Corporate Advisory

In a rapidly-changing business environment, DFDL has enriched its range of legal & tax offering with tailor-made corporate advisory services, to help its clients cover the full lifecycle of cross-border transactions.

With its specialized team of international advisers, our Corporate Advisory practice leverages DFDL’s 30-year experience of emerging Asian markets and entrenched network to assist its clients in all their investment projects, from feasibility assessment and market screening to execution and closing. Combined with our regulatory and transactional expertise, we act as a trusted business adviser for multinationals, conglomerates, family-owned businesses and startup companies alike.

How we can help:

  • Market entry studies (regulation, licensing requirements), strategy and regional expansion.
  • Market screening: competition mapping, market surveys, business partner search.
  • Preparation & structuration of commercial documents (teaser, investment memorandum, data room…)
  • Buy-side: identification & approach of potential targets.
  • Sell-side: Identification & approach of investors/buyers.
  • Project management, deal coordination.
  • Advice on policies, procedures and process: audit, review and drafting.
  • Default loan portfolio review, loan file legal assessment, restructuring and negotiation support
  • Financial KPIs, dashboards, business plans and budgets.
  • Investor services: tailor-made reporting, due diligence, third party audit, trust, ESG implementation, representation.
  • Tailor-made services: mentorship, workshops, independent agent, etc.

Key Credentials:

  • A leading European Engineering Company, on screening potential M&A targets in Thailand, approach and deal negotiations with the short-listed target.
  • A global company specialized in rare metal processing, on the sale of one of its subsidiaries in Southeast Asia: prepared the commercial documentation, short-list of potential buyers and supported the commercial negotiation process.
  • A global distributor of food and medical products: prepared country risk assessment reports as well as dedicated risk reports for its third-party manufacturers located in Thailand and Cambodia.
  • A Vietnam-based poultry business, on the preparation of its sell-side commercial documentation, short-list of potential buyers, and management of the negotiation process.
  • A global developer of renewable energy projects: prepared market entry reports (business and legal) and screening of potential M&A targets and business partners in Bangladesh, Laos and Cambodia.
  • A Thailand-based F&B group, with regard to screening potential master franchisee partners in Indonesia.
  • A China-based Family Office: market study of the healthcare sector in Cambodia, with the objective to identify potential investment targets.​
  • A Cambodian pharmacy chain: performed a company valuation exercise to support negotiations with banks.​
  • A Cambodian brewery: review of business plan and valuation exercise on their existing assets to support negotiations with banks

Key Contacts

Senior Partner
Cambodia, Vietnam
+855 23 210 400 / +84 2839 100 072
Regional Head of Corporate Advisory Services
+855 78 222 965