Leading Firm in Laos

2018 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Tier 1 in Project Development

2018 IFLR1000

Outstanding in General Business Law

2018 Asialaw Profiles

Band 1 in General Business Law

2018 Chambers Asia Pacific

DFDL was established in the Lao PDR in 1994, as the first officially authorized foreign legal and tax consultancy. Licensed by the Lao authorities as legal and tax advisers, our Firm is permitted to advise foreign investors and international organizations on all aspects of Lao law. Our foreign and Laotian advisers are fully committed to providing international standard services coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the local environment.

Our clients include major international and Asian foreign investors participating in foreign direct investment in the Lao PDR. We have been involved in most of the major projects in the Lao PDR since the office opened in 1994, including virtually all-large hydropower and mining projects as well as the first thermal power project in the Lao PDR.

DFDL has an award-winning practice in the Lao PDR, where we recently received project finance deal of the year for the Hongsa Mine-Mouth Power Project and an honorable mention for its role as the Lao PDR counsel to the lenders and the Lao PDR counsel to the developers on the USD 650 million Theun Hinboun Hydropower Expansion Project, which closed in late 2008.

Described in Legal 500 as being “very professional” and offering “excellent local experience and expertise”, DFDL’s legal advisers have an outstanding reputation for offering personalized legal services covering a broad scope of legal issues.

Contact DFDL



Unit 01, House 004 Phai Nam Road,
Xieng Yeun Village, Chanthabouly
District (PO Box 2920)


+856 21 242 068


+856 21 218 422


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