Clyde & Co strengthened its Malaysia offering in 2017 by entering into a formal association with Malaysian law firm Shaikh David & Co (SDC).


SDC is an established firm, led by founding partners Shaikh Abdul Saleem and James P. David who are recognised as leading practitioners in the market.. SDC provide commercial and responsive legal support throughout peninsula Malaysia and Southeast Asia from their premises in Kuala Lumpur and through a network of associated offices.

 SDC acts for leading domestic and international corporations providing commercial and dispute resolution legal services at competitive rates. They have a highly skilled and approachable team who put the client's interests first.

 The firm is ranked by Chambers & Partners  and The Legal 500  for Shipping and is a Recommended Firm for Dispute Resolution in The Legal 500.

Malaysia is the third largest economy in ASEAN after Indonesia and Thailand, and is well on track to achieve its goal of becoming a high income economy by 2020. Despite modest GDP growth in 2016, Malaysia is one of the top performing economies in the region in terms of efficiency and business regulations. This competitive edge has been maintained by continuous reform efforts by the Malaysian Government.

Domestic demand in Malaysia remains robust amid buoyant consumer and business confidence. The outlook remains positive for the Malaysian economy on the back of the strong labour market and ongoing private and foreign investment in the manufacturing and services sectors. In recent times the Malaysian Government has adopted a Foreign Direct Investment-friendly stance.

Together with SDC, we offer local and international advice as a consolidated service. For more information, please speak with Clyde & Co Managing Director, Asia - Ik Wei Chong. You can visit the SDC website here