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DFDL, “Emerging Markets Law Firm of the Year 2013,” Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards

DFDL, “Emerging Markets Law Firm of the Year 2013”

Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Award


We are delighted to announce that our firm was recently honored with the “Emerging Markets Law Firm of the Year 2013” at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) ceremony on 17 May 2013 in Singapore.

The “Emerging Markets Law Firm of the Year” award specifically recognizes our achievements in the Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar markets.

DFDL was founded in Laos in 1994, and expanded to Cambodia and Myanmar in 1995, making us the first international law firm to have a presence in all three markets.

Winners in each category of the Southeast Asia Law Awards are selected by two external judging panels: a general panel of more than 40 in-house counsel and private practice lawyers and a special expertise panel for specific categories. Nominations are made by leading law firms throughout the region.

“DFDL was founded in 1994 in Vientiane with a unique vision: to build a leading integrated international law firm that offers investors an innovative combination of international-standard services, on the ground experience in the frontier markets of Asia and special technical excellence in core areas particular to developing countries.

Since then, our firm has expanded its presence in Asia, with over 250 staff, including more than 120 lawyers in 12 offices in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. This award affirms our firm’s founding strategy. Our nearly 20-year presence in the emerging markets of Southeast Asia and our talented local teams have permitted DFDL to meet successfully the growing needs of our clients in this region and to accommodate the increased  interest from the international business community in this part of the world. 

We are very proud to receive this award; we dedicate it to our teams and clients, and we thank them for their trust,” said L-Martin Desautels, Managing Partner.