Dezan Shira & Associates is a multi-disciplinary professional services firm operating throughout the Asia-pacific (APAC) region providing tax, legal, audit, accounting and advisory services. Beginning life in Hong Kong and Shenzhen in 1992, we have grown over the past quarter century to have over 20 offices and several hundred staff across the region and also work closely with our alliance partners in the EU and USA.

Of the total foreign investment we have facilitated over the years, a significant and valuable proportion - some AUD$260 million - has been from Australian businesses, making Dezan Shira & Associates a long term, proven, and trusted advisor to Australian companies and individuals.

We are members of numerous Australian-focused organisations throughout Asia and have long lasting relationships with other Australian institutional entities operating in the region. These include the Australian Chamber of Commerce in China, who we have cooperated with over the years to support Australian investment all over China, as well as Australian investment agencies such as Austrade. Our firm writes, produces, and publishes under Asia Briefing Ltd., including its well-known China, ASEAN, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Russia Briefing titles, and its new Silk Road Briefing title. The China Briefing website alone is in the top one percent of most visited websites, according to Alexa. These titles have long provided educational support to students in Australia for studying purposes, as well as providing a first step ‘how to’ resource for thousands of Australian businesspeople. This commitment to providing a free, educational intelligence service has cemented our reputation as one of the most knowledgeable professional service practices in Asia.


Our Australian clients are generally smaller listed companies, subsidiaries of listed companies, small to medium sized privately-owned companies as well as expatriate individuals. Many of which are world class and well-known brands, while others are more modest, producing innovative solutions. The vast majority, with the help of Dezan Shira, have been able to navigate the complex laws and regulations and increasingly changing market conditions throughout the region and achieve a great deal of success

Our Team

Our team of professionals consist of several Australian’s who have been living and working in Asia for several years; these advisors can work closely with you and your business to ensure that any cultural and language barriers will be removed.


  • Ines Liu

    Ines Liu

    Manager, International Business Advisory

  • Trent Davies

    Trent Davies

    Senior Manager, International Business Advisory
    Ho Chi Minh City

  • Dorcas Wong

    Dorcas Wong

    Associate Editor, Editorial