Chris Devonshire-Ellis established Dezan Shira & Associates in 1992. Since then the practice has expanded across Asia and India and has some 20 offices throughout the area. The 2point6billion.com brand refers to the combined populations of China and India and has become one of the firm's more popular online titles in terms of reaching out to clients and readers interested in the region.
The firm's China and Indian practices provide foreign investors into India with business advisory, corporate establishment, tax planning, regulatory advice and on-going tax filing, accounting, payroll and compliance services, and includes multinational clients from the United States, Europe, Australiasia and across Asia. The firm handles clients across India based from their primary offices in Delhi and Mumbai, and in China from four large principal offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong and an additional seven offices in second tier cities. The practice employs several hundred lawyers, accountants and auditors within the practice in these countries.
Chris has written extensively about both China and India on our related China Briefing and India Briefing outlets and has written several hundred articles about doing business throughout Asia. He is the Vice-Chair of the United Nations Development Program's Business Advisory Council for Northeast Asia and also a member of the Bombay-based India academic think tank, Gateway House which deals with matters relating to India's foreign policy. He is a sought after speaker and consultant concerning China, Indian and Asian corporate investment matters.
Magazine titles produced and written by Chris specifically relating to China, India and Asia investment include:
- Moving from China to India, Vietnam and Emerging Asia
- China-India Development Summary
- China's Neighbors
- An Expatriate Manager's Introduction to India
- The Asia Tax Comparator
He also co-wrote and edited Asia Briefing's 'Doing Business in India' guide, now in its second edition and published in India by the Times of India Group
Similarly, Chris wrote the original content and contributed updates to Asia Briefing's 'Doing Business in China' guide, published and distributed worldwide by Springer
A recent 2012 webinar by Chris concerning the investment demographics in China, India and Emerging Asia may be found here.
Chris may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org