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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

Myanmar Tax Update: Additional COVID-19 Tax Relief for Businesses in Myanmar
DFDL, June 2020

The Ministry of Planning, Finance, and Industry (“MOPFI”) issued Notification No 65/2020 (“Notification 65”) which outlines additional forms of tax relief that can be availed by businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Myanmar. This Notification is issued in line with the fiscal stimulus provided under Myanmar’s COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan and the President’s Executive Order Concerning the Union Tax Law as recently issued on 12 June 2020...

Aviation in Southeast Asia Beyond the Horizon - Cambodia 10 Key Q&As
DFDL, June 2020

For the aviation sector, the first half of 2020 has sadly been defined by the many challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in operational and economic disruption across the globe. Now six months in, the industry is taking stock, adapting strategies and mapping out future plans for business post Covid-19. Aviation’s emergence from this crisis will need to involve practical measures, including insolvency proceedings, the re-negotiation of aircraft leases, corporate triage to determine what aspects of an aviation business can be saved and how investors can recover their interests to the fullest possible extent...

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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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