Michael Olesnicky

Special Advisor
Michael Olesnicky

Michael Olesnicky has been a partner in KPMG's tax group in Hong Kong since 2014. Prior to that, he practiced tax law with Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong where he was a partner for 26 years and headed the firm's Asia regional tax group. His chief specialty is Hong Kong and regional tax advisory work as well as tax disputes and litigation. He also deals with estate planning for wealthy families.

He is the Chairman of the Joint Liaison Committee on Taxation, which is a quasi-governmental committee that interfaces between tax practitioners and the Inland Revenue Department. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong branch of IFA. He is a past chairman of the tax committee of the Australian Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Inland Revenue Board of Review (the lowest-level tax court in Hong Kong) between 1985 and 1994. He was Chief Editor of the Hong Kong Law Journal for five years. He writes and speaks frequently on Hong Kong tax matters, and is an honorary lecturer at the Department of Professional Legal Education in the Law Faculty of Hong Kong University.

Education:
LL.M., Columbia University in New York
LL.B., Adelaide University, Australia
B.A., Adelaide University, Australia

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
964 T.M., Business Operations in Hong Kong (co-author)