Doing business anywhere in the Asia Pacific region is extraordinary. At times the challenges can be immense, but so too the rewards.

There is nothing that can compare with the excitement of concluding a successful transaction, establishing a new business, or developing a new project in any one of the jurisdictions here. One deal leads to another, relationships accumulate, and layer upon layer of knowledge and trust are developed over time.

Norton Rose Fulbright has been active across the Asia Pacific region for several decades now. This is the eleventh edition of Doing Business in Asia Pacific we have produced at the behest of our clients, who have been very clear that this comprehensive guide to doing business in the region is something they value. This latest edition, edited by Partner Michael Joyce, covers the following jurisdictions:

  • Australia

  • China

  • Hong Kong

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Japan

  • Malaysia

  • Myanmar

  • New Zealand

  • Philippines

  • Singapore

  • South Korea

  • Taiwan

  • Thailand

  • Vietnam

All of the facts are here in our publication. We cover visas and work permits, types of business entities, business environment and regulation, policy on foreign investment, government initiatives, government incentives, taxation, workplace relations and the means to forestall or resolve disputes.

We wish you great success in all your business dealings in Asia Pacific, and would be pleased to provide additional information and advice about any of the issues discussed in this guide.


We wish to thank the following for their contributions to this guide:

  • Alliance International Law Offices, Taiwan

  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Japan

  • Barun Law, South Korea

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, India

  • DFDL, Myanmar

  • Parry Field Lawyers, New Zealand

  • Skrine, Malaysia

  • SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, Philippines

  • Vision & Associates, Vietnam

Doing Business in Asia Pacific 2016 



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