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AZMAN DAVIDSON & CO. is a law firm based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The firm was founded in 1981 and has over 40 lawyers and 50 support staff, making it one of the largest mid-sized firms in the country.

We provide a broad range of legal services. Our core areas of practice are in laws relating to construction disputes, contracts, oil and gas, tax, land and property development, joint ventures, company, capital markets, banking, debt recovery, administrative disputes, insurance, insolvency, employment and industrial disputes, and other areas of practice include relating to intellectual property, shipping, and information technology.

We are one of the leading firm in arbitration, civil litigation and other forms of dispute resolution.



On 1st November 1981, in Ipoh, Perak, Azman & Co., and the Ipoh office of Lewis & Co., merged to form Azman, Davidson & Co.

The firm of Lewis & Co. was named after its original senior partner, JMM Lewis, who had practised in Ipoh from the 1930 to 1978, except during years of the Second World War. The practice of Lewis & Co. revolved largely around the tin mining industry, then the backbone of the Malayan economy. The firm represented all the major participants in the mining industry.

The firm of Azman & Co. was named after its founder, Dato’ Syed Azman bin Syed Mohamed. That firm was predominantly involved in conveyancing and general litigation.

Immediately after the merger, Azman, Davidson & Co. established a branch office in Kuala Lumpur. The Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur branches of the firm went their separate ways in 1995. The present firm of Azman, Davidson & Co. grew out of this branch in Kuala Lumpur.

From a small beginning as a branch with one lawyer, the firm of Azman, Davidson & Co. in Kuala Lumpur has grown to a firm of over 40 lawyers and 50 support staff.

Dato’ W.S.W. Davidson, associated with Lewis & Co. since 1970, became the joint senior partner of Azman, Davidson & Co. with the merger in 1981. In 1985, Datuk Francis Tan joined the firm and became the firm’s managing partner soon thereafter. Both of them are currently consultants with the firm.

Azman, Davidson & Co. currently has practitioners in various branches of the law and has matured into a full-service law firm providing a full range of legal services including arbitration and dispute resolution, litigation and corporate and commercial legal services.