Thierry Labarre Founding senior partner, Mainland China



  • Certified Public Accountant – France (Certificat d’Aptitude aux Fonctions de Commissaire Aux Comptes)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, ACFE
  • D.E.S.C.F, French Chartered Accountant Diploma
  • Master in Management, HEC Paris (“Grande Ecole”)


Thierry joined Mazars in 1989 and is now the Senior Partner for Mazars in China Mainland.

Thierry started in the Paris office where he spent 8 years, including a two-year secondment in Hong Kong as Regional Financial Controller (Asia Pacific) for a client. He then started Mazars operations in mainland China in 1997 – the year he became a partner.  Since then, he has been living in Beijing with his multi-cultural family.

With over 25 years of professional experience, the vast majority gained within China, Thierry serves as trusted business advisor and financial auditor with a proven track record in helping foreign companies investing in China.  He developed and maintains practical knowledge of Chinese accounting & tax regulations as well as business practices within their actual operating environment. His focus is on adding value to cross-border transactions and providing transparency, control and assurance to management of owner-managed businesses as well as multinationals active in China.

In addition to his practice management role, Thierry specializes in Audit and Accounting (Chinese GAAPs, IFRS, US GAAP), Chinese and cross-border Tax and Social Contributions as well as Transaction Services (IPOs, Mergers & Acquisitions, Due Diligences).

Thierry is a Certified Fraud Examiner and serves on the Beijing Chapter Board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has particular expertise in Internal Controls and Risk & Corporate Governance as applied to the dynamic Chinese environment.