Taxation of Hedge Funds

Overview

We are one of a few Hong Kong law firms who advise on Hong Kong tax laws and tax issues affecting hedge funds and their managers. Our work in this area complements our leading practices in hedge funds and investment funds, for which we have been internationally recognized by the International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000), the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Asialaw Profiles.

Our work includes advising on the following:

  • advising hedge fund managers on managing tax liabilities of hedge funds managed from Hong Kong, including liability for Hong Kong profits tax under the Inland Revenue Ordinance (“IRO”) and the availability of profits tax exemptions under the offshore funds exemption and the private funds exemption (also known as the “unified funds exemption”) under the unified tax exemption regime of the Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”)

  • advising hedge fund managers on available options to limit their overall tax liabilities in Hong Kong, including in respect of profits tax on the management entity and salaries tax on the individual portfolio managers and other key personnel arising from management fees and performance fees, taking into account anti-avoidance provisions of the IRO, the base erosion and profit shifting (“BEPS”) measures incorporated into the IRO, the different approaches under the IRO to taxation of profits, salaries and dividends and available exemptions under the IRO

  • helping hedge fund managers understand the classification of capital gains for tax purposes

Awards

Chambers and Partners

Financial Services Regulatory

Leading Practice

Chambers and Partners

Financial Services Regulatory

Leading Individual

Chambers and Partners

Financial Services Regulatory

Leading Lawyer

Chambers and Partners

Financial Services Regulatory

Well Regarded Lawyer

Chambers and Partners

Investment Funds

Leading Practice

Chambers and Partners

Investment Funds

Leading Individual

Chambers and Partners

Investment Funds

Leading Lawyer

IFLR 1000

Financial Services Regulatory

"Positively Ranked"

IFLR 1000

Financial Services Regulatory

Highly Regarded Lawyer

IFLR 1000

Hedge Funds

Leading Practice

IFLR 1000

Hedge Funds

"Positively Ranked"

Legal 500

Investment Funds

“Recommended Practice”

Asialaw Profiles

Financial Services Regulatory

Leading Practice

Asialaw Profiles

Financial Services Regulatory

Outstanding Practice

Asialaw Profiles

Financial Services Regulatory

Market Leading Lawyer

Asialaw Profiles

Financial Services Regulatory

Leading Lawyer

Who's Who Legal

Private Funds

One of the World’s Leading Practitioners

 

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