About Us

HLS India

HLS India was established in 2012 with an objective to understand the unique needs of our clients and to build customized solutions most relevant to their business models in India.

We continuously engage with our clients to exchange industry points of view and discuss industry best practices. The professionals at HLS are organized along with industry sectors which helps us gain market knowledge and associated risks and deliver solutions in areas related to India Entry Strategy, Advisory and Compliance services to Japanese and other multinational companies in India.

We help our clients in 14 high growth sectors in India which are included under the Make in India initiative of the Government of India. They are Indian Railways | Auto & Auto- Components | Defense Manufacturing | Chemicals | Construction | Electrical Machinery | Electronic Systems | Food Processing | IT & BPM | Media & Entertainment | Renewable Energy | Textile & Garments | Tourism & Hospitality | Fertiliser

Our Firm

HLS Global Group is an international accounting and business advisory firm with a focus on providing superior services in the areas of accounting, tax, audit, advisory, and consulting. Founded in 1990, we pride ourselves in delivering the highest levels of quality and customer service while remaining cost-effective. We have grown to more than 200 professionals serving clients in the United States, Japan, Mexico, India, and Germany. While catering to the business requirements of Japanese subsidiaries operating in the United States, Mexico, India, and Germany we also provide comprehensive solutions to non-Japanese multinational companies operating in Japan.

Our vision is to become the most trusted accounting and business advisory firm in the world by ensuring 100% customer satisfaction.

Shunsuke Saito

HLS Global CEO

Our vision is to become the most trusted accounting and advisory firm in the world. To realize this vision, we aim to increase the quality of life and financial wellbeing of all of our stakeholders, including our valued clients, dedicated employees, and essential partners.

Despite the hardships of the last three years, we have sharpened our focus, ultimately driving positive change throughout our organization. We have leveraged technology and teamwork to embrace remote work, allowing us to provide even higher levels of service to clients around the globe. This would not have been possible without the creativity, ingenuity, and entrepreneurial spirit of our employees.

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese companies are once again pursuing overseas expansion. With the formation of ASTHOM PARTNERSa new Japan-led accounting, tax, and advisory networkwe are in the perfect position to serve Japanese companies all over the world.

This year, once again, we invite you to join us and play a part in bringing the HLS Global vision to life.

Solutions for Your Success

What sets HLS apart from the competition?

Whether you are evaluating your plans for market entry, seeking help with incubation and operations, or looking for cross-border M&A and tax advisory services, we can support all your business requirements. Our professionals remain committed to supporting you by assessing your needs, helping to plan a strategy, implementing solutions, and accomplishing your goals to improve your bottom line. At HLS Global, we pay the highest attention to your needs and provide services with precision in both English and Japanese.

Success Stories

HLS Global is known for providing complete “end-to-end” services and solutions for your business. Here are some examples of what we can do for your company.

Japanese Subsidiary in India

India Market Entry

Indian Railways Sector

The client required technical advisory support on mitigating the differences in the working conditions of operating system of railway equipment in India and Japan. HLS India advised certain changes which were to be done on the equipment based upon Indian working conditions and specifications of Indian Railways and also assisted on passing all critical tests and examinations carried out by RDSO. Due to knowledge and experience working with Indian Railways, HLS India helped the client in getting the approval from RDSO for supplying to Indian Railways.

Japanese Subsidiary in India


Auto Component Sector

The client required a comprehensive Audit service to offer a broader, more holistic view of the business and should not be merely a compliance driven approach without insights into business strategies and performance issues. HLS India deployed a multidisciplinary industry specialist team to focus on business, compliance and accounting issues of the client which helped in re-alignment of strategic goals of the client and improvement in financial reporting processes and designing and implementing effective controls.

Japanese Subsidiary in India

Risk consulting

Auto Component Sector

The client required to identify key risks and controls and simplify the compliance requirements of internal financial control (IFC) commensurate with the size of the Company. HLS India helped the client in revised the IFC testing plan, designed a new way of documenting controls and advised the key controls relevant to the size of the company. This resulted in eliminating the significant deficiencies and material weaknesses for year two in testing of IFC and reduced time and cost of IFC documentation.

Japanese Subsidiary in India

Risk Consulting

Auto Component Sector

The client required an effective and structured Monthly Management Reporting System for local management and parent company in Japan to address critical business and financial issues and timely decision making. HLS India helped in establishing processes and systems of budgeting, forecasting and reporting, designed and implemented maker-checker controls for accuracy in monthly reporting which benefitted the client in their planning, forecasting and reporting activities. We turned data and information into insights for the management to be more focused and help them with more effective and timely decision making.

Japanese Subsidiary in India

Expatriate Taxation

Chemical Sector

The client required a second opinion to review the correctness of the significant amount of monthly tax outgo on salary of Japanese expatriates. HLS India was engaged to review monthly and annual tax computations of expatriates and identified opportunities for corrections and legitimate tax exemptions available on expatriate salaries. The client got benefitted as we processed significant amount of tax re-fund claim on expatriate salaries for the past 03 years and achieved savings on expatriates’ salary cost.

Japanese Liaison Office in India

Regulatory Approval

FMCG Sector

The client’s application before the foreign exchange authority in India to set-up liaison office in India was not adequate to address the concerns and risk parameters of the regulator in India and hence, there was significant delay in getting approval to set-up business in India. HLS India deployed multidisciplinary tax, regulatory and industry specialist team to focus on regulatory, compliance and business activities of client. We re-drafted an application for re-submission before the regulatory authority in an unambiguous manner to communicate and resolve the concerns of the regulator with greater transparency. The client got benefit in terms of receiving the approval from the regulatory authority within records time of 3 weeks.

Our Professionals

Our professionals have extensive experience in multiple domains across diverse industries, and our core accounting business is staffed by several Certified Public Accountants and Certified Tax Accountants. Most of our senior members have extensive leadership experience with the largest global firms and we remain committed to providing the highest quality solutions to our clients.

Our Partners

We also work closely with our Alliance Partners globally, and can leverage their expertise to provide Lawyers, Social Insurance & Labor Law Consultants, Business Consultants, Research Analysts, Sales & Marketing Experts and Business Development Specialists.

HLS Global Locations


Hotta Liesenberg Saito LLP

Los Angeles Office
(Global HQ)

970 W. 190th Street, Suite 900
Torrance CA 90502
TEL:(424) 246-2000
FAX:(424) 246-2005

New York Office

666 Third Avenue, Suite 2501
New York, NY 10017
TEL:(646) 589-8000
FAX:(646) 589-8005

Indianapolis Office

3925 River Crossing Parkway Suite 100 Indianapolis IN
TEL:(463) 800-6150
FAX:(463) 800-6107

Chicago Office

1901 North Roselle Road, Suite 800
Schaumburg IL 60195
TEL:(224) 955-3400
FAX:(224) 955-3401

San Jose Office

2033 Gateway Place, Suite 500 (#562)
San Jose, CA 95110
TEL:(424) 246-2000
FAX:(424) 246-2005

Dallas Office

5851 Legacy Circle, 6th Floor
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: (469) 425-7095
Fax: (469) 425-7097


HLS Global Co., Ltd.

Tokyo Office

2-12-10 T&G Hamamatsucho Bldg. 6F, Shiba Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0012 Japan
TEL: +81-3-6435-6596
FAX: +81-3-6435-6598


HLS Funakubo Gutiérrez, S.C.

Mexico City Office

Presa de la Angostura #23PB, Colonia Irrigacion, 11500 Mexico City, Mexico
TEL: +52-55-5203-5034
TEL: +52-55-5203-5035

Irapuato Office

Del Bosque 323, Las Reynas, 36660
Irapuato, Guanajuato
TEL: +52-462-104-5003
TEL: +52-462-104-5004


HLS-SJM Advisors India Pvt. Ltd.

New Delhi Office

Vegas Mall, Office Block – B, 8th Floor, Unit 883, Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110075
Tel.: +91-79826 66136
Email: Info@HLS-Global.in

Ahmedabad Office

A – 413, Titanium Business Bark, Beside Railway underpass, Makarba, Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 380051
Tel.: +91-99749 97634
Email: Info@HLS-Global.in

Noida Office

Unit 304, 3rd Floor, Tradex Tower-1, Alpha Commercial Belt, Alpha-1, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh – 201310
Tel.: +91-97165 65576
Email: Info@HLS-Global.in

Neemrana Office Japanese Zone

Office No. 206, Regent Square Mall, CP-4, Japanese Zone, Neemrana, Rajasthan – 301705
Tel.: +91-83068 18030
Email: JapanDesk@HLS-Global.in

Lucknow Office

Office No. 22/181, Indira Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 226016
Tel.: +91-93353 63533
Email: Info@HLS-Global.in

Gurugram Office

Level 1, Building No. 10, Tower A, DLF Cyber City, Gurugram, Haryana-122002
Tel.: +91-79826 66136
Email: JapanDesk@HLS-Global.in


HLS HWS Europe GmbH

Stuttgart Office

Kupferstraße 5, 70565 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel: +49 711 78892 380