About Us
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Access Asia is a risk-management firm specializing in due diligence, corporate investigations, and brand protection services across Asia.

Our extensive local networks and in-country investigators and analysts deliver vital information, insights and client-focused reports in an efficient, timely and responsive manner.

We fuse local networks with international expertise, driving expansion into the world's fastest-growing markets.

Region-Wide Access

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be one of the world’s most attractive destinations for foreign investors for years to come. Although each jurisdiction has unique opportunities and challenges, the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community is harmonizing regulatory frameworks, including those governing trade, IP, customs, accounting and auditing standards, corporate governance, arbitration and competition policy.

Rising incomes, a young workforce, a market of more than 600 million people, and an accelerating shift of global supply chains to the region are creating immense opportunities for foreign investors.

As a result, we are continuously expanding and deepening our presence in each ASEAN member state, offering our full spectrum of services throughout Southeast Asia.

Why Choose Us?

As a boutique firm with a nimble business model harnessing local networks, we deliver information, insight and client-focused results in an efficient, timely and uniquely responsive manner.

Being on the ground in the jurisdictions in which we work, we have a direct link with our sources of information. Moreover, we manage each case with a ‘hands-on’ and a ‘boots-on-the-ground’ approach. As a result, our investigative information is streamlined without going through intermediary parties, which allows us to cut administrative costs and decreases the likelihood of the client receiving misinterpreted information.

We swiftly respond to all enquiries, communications and requests and provide highly customized solutions to each client. This commitment has been a primary driver of our growth and strategic expansion.

Our operations are most active in the following jurisdictions:

Vietnam

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A rapidly growing economy supported by favorable demographics and business-friendly policies have made Vietnam one of the region’s most attractive markets for foreign investment and Access Asia’s most active jurisdiction.

Our pre-transaction services in Vietnam focus on due diligence, market entry risk assessments, business intelligence gathering and pre-employment screening, while our post-transaction services focus on corporate investigations including fraud and conflict of interest cases, brand protection and IP enforcement, insurance investigations and litigation support.

Here we maintain an active presence, a director’s base, and an extensive network to help foreign investors and other clients deal with pre-transaction and post-transaction issues and concerns, as well as other specific investigative requests. We also operate a locally registered IP compliance and market research company, Access Solutions Co Ltd.

Thailand

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This is another core jurisdiction of Access Asia, where inherent political instability has become an enduring feature of the foreign investment environment.

Similar to Vietnam, here we maintain an active presence, a director’s base, and an extensive network to help foreign investors and other clients deal with pre-transaction and post-transaction issues and concerns.

Since 2011, we have conducted over 150 due diligence and corporate investigations in the country.

Bangladesh

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In the 1970s, Bangladesh was a synonym for poverty. That has changed. Today Bangladesh is clocking annual GDP growth of 8%, well above the Asian average, and per-capita incomes continue to surge. Long classified as one of the world’s least developed countries (LDCs), the World Economic Forum expects Bangladesh to shed that classification by 2024, and be able to achieve sustainable development.

In 2019, Access Asia began to expand our presence in Bangladesh with the aim of providing regular due diligence, corporate investigations and political risk services. As the Bangladesh economy continues to surge, especially in its garment and IT sectors, with a corresponding rise in private investment, Access Asia is ready to offer a full suite of services in the nation of more than 165 million people. We also offer sector- and industry-wide investigations and assessments tailored to the needs of our clients.

Myanmar

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This frontier market has seen wide-ranging political, social and economic changes over the past decade that has had significant implications for foreign investors. Despite promising economic opportunities, the country remains embroiled in a number of political, social and security challenges that make it a high-risk yet high-reward market.

We have had extensive experience operating in Myanmar since the country began to implement major reforms in 2011. Since then, we have conducted over 350 due diligence and business investigations in this challenging yet promising market. Through our extensive local network, we are able to gain access and information from all levels of business and government as well as from all geographical regions of the country.

Cambodia

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This small yet promising jurisdiction has posted one of the strongest economic growth rates in the world over the past two decades.

In addition to providing regular due diligence, corporate investigations and brand protection services, we are using the country as a mini-hub where several of our senior associates are based, taking advantage of the country’s strategic positioning in Southeast Asia and favorable business climate.

The Philippines

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Access Asia has recently expanded our activities and services in the Philippines, a market where we see encouraging economic and foreign investment growth, yet compounded with numerous business and security risks.

Our activities and presence in the Philippines will continue to expand in 2020 and beyond to bring the country into our core operational jurisdictions.

Malaysia

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Access Asia has expanded its presence in this dynamic economy as existing and new clients have revised their investment strategies following the change in government in 2018.

New reforms – which range from combating corruption to attracting foreign investment and rebooting the country’s education system – are reviving interest in what had been one of the region’s “tiger economies”.

As we expect robust growth in Malaysia this year, especially in its services sector, and a rise in private investment, Access Asia is ready to offer a full suite of services in the nation of more than 32 million people. We also offer sector- and industry-wide investigations and assessments tailored to the needs of individual clients.

Indonesia

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Access Asia is actively expanding into in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, as Indonesia works to open up what is an extremely challenging regulatory environment. President Joko Widodo strove to improve infrastructure during his first term and has promised to use his second term to clear bureaucratic and regulatory roadblocks and make the country of 264 million more investor-friendly and create new jobs.

As we expect near-term reforms help to make the Indonesian market more attractive, especially in the textiles and e-commerce sectors, Access Asia is ready to offer a full suite of in-country services. We also offer sector- and industry-wide investigations and assessments tailored to the needs of individual clients.

Taiwan

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The self-governed island of Taiwan is one of the world’s 20 biggest economies, with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $586.1 billion in 2018, putting it on par with European nations such as Sweden and Belgium. We expect growth in Taiwan, which is outperforming the other “Asian tigers” – Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea – to remain steady, as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) continues its push to open the economy and welcome foreign investment in an unabashed move to reduce Taiwan’s dependence on the China market. A strong exporting economy, Taiwan has trade surpluses with China and the US and its foreign reserves are the fifth largest in the world.

Access Asia has human intelligence assets on the ground, and we provide services that include threat/risk assessments, corporate investigations, due diligence, specialized research and advice on Taiwan that goes well beyond offerings by others providing research primarily based on static databases and publicly available information.

China

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Access Asia also offers specialized services in China, where foreign investors, multinational corporations and international organizations are faced with a myriad of complex issues and risks, particularly pertaining to corporate governance and financial transparency.

Through our discreet and proprietary network of current and former government, military and intelligence relationships honed over many years, we are able to soundly assist our clients in navigating the risks and challenges of investing and/or operating in China.

With human intelligence assets on the ground, we provide services that include threat/risk assessments, corporate investigations, due diligence, specialized research and advice on China well beyond those who operate primarily off of static databases and publicly available information. Our level of insight will enable clients to get a clearer picture of the business, political and environmental landscape that brings peace of mind and solid intelligence to make high-level decisions.