Cone Marshall is a New Zealand law firm that operates in different parts of the globe, and it has majored in offering legal solutions that are deal with trust and tax. The company was founded in 1999, and it is currently headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand. Its operations are headed by it two principals who are Geoffrey Cone and Karen Marshall.
Karen Marshall was an employee of a law firm that is based in London, and she worked at its Commercial Litigation Department for over 10 years. She then moved to Cone Marshall in 2005 and served Geoffrey Cone for one year before being made a senior partner at the law firm in 2006. Her main responsibility at the company is to guide statutory trustee enterprises, and she also has ample skills in the administration of trustees.
Geoffrey Cone as a law expert has been offering his clients international trust and trustee control solutions as well as trust and tax policies since 1980. His company, Cone Marshal Limited, has been cooperating with partners from different parts of the world and their advisers by offering guidance on how to start trusts in New Zealand, firms and associations, and giving global wealth and tax projection advice. An article that serves as a Law Firm & Experts Directory named Cone as a Quintessential Tax Lawyer in May 2016.
New Zealand was accredited as a Model of Tax Transparency in a social media post that was made on Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in 2012. Mr. Cone shunned claims that New Zealand’s banking sector is highly private, and therefore, it has become a tax haven for many organizations. According to him, the country has been registered as part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and it has been a consistent subscriber to the values that are listed in its gold level of honesty. The OECD has been named as a Model Agreement on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters.
Mr. Cone also talked about the why many international trusts are creating branches in New Zealand. He argued that the country has been recognized across the world as a nation that is secure and its judicial system is competent. Many organization, therefore, prefer to keep their assets in a location that has a good reputation.