Daud Silalahi & Lawencon Associates (“DSLA”) was founded by Prof. Dr. M. Daud Silalahi, S.H. in Bandung in September 1999, with environmental law as its main base. This company since then has been developed into one of the prominent law firms who specialized in environmental law, which currently is having rapid popularity. In order to provide speedy and better access to clients, DSLA has opened its Jakarta office in August 2008, and dealing not only with environmental matters but also in various legal issues.
DSLA has a comprehensive network with top Universities such as University of Padjadjaran, University of Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology, University of Cendrawasih, August 17th, University of Pelita Harapan, Sam Ratulangi University, and other government and private universities.
DSLA established well relationships with government institution such as the National Planning Board (BAPPENAS), Marine and Fisheries Ministry (DKP), Environmental Office (KLH), Public Works Ministry, Energy and Mineral Resource Ministry, National Legal Advisory Board (BPHN), Local Environmental Protection Board (BPLHD), Environmental Protection Agency (BAPEDAL), Local Environmental Protection Agency (BAPEDALDA), Indonesia Institute of Science (LIPI).