Main Partner & Director: Catherine LE BOURGEOIS
Qualified lawyer and international tax advisor for corporate clients with over 25 years of legal and tax experience.
Catherine has broad in-house experience as a Legal & Tax Director in several multinational companies spread over six continents. She also worked as a private practice attorney and spent several years at a ‘Big Four’ firm in France. Her extensive industry expertise covers finance, real estate, software, transport and logistics sectors, with a focus on corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, due diligence, transfer pricing, immigration and employer and employee tax issues.
Catherine graduated from the Assas Paris University with Master degrees in Business Law and Accounting, Tax and Finance. She speaks fluent French and English.
International Tax Director: Anthony HUNG
Anthony has extensive experience in advising on cross-border transactions associated with international tax planning, M&A, expansion and structuring, corporate reorganization and divesture, efficient financing planning, as well as structuring inter-company transactions. Anthony’s clients operate in different industries: resources, real estate, retail and consumer products, manufacturing, services, etc.
Anthony has also accumulated extensive experience in advising Chinese inbound and outbound investors on efficient holding company structure, financing and operational structure. He led many tax due diligence and tax structuring / planning projects for his clients.
He is a member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountant (HKICPA).
International Corporate Services Advisor: Francois Barbotin
François Barbotin has a strong expertise in advising clients on their international corporate transactions and structuring, from both a legal and tax perspective. He has developed practical skills in international taxation (including helping multinationals on their profit tax exemption claims and tax optimization), legal drafting (e.g. shareholders’ agreement, services, supply, distribution, SPA, etc.) and onshore/offshore company administration.
Francois was based in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) for more than 2 years, where he worked in a Law Firm to gain a more practical understanding of domestic and cross-border practices. He completed a double bachelor’s degree in law and economics from the Sorbonne University in Paris, before graduating from a Master in International Business Law.
He moved to Hong Kong in 2016, where he is now working as an International Corporate Services Advisor for Masson de Morfontaine, advising on various transactions including M&A and investment deals. Alongside his work, Francois is taking evening classes in Hong Kong University to have a dual qualification in both civil and common law.
Francois is fluent in French, Mandarin Chinese (native speaker), and English.
Our international tax and business consulting team
Our multinational team consists of top tier international tax advisors and business consultants, with diverse backgrounds and many years of practical experience gained in in-house environment and in the leading business and international tax consultancies.
Our specialists are based in Hong Kong and Shanghai (China) and our International Service Desk provides information and support in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Russian and Spanish languages.
In addition, our advisory practice works in conjunction with recognized business and tax advisory firms in other countries. This allows us to provide a comprehensive business or international tax advice involving two or several jurisdictions.
Our client relationships are built on trust, discretion and a confidential “need to know” basis. With regard to the inbound business into the regions, our client portfolio includes leading blue chip multinational corporations, including many well-known institutions, both public and private companies across a variety of industries. We also serve a large amount of small and medium sized companies who are often stepping out of their home jurisdiction for the first time. Given that significant commercial activity in the local region is controlled by family businesses and institutional investors, these form an important part of our local outbound client base.
Our advisers have detailed and intimate knowledge of domestic rules in many continents and international cities, and the drive and determination to ensure complexities are simplified and tax & commercial issues are clarified. We have a track record of pragmatic and integrated tax & business advice to businesses and governments within the regions. We deliver creative and innovative solutions to what is otherwise perceived as insurmountable tax & commercial and regulatory issues. Underpinning the above is our uniquely strong local touch in the various jurisdictions.