained experience and exposure to a number of areas of law including animal welfare, anti-bribery and corruption, administrative law, data protection and privacy, oil and gas and social media law.
Michael's experience includes assisting with various POPI compliance projects, SAHPRA cannabis compliance projects, oil and gas research throughout Africa, assisting on the mandate of interdicting the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment on the issuing of Trophy Hunting and Export Quotas.
Michael has a keen interest in aviation law.