Entertainment and Sports

The entertainment and sports industries are expanding throughout Asia, guided by new consumer trends and technological innovation. Navigating the industry’s unique market and regulatory landscape, however, remains challenging for foreign firms.

Consumers in Asia increasingly value lifestyle or experience-oriented products and services – creating new market potential for investors in the entertainment and sports industry.

The growth of media streaming combined with personal digital devices feeds into Asia’s enthusiasm for new forms of entertainment and sports, ascertaining incremental growth within the industry.

Dezan Shira & Associates can help companies enter this market in Asia and overcome any challenges the Asian sports and entertainment sector may present. 

How we can support your company in the entertainment and sports industry:

Convoluted bureaucratic procedures, powerful local censor boards, as well as local culture and customs can create obstacles to market access and growth for foreign investors interested in this market space.

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When entering Asia’s entertainment and sports markets, investors must manage complex regulatory landscapes. Most Asian nations permit foreign direct investment in entertainment and sports; however, legal compliances and market risks may pose a threat to long term growth for companies.

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The landscape of the sports and entertainment industry changes quickly in Asia. To ensure project viability and mitigate risks, it is advisable to conduct thorough due diligences.

Our team of professionals provides legal, financial, and HR due diligence for clients to limit these risks by conducting internal and external reviews.

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Dezan Shira & Associates continues to assist a wide range of investors enter and grow in Asia’s entertainment and sports industry.

With over 25 years of experience in emerging Asian markets, the firm offers a depth of knowledge from pre-market strategies to managing statutory compliances and maintaining best practices once operational.

Our firm has assisted a wide variety of foreign companies manage their legal, tax, and operational concerns in markets across Asia.

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