Speaker

MARNIN MICHAELS TEP

BAKER MCKENZIE

Senior Partner

Marnin Michaels is a Senior Partner at the Firm. Marnin has been practicing for more than 20 years in the areas of tax and wealth management. His practice ranges from insurance matters to tax investigations for both international families and financial institutions. He also counsels clients on US withholding tax and qualified intermediary rules (including FATCA), as well as money laundering avoidance legislation. Marnin was a member of the Firm's Steering Committee leading the US Department of Justice Initiative for Swiss Banks. In the end, the Firm acted for 45 banks and the project won Litigation Firm of the Year from American Lawyer Magazine.

Widely regarded as one of the world's leading wealth management lawyers, Marnin is a former Chair and Co-Chair of the regional and global Wealth Management Steering Committees. He is also a former member of the Global Financial Institution Industry Group and a member of the Swiss Offices Management Committee. He is currently the Chair of the Firm's EMEA Tax Practice Group.

In addition to writing extensively for many publications, Marnin also authored two legal treatises: International Taxation and Withholding and International Estate Planning, which were both published by Thomson Reuters. He also lectures in several LLM and MBA programs on various tax issues.