Our Firm

Dezan Shira & Associates is a pan-Asia, multi-disciplinary professional services firm, providing legal, tax and operational advisory to international corporate investors. Operational throughout China, ASEAN and India, our mission is to guide foreign companies through Asia’s complex regulatory environment and assist them with all aspects of establishing, maintaining and growing their business operations in the region. With more than 23 years of on-the-ground experience and a large team of lawyers, tax experts and auditors, in addition to researchers and business analysts, we are your partner for growth in Asia.

Originally incorporated in Hong Kong in 1992, Dezan Shira & Associates is in its third decade of operations and has subsequently grown to support 28 offices and over 300 staff in our operations throughout China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and Vietnam together with our alliance partners in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. Our firm also maintains client liaison offices in the United States and Europe.

Our Services

Dezan Shira & Associates is a specialist practice that provides foreign direct investment services for international businesses looking to enter and expand their operations in Asia. Specifically, our services include pre-investment and entry strategy advisory, comparisons of investment destinations, due diligence, corporate establishment, tax planning, accounting & reporting, treasury administration, financial review, internal audit & compliance, human resource administration & payroll, and ERP & financial system review.

In essence, we can hold our clients’ hands through the entire process of Asian familiarization, business planning, and corporate establishment. We can then provide post-establishment administration, financial, HR, payroll, and IT services.

Our Global Reach

We are a Pan-Asia practice with fully-integrated corporate offices working both locally and with one another to provide multi-jurisdictional advice and planning for businesses operating across Asia. Our expert staff regularly interact with and travel between our offices to pool, share, and enhance our already extensive regional intelligence on doing business. This unique aspect of our business model enables Dezan Shira & Associates to provide a concise, detailed and accurate picture on the latest developments in the local region as well as cross-regional tax and regulatory matters. Our solution sets provide unique comparisons to our clients with optimum business insights that other single-country firms cannot equal.

Our Clients

Our clients are typically mid cap companies, either subsidiaries of listed corporations, smaller family firms as well as large MNC's. We have serviced clients from over 100 countries around the globe with about 40% of our client base from North America, 35% from Europe. Our clients come from industrial sectors such as engineering, architectural services, construction, auto and related components, infrastructure development, telecommunications, IT, consumer goods and services, e-commerce, import-export, light manufacturing, and business services.

While many of our clients are Fortune 500 players, most are within the Fortune 5000 globally. We are as comfortable with entrepreneurs as we are with well established businesses. Our diversified clientele allows us to strengthen the knowledge base that we continue to use in assisting our clients do business across Asia.

Our Resource & Credential

Dezan Shira & Associates is committed to improving the understanding and transparency of investing across Asia. The firm publishes significant and well received business intelligence about each of the markets and disciplines in which it operates in through its publishing subsidiary Asia Briefing Ltd.., which includes technical publications and highly rated websites concerning business investment in Asia, ASEAN, China, India and Vietnam. The firm also sustains an exhaustive business library on its own website.

Dezan Shira & Associates are members of the Leading Edge Alliance, a global network of global accounting practices. The practice won the Alliance´s highest award in 2012, "Most Innovative Practice," and the "Recognition of Excellence" award in 2013.

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