Andy Baik is a partner in the US firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is currently on a long term assignment in Singapore and is a partner in the International Tax Services group at PwC Singapore. He has spent the last 9 years in Singapore and Korea , working on inbound into Asia and outbound from Asia transactions.
Andy heads up the firm’s global Sovereign Wealth Fund Tax group in the Asia Pacific region. He is also centrally involved in assisting many US and other MNCs on pan-Asian tax matters.
Andy’s extensive cross-border tax background includes both US and Asian tax systems. Andy’s practice concentrates on the income tax aspects of inbound investment tax structuring for financing, M&A and local joint ventures in the Asia Pacific region. He regularly advises multinational corporations on comprehensive tax strategies and planning for investments into Asia and for U.S. inbound investments from the region.
Andy has also worked extensively with real estate and private equity funds on tax structuring aspects of inbound-into-Asia transactions. He has worked with large sovereign wealth fund, real estate, and private equity clients on fund and deal structuring of Asia target transactions, including transactions in Korea, China, India, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia and Japan.
Andy is a frequent author on international tax subjects and has written articles on topics such as the U.S. check-the-box regulations, passive foreign investment companies, tax risk management in Asia and tax planning in Asia. Andy speaks regularly at seminars dealing with cross-border transactions. Since 2008, he has been a regular lecturer on various international tax planning courses run by the Tax Academy of Singapore.
Andy has a law degree (Juris Doctor) from Georgetown University Law Center. He holds a New York State Bar attorney license.