Dezan Shira & Associates Wins 2012 Innovative Firm of the Year Award

Posted by Reading Time: 2 minutes

Sept. 28 – Dezan Shira & Associates has won “Innovative Firm of the Year” at The 2012 Annual Edge Awards presented by the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA).

LEA is a global network comprising some 189 tax and accounting practices spread across 100 countries. Member firms are typically the largest non-Big Four practices in their respective regions, and last year achieved combined global revenues of more than US$2.6 billion.

Dezan Shira & Associates is a specialist foreign direct investment practice, providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence and financial review services to multinationals investing in emerging Asia. The firm now has multiple offices across China, India and ASEAN as well as liaison offices in Italy and the United States, and was praised for its innovative business model, commitment to educating foreign investors interested in Asia through its various Asia Briefing publications, and its continuing dynamism in establishing operations in emerging markets.

The complete text from the awards ceremony can be found below:

This year’s ‘Innovative Firm of the Year’ has something that few, if any, accounting firms have: a publishing arm. It began as a one-man operation that helped entrepreneurs set up business in Asia – and 20 years later, it still does that.

Its publishing arm plays an essential role by increasing the transparency of doing business in the region, and it has evolved into an integrated web of business news, regulatory updates, topical magazines and technical guidebooks. Publications appear in five languages and cover each region where the firm has a presence.

Today, the firm’s 180 employees guide foreign companies through Asia’s complex regulatory environment and assist them with all aspects of establishing and maintaining their business operations in specific regions of Asia. The firm takes an innovative approach with its pan-Asian publications through cross-disciplinary service expertise, top-down content direction, robust digital presence, international multilingual channels, a strong distribution network, and personal interaction across the globe.

For further details or to contact Dezan Shira & Associates, please email, visit, or download the company brochure.

You can stay up to date with the latest business and investment trends across Asia by subscribing to The Asia Advantage, our complimentary update service featuring news, commentary, guides, and multimedia resources.

Related Reading

The Best of Asia Briefing August/September 2012