Executive Directors

 

Jonathan L.M. Shaw
Barrister-at-Law (England & Wales and Hong Kong), LL.M., F.C.I.Arb., T.E.P.

Jonathan was called to the English Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1978. He is a postgraduate of London University where he achieved Merit & Distinction in his International Tax Masters and speclialises in international tax and trusts.

Practising initially from Birmingham Chambers, in commercial and company litigation, liquidations and banking transactions, he relocated to Hong Kong in 1986. He commenced private practice at the Hong Kong Bar, after a short spell prosecuting complex commercial crime in the Attorney General’s Chambers.

In private practice he specialised in company and commercial law with tax experience extending to structuring holding companies for regional licensing, advising on offshore jurisdictions and transactions, international corporate tax planning with the use of offshore centres, structuring of aircraft leases, interpretation of and utilisation of tax treaties, use of profit jurisdictions and related re-invoicing techniques, migration of companies etc.

He also specialises in international transfer pricing and planning. Since 1997 he has focussed specifically on international tax and trusts and has specialized in advising individuals of significant wealth (HNWIs) on their international tax planning arrangements, and their trust and succession issues. His specialisation utilises bespoke Special Purpose Vehicles, in conjunction with Tax Treaties and involves tax arbitrage between differing jurisdictions.

Maggie C.S. Kwong-Chian
A.C.M.A; T.E.P.

Maggie was admitted as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom, in 1989. She spent 14 years in the UK in London practising, at first, with two successful medium-sized accountancy firms, Landau Morley LLP and Balfour, Silver, Chicksand, Chartered Accountants, before moving on to becoming the Financial Controller of a large logistics company Cadogan Tate Group. Maggie is Malaysian-Chinese and is married to a Mauritian citizen. She speaks Malay, English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Samuel E. Hurley
T.E.P.

Samuel E. Hurley, is a full member of the Society of Trust Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is a British citizen born on the Island of Jersey located within the Channel Islands.

Mr. Hurley began working full time in the offshore sector in 1991. He has continued to do so throughout his career to date, working for well-known companies such as Jordans, EBC Trust (ERB Group Switzerland), The Bank of Nova Scotia and the Hemery Group.

He has actively managed and controlled large portfolios for onshore and offshore clients, whilst maintaining and developing the business interests for several well-known offshore providers in jurisdictions such as Jersey, BVI, Geneva, Hong Kong and Mauritius.

Mr Hurley was the CEO of Hemery Trust (Mauritius) Limited and Dinard Trustees in Mauritius before making the move to the Corporate & Chancery Group in 2005. He is a Director of Corporate & Chancery Group Limited in Mauritius and Clariden Leu Trust (Credit Suisse) and currently remains in those positions actively promoting and managing the business interests of those relevant enterprises.

He specialises in bespoke trust and family wealth planning, with an emphasis on offshore and multi-investment schemes and tax treaties. Mr. Hurley has written for a small number of offshore publications – notably STASH magazine, in its Mauritius focused edition, and he continues to seek specialist development at every level while maintaining his role as a professional in the financial services industry.

Ashwin Fowdar
F.C.C.A., M.I.P.A., I.F.A.

Ashwin is a Mauritian citizen, born in 1979. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FACCA) and a member of both the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants (MIPA) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA), and is a specialist forensic accountant. From 1998 until 2003, he trained as a Chartered Accountant in London, United Kingdom.

In 2003, he returned to Mauritius and joined a licensed Trust Company as a Trust and Corporate Accountant, overseeing all aspects of Trust and Company administration. Concurrently, he was a Lecturer enabling his students to achieve their Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) qualifications.

Ashwin joined the Corporate & Chancery Group in January 2005. He was promoted to Group Accountant a few years later, and was made a Director of the main company and its subsidiaries in 2012.

He regularly advises companies incorporated in Mauritius, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong on their respective tax compliance and statutory filing obligations. Ashwin also heads Corporate & Chancery Group’s back-office Accountancy Division. The division develops bespoke accounting systems for clients, produces accounts to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and provides clients, as and when required, periodic tailored-made reports.