Baker McKenzie has appointed Antonio Russo as chair of its market-leading global tax practice group. He succeeds Simone Musa, whose term as chair recently concluded.
Antonio Russo, based in Amsterdam, specializes in transfer pricing design and implementation. He has more than 20 years of extensive experience in tax planning, structuring and restructuring engagements, and has performed Transfer Pricing studies for clients in numerous industries. He is an internationally recognized expert and author in intercompany financing transactions, in valuation of investments and intangible assets. Antonio assists clients in dispute resolution and in the negotiation of Advance Pricing Agreements and Mutual Agreement Procedures.
"It is a privilege to take on this role from Simone, who has done an outstanding job," said Antonio. "We already have a great platform, which Baker McKenzie has developed over 70 years. We have great ambitions and intend to further strengthen our practice. We need to be ready to anticipate the changing needs of our clients as they navigate this fast-evolving global tax environment. This requires experience, bench strength and a deep understanding of the practical impact of new policies and rules on multinational companies and international investors."
Jaime Trujillo, Acting Global Chair comments, “Antonio has been a key figure in the continued success of our tax practice at Baker McKenzie for more than a decade. With his leadership the Firm will continue to serve our clients throughout the world in providing them with the tax advice they need.”
As trusted tax counsel to leading multinational companies for more than five decades, our Global Tax Practice is one of the most highly regarded in the world. Ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global for our work across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, clients and industry peers alike recognize the high quality of the tax advice we provide in transactions, as well as in global tax public policy, transfer pricing, indirect tax, dispute resolution and wealth management matters, worldwide.
With more than 1000 tax practitioners — lawyers, economists and advisers — in over 40 countries, we collaborate across borders and specialties to stay abreast of changing tax laws, practices and dispute resolution techniques around the world. Our unsurpassed global coverage enables us to help clients design, implement and defend tax strategies for their international operations and transactions everywhere they operate.
Antonio steps up to the global role from his previous position as EMEA practice leader. A new EMEA leader for the tax practice will be appointed in due course.