Professional Services

The professional services industry is booming as more and more companies look to outsource core business processes. However, the pace of change in this segment means companies have to keep up with newer, more responsive competitors.

Asia is attractive to many professional services providers because of the region’s dynamic emerging economies.

Manufacturing and exports have traditionally defined how many foreign investors think about Asia. However, economies across the region are transitioning from manufacturing- and export-led growth models towards service-led models as they mature – opening up new opportunities for professional services.

Meanwhile, several countries in South and Southeast Asia have well-established, and globally competitive service industries.

While the diverse array of talent and the innovative use of technology have helped the industry improve its productivity, there remain many challenges:

How we can help companies establish their presence in the professional services industry:

Several countries regulate investment into the professional services industry through investment caps or restrictions on types of business models and market entry modes.

A pre-investment study can help businesses stay ahead of intense competition with the industry.

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The pace of change of technology within this industry demands evolving your company strategy to leverage IT based competencies for all firms operating in this industry.

Our IT services team can help identify IT infrastructure needs, set it up, and provide on going support.

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Dezan Shira & Associates has been operating in the services industry for over 25 years. The firm can help manage pre-entry planning before setting up and we also maintain the requisite legal, tax, and operational expertise to ensure compliance in a rapidly evolving space.

While services are increasingly spotlighted as leading the next wave of growth in Asia, foreign investors entering new markets need to be cautious when managing their expansion into this evolving industry.

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Our clients are headquartered in more than 100 countries worldwide - including Europe, the Americas, and Asia, ranging in size from start-ups, to mid-cap and large enterprises. Here is what our clients have to share about us:

Dezan Shira has played a crucial role in helping our China expansion from a RO to a full-fledged trading entity - through careful planning, in-person meetings, and qualitative strategic advice. The setup ... is particularly complex in China, but we were led through the legal and tax intricacies, regulations, and obligations towards local authorities smoothly. We were delighted to close the circle by inaugurating our China office with Dezan Shira’s help.
Ping has offices in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand. We’ve been a client of Dezan Shira’s for 25 years, from setting up companies, to back-office services. Although many “big 8” firms think they specialize in Asia, ... Dezan Shira is the only firm that I know of with the breadth, depth, and expertise across the region. My compliments to the team for our 25 years of positive experience; I rely on, recommend, and trust you even more.
Dezan Shira & Associates’ excellent integrated corporate service solutions and strategic advice, have played a crucial role for us in implementing our Singapore expansion plans.
Dezan Shira assists Organica Water with our corporate secretarial services, financial and tax advice in Asia. Their availability and high-level professional services have led to a valuable long-term relationship, re sulting in global cooperation.
Our company had already been operating in Asia for years. However, Dezan Shira’s Business Intelligence team provided us with a country benchmarking study, that led us to make key decisions with our supply chain has since increased our company's competitiveness.
From the complex Shanghai entity setup to tax advisory across several Asian jurisdictions, Dezan Shira & Associates provided us with value-added services that have allowed us to quickly grow and steady our business in the region.

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