Business Advisory

Our business advisory services help clients leverage their strengths, address challenges, and improve their positions from a legal perspective within an ever-evolving business environment.

For more than three decades, Dezan Shira & Associates has assisted corporate clients with issues related to due diligence, legal contracts, intellectual property, policy formation, transactional advice, negotiations, and dispute resolutions. 

Our Business Advisory teams are experts within their fields and have helped thousands of international clients navigate Asia’s business and regulatory landscapes. We work with clients to address specific issues and projects, as well as within multi-disciplinary advisory taskforce models alongside our in-house tax, audit, HR, and technology teams. This blended services approach can equip and advise clients across a wider range of issues at speed, to better meet their diverse range of needs throughout the lifecycle of their business projects in Asia.

Our areas of expertise include:

We provide advisory support for a wide range of business and legal issues, including:

  • Company Background Check 
  • Financial, Legal and Operational Due Diligence 
  • Legal Translations 
  • Commercial Negotiation 
  • Joint Venture Negotiation 
  • Organizational Restructuring and Divestiture 
  • Repatriation of Funds 
  • Cross-Border Transactional Support 
  • Contract Preparation 
  • Contract Dispute Resolution 
  • Labor Contract and Company Policies Preparation 
  • Labor Dispute Resolution 
  • Work Permit and Residence Permit 
  • Litigation and Arbitration Support 
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The incorporation and structure of your investment define the initial stages of your Asia expansion and impact your future success. A well-planned legal structure can help to make the difference.

As one of the largest operations in Asia for registering foreign-owned businesses, Dezan Shira & Associates advisory and setup options equip companies with the best paths and structures for their business entities to meet their objectives.

We are uniquely situation to provide clients a comprehensive view of their market entry, with in-house tax, accounting, audit, HR and technology teams throughout Asia, and a well-honed blended services approach to project delivery. Our advisory teams can also advise on related matters, such as cross-border transfers of assets, relocation, mergers and acquisitions tax structuring and more.

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Minimizing risks is vital to maximizing any opportunity. Our approach integrates local legal and financial expertise to help clients de-risk their operations and investments. Our in-house professionals provide legal, financial, and HR due diligence services to help clients limit the risks associated with engaging suppliers, purchasers, or business partners. Our teams also provide comprehensive due diligence processes on target organizations, including internal and external value and risk assessments.

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IP is a key cornerstone for developing most businesses in Asia. Dezan Shira and Associates is an Asia-wide strategic IP advisory services firm, and licensed trademark agency in some markets. We offer a deep understanding of its various business and regulatory environments, comprehensive market entry services, and trademarks, copyrights, and patents advisory and filing services.

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To maintain pace with today’s rapid market changes, it is vital to constantly enhance your business portfolio and capabilities. Inorganic growth through mergers and acquisitions is one of the most efficient ways to achieve this, particularly when entering new markets. We help organizations maximize value, efficiency, and likelihood of success at each step of the process, with expert support for legal, tax, finance, HR, and IT aspects.

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Trusted by Global Businesses

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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