Asia Tenggara (Malay)

东南亚 (Chinese)

As business activity in Southeast Asia continues to grow, domestic and foreign direct investors alike need legal advice on a broad spectrum of corporate, commercial and financial transactions. Fasken Martineau’s Southeast Asia group, together with local advisors as needed, advises clients on all aspects of business law.

Our Southeast Asia practice spans the entire Southeast Asia region including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Our lawyers have advised on some major and notable takeovers of listed companies, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and debt and equity issues out of Southeast Asia. We have also advised on some inward investment matters where the governing law is that of one of our offices. We have extensive experience advising domestic and foreign direct investors in cross-border transactions involving Southeast Asia, in conjunction with local advisors with whom we have built up strong and enduring relationships.

Our Southeast Asia group includes lawyers who have originated from and formerly practised in the region. They possess an in-depth understanding of the various ASEAN business cultures and have established networks and relationships that are commercially reciprocal and invaluable for Asian companies and other entities looking to do business overseas. Our lawyers travel to Southeast Asia several times a year to meet with clients and contacts including corporate finance houses, brokers, intermediaries and other advisers to strengthen these relationships and to achieve mutually beneficial business goals for all parties involved.

We have lawyers on our team who are fluent in Malay, Hindi, Urdu, Cantonese, Mandarin, Indonesian and Hokkien languages.

Our Clients

Our Southeast Asia practice covers many sectors in the region and worldwide, including consumer electronics, automotive, environmental, plant construction, product distribution, franchising and retail, hotel management, real estate projects, infrastructure, plantation, TMT (technology, media and telecommunications), and natural resources particularly in mining, energy, oil and gas, Canadian oil sands, and renewable and nuclear energy.