Michael Chin

Partner, Darwin Office


Michael Chin is the resident partner in the Darwin office. He is from a long standing Darwin family and has a wide network of contacts in government and the private sector both in Darwin and Canberra and a growing network in China. He is available to co-ordinate Finlaysons delivery of legal services in Darwin.

In the previous 20 years he was a government lawyer in central government departments in the Parliamentary triangle in Canberra specialising in advising Ministers and government agencies in relation to:

  • competitive tendering and contracting processes and the law;
  • construction law;
  • Defence procurement contracts;
  • land planning and development;
  • services contracts;
  • dealings between government and the private sector;
  • joint ventures for land servicing and development;
  • corporatisation of government business enterprises;
  • taxation and business law;
  • government employment law and remuneration packaging services agreements; and  
  • statutory provisions concerning exercise of ministerial discretions.