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DFDL  

Legal Services | Singapore

www.dfdl.com
tel: +65 6325 0580 | fax: +65 6325 0585
39 Robinson Road | Singapore | 068911 | Singapore


Main Contacts

L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner

Maly Courtaigne-Op

Maly Courtaigne-OpHead of DFDL ASEAN Desk in Singapore

David Doran

David DoranFounding Partner

DFDL's Overview

DFDL ASEAN Desk in Singapore

Spanning over two decades, DFDL has evolved from being a pioneer in the frontier markets of Asia to an established gateway into ASEAN markets and beyond, truly setting us apart from our competitors. With increasing numbers of international companies choosing to base their regional headquarters in Singapore, DFDL has instituted a hub approach by similarly establishing its ASEAN desk in Singapore. This serves as a first point of contact for clients and businesses seeking legal and tax advice in support of their regional expansion throughout the dynamic markets of ASEAN, along with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Our ASEAN team comprises 8 regional legal advisers from a wide range of legal backgrounds. They strive to provide seamless, tailored, and integrated services to companies on their foreign investment strategies and cross-border transactions across multiple jurisdictions.

Nowadays, clients rightfully expect consistent and international standards of legal services. Our ASEAN Desk assures the delivery of premium quality legal services by bridging the service gaps frequently encountered by companies when doing business in these emerging markets. We understand the Asian cultures, and can help navigate the language barriers through a single point of contact.

Our ASEAN Desk is an integral part of DFDLs fully integrated offices and has the full support of over 145 legal and tax advisers from across eight countries.

DFDL in Singapore is qualified as a foreign law practice and is not licensed to practice Singapore law.

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L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner


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Maly Courtaigne-Op

Maly Courtaigne-OpHead of DFDL ASEAN Desk in Singapore

Articles

Cambodia: New Prakas on Formalities of Certification Work of Architectural Design and Structural Design
DFDL, January 2022

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (“MLMUPC”) issued a new Prakas No. 109 on 22 November 2021 on the Formalities for Certification Work of Architectural Design and Structural Design (“Prakas 109”). The purpose of this Prakas 109 is to regulate the formalities of inspection and certification works in order to implement the Sub-Decree No. 225 on the Condition and Procedures of Construction Inspection and Certification issued on 30 December 2020. This Prakas 109 sets out the classification, types and sizes of the building that required the inspection and certification of the drawings as a mandatory and voluntary basis...

Thai Cabinet Passes New Draft Resolution Easing Restrictions on Cross-Border Transactions and Commercial Activities
DFDL, December 2021

On 23 November 2021 The Thai Cabinet passed a resolution permitting the amendment of Ministerial Regulation No. 13 (the “Regulation”) under the Exchange Control Act (1942) which relaxes a lot of the rules on cross-border transactions, online activities and e-commerce matters. The amendments, among other things, includes: Allowing permitted persons (business operators) to accept foreign currency via sources other than bank notes (i.e. debit cards, credit cards issued by foreign banks, electronic transfers etc.). Previously, only duly licensed operators were permitted to operate or engage in foreign currency exchange activities...

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Press

DFDL Receives Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 Awards
DFDL, January 2022

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 edition is out! DFDL has been recognized as Top Tier Firm in 5 practice areas and recommended in 10. 8 DFDL lawyers have received an award: 5 are listed in the elite “Leading Lawyers” group and 3 in the “Next Generation Lawyers” group. We are very pleased to have maintained the rankings of our practices and lawyers for this 2022 edition. We are very proud of our Vietnam Corporate and M&A practice which has improved and got ranked Tier 2 for 2022. Our deepest congratulations to our hard-working Partners and their team for their resilience, dedication, and commitment throughout 2021...

Shahwar Nizam Listed as Top Bangladesh Lawyer by Asia Business Law Journal
DFDL, January 2022

DFDL is pleased to announce that our Partner and Bangladesh Managing Director, Shahwar Nizam, has been ranked as Bangladesh Top Lawyer by Asi

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