Michael Nixon joins Baker & McKenzie in Singapore to strengthen TP & TESCM capabilities
Baker & McKenzie has reinforced its Asia Pacific Tax practice group with the key hire of a leading transfer pricing practitioner Michael Nixon. Michael joins Singapore member firm Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow from Ernst & Young as Transfer Pricing Consultant focused on work across the region.
Michael is an economist and a qualified tax professional with a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of London. He brings with him a wealth of experience in regional transfer pricing and tax effective supply chain management (TESCM) and has worked on projects in Singapore, the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. He recently led a global FMCG company through a major TESCM project that included working on several advance pricing agreements (APAs), developing new solutions in TESCM, valuations and transfer pricing economics and leading several compliance projects.
“It is our pleasure to welcome Michael to our Tax practice. His 13 years of experience in transfer pricing and business restructuring projects in both Asia and Europe make him a great addition to our team. The expansion of our team allows us to offer a full service to clients in the areas of transfer pricing and valuation projects,” said Eugene Lim, Principal and Head of Tax and Wealth Management at Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow in Singapore.
“We’re thrilled to have Michael join us,” said John Walker, Head of Baker & McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Tax Practice. “With the addition of his extensive knowledge in transfer pricing to our current offering, this is a great opportunity to enhance our tax platform and service to our clients in expanding the Asia Pacific market.”
Michael commented, “In light of the growing internationalization of multinational corporation operations and the fiscal constraints of today’s governments, regional tax authorities are becoming both more sophisticated and strategic in their engagement with taxpayers. Transfer pricing is becoming an increasingly important factor for clients when planning their regional tax strategies and I’m very excited to be able to contribute this experience to Baker & McKenzie, a Firm that has been seriously forging its brand name in the tax scene for several decades.”