Cone Marshall Ltd is a law firm that works hand in hand with advisors and families internationally. Its career involvement indulges in providing global wealth planning advice, establishing New Zealand trusts, companies, and partnerships. Their services are usually rendered to family advisors, attorneys, trustees, private banks, and other institutions located outside New Zealand to help them in organizing for their clients. Cone Marshall Ltd offers trust, structuring, succession, advice, full New Zealand tax, and also administrative services. Geoffrey Cone and Karen Marshall are the directors of Cone Marshall an international law and trust firm. It was founded in 1999 it’s situated in Auckland, Parnell House, Level 3.
Before Karen Marshall joining the firm in 2005, she worked for another law firm in the commercial litigation department for ten years in London. Currently, Karen is the advisor to statutory trustee firms and has vast knowledge in managing trusts. On the other hand, Geoffrey Cone has been offering international tax and trust planning, and trust and trustee management services since from the 1980s.
In a 2012 article which was posted on different social media platforms like LinkedIn, Mr. Cone debunked the perception that New Zealand was being a tax haven with a high secretive private banking industry. Instead, he acknowledged that New Zealand is a charter member to the principles manifested in the gold standard for transparency, development model agreement on exchange of information on tax matters, and the 2002 organization for economic co-operation and.
Pointing out the reason why New Zealand has realized an increase in the number of foreign trusts, Mr. Cone stated that the primary reason as to why there has been a strong ascending recent growth in the numbers of foreign trusts conducted, is that New Zealand, is internationally recognized as a stable, safe, and high quality jurisdiction with efficient laws, professional infrastructure, a well-regarded judiciary, and the reputation of Cone Marshall Ltd a safe place to invest one’s assets.