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About Us

Access Asia is a risk-management firm specializing in due diligence, corporate investigations, and brand protection services in Southeast 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 decrease 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:

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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, insurance investigations, asset tracing 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.

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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.

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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 175 due diligence and corporate investigations in the country.

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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 and some remarkable reforms initiated in the early 2010s, a military coup in 2020 has pushed the country back a decade to the dark days of authoritarian military rule. Civil war engulfs much of the country at present and foreign investment has come to standstill. Nevertheless, Access Asia continues to operate in the country through our local networks with the ability to provide corporate investigations, due diligence and risk assessments.

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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 the coming years to bring the country into our core operational jurisdictions.

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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.

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Singapore

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The city-state's robust economy, strategic location, business-friendly environment, and stable legal, political and regulatory framework have long-made Singapore a magnet for foreign investors and start-up companies.

The country’s ease of doing business and geographical location in the heart of Southeast Asia were key reasons why Access Asia decided to re-incorporate here from Hong Kong in 2020.

While our work here is limited mainly due to the benign and stable political and regulatory environment, we offer standard due diligence services on companies and individuals based in the country.