Philip Marcovici’s legal practice involved advising multinationals, financial institutions and families on the international and domestic aspects of Canadian, Hong Kong and U.S. taxation, as well as on commercial issues relevant to cross-border transactions. Philip has also been active in advising clients on issues related to the use of trusts and insurance products and has and continues to work with governments and international agencies on strategy and treaty negotiations.
Philip is actively involved in education and strategy across the legal and tax spectrum. Philip has a number of non-executive board roles with financial institutions, family charities, trust protector entities and others active in the wealth management sector and continues to consult with families, family offices, financial institutions and governments worldwide.
Philip Marcovici was, when in practice, a member of the tax sections of each of the American Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. He is also a past member of the executive committee of the Hong Kong Branch of the International Fiscal Association and was an active member of the Hong Kong Tax Discussion Group. During his early years in Hong Kong, Philip served as the President of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong and of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Philip also chaired the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Governers.
Philip Marcovici is a member of, among others, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and was active with the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce. Philip has chaired the tax committee of the Swiss- American Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of its board.
Philip Marcovici is the former chair of the European tax practice of Baker & McKenzie and of the steering committee of the Firm’s international wealth management practice, of which he was one of the founders. Philip was also one of the founders of the Baker & McKenzie Asia-Pacific tax practice and has been involved in a number of firm and practice group management functions.