Michael Olesnicky

Special Advisor
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Michael Olesnicky practiced from 1979–82 with Baker & McKenzie's office in Sydney. In 1988, he rejoined Baker & McKenzie's office in Hong Kong, and became a partner in 1989 in the International Tax Group. His chief specialty is Hong Kong and regional tax advisory work as well as estate duty planning. He joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 2014.
     
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 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 at 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)