DFDL

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

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

Representative Clients

Professionals

Partners

L-Martin  Desautels

L-Martin Desautels

Regional Managing Partner
Jack  Sheehan

Jack Sheehan

Partner, Regional Tax Practice Group

Advisers

Danyel  Thomson

Danyel Thomson

Head of Regional Employment Practice Group

Other

Kristy  Newby

Kristy Newby

Managing Director, Lao PDR

Articles

Cambodia Tax Alert: 2022 Property Tax Deadline – 30 September

We would like to take this opportunity to remind our readers that the immovable property tax (“TOIP”) and Unused Land Tax deadlines for 2022 of 30 September 2022 are fast approaching.  The 2022 TOIP and Unused Land Tax payment can be submitted at any tax branch or any branches of the following banks: Canadia, ACLEDA, Vattanac, Cambodia Public Bank or ABA Bank. Those already registered for TOIP and Unused Land Tax need to produce their 2021 tax payment receipt or Property Tax Registration Identification Card when paying this year’s tax...

Thailand Legal Update on Credit Term Criteria for SMEs

On 17 August 2022, the Trade Competition Commission of Thailand (“TCCT”) issued the Notification of TCCT on Guidelines for Determining Fair Trade Practices Relating to Provision of Credit Terms for Small and Mediums Enterprises (“SMEs”) being Sellers or Service Providers (No.2) (“Notification”) which came into effect on 16 September 2022...

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