Dezan Shira & Associates Alumni

Richard Cant


Richard is the regional director of the North American Region for Dezan Shira & Associates. Based in Boston, Richard guides North American individuals and companies through the process of establishing, maintaining and expanding their businesses in China. 

His areas of practice include: corporate accounting services including accounting, audit and taxation compliance; business advisory services including establishing businesses in China and Hong Kong; financial, legal and operational due diligence on Chinese companies and businesses; merger and acquisition transactions in China; and taxation planning and structuring. In addition, Richard also often presents to professional, trade, government and other international organizations on setting up and doing business in China. 
Prior to Dezan Shira & Associates, Richard, an Australian lawyer and Certified Public Accountant, worked in business and commercial consulting both in Australia and China for the past twenty years. He was also previously a partner at Ernst & Young Australia. Richard holds an LLB from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.


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