Thirty-lawyer Malaysian firm Zain & Co. has become a member of Dentons. The firm joins existing Dentons member firms in Myanmar and Singapore to form the newly established Dentons ASEAN Region. 

The 13-partner Zain was established in 1970. Led by managing partner Zain Azlan Zain Azahari, its key practice areas are banking and finance, corporate, dispute resolution, real estate, and intellectual property. It has also established a number of new practice areas, including cybersecurity, blockchain technology, IP litigation, high net worth Islamic estate planning, and film and media. Zain has been part of Dentons’ NextLaw referral network since last year.

"The launch today of our expansion in Malaysia with one of the best firms there will help us build on our currently strong South East Asia presence," said Philip Jeyaretnam SC, Dentons’ global vice-chair and ASEAN CEO, in a statement.

Dentons, which operates as a Swiss verein, now has a presence in 74 countries globally and it is currently finalising a combination with Indonesia's Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners.

 

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