Caleb Sainsbury

Caleb Sainsbury

Baker McKenzie Switzerland AG


Caleb Sainsbury is a partner in the Firm's Zürich office where he is a member of the Investigations, Compliance & Ethics and Tax practice groups. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Caleb was an associate at an international law firm in Boston, Massachusetts.

Practice Focus

Caleb assists clients embroiled in high-stakes internal investigations and tax disputes. Caleb’s expertise lies in his ability to guide his clients as they identify root cause issues and respond to complex regulatory and enforcement body demands. In particular, Caleb is known for providing practical solutions to complex challenges stretching across multiple jurisdictions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Conducted internal investigations in connection with possible OFAC violations and advise on reporting requirements.

  • Responsible for a team of attorneys and legal professionals conducting an internal investigation in response to claims of anti-competitive behavior.

  • Conducted internal investigations for companies to identify the root causes of data breaches.

  • Led a team of attorneys and legal professionals responsible for investigating claims brought against multiple Swiss banks in the United States Department of Justices' Swiss Bank Program.

  • Represented a Liechtenstein-based insurance company under investigation by US and Liechtenstein authorities.

  • Represented high net worth individuals in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, particularly relating to disclosure of non-US assets.

  • Advised a financial institution on cross-border business ventures, including currency controls and money laundering concerns.

  • Represented an auction house in connection with the source of funds relating to a potential sale of artwork for money laundering and tax evasion concerns.


  • Massachusetts~United States (2011)
  • New Hampshire~United States (2011)


  • Boston University School of Law (LL.M. Taxation) (2015)
  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., cum laude) (2011)
  • Brigham Young University (B.A., magna cum laude) (2008)


  • English
  • German