Singapore Lawyers and Law Firms

DFDL – ASEAN Desk in Singapore
39 Robinson Road, #20-03 Robinson Point

In 1994, DFDL was built on the foundation of a unique vision: to build an integrated international standard law firm, with in-depth knowledge of the Mekong Region, while providing specialized and personalized advisory services to the international business community.

As the Mekong Region and other emerging markets continue to thrive, DFDL is uniquely positioned to secure your access to promising international growth opportunities.


Facts and Figures

DFDL People

Over 140 advisers
More than 300 staff members
40% expatriate advisers
12 regional partners
15 national partners
Numerous nationalities

International Presence

Established in 1994
Nine countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia*, Indonesia*, Myanmar, Philippines*, the Lao PDR, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
Numerous offices in Asia
Desks in China, India, and Japan
A Practice Group in Bhutan

*DFDL collaborating firms
DFDL Expertise

Integrated international law firm providing technical excellence across our core areas of expertise;
In-depth local and cross-border experience in complex and sophisticated transactions across a wide geographical front;
A practical knowledge of local business cultures and practices; and
Our areas of expertise: Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Energy, Mining and Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Construction, and Taxation.

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 DFDL’s 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.

DFDL Contact

Maly Courtaigne-Op

Head of ASEAN Desk
Regional Practice Areas

Banking & Finance
Corporate and M&A
Energy, Mining and Infrastructure
Real Estate and Construction

Key Services

Regional Retainer Offer
Regional Legal and Tax Structuring


+65 6325 0580
+65 6325 0585
Nicholas & Tan Partnership LLP
80 Raffles Place
UOB Plaza 1, #43-03
Singapore 048624

Nicholas & Tan Partnership LLP has handled a wide range of complex litigation cases, with a particular emphasis on commercial crime and shareholders disputes. These disputes have traditionally been perceived as requiring the experience and expertise of the larger local and international firms.
Significantly, we pride ourselves on developing strategies that provide our clients with the most cost-effective and practical solutions. We are a commercially savvy firm, which strives to best protect our clients’ interests by examining not only their immediate concerns but also their needs in the long run.
As a boutique law firm, we are also able to provide personalised services without the administrative procedures and distance common to many larger firms.  As a result, we have established close and long-term relationship with many of our clients.

+65 6224 7275
+65 6224 1891
4/F Asia Standard Tower, 59-65 Queens Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

KorumLegal is a boutique legal consultancy that provides innovative client-centric and flexible legal solutions through People, Process and Technology.  Our client base ranges from start-ups, SMEs to MNCs and law firms – any business that is wanting to engage law differently.  Our solutions are specially catered to our clients’ wants and needs, not what is just available. Our mantra is to be smart, flexible and lean, ensuring that our clients are getting more for less.

People: Providing in-house legal support to clients, our legal consultants are meticulously hand-picked from our pool of experienced consultants, who come from a variety of legal and business background, keeping our clients’ needs in mind. Our experienced legal consultants are available on demand to work on assignments, secondments or projects as an extension of our clients’ teams. They can work in-house or remotely – whatever works best for our clients. We also support clients through our managed legal services businesses which is an extension of our value innovation in legal services.

Our legal consultants have a wide range of skills including, but not limited to, M&A, general corporate, company secretarial, capital raising (start-up to SME), restructures, construction and infrastructure, FinTech, payments, AML/CFT, intellectual property, employment, banking and finance, commercial contracts, IT/Technology, telecommunications, commercial property and hotels, pharmaceuticals and luxury goods.  Having generally worked both in traditional law firms and as in-house counsel, our legal consultants have an excellent understanding of being a business partner and enabler – something we see as a crucial skill for a legal consultant and a value add for our clients.

Process: We provide consulting and advisory services relating to legal process management, legal operations and legal project management – helping our clients achieve more for less. Our Korum Project Methodology (KPM) has been specially developed to work with clients, to review their practices and apply tailored project management principles and practices to enhance the delivery of legal services. We provide a legal management consulting lens to our client internal systems, processes and operations

Technology: KorumLegal is always working on how to leverage and utilise technology to create efficiencies. We help our clients identify new technology solutions to automate and enhance their legal workflows and processes. We advise on the procurement and integration of LegalTech. We review and collaborate with external legal technology suppliers to enhance efficiency in our clients’ legal team processes. Simultaneously, have built our own LegalTech platform to help our own internal operations efficiencies and to provide a legal platform solution to clients, based on our client feedback, industry knowledge and thought leadership.

KorumLegal’s Founder, Titus Rahiri discusses the three verticals here:

KorumLegal is a legal consultancy not a solicitor firm or barrister’s chambers.  KorumLegal does not provide legal advice.

+852 3911 1201
+852 3911 1297
Clifford Chance
Clifford Chance, Hong Kong
27th Floor Jardine House
One Connaught Place
Hong Kong

We opened our first Asia Pacific office in 1980 and have since gone on to build a significant market-leading presence in the region. Our 400-plus lawyers advise clients on the full range of business law for their regional and international activities.

Our Asia Pacific network began with our Hong Kong and Singapore offices which opened in 1980 and 1981 respectively. Since then, we’ve invested to keep pace with our clients’ businesses and worked on opportunities both within and beyond the region.

We now have eight offices in five Asia Pacific countries. These include Beijing (1985) and Shanghai (1993), Tokyo (1987), Sydney and Perth (2011) – and our newest office, Seoul, which opened in 2012. In other countries where we don’t have offices, we have close working relationships with local law firms. This gives us a cost-effective way to deliver results for clients in every country in the region.

Multi-jurisdictional teams with a dedicated ASEAN focus

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) offers huge opportunities for investors. The ten country bloc – Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, Laos the Philippines and Cambodia – is one of the fastest growing regions in the world.

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was set up in 2015. It is built to create a single market across ASEAN nations. With the AEC beginning to emerge, we are one of the few firms with a dedicated taskforce of partners and associates focusing on industry trends, opportunities and challenges for clients in the ASEAN region. Our Country Focus Groups for Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, include teams of lawyers based in all our practice areas and offices worldwide. These teams pool their knowhow and expertise for issues involving ASEAN jurisdictions.

Clifford Chance
+852 2825 8888
+852 2825 8800
VARIO from Pinsent Masons

Vario from Pinsent Masons offers a fresh approach to legal resourcing. We are a hub of freelance legal professionals – ‘Varios’ – who are not just technically skilled, but have the personality and drive to prosper as a freelancer and to add value from day one. By using Vario from Pinsent Masons, our clients benefit from a high quality, flexible and cost effective approach to managing their legal risk. They get the resource they need, when they need it, without incurring costs when they don’t. Since launching in 2013, hundreds of Varios have been placed with organisations by us effectively matching the legal and commercial needs of clients with the skills, motivations and priorities of our Varios.

16 Collyer Quay, #22-00,Singapore, 049318
Tel: +65 6305 0912

Level 23, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Level 32, International Towers, 200 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney, NSW 2000
Level 28, Allendale Square, 77 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
Tel: +61 3 9909 2521

VARIO from Pinsent Masons
ZICO Insights Law LLC
8 Robinson Road
#13-00 ASO Building
Singapore 048544

ZICO Law is the first network of leading independent local law firms with a full presence in 18 cities across all 10 ASEAN member countries. Our powerhouse of over 300 lawyers enable our clients to enjoy value-added legal services by leveraging on a combination of local expertise and regional insights. ZICO Law is associated with innovative, high quality and efficient services, as evidenced by numerous awards and top-tier rankings in the legal publications, regionally and internationally for our member firms and lawyers individually.

ZICO Law in Singapore is represented by ZICO Insights Law LLC, established in December 2015. The inclusion of a Singapore-qualified law practice expands ZICO Law’s existing ASEAN network to 18 cities in 10 out of 10 ASEAN countries and is a logical and intrinsic part of ZICO Law’s ASEAN network growth to complement the legal advisory services already provided by the other network members in Southeast Asia.

ZICO Insights Law is led by managing director Yap Lian Seng and first directors Chua Wei Min and David Lee.

+65 6443 4920
+65 6443 4921
Farallon Law Corporation
Level 40, Ocean Financial Centre
10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315

Farallon Law Corporation is a boutique Singapore law firm which provides legal services to a wide range of global clients, including local and multinational corporations, startups and individuals, both in Singapore and worldwide.

We specialise in:


Commercial Litigation
International Arbitration
Breach of Contract
Minority Oppression
Shareholders’ Disputes
Claims against Banks
Debt Collection
Disputes involving Employment / Landlord matters
Criminal Law


Non-Disclosure Agreements
Confidentiality Agreements
Consultancy Agreements
Employment Contracts
Procurement Agreements
Supply of Goods Agreements
Supply of Services Agreements
Share Vesting Agreements
Term Sheets
Shareholders Agreements (for multiple shareholders)
Share Purchase Agreements
Founders Agreements
Partnership Agreements
Term Sheet for Share Subscription
Share Subscription Agreements
Seed Investment Agreements
Options to Purchase Bonds
Bond Subscription Agreements
Referral Agreements
Sale of Goods Agreements
Distribution Agreements
Franchise Agreements
Assignment Agreements
Novation Agreements
Termination Agreements
Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) Compliance and Implementation


Joint Ventures
Private Equity and Venture Capital


Acquisition Financing
Share Charges and Mortgages
Bilateral and Syndicated Loans
Legal Opinions

To learn more about how we may be able to help you, please contact us for a no-obligation discussion:

Attention: Nicolas Tang

We look forward to speaking with you.
+65 6808 6147
+65 808 6144
Axiom Law

Axiom is the global leading alternative legal services provider. With over 2,000+ employees across three continents, we provide talent and technology to help legal departments adapt to a demanding new era.

Axiom is the leading alternative legal services provider in APAC providing quality support to half of the F500.

Business of Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Transaction Solutions, Alternate Legal Career, Contracts Services

Hong Kong Office (EA Licence: 53952)
Unit 2005, The Centrium
60 Wyndham Street, Central
+852 3189-2900

Singapore Office (EA Licence: 12S5884)
3 Pickering Street, #02-27
Nankin Row, Singapore 048660
+65 6323-5216