Dezan Shira & Associates and Singapore

A SGD$325 million partnership to China investment success

This year, our firm Dezan Shira & Associates turns 25 years old in Asia. We are an independent, professional services firm, and one of the primary brands in this field in the region. We provide foreign investors throughout the world with advisory services concerning their investments into Asia, including pre-investment due diligence and financial planning, legal establishment, IP protection, as well as financial management such as accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, HR administration, and treasury. We also provide audit support and compliance services, in addition to posting Singapore-bound, China-generated profit repatriation.

Beginning life in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China in 1992, we have grown over the past quarter century to have over 20 offices and several hundred staff across China, ASEAN, and India in all major cities throughout the region. Of the total foreign investment we have facilitated over the years into China, a significant and valuable proportion - some SGD$325 million (USD$240 million) - has been from Singaporean businesses, making Dezan Shira & Associates a long term, proven, and trusted conduit for Singaporean investment.

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Our Singaporean Clients

Typical Dezan Shira & Associates clients are smaller listed companies, subsidiaries of listed companies, and small- to medium-sized privately owned companies. Many of which are world class and well-known brands, while others are more modest, producing innovative solutions. The vast majority have found considerable success in Asia, adding value to their shareholders, generating additional employment opportunities in Singapore and elsewhere in Asia, and providing increased taxable profits for the Singapore government once Asia-generated profits have been consolidated into Singapore head office balance sheets.

Dezan Shira & Associates’ Interaction with Singaporean Business in Asia

We are members of numerous Singapore-focused organizations and have long lasting relationships with other Singapore institutional entities operating in the region. These include a variety of Chambers of Commerce in Singapore as well as Singapore investment agencies such as IE Singapore. Most recently, Dezan Shira was named the official Vietnam market entry partner for IE Singapore’s Plug and Play Network, which provides Singaporean SMEs with business advisory, business matching and market set-up services across India and Southeast Asia.

Dezan Shira & Associates Educational and Business Briefings

Our firm writes, produces, and publishes Asia Briefing, 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 Singapore studying for international business masters, as well as providing a "how to" template for thousands of Singaporean businesspeople in Asia. This commitment to providing a free, educational intelligence service has cemented our reputation as one of the most knowledgeable practices in Asia, in addition to helping launch the Asia-focused careers of many Singaporean graduates into Asian businesses.

Singaporean Expertise in Asia

We monitor, analyze and keep track of the many Singapore trade and investment policies provided by the Singaporean Government to assist local businesses succeed in selling products and services in Asia. Understanding the details of double tax treaties and applicable grants and incentives on offer in Singapore and Asia can give your business a competitive edge in Asian business. Our joint Singaporean and Asian intelligence can help you succeed - and keep Singaporean businesses ahead of the game.

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