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Overview

Laos is one of the few remaining one-party, communist states. As such, the legal system is based on the rule of the government in place, without opposition from other parties, and is heavily reliant on the individual in power. The 2016 parliamentary elections saw the country appoint a new president: Bounnhang Vorachith. Many commentators note that the new leadership may signal a nuanced change in regulation and a move towards legal reform, with a possible focus on foreign investment from China.

Although Laos is one of the poorest countries in the region, it has a rapidly growing economy, thanks in part to investment in energy projects. The Mekong River runs through Laos and as such, there are a number of ongoing hydro-power projects keeping lawyers busy, including Nam Pha and Nam Thuen, which have attracted considerable foreign direct investment. As a result, the legal market is dominated by firms who hold expertise in projects and energy matters. Infrastructure, and in particular rail projects, also provides fertile ground for instructions.

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