About Us



The key to success lies in the quality of your connections. Opportunity only knocks for those who are in the right place and the right time. In the right hand, your ideas become reality.

Since our establishment in 1987, we have been there every step of the way with our clients, as they have ventured into new territories and taken on ground-breaking projects across ASEAN. They have relied on us to see them through based on our Knowledge, Experience, Determination, Instinct and Relationships.

Isn’t it time you do the same?


Policies and laws are never created in a vacuum. They are a response to political, social and economic changes. In the emerging economies of Asia, these changes are often swift and significant. Staying on top of this knowledge requires participation. We pride ourselves on being part of this dialogue, not just with lawmakers and big business but also with the taxi-drivers and street-vendors that make Asia tick. In understanding our environment, we understand the issues – your issues.


When we were founded in Malaysia more than twenty-five years ago, there were only six countries in ASEAN. Today there are ten countries in ASEAN and we have grown in tandem. Liberalisation has swept through the region, creating opportunities, growth and markets for global business interests. Where typewriters and fax machines ruled, new communication technologies are now in the hands of a five year old. We have witnessed and been part of the change guiding our clients through the downturns, and being there for the rebound.

It is our experience that makes us who we are. Resilient. Here for the long haul and ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century with you.


It is said that the key difference between the also-rans and the winner is the will to succeed. Our ambitions are entwined with our client’s success. We make no apologies for working hard and pushing harder. It drives us to be there when you need us, no matter where you are.


We understand that the fine art of negotiation is about balancing principles and personalities. There is a fine line between knowing when to push and when to compromise. It is not just about listening but also about hearing what is not been said.

It is about being able to see that there are many paths to a destination, and exploring all the options. It is about being innovative enough to take the path less travelled to arrive at a desired outcome.


Success comes not just from what you know, but who you know. Sometimes, who knows you matters too. Over the years we have built strong relationships not just with our clients but also with law-makers, policy influencers, academia, our peers and other professionals in every market in which we operate. We see our work as cumulative, with each new project adding to the storehouse of our expertise and the expansion of our network.

With the ZICO Law network on your side, you are never an outsider no matter where you are.