We are your partner for growth in Asia

Our North America Desk provides on the ground support to US and Canadian
companies looking to expand their operations in Asia

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Dezan Shira & Associates has over 20 years of on-the-ground experience in Asia, and has grown into one of the region’s most versatile full-service consultancies. As over 45% of our clientele is from North America, Dezan Shira & Associates has pulled together a dedicated platform to specifically service those businesses and investors in North America.

Here you will find valuable resources needed to enter the Asian market and succeed. Dezan Shira & Associates, along with Dezan Shira & Associates Asian Alliance members have qualified tax accountants, lawyers and other professional staff in China, Vietnam, India, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Germany, Italy and the United States. The team provides pre-entry strategy advice, corporate establishment, tax/legal/accounting advice, as well as HR and payroll services to those business and investors interested in entering the China and emerging Asian market.For more information about the services we provide, click here

Asia Briefing Ltd. is a publishing subsidiary of Dezan Shira & Associates. Utilizing the expertise and knowledge of Dezan Shira & Associates professional staff (lawyers, accountants, CPAs etc.), Asia Briefing is able to provide business intelligence on practical aspects of doing business in Asia. Our firm regularly collaborates with U.S. - based partners such as KLR, Bloomberg BNA, the U.S. Commercial Service and numerous trade organizations to regularly publish business guides and host professional events across the U.S. 

Should you have any questions regarding how to enter the Chinese or Asian markets, contact our North American associates. 


Our North American clients are primarily mid-market companies,  privately-owned enterprises, multinational corporations and subsidiaries of larger, publicly-listed companies. They come from industries such as automotive, construction, consumer goods, e-commerce, import-export, information technology and telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, textile and services. Our firm also collaborates with partners and numerous trade organizations to regularly publish business guides and host professional events across the U.S.A. and Canada.

Dezan Shira & Associates provides coordination and liaison assistance between our North American clients and our Asian offices. Our firm has had associates host many events in the United States to advise American and international investors regarding tax planning, legal matters, and accounting & financing issues in China and our other presence in Asia. For upcoming U.S. events we are hosting, please visit our Events Page.


  • Dustin Daugherty
    Head of North America Business Development
    Phone: +1 801 833 6645

    600 B Street, Suite 1400
    San Diego, CA 92101
    United States
  • Kyle Freeman
    Manager, International Business Advisory
  • Holly McCleery
    Associate, Marketing

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