Firm Profile > DFDL Legal & Tax > Vientiane, Laos

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

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.

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Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

ANZGBL, Lao Branch

Nam Che 1 Project Financing

Nam For Project Financing

Bank of China (HK)

IFC

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Lao PDR (all practice areas) Kristy Newby kristy.newby@dfdl.com
Taxation Jack Sheehan jack.sheehan@dfdl.com
Photo Name Position Profile
 Kristy Newby  photo Kristy Newby Partner & Managing Director, Lao PDR
 Senesakoune Sihanouvong  photo Senesakoune Sihanouvong Partner, Lao PDR
Partner : 2
Advisor : 8
English
Bengali
French
Chinese (Mandarin)
Vietnamese
Thai
Laotian
Hindi
Burmese
Filipino
Khmer
IAG International Advisory Group
World Services Group (WSG)
Employment Law Alliance (ELA)
Official Website : https://www.dfdl.com/locations/lao-pdr/