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China Law and Tax – Myriad Issues, a Multitude of Innovations


Chris Devonshire-Ellis began Dezan Shira & Associates before China’s legal services industry was codified, and when business and foreign investment laws were rudimentary. The practice is now a multinational business with 17 Asian and 2 liaison offices spread across 6 countries. This episode deals with some of the more innovative solutions the practice has dealt […]

Setting Up a Practice in China – 20 Years Ago


Op-Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis Jun. 12 – My firm, Dezan Shira & Associates, celebrates 20 years of operations in China this year. However, the landscape for establishing a professional services firm today, compared with 1992, is very different.

Devonshire-Ellis & U.S. Commerce Dept. – Trade Winds Asia, Singapore May 16


Dezan Shira & Associates founder to speak on China, India, Vietnam and emerging Asia May 3 – Chris Devonshire-Ellis, founding partner of Dezan Shira & Associates, will be providing a keynote address at the annual U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Winds Asia event, held this year in Singapore from May 16 to May 18. This […]

International Accounting Bulletin Names Dezan Shira Network Second Largest


Global billing hits US$2.6 billion in 2011 Apr. 9 – The Leading Edge Alliance (LEA Global), of which Dezan Shira & Associates are China and India members, has been ranked by International Accounting Bulletin as the second largest international association of independent accounting firms for 2012. LEA Global is an international alliance of independently owned […]

Dezan Shira & Associates Repositions Key China Personnel


Apr. 3 – Dezan Shira & Associates has reshuffled their senior management team, moving three key personnel from China to other locations throughout Asia. Olaf Griese, previously regional partner in Shanghai, has relocated to Delhi, India as partner of the firm’s India practice. Griese has been with the practice since 2006 and is a graduate […]

Dezan Shira & Associates Opens United States Office


Founder Chris Devonshire-Ellis also set to conduct U.S. lecture tour covering China-ASEAN due diligence and regulatory comparisons Mar. 12 – Dezan Shira & Associates, the specialist foreign direct investment legal and tax consultancy, has opened an office in the United States. The office is based in the downtown financial district of Charlotte, North Carolina, and […]

Relax. South China Exports and Manufacturers are Doing Just Fine


Op/Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis Feb. 1 – With some media spotlighting potential problems in South China – and one blog even going so far as to suggest smart Chinese businessmen are queuing up to attract orders, only to deliberately declare bankruptcy – it’s time to look again at the realities of the situation. The actual […]

Dezan Shira & Associates Hits 20 Years in China


Dezan Shira & Associates celebrates its 20th birthday in China during 2012, making it one of the earliest foreign investment practices operating in China. In this article, we interview founder Chris Devonshire-Ellis to hear what he has to say about the firm’s past, present, and future.

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