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DFDL Expands Legal Profile in Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Congratulations go to our Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam offices which have been recognized in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 edition, announced on 9 November. The Vietnam office has maintained its Tier 1 position in Tax and the Projects and Energy categories, while our Myanmar office enters Tier 1 for Corporate and M&A and Projects (including Energy). The Thailand office has also significantly extended its profile, recommended for the first time in Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT), Restructuring and Insolvency, and Tax.

The team work required to raise these profiles is reflected by the number of DFDL legal advisers individually ‘recommended’ in the guide. Special recognition also goes to James Finch for being listed as ‘Leading Individual’ in the Myanmar Projects (including Energy) category.

The Legal 500 is considered one of the go-to reference guides of leaders in the legal field. Rankings are based on a range of criteria, highlighting firms and individuals that produce the most innovative advice to corporate counsel. Their research is based on feedback from clients and interviews with firms.

The full results are available here (click on country for breakdown of firms). The results for DFDL are as follows:


Tier 1 – Corporate and M&A

Tier 1 – Projects (including energy)

Leading Individual:

James Finch – Projects (including energy)


James Finch – Projects (including energy); Corporate and M&A

Thida Aye – Corporate and M&A

William Greenlee – Corporate and M&A

Jaime Casanova – Projects (including energy)


Tier 1 – Projects and Energy

Tier 1 – Tax

Tier 2 – TMT

Tier 2 – Corporate M&A

Tier 3 – Banking and Finance


Jérôme Buzenet – Corporate M&A; TMT

Martin Desautels – Banking and Finance

Hoang Phong Anh – Banking and Finance

Tran Thi Vu Hanh – Corporate M&A

Jack Sheehan – Tax

Bernard Cobarrubias – Tax


Tier 2 – Projects and Energy

Tier 3 – Real Estate and Construction

Tier 3 – Banking and Finance

Tier 3 – Corporate M&A

Tier 3 – Restructuring and Insolvency

Tier 3 – TMT

Tier 4 – Tax


David Doran – Banking and Finance; Corporate and M&A; Projects and Energy

Rashane Leerabandhu – Real Estate and Construction; TMT

Audray Souche – Projects and Energy

Angus Mitchell – Projects and Energy

Jack Sheehan – Tax