How Dezan Shira Moved Out Of China To India To Develop As An Asian, as Well As China Advisory & Consultancy Practice

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Interviews with Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Rohit Kapur, and Manjeet Kripalani about the implications of the firm’s move to break the China mould and expand elsewhere into Asia.

This month’s podcast on the story of Dezan Shira & Associates development over the past 30 years brings us to 2000 and the decision made by the firm to develop the practice externally from what had up until then been a purely China practice. 

Chris Devonshire-Ellis discusses the rationale at the time for doing so, explains how the practice also considered offices in Pyongyang and Ulaan Baatar, and gives tips for market evaluation when considering a foreign investment expansion beyond China. He is joined by Rohit Kapur, Managing Director of Dezan Shira & Associates India, who provides an India business and investment climate update, Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director of the prestigious ‘Gateway House’ think tank based in Mumbai, and Mark Hannant, of Indigo Premedia concerning foreign investment into the country. It is essential viewing for all executives looking to develop their businesses from China to India and for all Asia-based entrepreneurs. Please click here to access this 25-minute discussion and see other podcasts in the series. 

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China Briefing is written and produced by Dezan Shira & Associates. The practice assists foreign investors into China and has done so since 1992 through offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. Please contact the firm for assistance in China at

Dezan Shira & Associates has offices in Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, United States, Germany, Italy, India, and Russia, in addition to our trade research facilities along the Belt & Road Initiative. We also have partner firms assisting foreign investors in The Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh.

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