Sibel Owji has joined Baker McKenzie's market-leading North America Tax Practice as a Partner in San Francisco. She will advise businesses on a broad range of cross-border matters, including complex US and international tax, legal, operational and business issues.
Sibel brings nearly three decades of professional and legal experience. She joins Baker McKenzie from DLA Piper, where she was the Chair of the International Tax Practice, including the Transfer Pricing Subgroup, and the Vice Chair of the Tax Practice.
Sibel’s practice focuses on advising multinational companies on a wide range of international matters, including sophisticated international tax and transfer pricing engagements with a strategic and practical focus on business operations and commercial aspects, business transformations, global transfer pricing strategy and documentation, international tax controversy, cross-border acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, cross-border pre and post-acquisition integration, US taxation of foreign operations, supply chain structuring, and key US and global tax reform provisions and other tax matters globally.
"Sibel's broad legal and professional tax expertise will be an enormous value-add for our clients who rely on our leading Tax practice for practical, compliant, business-focused solutions. Sibel is widely regarded as a leading global Tax practitioner and we are thrilled to welcome her to our team," said Salim Rahim, Chair of the Firm's North America Tax Practice.
"Having designed, led and managed a significant number of complex multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary legal and operational structuring projects, Sibel's sophisticated and forward-thinking approach to providing solutions to clients adds to our bench strength as we expand our transfer pricing and tax advisory capabilities for businesses around the world," added Baker McKenzie North America Chief Executive Officer Colin Murray.Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice is one of the most highly regarded in the world. Ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global for work across the Americas, Asia, and EMEA, clients and industry peers recognize the high quality of the tax advice the Firm provides worldwide.