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DFDL

General Business Law

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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent practice offering impressive regional expertise. Highly reputed for its frequent involvement in complex project financings and hydropower developments. Also offers extensive advice across tax, labour and corporate mandates, acting for an enviable roster of leading domestic and international companies. Handles transactions in sectors such as finance and mining. Recently active for leading Thai banks on transactions in Laos.

Strengths

An interviewee admires the firm's "professional expertise, high efficiency, collaborative spirit and quick responses."

A client attests: "I am very impressed by DFDL's services. Their turnaround time and knowledge of local Laotian regulatory processes is good."

Work highlights

Advised Bangkok Bank as lender on the project financing of the Nam Che 1 15 MW run-of-the-river hydropower project in Laos.

Notable practitioners

Kristy Newby earns praise for her client service, with one interviewee appreciating that "she always responds quickly." She has strong expertise in the mining sector, as well as project finance and general corporate transactions.

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Overview

Among our many clients, we count major international and Asian investors. DFDL has been involved in numerous key development projects in the Lao PDR, including large hydro-electricity and mining projects.

  • Energy, Mining and Infrastructure covering:
    - Energy and Utilities
    - Mining and Natural Resources
    - Oil and Gas
    - Telecommunications
    - Projects and Project Finance
  • Structured Trade and Commodity Finance
  • Asset Finance and Securitization


The following practice areas reflect our core areas of expertise 

  • Mergers and Acquisitions;
  • Corporate and Commercial;
  • Real Estate;
  • Taxation;
  • Labor and Employment; and
  • Banking and Finance

Members

Newby, Kristy (Head of Department)

Newby, Kristy

Sheehan, Jack

Sihanouvong, Senesakoune

General Business Law Department

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Department location

Unit 01, House No. 004

Phai Nam Road

Xieng Yeun Village

Chanthabuly District

Vientiane Capital

Laos

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Laos

General Business Law


Kristy Newby
Band 1