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Dezan Shira & Associates Incorporates EU Liaison Office in Munich, Germany

Dezan Shira & Associates (DSA) is pleased to announce a newly incorporated liaison office in Munich, Germany. Through this office, European-based clients and partners can access professional expertise and advice on their Asia investments faster and at more convenient hours via our local experts.  

On January 28, 2021, we opened our first entity in the European Union, Dezan Shira & Associates Europe GmbH. Our German incorporation is a strategic part of DSA’s growth strategy for 2021 – the office joins seven other liaison offices around the globe.

As DSA is based primarily in Asia, strong interoffice communication and swift response times have long helped us overcome time zone differences. Having staff based in Europe, however, will expand our ability to assist clients throughout their working day and regular business hours. In addition, this will help connect clients and strategic partners based in the European Union more quickly to reliable information on doing business in Asia.

Dezan Shira & Associates’ Riccardo Benussi leads the newly established office, having relocated to Munich in 2020 from China – where he assisted clients out of our Shanghai office for over six years. In Munich, Riccardo serves as point of contact for clients and partners in the EU, assisting businesses expand and maintain their presence in Asia.

“In late 2020, I had the pleasure to move to Germany and be entrusted with covering business development in the EU. Now, I am pleased to announce the formal set up of our legal entity, in the heart of Europe, Munich. From here I shall be able to assist our clients from up close, and regularly meet with our expanding partner base to funnel more investment into Asia, where much of the global foreign direct investment flows. We and our clients are getting better at dealing with a new normal arising from virus prevention measures, and I am excited to guide our clients towards their goals.”

You can contact the German office at:
Tel: +49 176 27752984
Sonnenstrasse 9
80331 Munich

Dezan Shira & Associates in the EU

The EU has significant trade and investment dealings with Asia – ASEAN and China are both among the bloc’s top three trade partners outside the EU. With parts of Asia rapidly developing and the EU pursuing trade agreements with Asian counterparts, there are an increasing amount of opportunities for European investors in the region.

If you are looking for a partner to aid in your Asia expansion plans, or otherwise in doing business in Asia, contact us at the email addresses below. Multi-lingual in every region, Dezan Shira & Associates’ experts can communicate in several European languages, including:

About Dezan Shira & Associates

Dezan Shira & Associates is a pan-Asia, multi-disciplinary professional services firm, that specializes in guiding foreign companies through Asia’s complex regulatory environment, and assisting them with all aspects of establishing, maintaining, and growing their business operations in the region.

The firm provides market entry, legal, accounting, tax, HR, technology and operational advisory and multi-jurisdictional one-stop-shop services to international investors and firms globally for over 30 years and out of 28 offices in 14 countries, including in China, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, and via its partners and liaison offices in across Asia, the United States and Europe. 


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