Marnin Michaels is a partner in Baker & McKenzie´s Zurich office. He has been practicing for more than 15 years in the areas of tax and international private banking and handles insurance matters relating to tax investigations and wealth management. He counsels clients on US withholding tax and qualified intermediary rule, as well as money laundering avoidance legislation. Mr. Michaels was a member of the firms 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 by American Lawyer Magazine.
Guillaume Le Camus is a partner in Baker McKenzie Paris’ Tax Group and chair of the Firm’s Europe Tax Planning & Transaction Group. Before joining the Firm, Mr. Le Camus practiced international tax law at the correspondent firm of a Big Four accounting firm in Paris and New York. Mr. Le Camus has published several articles on international tax planning and transactions, and spoken at tax seminars on the same topics.
Mounia Benabdallah is a principal in Baker McKenzie’s International Tax Practice Group. She joined Baker McKenzie in 2006 and has practiced in the Firm’s offices in Amsterdam, Chicago and New York. As an attorney at law she is admitted to the Netherlands Bar. Mounia is repeatedly recognized as leading advisor in ITR’s Women in Tax Leaders guide. Because of her strong US focus, Mounia is based in New York and member of the Global Reorganizations Practice Group. Mounia mainly advises US multinationals on the interplay between US international tax law, European tax law and Netherlands tax law in global restructuring projects, with a strong focus on global (OECD BEPS) and European tax policy developments.
Philippe Lion is a senior counsel in the Tax Practice Group in the Brussels office and former Head of the EMEA Tax Practice of the Firm, a position which he held between 2010 and 2016. Prior to that, he headed the EMEA Tax Transaction practice for a period of three years. Before joining Baker McKenzie in 2003, Philippe worked for more than 10 years in the tax department of one of the Big 4 (PWC), including an 18 months secondment in their Frankfurt office. Since more than 10 years, Philippe is a lecturer on International Tax Planning at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.
Oliver Pendred is a partner in Baker McKenzie's tax practice in London. He is a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser providing corporate and international tax advice to multinational clients. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, he was a director at a Big Four accounting firm.