Who we are

DFDL was established in 1994 and built on a unique vision: to create an integrated international law firm, with in-depth knowledge of the jurisdictions we work in, providing technical excellence across our core areas of expertise.

Twenty years later, DFDL continues to build on its reputation as the obvious first choice law firm for sophisticated transactions in emerging markets across Asia and beyond. 

As Southeast Asia and other emerging markets continue to expand and thrive, so had DFDL and we are now uniquely positioned to help clients access promising international growth opportunities in the world’s most dynamic region. 

DFDL is the first leading international law firm specialized in emerging markets with regional legal and tax expertise developed throughout the region (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) with a dedicated focus on other Southeast Asian jurisdictions, South Asia, the Middle East and beyond.

Our team of 140 foreign and local legal advisers and lawyers and 300 staff work closely together within a fast growing network of 12 offices across Asia to provide unique value propositions and innovative solutions to our clients with particular expertise in:

  • Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Taxation
  • Corporate & Commercial 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • English Law governed transactions
Excellence . Creativity . Trust
Since 1994
* In exclusive association with Mataram Partners