Strategically located near Asia’s main financial and business hubs such including Hong Kong and Singapore, Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) was set up in 1990 on the Island of Labuan, one of the three federal Territories of Malaysia. Labuan IBFC has its own laws and regulations for financial activities carried out within this territory, separate from domestic Malaysian laws. This federal territory is regulated by a one-stop-regulator, the Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA).
Since its inception, Labuan IBFC has evolved into a successful mid-shore jurisdiction serving the growing demands for business expansion and international financial services. A preferential tax regime, minimal foreign exchange controls, the absence of capital gains and withholding taxes, the availability of a multilingual and skilled local workforce and competitive operational costs are just some of the benefits of doing business in Labuan IBFC.
Labuan has also become a very attractive hub for wealth management solutions, offering a number of vehicles to high-net-worth individuals to consolidate and protect their wealth, including private and charitable foundations.
Our Labuan office has a dedicated team of highly skilled and experienced professionals that will execute the set up and administration of the entity that suits your needs in full compliance with Labuan regulatory and tax requirements. Our team will also advise on the most suitable vehicles for wealth planning purpose, aiming to optimise and protect your assets and investments for your family and future generations.
Meet our Core Team
Chau is also the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Managing Director (Labuan) for Alpadis Group, handling all accounting aspects for the Group from his office in Labuan. Chau covers taxation, compliance, financial planning, forecasting and cash flow among other areas, as well as working with Alpadis Group clients to assist them with various financial reporting and taxation matters.
Chau began his career with KPMG Malaysia, before moving on to leading trust and fiduciary services firms. He is a Certified Public Accountant with both the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and CPA Australia, and a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He is also an approved Trust Officer by Labuan FSA
He has worked in London, Singapore, Switzerland and Malaysia, and has led teams and overseen regional operations in his past experiences. He is regularly asked to mentor and train younger team members and prides himself on making things happen and solving problems.
Born and bred in Sabah, East Malaysia, Chau enjoys reading, good movies, running and a game of badminton. He also speaks five languages: English, Malay, Mandarin / Cantonese and Hakka.