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Charities & Non-Profit


Charitable enterprises of all kinds are under increasing regulatory and compliance pressure. Trustees and executive management must be able to demonstrate integrity, high standards and strong processes.

Good governance is essential, especially when dealing with vulnerable communities, or when managing investment assets which fund charitable activities. 

Other challenges specific to the non-profit sector include:

  • Maintaining up-to-date financial and operational processes, technology and compliance – without diverting resources from service delivery programs 

  • Tracking performance against non-financial goals, which may be hard to measure or to align with traditional business metrics

  • Vetting, training and deploying a workforce which may include many volunteers.

With extensive experience in the area, C. P. Lin & Co. is well equipped to support charitable trusts and philanthropic organisations of all kinds, working in Hong Kong or across multiple jurisdictions.

Whether you are setting up a small local charity or overseeing an established international body, we can advise on tax-effective structures to increase the funds available for your primary purpose.

Our Experience

Our clients range from global organisations to privately funded local ventures. Their purpose may be educational, faith-based, environmental, or supporting a specific sector of the community. Many work with vulnerable sectors such as youth, the handicapped, the aged or the impoverished. We are especially adept with entities based in Hong Kong but providing benefit to citizens of mainland China and the rest of South East Asia.

Matters we have worked on include:

  • acting for preeminent philanthropist in Asia to set up a professionally run charitable trust with proper governance system and complete operational procedures

  • restructuring for a religious organisation which relocated its global finance office to Hong Kong

  • establishing a variety of philanthropic and charitable trusts

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