Caleb Sainsbury

Caleb Sainsbury

Baker & McKenzie Zurich


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

Practice Focus

Caleb advises clients in international tax and white collar investigation matters. He regularly represents clients who are under investigation by governmental enforcement bodies. In particular, he has significant experience representing financial institutions which are subject to investigations lead by the United States Department of Justice. In addition to this work, he advises families, fiduciaries and financial institutions on tax and regulatory matters across multiple jurisdictions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • 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.

  • Advised high-net worth families regarding tax planning prior to potential relocation to the United States.

  • 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.

  • Advised a high-net worth family on a tax-efficient restructuring of its corporate holdings.


  • 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


Author, "The DOJ acts to foreclose against widow's home in Wyly Tax fraud case," Private Wealth Newsletter, Baker McKenzie, March 2017

Author, "Taxpayer Scores a Partial Win on Penalty for Willful Violation of FBAR Filing Requirements," Journal of International Taxation, September 2017

Author, "Taxpayers committed US tax fraud with offshore trusts," Trusts & Trustees, January 2017

Author, "Lessons Learned From U.S. Tax Fraud Case," Wealth Management, 4 January 2017 


Session Leader, "Changes in Favorable Tax Regimes for Non-residents," Baker McKenzie Zurich, 23 March 2017