2018

Indonesia presence established

Dezan Shira & Associates sets up in Indonesia following years of foreign direct investment work in the region.

Asiapedia launched

Dezan Shira & Associates redesigned its knowledge sharing platform for businesspeople in Asia

2017

25th Anniversary Celebrations

On November 10 2017, Dezan Shira & Associates hosted a gala dinner in Shanghai to celebrate the firm’s 25th anniversary of doing business in Asia. More than 150 clients, partners, employees, and alumni joined this celebration event, sharing their story with Dezan Shira & Associates.

2016

HR and Payroll team creates ERP service

IT, HR, and accounting expertise integrated into one dynamic ERP solution developed by our in-house team.

2015

Office opened in Dongguan

Dezan Shira & Associates opens an office in Dongguan.

2014

Dezan Shira Asian Alliance

Seeking to provide legal, tax and audit advisory services in multiple Asian jurisdictions, Dezan Shira creates the Dezan Shira Asian Alliance with selected local practices in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Vietnam Briefing

In 2014, just as Vietnam was currently undergoing dynamic changes in its economy and culture, we felt it was time to create a logo that more accurately represented this exciting country

2013

Dezan Shira's expansion as an Asia-focused practice

As foreign direct investment flows increase throughout Southeast Asia due to the growing regional clout of the 10-nation ASEAN bloc, the practice rolls out a newly reinvigorated Asia Briefing portal. In line with Dezan Shira & Associates' Asia-focused approach, ASEAN Briefing is also launched, which contains details of free trade and double tax agreements throughout Asia, including those between ASEAN, China and India.

2012

Special liaison office opens in the United States.

In the United States , Dezan Shira & Associates establishes a client liaison office in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dezan Shira & Associates is recognized for its innovative Asia Briefing publishing house.

The firm wins one of the Leading Edge Alliance highest accolades: Most Innovative Firm of the Year. The practice also celebrates its 20th anniversary by releasing a specially commissioned piece of classical music, with live premieres taking place at celebratory events in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

2011

Tianjin and Suzhou Offices Open, International

The practice continues its China expansion. With Tianjin developing as a manufacturing center for Beijing, and Suzhou becoming a credible alternative for manufacturing in Shanghai, the practice opens new offices in these cities.

Expansion continues with office openings in Singapore and in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Dezan Shira & Associates expands into South Vietnam with the opening of an office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamҳ largest commercial port. An office is established in Singapore as the practice eyes development in ASEAN and Southeast Asia as key to its strategic regional development as an Asia-focused firm.

2010

Qingdao office opens.

China expansion continues with the establishment of an office in Qingdao.

2008

Expansion into Vietnam

Dezan Shira & Associates expands into Vietnam by opening an office in Hanoi, and launches Vietnam Briefing.

Dezan Shira opens office in New Delhi, India.

The practice opens a new office in Delhi, India.

2007

Hangzhou office opens.

China expansion continues with the opening of an office in Hangzhou in the Yangtze River Delta region.

Italian liaison office opens in Treviso.

International development arises with the opening of a liaison office in Italy to better service the firm's growing Italian client base.

Expansion into India

The practice expands into India by setting up operations in Mumbai and New Delhi.

Launch of India Briefing

Launch India Briefing to support the marketing of the India practice

2006

Opening of Dezan Shira offices in Zhongshan and Ningbo

Further South China expansion is realized through the opening of an office in Zhongshan, serving the development of the West Pearl River Delta region. Additionally, as Ningbo's deep water port facilities are developed, and improved road, rail and air connections with Shanghai are built-up, the practice opens an office in the city.

2005

Guangzhou office opens

The practice embarks on a specific campaign to establish offices throughout China. An immediate result of this is the establishment of an office in downtown Guangzhou.

Dezan Shira & Associates joins Leading Edge Alliance of Global Auditors.

The firm is invited to join the Leading Edge Alliance, a significant global network of international accountants and auditors, with a combined annual turnover of US$2.3 billion among its members.

2004

Opening of Dezan Shira's Dalian office

Dezan Shira & Associates opens its office in Dalian.

1999

First issue of China Briefing Magazine published.

To better promote the firm and to bring all marketing needs directly under its own control, Dezan Shira & Associates launches its first magazine: China Briefing. The issue is distributed throughout five-star hotels in Shenzhen and Guangzhou and immediately runs out of the 1,000 copies printed. Over the next decade, distribution becomes national with circulation reaching 25,000 copies a month.

1994

Beijing and Shanghai offices open.

The firm changes its name to Dezan Shira & Associates, moves its Shekou office to downtown Shenzhen, and opens additional offices in Beijing at the Lufthansa Center and in Shanghai in the Sen Mao Tower.

1993

Dezan Shira acquires its first clients.

The firm services its first clients, which involved various China trademark applications, representative office establishments and joint venture contractual reviews, mainly within the offshore oil industry. The practice hires its first Chinese staff.

1992

Founding of Dezan Shira & Associates

Dezan Shira Business Management Services (China) Ltd. is formed in Hong Kong with a remit to provide business advisory services to foreign investors in mainland China, including both post and pre-incorporation assistance, trademark registration, and related advice. The new company also opens a small office in Shekou, the deep water port of Shenzhen, which has become a focal point for foreign investment due to its special status as China‘s first ”Special Economic Zone."

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