Richard L. Weisman

Registered Foreign Lawyer
Baker & McKenzie
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Mr. Weisman has occupied various leadership positions within the Firm, including as Head of Baker McKenzie’s Global Tax Practice Group and as a member of Baker McKenzie’s Global Executive Committee. He is a frequent speaker on international tax issues, and is an active participant in internal and external programs, including those by the Firm and the Tax Executives Institute. Mr. Weisman is a governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and has also served on the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong branch of the International Fiscal Association.

Practice Focus

Mr. Weisman advises on international tax planning matters with a focus on transactions and investment involving Asia and the US. He advises financial institutions and high net worth individuals on international wealth management matters. He also advises corporations with respect to international tax aspects of direct foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing, permanent establishment concerns, tax treaty issues and dispute resolution.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) - Chairman
  • American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Hong Kong - Governor
  • Hong Kong's Joint Liaison Committee for Taxation - Member
  • STEP HK - Former Executive Committee
  • International Fiscal Association (Hong Kong Branch) - Former Executive Committee
  • American Chamber of Commerce - Former Chairman of the Tax Committee


  • New York~United States (2008)
  • Massachusetts~United States (1982)


  • Harvard University (J.D.) (1982)
  • Yale University (B.A.) (1979)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • New York
  • Singapore