Marnin J. Michaels

Baker & McKenzie

Marnin Michaels is a member of the management team of the Baker McKenzie Zurich office. A senior partner at the Firm, Marnin has been practicing approximately 20 years in the areas of tax and international private banking. He handles insurance matters relating to tax investigations and wealth management, as well as counsels clients on issues relating to US withholding tax, qualified intermediary rule and FATCA. He also advises on issues related to potential tax evasion and cross-border regulatory issues, as well as money laundering avoidance legislation.

Marnin was a member of the Firm's Steering Committee and he led the US Department of Justice Initiative for Swiss Banks. In the end, the Firm acted for 45 banks and the project won the American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Firm of the Year award in 2015.

Widely regarded as one of the world's leading wealth management lawyers, Marnin is on the Firm's European tax steering committee and co-chairs its European wealth management committee.

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.