Cone Marshall is a law firm in New Zealand that specializes in international tax, trusts and law. The firm was founded in 1999 and Geoffrey Cone and Karen Marshall are its principals. Located in Auckland, Cone Marshall offers tax planning and global wealth advice along with assisting international families in establishing trusts, companies and partnerships in New Zealand. These have been busy times for Cone Marshall because in recent years New Zealand has seen a dramatic uptick in the number of foreign nationals seeking to establish all types of accounts and business entities there.
Geoffrey Cone has been involved in offering international trust, trustee, trust management and tax planning services since 1980. He is a very experienced, well-respected tax lawyer. He has worked for years on behalf of his many clients and is a stalwart in the New Zealand private banking industry which is seen as a model to be emulated internationally because of its even handed and rigorous tax laws, transparency and willingness to work with governments worldwide.
Karen Marshall has a great deal of experience managing trusts and specializes in providing statutory trustee companies with advice. Prior to working with Cone Marshall, she spent 10 year in commercial litigation at a London law firm. She became a principal at Cone Marshall in 2006.
New Zealand subscribes to the principles of the 2002 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Model Agreement on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters and is one of the organizations charter members. Their guidelines are considered the gold standard when it comes to transparency. The number of foreign trusts that are administered in New Zealand have increased exponentially because the country is seen internationally as a jurisdiction that has substantial professional and legal infrastructure, a well-regarded judiciary and is a safe and stable place.
Clients choose Cone Marshall because of its reputation for upholding the highest tax and trust transparency principles. Plus its clients are provided with trustworthy advice on international trust and tax laws. The country has strong tax laws and enforces them. New Zealand’s banking industry adheres to the requirement encouraging the exchange of banking information internationally and was identified as among the first to implement the tax standard that was agreed upon internationally.
The country’s taxation principles and tax laws places New Zealand on par with Singapore, Britain and the United States. Cone Marshall is New Zealand’s ideal tax advisory firm.