Philip Baker is a barrister and Queen's Counsel practising from Field Court Tax Chambers in London. He specializes in international tax issues, with a particular interest in double tax conventions, EU tax law, and taxation and human rights (especially the European Convention on Human Rights). Prof. Baker has appeared in a significant number of cases before courts and tribunals at the highest level, including the European Court of Justice.
Before moving into practice in 1987, Prof. Baker was a full-time lecturer in law at the University of London. He has maintained strong links with academia: he is visiting professor in international taxation at Oxford University, and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. He has also delivered lectures at a number of other universities, including Vienna, Oslo Business School, Leiden, Lausanne, Auckland, Melbourne and North Western.
A former member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association, for several years he chaired the recent developments seminar at IFA congresses. He is a member of IBFD's Board of Trustees and co-director of the Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers' Rights.
Prof. Baker's contributions to international taxation over the past decades have been significant. He is co-editor of the British Tax Review and editor of the 'International Tax Law Reports'. He is author of 'Double Taxation Conventions', and a regular contributor to 'Tax Treaty Case Law around the Globe'. Prof. Baker has also contributed to several books on a variety of subjects in the area of taxation, including IBFD publications such as 'Tax Polymath: A Life in International Taxation' (2011) and 'Current Tax Treaty Issues' (2020). He has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles, more than 30 of which have been published by IBFD.