Kristy Newby > DFDL Legal & Tax > Vientiane, Laos > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Lao PDR, Regional Compliance & Investigation Practice

Position

Partner & Managing Director, Lao PDR

Career

Kristy has 16 years’ experience practicing as a solicitor in the Lao PDR, Vietnam and Australia. In both Laos and Vietnam, Kristy has advised private and public companies, financial institutions and investors on corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and foreign direct investment. In the Lao PDR, Kristy has also focused on project finance deals, advising sponsors and lenders on a number of high profile domestic and cross-border power projects. Additionally, Kristy has substantial experience advising potential investors, existing operators and regulatory authorities in the mining sectors in the Mekong region.

Kristy is recognized in Laos as a “Leading Individual” in Legal 500 (Asia Pacific), a “Market-Leading Lawyer” in AsiaLaw Profiles and a “Band 2 Practitioner” in Chambers Asia Pacific.

Kristy is currently President of the Australian Chamber Commerce in Laos.

Memberships

Kristy is currently President of the Australian Chamber Commerce in Laos.

Lawyer Rankings

Laos > Leading firms

(Leading individuals)

Kristy NewbyDFDL Legal & Tax

DFDL Legal & Tax‘s Vientiane office assists a broad roster of domestic and foreign clients with a host of transactional and advisory matters. Over the past year, the team has continued to advise a number of foreign investors and contractors on high-profile projects in the energy, natural resources, tech, education, and payment services sectors. The firm also routinely serves as local counsel to major international banks. With a wealth of experience in the Southeast Asian and Australasian markets, managing director Kristy Newby specialises in M&A, foreign inbound investment, and Mekong region mining activity. Bangkok-based Gert Meersman heads up the regional energy, mining, and infrastructure offering, while Senesakoune Sihanouvong focuses chiefly on tax matters. Standre Bezuidenhout is noted for his Lao labour law practice.