DFDL Lao assisted as local counsel to the lender (Norfund ) in relation to a loan of USD 10 million to Acleda Bank Lao Limited with the aim of supporting the SME sector in the Lao PDR. The team was involved in the review of facility agreement and conducting due diligence on the borrower. The transaction was part of the ongoing commitment by Norfund for additional local currency loan which the Acleda Bank shall use to on-lend to its customers. The said loan will assist Acleda Bank in meeting increasing demand, especially in the growing micro and SME segments in the Lao PDR.
Partner; Head of Indonesia Practice; Head of Banking, Finance & Technology Practice Group
Regional Legal Adviser