Zaid Ibrahim & Co (ZICO) is Malaysia’s leading regional law firm and one of the most highly regarded. Always committed to provide high quality legal service to its clients, ZICO has earned a reputation for its ability to devise innovative and workable solutions to satisfy the complex needs of its clients. By being a member of ZICOlaw network, we provide our clients direct access to a powerhouse of 300 lawyers in all 10 ASEAN countries.
ZICO is in a unique position having advised the government on the drafting of the Competition Act 2010 and the Competition Commission Act 2010. We have been advising on competition issues since 1999, when competition law was introduced in the communications sector.
The firm’s competition law practice advises clients on the full range of competition law, from advisory and compliance to investigations and defence in infringement proceedings. We regularly advise on enforceability of agreements and the possible justifications for restraints applying a pro-business approach. We advised the national airline in its defence against allegations of market sharing, and other notable cases. Our multinational and local clients benefit from our experience across various sectors including oil and gas, industrial chemicals, pharmaceutical products, aviation, automotive and auto finance, financial services, fast-moving consumer goods and airlines.
Since the Competition Act came into force, there has been much uncertainty on the interpretation of the law. We have successfully combined in-depth local expertise with a working knowledge of competition law in foreign jurisdictions, which – though not binding – is persuasive in Malaysia.