Who We Are

There are hundreds of billions of U.S. dollars in wealth in the Middle East to be transferred from one generation to the next, and with a new office in Dubai, home of the region’s largest financial ecosystem, Cone Marshall has positioned itself at the centre of that phenomenon.

With decades of experience servicing Middle Eastern high-net-worth individuals and families, the Cone Marshall Group, represented by Cone Marshall Middle East, is fully committed to offering bespoke, quality fiduciary services to regional clients. Intertwined with our offices around the globe, our team in Dubai plays a unique role in providing guidance on succession planning, asset mapping, governance, and wealth preservation in relation to family wealth and businesses.

Founded in 1998 as a law firm in New Zealand, Cone Marshall is today recognised as a leading global fiduciary services group. Cone Marshall’s initial offices, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United States, have now expanded to include Brazil, the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Italy, Paraguay, San Marino, United Kingdom, Uruguay and a representative office in Monaco. Cone Marshall has joined forces with Investa Trust to add additional offices in Spain and Curaçao. From these offices we cover every key jurisdiction in the world.

Cone Marshall works closely with an experienced global network of professional advisors as well as banks, trustees and other institutions. We have particular expertise in resolving conflicts of law across multiple different legal systems.

Cone Marshall is entirely independent and is not tied to any other legal or financial service providers.

Cone Marshall’s approach is discreet, friendly, and culturally sensitive, and aims to support each client’s unique needs and goals. Our ethos is to cultivate responsive, lasting relationships, and to that end, our principals’ programme involves regular meetings with our family of clients and their advisors.

We firmly believe that meaningful advice involves an understanding of a client’s – usually a family’s – background, philosophy, and culture. Dealing with a problem requires not only legal expertise but also a knowledge of and sensitivity to a client’s long-term interests and aspirations. This understanding is an integral part of the service and solutions we provide.