|Short CV/ Biography
Korten Consulting Ltd was established in 2008 as a Mauritian based boutique legal and tax advisory consultancy firm with offices at Grand Bay, Mauritius. Its founder, Mark Korten, is a qualified South African attorney with 25 years of African commercial and tax law experience, focusing specifically on the jurisdictions of South Africa, Mauritius and certain sub-Saharan African countries, servicing clients predominantly conducting business in Africa. We focus mainly on the needs of owner-managed businesses, entrepreneurs and wealthy families resident or conducting business within sub-Saharan Africa.
Korten Consulting Ltd represents the knowledge and experience of a select team of specialist legal professionals in the areas of commercial law, tax law, international estate planning, emigration, immigration, South African exchange control regulations and related laws relevant primarily to the jurisdictions of Mauritius, South Africa and neighbouring sub-Saharan African countries. We offer a range of services so as to educate our clients, formulate and assist with the execution of tax-efficient commercial transactions, often utilizing the tax-friendly regimes offered by various suitable offshore financial centres, including Mauritius, Seychelles, Hong Kong, Malta, Cyprus, Dubai, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
Korten Consulting Ltd is able to offer its suite of Services through its trusted network of Associations and Service Providers in multiple jurisdictions, attending to the conceptualisation and execution of bespoke legal and tax solutions, project managing the execution thereof, as well as partnering with clients in the maintenance of the structured advice implemented so as to optimize various commercial and tax benefits, whilst managing tax risks, defending clients against the applicable Tax Authorities with respect to audits, investigations and disputes, as well as generally guiding clients in all aspects of commercial and tax compliance. Being a niche boutique consultancy, we focus on developing personal relationships with our clients, no matter how small, applying our commercial acumen to understand the businesses of our clients in order to ensure that in finding creative tax-efficient solutions we do not lose sight of optimizing commercial value, as well as ensuring that the necessary tax risks protections are in place, including stressing the integrity of substance being applied to legal solutions in order to mitigate tax risks and respect applicable tax laws