East and Southeast Asia
The varied social, economic and political characteristics within East and
Southeast Asia epitomise the diverse nature of this sub-region. It includes
world's fourth largest economy, and four of the world's least developed
countries: Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar and Timor-Leste. The region, which spans the
Palaearctic, Oriental and Australasian bio-geographical areas, has significant
resources, much of which have not been completely explored.
The region is becoming a leading player in international production networks and
supply chains, and has experienced a rapid growth in trade within the last
decade. East and Southeast Asia is now competing with the West for natural
and Asian countries are increasingly favoured as trading partners with
resource-rich nations because they do not seek to tie trade to sensitive
issues. Menas Associates has developed its practice in East and Southeast Asia to reflect client needs
in several sectors, including oil and gas. From our Asia hub in Hanoi, and
through an extensive network of associates in the region, we offer timely and
commercially relevant advice on a wide range of issues and countries.
We work together with clients to tailor our services to fit their needs and
interests, and thus enable them to maximise investment opportunities and
costs and risks. In the past, undertakings have included political risk
market assessments, sector-specific client reports and due diligence
investigations. On top of that, we have close ties to in-country experts and
intergovernmental institutions, and can assist our clients first-hand with
and international and regional economic transactions.
Our advisery services incorporate years of experience and practical know-how
when working with multinational organisations interested in learning about the
prospective political, social, security and economic issues that might affect
working practices in East and Southeast Asia.