Firm Profile > DFDL Legal & Tax > Vientiane, Laos

DFDL Legal & Tax
UNIT 01, HOUSE 004 PHAI NAM ROAD
SISAKET VILLAGE, CHANTHABOULY DISTRICT
VIENTIANE
Laos

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DFDL Legal & Tax's Lao practice group is plugged into the firm's wider regional network, and working alongside its colleagues in jurisdictions such as Thailand, the team is regularly involved in the largest project developments and cross-border corporate transactions in Lao PDR. The Vientiane team has strengths in key industry sectors such as energy, mining and infrastructure, and more generally has extensive experience advising on cross-border investment and M&A, and a litany of domestic regulatory matters. Lao practice head Kristy Newby focuses on inbound investment and M&A and also heads the firm's regional mining practice. Project finance expert Walter Heiser has particular experience in the Lao hydropower market, where he has acted for project sponsors and lenders. Also recommended is Senesakoune Sihanouvong, who specialises in Lao tax advice.

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Key clients

Nam Theun 1

MMG Ltd

VimpelCom

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd

ANZ Bank (Lao) Ltd

In 2005 DFDL established a permanent presence in Bangkok to better serve the needs of our growing client base in Thailand, especially those businesses and stakeholders investing across the region. Since then, we have expanded and solidified a wide variety of practice groups. These include: corporate and commercial; mergers and acquisitions; energy, mining and infrastructure; banking, finance and technology; real estate; employment; and tax.

Our Thai team works closely with our integrated network of offices across the region to provide international standard legal and tax services, with in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of the local environment. Our legal advisers have practical experience in a wide range of legal areas, from the feasibility phase through to the operation stages of an investment project, and can provide legal and tax advice on all aspects of Thai law.

The Bangkok office is also where a number of DFDL’s regional advisers are based, all with extensive and longstanding experience is complex multi-jurisdictional matters.

Department Name Email Telephone
Thailand Audray Souche audray.souche@dfdl.com
Thailand Nipaporn Supha-Utchaichan nipaporn@dfdl.com
Photo Name Position Profile
 Kristy Newby  photo Kristy Newby Managing Director, Lao PDR
 Jack Sheehan  photo Jack Sheehan Partner & Head of the Regional Tax Practice Group
 Senesakoune Sihanouvong  photo Senesakoune Sihanouvong Partner, Lao PDR
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