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Dezan Shira Celebrates 25th Anniversary – Your Journey is Our Story

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dsa-25-years-logoAs we enter the New Year, Dezan Shira & Associates is proud to announce that 2017 marks our firm’s twenty-fifth anniversary. Since 1992, and its original start up by our Chairman Chris Devonshire-Ellis, our practice has expanded from its humble beginnings in Shenzhen, China to 30 offices spread across China, ASEAN, India, and the West. Today, we are a pan-Asian, multi-disciplinary professional services firm, providing legal, tax and operational advisory to international investors from a wide range of industries.

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Dezan Shira Presents in EU Chamber Event on China’s Tax and Accounting Updates in 2016

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IMG_0092 copyOn November 29th, Maria Kotova, Manager from Dezan Shira & Associates’ Shanghai office, presented to the GMs and CFOs of the Changzhou International Manager Forum. The forum was hosted by the EU Chamber Nanjing under the topic of Tax and Accounting Update 2016: What SMEs Need to Know.  During the event, attendees had the chance to hear in-depth analysis to some of the hottest topics in China’s taxation, including China’s VAT Reform and the new Transfer Pricing regulations. Continue reading…


Dezan Shira Partners Plan New Asian & Silk Road Development Strategy

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Dezan Shira & Associates Partners planning new adventures. From left to right: Alberto Vettoretti, Sabrina Zhang, Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Rohit Kapur, Adam Livermore.

The Dezan Shira & Associates equity partners have been holding their annual partners’ meetings in Sri Lanka these past few days, focusing on their planning, strategy, and budgeting sessions for the year ahead. The firm is one of the largest consulting practices in Asia, providing legal, tax, and related advice to foreign SMEs and MNCs investing in China, India, and Southeast Asia. With the Dezan Shira Asian Alliance, the practice includes some 28 offices across 10 countries and about 600 staff.

The practice was founded in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China in 1992, and was one of the earliest professional services firms in the China market. In China, its offices now include offices in Beijing, Dalian, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Suzhou, Tianjin, and Zhongshan. The practice has also been operating in India since 2005, Vietnam since 2006, and Singapore since 2007, with additional full service alliance offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. The firm is unique both due to its size, private ownership, and the fact that it is one of the few remaining professional services firms to have retained its independence, and remains self-financed and managed. Next year is the 25th anniversary of the practice.

“We have enjoyed a productive and profitable 2016 under difficult trading conditions” comments Chris Devonshire-Ellis, the Founding Partner and Chairman, “and we have an aggressive 2017 plan to develop our business interests in India and the China-India and China-ASEAN trade corridors in particular. We are also branching out into the Silk Road arena and will be launching Silk Road Briefing as an investment intelligence platform dealing with China’s ODI into the One Belt One Road project at the end of Q1 next year, as well as boosting our marketing presence in the United States and EU during 2017. We continue to expand further into Asia including Central Asia, and are one of the very few firms who have the capability to offer pan-Asian, multi-jurisdictional services.”

Dezan Shira is also well known for its wholly owned publishing and regional intelligence division, Asia Briefing, which includes China Briefing, as well as similar platforms for ASEANIndia, Indonesia, Russia, and Vietnam.

“We continue to enjoy running and developing the practice” says Devonshire-Ellis “and are looking forward to our 25th anniversary next year and further adventures to come.”


Dezan Shira & Associates’ India Country Manager Visits United States

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Rohit Kapur, Country Manager – India, Dezan Shira & Associates, visited the United States of America in the month of September ’16 for the Leading Edge Alliance Conference held in Houston. In addition to attending the conference, he also held a session on “Brexit Impact on India” at an event organized by Swenson Advisors in San Diego and met with Dezan Shira & Associates’ clients and partners in New York, Carmel, Dallas, and Los Angeles. Rohit made presentations to them on how Dezan Shira & Associates could facilitate their organization with respect to meeting all regulatory compliances and also offered Accounting, Human Resources, and Payroll services. Dezan Shira Country Manager Rohit Kapur visits the US on September 2016 Continue reading…


Dezan Shira Presents to a Belgium Delegation of Architects Lead by Secretary of State for the Brussels-Capital Region

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Madame La Ministre Cécile Jodogne, Secretary of State for the Brussels-Capital RegionOn November 13, 2016, Thibaut Minot, Associate, International Business Advisory at Dezan Shira & Associates, was invited to deliver a speech to a Belgian delegation of architects visiting Shanghai. The speech was delivered at Shanghai Tower – the tallest green building in the world (LEED Platinum certified). Several high-profile guests were in attendance, including Madame La Ministre Cécile Jodogne, Secretary of State for the Brussels-Capital Region and Minister of the French Community Commission. Continue reading…


Dezan Shira & Associates Holds Interactive Session on Doing Business in India at the IPG Autumn Conference

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Dezan Shira & Associates’ India Country Manager, Rohit Kapur, participated in the International Practice Group Autumn Conference on November 18, 2016 in New Delhi. During the conference, he held an interactive session on Doing Business in India. The session explored various best practices to be mindful of when operating in the country. Rohit engaged the audience with his real-life experience of setting up and managing Swedish companies in India.
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Dezan Shira Presents on China’s Healthcare Industry

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On November 15, Riccardo Benussi, International Business Advisory Manager at Dezan Shira & Associates co-hosted a life webinar with AmCham Shanghai SME Center on the topic of Diagnosing China’s Healthcare Industry.

In this webinar, Riccardo provided an introduction to the healthcare industry in China, exploring investment trends, market entry concerns and regulations, current hurdles and case studies. Elderly care is regarded as an encouraged sector within the healthcare industry, and in addition to this, medical devices, especially high-tech equipment, are seen as the promising spots for foreign investors, while careful attention to legal framework must be paid when entering the market. The awareness of IP was also pointed out as one of the most important concerns foreign investors need to keep in mind. Continue reading…


Dezan Shira & Associates Hosts LEA Conference in Shanghai

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Dezan Shira & Associates recently hosted the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) annual meeting in Shanghai, the first time it has been held in Asia. The LEA is the world’s second largest network of tax and accounting firms, with a combined turnover of US$2.6 billion, while Dezan Shira & Associates is the largest member firm in Asia.

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Dezan Shira Holds Session with German Chamber on Practical Solutions to Financial Challenges in Post-M&A Integration

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On November 9, 2016, Chet Scheltema, the regional director of Dezan Shira & Associates, was invited by German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai to give a speech on practical solutions to financial challenges in post M&A integration of privately-held Chinese Companies.Chet Scheltema presenting at a German Chamber event on post M&A challenges. Continue reading…


Dezan Shira & Associates Wins 2016 LEA EDGE Award for Outstanding Marketing Initiative of the Year

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Dezan Shira won the LEA EDGE Award for Outstanding Marketing Initiative of the Year

 

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Leading Edge Alliance announced this year’s Edge Award winners. Dezan Shira & Associates is proud to win the Outstanding Marketing Initiative of the Year award for our concerted efforts in adapting to a changing industry, overall development of strategic initiatives, and leadership within LEA and the industry. Continue reading…


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