Firm Profile > DFDL Legal & Tax > Vientiane, Laos
DFDL Legal & Tax Offices
UNIT 01, HOUSE 004 PHAI NAM ROAD
SISAKET VILLAGE, CHANTHABOULY DISTRICT
DFDL Legal & Tax > The Legal 500 Rankings
Leading firms Tier 1
Based in Laos, the integrated legal and tax team at DFDL Legal & Tax advises both local and foreign investors and banks on the full range of relevant matters for both Lao and international clients, such as energy and mining, infrastructure, M&A, employment, banking and finance, as well as real estate and construction. Managing director Kristy Newby focuses primarily on M&A and project financing for both sponsors and lenders on cross-border power projects. Senesakoune Sihanouvong advises on legal due diligence and general corporate advisory matters, as well as the leading securities market advisor in the team. Gert Meersman joined as regional senior legal advisor from Glow Energy in November 2019, while Walter Heiser retired in January 2020.
‘DFDL, an integrated international standard law firm with in-depth knowledge of the Mekong Region, provides specialised and personalised advisory services to the international business community.’
‘Gert Meersman, Regional Senior Legal Adviser of DFDL Lao PDR/Thailand, has more than 20 years of professional experience and a deep understanding of the energy sector and the Southeast Asian markets.’
‘DFDL is perhaps the top law firm in Lao, which has long-time cooperation with us and keeps a tacit understanding with each other. It’s not easy for a foreign agency to understand the concerns of a Chinese state-owned enterprise such as ourselves, but fortunately, DFDL performs well in this aspect.‘
‘The attorneys in DFDL are all very familiar with not only regulations but also practices in Laos, which always provides its clients a professional and practical help when inquiry happens.’
ANZGBL, Lao Branch
Nam Che 1 Project Financing
Nam For Project Financing
Bank of China (HK)
DFDL Legal & Tax > Firm Profile
The Firm: 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.