Monthly Archives: February 2015

GGI announces Despacho Acevedo y Asociados, SCP as a new member firm in Mexico

Despacho Acevedo y Asociados, SCP, headquartered in Mérida, Yucatán, was founded in 1949 by Joaquín Acevedo Ruiz del Hoyo. In 1997 it was developed further by Javier Acevedo Menéndez who is the third generation to run this firm.
The firm provides professional services to clients both nationally and internationally, and is active in the spheres of: Legal, International Trust and Estate Planning, Tax Consulting and Management Consulting.
Despacho Acevedo y Asociados, SCP has long-term and extensive experience with clients in the fields of commercial transactions. Over time, in response to the requirements of their client base, they have established five specific practice areas: Corporate, Labour, Litigation and Tax.
The firm, with 14 professionals whom have expertise in different sectors, are led by two Partners and offer high level services in two operating languages: Spanish and English.


Gerardo Acevedo

Mérida (Yucatán)
T: +52 999 920 28 11
F: +52 999 925 37 22


GGI expand horizons in Asia with new member in Vietnam

DCPA Auditing and Consulting Co are the newest member of GGI, and originated in Hanoi in 2005. In the past ten years the company has gone from strength to strength demonstrating that they are a dependable and trustworthy CPA firm. In 2006 the company added an additional office in Ho Chi Minh City in order to promote their services in southern Vietnam.

DCPA provides three major categories of services: Audit & Accounting, Tax Services, and Research & Business Consulting. The company are committed to assisting foreigners doing business in Vietnam and specialise in providing international quality services with local expertise and best practices.

DCPA employs 16 professionals led by three Partners, who are able to serve their clients in English, Vietnamese and French.


Truong Nguyen Tran

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
T: +848 5411 0609
F: +848 5411 0610


Rao and Ross grow GGI’s presence in UAE

Rao and Ross were founded in 1983, in Dubai, which is now the base for their head office. Over 30 years later, the firm has a well-established presence in the region with additional offices in Ajman and Hamriyah Free Zone and they cooperate with a wider network of associates throughout the whole country.

Rao and Ross’ high level service focuses primarily in accounting. Some of the services rendered by the company include Statutory, External and Internal Audit, Accounting and Financial Management Consultancy, Feasibility Studies, Formation of Offshore Companies and Allied Services.

The company defines themselves as being a complete solution provider as a Consultant for Corporate Business & Financial Management, Project Development and Infrastructure, Audit, Accounts Management.

The firm’s multi-disciplinary team of 11 full-time professional staff including two Partners serve their clients primarily in English.




Navin Devjani
United Arab Emirates

T: +9714 3538338



GGI North American Best Practices Conference & Developing Leaders Conference, Las Vegas, USA: May 14-16, 2015

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The Best Practices & Developing Leaders Conference will take place in Las Vegas on 14-16 May 2015.  This is a dual track program that will run in parallel.  The Best Practices Conference is specifically for all Managing Partners and Firm Leaders to share ideas, experiences, views and visions. The Developing Leaders Conference is for all junior professionals, new partners, and associates for professional skills development, and for opportunities to network with colleagues from other GGI member firms.

There will be ample social opportunities for participants at both conferences to meet, network and connect with each other.

More information is available via the GGI intranet: Log In > Click on the Events tab > Locate the Event > Click on the Document icon to download the official documents and registration form for these events OR Click on the Pencil & Paper icon to Register (you can use the registration form on either event to register for one/both events). EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION 28 February 2015.

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GGI Latin American Regional Conference, San José, Costa Rica: 16-19 April 2015

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The GGI Latin American Regional Conference, kindly hosted by GGI member firm Guardia Montes & Asociados, will be held in San José, Costa Rica, on 16-19 April 2015. > NOTE: This conference will be held in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English.

More information is available via the GGI intranet: Log In > Click on the Events tab > Locate the Event > Click on the Document icon to download the official documents and registration form for this event. Registration by email only. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION 28 February 2015.

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Nominate: GGI Member Firm of the Year

excellenceThe “GGI Member Firm of the Year” award has been created to recognize GGI member firms that are prominent in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the GGI community. The awards reflect the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the industry.

All GGI members are eligible to submit one nomination another GGI member as the “Member of the Year”. Award nominations must be received before 15 June each year. Non-GGI members are not permitted to submit nominations.

To make a nomination, you must first be logged in to the website.  First, go to GGI Website > Log in as Member > GGI XLNC Awards Tab > GGI Member Firm of the Year > Submit Nomination.

The judging panel which is comprised of GGI’s Executive Committee and GGI’s Executive Management will scrutinize all nominations received to ensure that they meet the specific criteria for the GGI Member of the Year Award and will compile a shortlist from the nominated firms on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Reliability
  • Professionalism
  • Best practices
  • Response behaviour
  • Reputation
  • Certification and further training
  • Outstanding commitment
  • Client Services
  • Professional qualifications

Criteria such as particularly sustainable office management (e.g. paperless office), or excellent working conditions and social responsibility (employer of the year), and rapid but sustainable growth are also taken into account.

Award Ceremony
The awards are presented during the Gala Dinner at the GGI World Conference.

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