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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, Xieng Yeun Village, Chanthabouly | Vientiane | Lao PDR


Main Contacts

L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner

Kristy Newby

Kristy NewbyManaging Director, Lao PDR

David Doran

David DoranFounding Partner

DFDL's Overview

DFDL was established in 1994 in the Lao PDR and was built on a unique vision: to create an integrated legal and tax firm with in-depth knowledge of our jurisdiction so as to provide technical excellence across our core areas of expertise.

Our Lao office has the experience and insights to assist clients to navigate the complexities of this emerging market and to provide commercially-focused advice, based on over twenty years of experience in this jurisdiction.

Described in Legal 500 as being: very professional, and offering: excellent local experience and expertise, DFDL’s Lao and foreign advisers have an outstanding reputation for offering focused 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

L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner

Jack Sheehan

Jack SheehanPartner, Regional Tax Practice Group



Advisers

Danyel Thomson

Danyel ThomsonHead of Regional Employment Practice Group


Other

Kristy Newby

Kristy NewbyManaging Director, Lao PDR

Articles

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Signed
DFDL, November 2020

On 15 November 2020, leaders of the ASEAN Member States, Australia, China, Japan, Republic of Korea and New Zealand witnessed the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (“RCEP“) Agreement. The RCEP Agreement marks ASEAN’s biggest free trade pact to date, covering a market of 2.2 billion people with a combined size of US$26.2 trillion. What is the RCEP Agreement? The RCEP Agreement is an agreement to broaden and deepen ASEAN’s engagement with Australia, China, Japan, Republic of Korea and New Zealand. Together, the RCEP participating countries account for approximately 30% of global GDP and 30% of the world’s population...

Cambodia: Additional Measures to Support Private Sector Workers & Revive the Post-COVID-19 Economy
DFDL, November 2020

On 30 September 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) issued a press release and rolled out ‘Round 6’ of measures aimed at mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and workers in Cambodia. These represent a combination of new and existing measures (that have been extended). In addition to providing relief to businesses and workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak, this new round of measures is also geared towards promoting economic growth and helping businesses rebound in the wake of the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19. Round 6 of the RGC’s measures are summarized below: All articles submitted by DFDL

Press

Vinay Ahuja Moderates India Thai Chamber of Commerce Panel Discussion on Thailand Economic Outlook
DFDL, June 2020

On 29 May 2020, the India-Thai Chamber of Commerce organized a panel discussion with industry experts on Thailand Economic Outlook – All is not lost. DFDL Partner, Vinay Ahuja, took the helm in moderating this insightful discussion between two key experts: Amonthep Chawla (EVP, Head of Research CIMB THAI Bank) and Adisorn V. Singhsacha (Founder & CEO of Twin Pine Group). The experts discussed the current Thai economic situation and climate over the past few months in light of the COVID-19 crisis and its resulting impacts and what to expect in the upcoming months...

Paul Volodarsky Co-moderates Panel Discussion on the Relationship Between Hotel Owners & Operators During the COVID-19 Crisis
DFDL, May 2020

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