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.
ENERGY, MINING & INFRASTRUCTURE:
Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower (USD 749 million)
Nam Ou Hydropower Project Phase I (USD 700 million)
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower (USD 916 million)
Nam Theun 2 Hydropower (USD 1.3 billion)
Nam Tha 1 Hydropower (USD 450 million)
THPC (USD 500 million)
Lane Xang Minerals mining project (MMG)
Phu Bia mining project (PanAust)
Lao Sanxai Minerals Exploration Project (Rio Tinto / Mitsui Joint Venture)
Hongsa mine mouth lignite power project
Tha Lau-Xam Tay Highway Project
International Labor Organization
Lao Tobacco Limited; Maruhan Japan Bank
Australian Embassy; BIVAC; British Embassy
Catholic Relief Services
Fred Hollows Foundation
Mitsubishi; John Snow Inc.
Management Sciences for Health
BANKING AND FINANCE:
Standard Chartered Bank
Barclays Bank Plc.
Deutsche Bank AG
RBS NV Plc.
DBS Bank Ltd
World Bank Krung Thai Bank
Siam Commercial Bank
CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL:
Lao Ford City
RM Asia (Swensen’s/Pizza Company)
Lao Brewery Co. Ltd