Legal Services | Lao PDR
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

Regional Managing Partner

Kristy Newby

Managing Director, Lao PDR

David Doran

Founding Partner


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

Representative Clients



L-Martin  Desautels

L-Martin Desautels

Regional Managing Partner
Jack  Sheehan

Jack Sheehan

Partner, Regional Tax Practice Group


Danyel  Thomson

Danyel Thomson

Head of Regional Employment Practice Group


Kristy  Newby

Kristy Newby

Managing Director, Lao PDR


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