Finding a way to navigate today’s business complexities need not be an overly complex process itself. With the right foresight, insight, preparation, and diligence there are few challenges that can completely derail corporations operating in Asia Pacific or looking to expand across the region. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to addressing current corporate concerns, several solutions stand out for their applicability across industries and borders. These broad strokes are an excellent starting point in any discussion on how to simplify business in a complex world.
ENGAGE REGULATORS EARLY AND OFTEN.
REGULATIONS: PLAY BY THE RULES.
M&A: DEAL OR NO DEAL.
Deal.svg
Acquisitions offer a fast-track to rapid and sizable growth. It can also expose a corporation to various compliance and regulatory risks. Avoiding litigation and value erosion requires a thorough due diligence process that analyzes each dimension of the deal – such as cultural fit, deal rationale, and integration – rather than focusing simply on valuation.
43%
of executives expect business (particularly within multiple jurisdictions) to become more complex in the next two years
DISRUPT OR BE DISRUPTED.
money.svg
Industry leaders are often innovators. While there are various tech solutions corporations can turn to today – from AI to e-payment options – each comes with its own set of risks and challenges that must be considered.
DATA: REGULATION IN A DIGITAL WORLD.
Data.svg
Data is often a corporation’s biggest asset. It can also be its greatest liability. As data laws play catch-up with rapidly emerging technologies and restrict the free flow of information, domestically and across borders, corporations must understand these changing regimes and remain compliant to reduce their overall risk exposure and avoid heavy fines.
Being mindful of these solutions will be invaluable to successfully operating in the current business environment, which 43% of executives anticipate will become more complex in the next two years. The increasing cross-border nature of business and trade today is driving these expectations, and this is likely to continue as Asia’s corporations look beyond their borders to establish a global presence and as international businesses try to tap the region’s high-growth markets. Analyzing these trends and providing clear and comprehensive answers to the key questions corporations in Asia Pacific, and globally, are asking will be an ongoing part of our research. We look forward to helping executives and their teams tackle these challenges as they plan for the future.
Rules.svg
Far from a cohesive network of legal regimes, most countries in Asia Pacific operate under their own unique set of laws on trade, business, compliance and others relating to corporate affairs. Staying apprised of these regulatory differences requires access to the latest information and updates on changes in the market and the direction new laws are likely to take.
Regulators.svg
Industry leaders know that engaging regulators on issues impacting their markets not only allows them to stay ahead of new regulations, but also allows them to have a voice in the course of legislative change. Executives need to understand how to open these dialogues and who should be representing them on regulatory committees.
CONCLUSION
Back_to_top_arrow.svg
Cross.svg
BM_logo_colour_retina_x2Open Menu Grey