LEADING HONG KONG’S LEGAL & TAX FIRM MASSON DE MARFONTAINE TAKES STANCE IN ISLAMIC ADVISORY.
ISFIN has teamed up with Masson de Morfontaine – International Legal and Tax Firm –as its exclusive partner in Hong Kong.
Prof. Laurent MARLIERE, CEO of ISFIN, says “The economy of Hong Kong depends heavily on international trade and finance which are regulated and supervised by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). Hong Kong is a low tax jurisdiction and a Special Administrative Region (SAR) with a mature and active foreign exchange market that has been stimulated by the absence of exchange controls in the SAR and its favourable time zone location.
As one of the largest asset management centres in Asia, Hong Kong continues to attract international investors to use it as the platform for investing in the region. We are particularly happy to partner with ‘Masson de Morfontaine’. Our partnership and collaboration will make HK an even more attractive hub for investors wishing to take advantage of the tax haven along with other investments.
“Hong Kong's natural resources are limited, and food and raw materials must be imported. For those reasons, it is necessary to pursue diversification through foreign investments, more particularly Islamic investments to make Hong Kong’s economy more robust and resilient.” adds MARLIERE.
Masson de Morfontaine, Main Partner, Catherine LE BOURGEOIS says “We are a leading international legal and tax firm based in Hong Kong offering full range of professional services for our clients including merger & acquisitions, commercial and corporate, banking & finance, real estate, immigration and tax planning, etc. We are well-recognized by the clients for our understanding, creativity and follow up of their needs.
What sets us apart is the diversity, variety, breadth and depth of our experience within industries, the legal and accountancy professions and the governments, which give us the insight to provide comprehensive advice and solutions that add value to the client’s business.
People are our strength. We have a team of seasoned professionals with different cultural background and expertise. In addition, our extensive network gives us the opportunity to advice our clients in most part of the world particularly China, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East markets.”
Catherine LE BOURGEOIS adds “As Hong Kong is developing Islamic Finance at her initial phase, there are plenty of opportunities in this promising area, our objective to join ISFIN is to promote Islamic Finance and offer the best advisory services to the investors with the abundant support provided by ISFIN and the vibrant collaboration with other ISFIN partnered firms.”
“Our firm with ISFIN is going to open new opportunities for us to welcome Islamic investments in Hong Kong and advice our clients about Islamic markets,” adds Catherine LE BOURGEOIS.
ISFIN is the world’s leading platform for professional firms specializing in Islamic Finance, investments from and to the Muslim world and the Halal industry. The alliance covers more than 75 jurisdictions around the world. ISFIN’s membership is composed of the most innovative and highly regarded independent law firms, audit & accounting firms and real estate companies in their field.
Laurent Marliere, CEO ISFIN
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Catherine Le Bourgeois, Main Partner
Masson de Morfontaine, tax and legal specialists