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Steven Sieker

Steven R. Sieker

Partner
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Steven Sieker is the managing partner for Baker McKenzie's China and Hong Kong offices. He was formerly the head of the Asia Pacific Tax practice group of Baker McKenzie across 12 countries. Steven practices exclusively in the area of tax law, and is recognized as a leading individual in tax as well as private client and wealth management by Chambers Asia Pacific, Citywealth Leaders List and Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers. Steven has authored a wide range of key articles and publications, including the Hong Kong volume of the CCH series Tax Planning and Compliance in Asia. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), and was an executive director of STEP and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Steven is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales (non-practicing), and is qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Alberta, Canada.

Practice Focus

Steven focuses his practice on Hong Kong and Asian regional tax advisory work, tax and estate planning — especially for high-net worth individuals — and tax litigation. Steven frequently represents clients in tax disputes with the Inland Revenue Department in Hong Kong.

Professional Honors

  • Leading Individual (Tax and Trusts, Hong Kong) – Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020-2021)
  • Asia Tax Litigation and Disputes Practice Leader of the Year – Asia Tax Awards, International Tax Review (2020)
  • Leading Lawyer (Tax: Hong Kong Law – International Firms, China/Hong Kong) – Chambers Asia Pacific (2008, 2010 - 2021)
  • Tax Leaders Expert (Hong Kong) – International Tax Review, Tax Leaders Expert Guide 2020
  • Leading Individual (Tax and Trusts, Hong Kong) Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2020)
  • Leading Lawyer (Private Wealth Law International Firms, China) Chambers High Net Worth (2019, 2020)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
  • Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • International Fiscal Association

Admissions

  • England & Wales (non-practicing)~United Kingdom (2002)
  • Hong Kong (2000)
  • Alberta~Canada (1997)

Education

  • New York University (LL.M.)
  • University of Alberta (B.A., Honors)
  • Dalhousie University (LL.B.)

Languages

  • English
  • French