Richard Cant, based in Shanghai, is a regional director for Dezan Shira & Associates. Richard guides foreign individuals and companies through the process of establishing, maintaining and expanding their businesses in China. Prior to Dezan Shira & Associates, Richard, an Australian lawyer and Certified Public Accountant, worked in business and commercial consulting both in Australia and China for the past twenty years. He also was previously a partner at Ernst & Young Australia. He holds an LLB from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.