Corporate & Commercial

2020 Awards

IFLR 1000 2020

Tier 1 – Cambodia & Myanmar

Active – Lao PDR


Highly Recommended – Thailand & Vietnam


Recognised Practitioner – Thailand

Band 3 – Vietnam

LEGAL 500 2020

Tier 1 – Myanmar

Tier 3 – Thailand & Vietnam

At DFDL, our advisers are fully aware of the need for legal advice to be compatible with the complexities of corporate and commercial activities and local business realities. With in-depth understanding of local legal systems and regulatory regimes together with local business culture and practices, DFDL offers clients comprehensive assistance in designing, conducting and evaluating international corporate, commercial and financial services.

DFDL has advised domestic and international corporations, private equity funds, banks and financial institutions, industrial firms, state-owned enterprises and government departments. This has given us extensive experience advising across various industry sectors, including real estate and construction, engineering, financial services, information technology, manufacturing, mining, energy, pharmaceuticals and transport, among others.

In addition, our advisers have wide-ranging experience providing services to fully secure market entry in areas such as:


DFDL advises clients on registration and renewal of trademarks, service marks and trade names across the region. We also handle transfer of such registrations and advise clients on trademark protection and enforcement issues.


Copyright law is evolving across the region and we are able to assist our clients with the protection of copyright within the parameters of the existing legal provisions.


We advise clients on patent registrations, where available, throughout the region.


We advise our clients on the drafting and registration of intellectual property licensing agreements where available.

DFDL Contacts

Bangladesh Shahwar Nizam, Partner, Bangladesh
Indonesia Vinay Ahuja, Partner, Head of DFDL India Desk, Head of the Regional Banking and Finance Practice Group & Head of the Indonesia Practice Group
Singapore Maly Courtaigne-Op, Managing Director, Singapore
Cambodia Chris Robinson, Partner, Head of Corporate & Commercial Practice Group, Cambodia
Thailand Rashane Leerabandhu, Partner, Head of Corporate & Commercial Practice Group, Thailand
Lao PDR Kristy Newby, Managing Director, Lao PDR
Vietnam Jerome Buzenet, Partner, Managing Director, Vietnam
Myanmar William D. Greenlee, Jr., Partner, Managing Director, Myanmar