Our Firm

Our Values

The key to understanding the values that drive our firm is to acknowledge that, like our clients, Dezan Shira & Associates is also a foreign invested enterprise. With over 20 years of experience operating in Asia, we are well versed in the primary and underlying issues that all foreign investors are faced with in the region.

The values that have driven our firm's development include prudence, diligence and perseverance. These values are matched by innovation and creativity which foster the continual development of our practice. For example, our Asia Briefing Ltd. publishing subsidiary is a unique yet powerful asset that we have developed over the last 15 years. All these values are matched by an understanding of the need to seek new opportunities.

Another important factor to the success of Dezan Shira & Associates is the firm's ethics – without a strong moral code of conduct we would not have been able to make critical decisions at times of stress. Our business is run honestly, without cutting corners, and within the scope of our budget constraints.

It is these core values and business practices that have enabled Dezan Shira & Associates to develop and thrive within markets that can often be difficult for international businesses to navigate. These are also the driving forces behind our sustained success and strong reputation as trusted advisors for international businesses throughout Asia, highlighted by the firm winning the Leading Edge Alliance's "Most Innovative Firm of the Year" award in 2013.

These qualities are an integral part of the overall package that comes with being an employee within our firm or being a Dezan Shira & Associates client.

Chris Devonshire-Ellis
Founding Partner