Michael Olesnicky

Senior Consultant, Tax & Wealth Management

Baker McKenzie


Michael Olesnicky is a senior consultant based in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office. He served as the chair of the firm's Asian Tax & Wealth Management practice from 2000 to 2014, and was a member of its Global Tax Steering Committee during that period. Michael's practice focuses on Hong Kong and Asian regional tax advisory work, tax disputes and litigation, as well as wealth management and estate planning.  He is the current chair of STEP's branch in Hong Kong and of its China sub-sub-committee. He is also the chair of the Joint Liaison Committee on Taxation in Hong Kong. He was previously a lecturer in law at Hong Kong University where he remains as an honorary lecturer. Michael has more than 25 years’ experience advising on corporate tax, wealth management, trust planning and estate succession matters.

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Tax and Wealth Management Expert Michael Olesnicky on the Continuing Waves of Regulation Tax expert Michael Olesnicky is a senior consultant based in Baker McKenzie’s Hong Kong office and plies his trade across the region. A former Asia Pacific Chair of the Tax Practice, from 2000 to 2014, and during those years member of the firm’s Global Tax Steering Committee, he has practised for ov....

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Asia’s UNHW Community: Choosing a Jurisdiction for Life and Wealth

Asia’s growing ranks of ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) individuals and families have the capacity and increasingly also the inclination to establish themselves anywhere they wish, whether that is in the US, the UK/Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, or perhaps some more exoti...