Hong Kong. Joseph Fu, a seasoned tax professional focused on advising corporations and individuals on Hong Kong and China tax matters, has joined Nixon Peabody CWL as the chief tax advisor for Hong Kong and China taxes.
Joseph advises clients on issues arising from cross-border operations, pricing for related-party transactions, transaction structuring, business association and reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, tax investigation and due diligence review.
He served as a council member of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and was the Institute’s president in 2002 and 2003. He was named one of Hong Kong and China’s top tax advisors by the International Tax Review in 1998, 1999, and from 2003 to 2006, and by Euromoney in 2002. As part of a World Bank–sponsored fiscal policy project, Joseph advised China’s Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation on tax policy issues.
“We have been working closely with Joseph since the early 1990s and greatly admire his ability to solve very complicated tax issues in mainland China and Hong Kong,” said Cheng Hoo, Senior Partner of Nixon Peabody CWL. “We are extremely delighted Joseph has joined us, and we trust our clients will benefit tremendously from his services.”
Joseph was an admitted partner of Deloitte in 1992 and international tax partner of Ernst & Young in 2004. He left Ernst & Young in 2007 to found his own firm, JFU, focusing on tax and risk management in Hong Kong and mainland China.
A graduate of Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a higher diploma in accountancy, Joseph also received a certificate in tax analysis and revenue forecast from Harvard University.