Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce that leading tax adviser Michael Olesnicky has rejoined the Firm's Tax Practice in Hong Kong as a Senior Consultant, bringing to the Firm a wealth of knowledge and experience in corporate tax, wealth management, trust planning and estate succession matters.
Based in Hong Kong, Michael will work closely with lawyers across the Firm's Global and Asia Pacific Tax Practice, counselling the Firm's clients on a wide range of domestic and international tax projects, as well as supporting the Firm in further enhancing its tax capabilities across the region through seminars and workshop trainings.
Commenting on the appointment, Steven Sieker, Asia Pacific Chair of Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice, said, "we are delighted to have Michael rejoin the Hong Kong office. His substantive knowledge and impressive experience not only will bring tremendous value to our clients — particularly in the areas of regional tax planning and wealth management — but his academic experience and unparalleled market stature will be invaluable to the future growth of our practice."
During the 26 years Michael previously worked at Baker McKenzie, Michael had served as the Asia Pacific Chair of the Firm's Tax Practice from 2000 to 2014, and was a member of the Firm’s global tax steering committee. Michael has long served as the Chairman of the Joint Liaison Committee on Taxation, which is a quasi-governmental committee that interfaces between tax practitioners and the Inland Revenue Department. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong branch of IFA, and is also an honorary lecturer at the Department of Professional Legal Education in the Law Faculty of Hong Kong University. Michael is also the Branch Chair of STEP Hong Kong.Baker McKenzie’s Global Tax Practice is one of the most highly regarded and largest tax groups in the world. Ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global for its work in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, clients and industry peers recognize the quality tax advice the group provides worldwide. Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong Tax Practice Group is one of the most well-established and highly acclaimed among law firms and accountancy firms in Hong Kong, with the Group receiving Tier One ranking from Legal500 for more than a decade. Baker McKenzie’s tax practice expertly covers all aspects of tax planning and transactions, global tax policy, transfer pricing, indirect & state and local taxes, dispute resolution (both administrative and litigation), and wealth management matters.