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DFDL

DFDL  

Legal Services | Lao PDR

www.dfdl.com
tel: +856 21 242 068 | fax: +856 21 218 422
Unit 01, House 004 Phai Nam Road | Vientiane | Lao PDR


DFDL's Overview

DFDL was established in Lao PDR in 1994, as the first officially authorized foreign legal and tax consultancy. Licensed by the Lao authorities as legal and tax advisers, our Firm is permitted to advise foreign investors and international organizations on all aspects of Lao law. Our foreign and Laotian advisers are fully committed to providing international standard services coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the local environment.

Our clients include major international and Asian foreign investors participating in foreign direct investment in the Lao PDR, including large international financial institutions. We have been involved in most major projects in the Lao PDR since the office opened in 1994, including virtually all large hydro-electricity and mining projects as well as the first thermal power project in the Lao PDR.

DFDL has an award-winning practice in the Lao PDR, where we recently received project finance deal of the year for the Hongsa Mine-Mouth Power Project and an honorable mention for its role as the Lao PDR counsel to the lenders and the Lao PDR counsel to the developers on the USD 650 million Theun Hinboun Hydropower Expansion Project, which closed in late 2008.

Described in Legal 500 as being “very professional” and offering “excellent local experience and expertise”, DFDL’s legal advisers have an outstanding reputation for offering personalized legal services covering a broad scope of legal issues.

 

  • Year this Office was Established: 1994
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 140

Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Carbon Credit Trading
  • Compliance
  • Copyright
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Hospitality
  • Hydropower
  • Immigration Law
  • Infrastructure
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Other Renewable and Green Energy
  • Patents
  • Power Projects
  • Public Sector Consultancy
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development and Construction
  • Retail
  • Road
  • Securities
  • Tax & Customs
  • Tax Disputes
  • Telecommunications
  • Telecoms
  • Trade & Commerce
  • Trademarks
Representative Clients
China-ASEAN Capital Advisory Company Ltd
Dominion Metals Pty Ltd
Hongsa Lignite
Nam Lik 1-2 Hydropower
Nam Ngum 2 Hydropower
Nam Ngum 3 Hydropower
Nam Ngum 5 Hydropower
Nam Theun 1 Hydropower
Nam Theun 2 Hydropower
Phu Bia Mining Project
Sepon Gold and Copper Mine
Theun Hinboun Hydropower
Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower

Professionals

Partners

Jack Sheehan

Jack SheehanPartner, Regional Tax Practice Group


Other

Kristy Newby

Kristy NewbyManaging Director, Lao PDR

Articles

DFDL Cambodia Tax Brief: Anticipated Tax Changes to Take Effect in 2017
DFDL, November 2016

The 2017 Law on Financial Management has yet to be formally enacted in Cambodia however its content has already been disseminated among most tax professionals and the press so with that in mind we have put together what we believe are the salient points of the draft Law on Financial Management (“the Draft Law”) for your reference. The Draft Law has been rubber stamped by the Council of Ministers and when enacted the changes should take effect from 1 January 2017...

Uncertainty Persists on VAT Refund, Import Duty and Tax Penalty Issues
DFDL, October 2016

By way of providing guidelines for implementing the Tax Law No.106/2016/QH13 (Law 106) effective from 1 July 2016, the government has issued Decree 100/2016/ND-CP (Decree 100) on 1 July 2016 and the Ministry of Finance has issued Official Letter 10315/BTC-TCT dated 25 July 2016 (OL 10315) and Circular 130/2016/TT-BTC dated 12 August 2016 (Circular 130). Following our tax alertAll articles submitted by DFDL

Press

Financial Times awards recognize DFDL innovation
DFDL, June 2016

DFDL has again received accolades in the annual Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers report. Of the Asia-Pacific headquartered firms, DFDL is ranked 17 in the region and was deemed ‘highly recommended’ in the category of finance. The rankings are calculated based on the degree of innovation demonstrated by each firms’ most groundbreaking projects advised on for that year...

DFDL a finalist in ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2016
DFDL, May 2016

DFDL has been shortlisted for Thailand Law Firm of the Year and Vietnam Law Firm of the Year categories at the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2016. Martin Desautels is also one of the finalists for Managing Partner of the Year. ALB is owned by Thomson Reuters and recognizes and celebrates the achievements of Southeast Asia’s leading law firms and in-house legal teams, as well as the top deals and dealmakers. The winners will be announced at the gala dinner and awards ceremony on 20 May at The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore...

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