Aska & Co (Japan) pitched and won a large listed Japanese company as a client, with requirements for audit in not only Japan but also other countries including China. LehmanBrown prepared a proposal to carry out the quarterly reviews and annual audits of eight factories in China and also a trading company in Hong Kong. LehmanBrown carried out initial site visits with the client and client management team of Aska & Co to become familiar with the client and to confirm the audit process and procedures. This initial investment in time has paid off significantly....
The client has been a mutual client for four years now.
—Russell Brown; Lehman Brown (Beijing & Shanghai, China)
"We have worked with a certain TAGLaw member a number of times over the years and as a result have developed a good working relationship with them. This proved to be beneficial in early 2013 when both companies worked on a deal with a mutual client, Enovate Systems Limited, a leading technology company providing subsea well control equipment. Such excellent cooperation between the two teams brought successful results and the deal ended when Aker Solutions acquired a majority stake in Enovate for £75 million and can now help take the business to the next level. Deals like these really highlight the benefit of the TAGLaw and TIAG alliances."
—Neil Dinnes, Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (Scotland)
"In our opinion, the main benefit of TIAG membership is to no longer be a regional company, but instead part of a multinational professional accounting alliance in which we can now offer knowledge from TIAG members around the world to our customers."
—Felipe Pestana; Grupo Planus (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
"TIAG led us to the US subsidiary of a Canadian company offering online concierge services that opened an office in Boston. We became their US firm for tax.
When TIAG sent an email asking US firms about a Russian speaking CPA, we were able to step forward. The result is an active proposal for new work with a Russian company with operations in Washington DC. We are hopeful that an in-person meeting will occur in early 2013.
"Aska & Co. (Japan) serves as the audit firm for a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange that has 17 overseas subsidiaries, 9 of which are now audited by TIAG member firms as part of the joint audit team led by Aska. Seven Chinese subsidiaries are audited by Lehman Brown (Beijing & Shanghai, China); the Southern California and Baja Mexico subsidiaries by Fineman West & Company (California, USA) and Rufo Ibarra, De la Cruz y Mier, S.C. (Mexico) respectively. In addition, Aska & Company has gained two new tax and accounting clients thanks to introductions from Mercer & Hole (London, England) and Cornick, Garber & Sandler LLP. (New York, New York, USA)"
—Shinya Miyakawa; Aska & Co. (Japan)