An experienced transfer pricing and tax dispute resolution lawyer, Salim will lead one of the largest and most acclaimed tax groups in the region

Baker McKenzie has appointed Salim Rahim Chair of the North America Tax Practice, effective immediately. An experienced transfer pricing and tax dispute resolution lawyer, Salim succeeds Melinda Phelan, who led the group for three years. With almost 300 tax practitioners, Baker McKenzie’s North America Tax practice is among the largest in the region.

Salim’s practice involves advising multinational companies on transfer pricing matters including planning, compliance and dispute resolution matters. In particular, Salim represents US and foreign-based multinational companies in a variety of industries in negotiating and facilitating advance pricing agreements and advising on other competent authority matters. This experience has given Salim a US domestic and global perspective on the increasingly challenging and complex international tax landscape.

"Salim is a highly respected, market-focused leader, who will steer the practice with a steady hand as we continue to help our clients navigate the evolving North America and global tax environment,” said Colin Murray, Baker McKenzie's North America Chief Executive Officer.

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 recognize the high quality of the tax advice we provide in transactions, as well as in global tax policy, transfer pricing, indirect tax, dispute resolution and wealth management matters, worldwide.

"I am looking forward to working with my colleagues and the Firm’s global tax leadership to continue adding value for clients, growing our practice and enhancing our tax offerings. As we move through the global pandemic, excellent tax advice is more valuable than ever, and it is my mission to ensure that our clients get the best advice and service in the world,” said Salim.

Salim received his BA in Accounting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Finance from George Washington University School of Business and Public Management, and his JD from George Washington University Law School.

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