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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


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

Cambodia Tax Update : VAT Update – Refund Process Updated
DFDL, July 2018

It is fair to say that one of most consistent complaints we hear from taxpayers regards the issues associated with applying and obtaining a Value Added Tax (VAT) refund in Cambodia. Until now the VAT refund process was a very lengthy process – sometimes taking years – and often subject to uncertainty and delays. It appears that the General Department of Taxation (GDT) has taken note of these concerns and in response have acted upon them by issuingPrakas 576 “The Refund of Value Added Tax” (Prakas 576)in June 2018 with the stated purpose of“developing a mechanism to effectively and efficiently refund VAT”...

Land Development from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction- Cambodia
DFDL, July 2018

The Prakas No 087 essentially defines the terms of land development, conditions and procedures to obtain and issue approvals on land development, the competent authority, rights and obligations of land development, conditions on state land development, land development complaints and penalties for conducting land development without required approvals...

All articles submitted by DFDL

Press

DFDL Receives Another FT Innovative Lawyers Award in 2018
DFDL, July 2018

DFDL is tremendously proud to announce that we have won yet another FT Innovative Lawyers Award for Innovation in Accessing New Markets and Capital in the Asia-Pacific region. The award is a fantastic achievement for DFDL, and for our Bangladesh unit in particular, Dhaka-based Partner Shahwar Nizam led the team advising CIMB on the Evergreen IPO. For the first time, a company whose main business operations are usually performed in Bangladesh became listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Jerome Buzenet, Partner and Managing Director of DFDL Vietnam, was in Hong Kong and accepted the award on behalf of the Firm...

Nishant Choudhary Recently Quoted in Myanmar Times
DFDL, July 2018

Nishant Choudhary, DFDL Myanmar Deputy Managing Director was recently quoted in a Myanmar Times article on reforms taking place in the retail and wholesale sector. The ministry is now considering limiting the scope of foreign investors and/or JVs by imposing additional restrictions. Our expert was responding to the question: If the ministry issues an amendment to limit foreign investments and/or JVs, how will this affect potential inward FDI? Nishant observed that the government had deviated from the policy that it originally announced, with potentially negative implications on investor confidence and continued growth momentum in the country. https://protect-au.mimecast...

All press submitted by DFDL

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