DFDL has developed a dynamic and active corporate and commercial practice geared towards meeting the growing demands of foreign and domestic companies wishing to invest in new projects and acquire interests in established businesses. We have extensive experience in company establishment, corporate advisory, corporate secretarial, and joint ventures.
DFDL has played a central role in M&A transactions in the Lao PDR. DFDL has extensive experience assisting investors in acquiring or divesting of rights in Lao PDR registered companies, in both onshore and offshore transactions. We have unrivalled experience in structuring and documenting such transactions, managing the regulatory hurdles that such deals encounter and bringing the deal through to completion.
DFDL has a leading energy, mining and infrastructure practice with a particular focus on project finance in the Lao PDR for both lenders and sponsors. We focus on providing efficient solutions that enable the successful financing and development of mining, energy and infrastructure projects in the Lao PDR. We have an in-depth knowledge of the mining, hydropower and renewable energy sectors, including solar, biomass, wind power, carbon credit and CDM matters.
Our strength lies in our deep understanding of local and international tax practices. We aim to find solutions that work for our clients. DFDL’s tax services include: international and cross border tax planning; corporate structuring and restructuring; regional tax planning and tax optimization; M&A and tax due diligence; real estate tax and legal structuring; transfer pricing advisory; indirect taxation and customs; and tax compliance services.
We have extensive experience in the preparation of employment agreements, internal regulations, and other human resources documentation needed to ensure compliance with Lao PDR law. Our team’s comprehensive knowledge of the law and prevailing practices allow us to provide specialized, practical advice on issues that arise in employment relationships, from engagement through to termination and redundancy arrangements.
We act for domestic and international banks, private and institutional investors, insurance companies, development banks, governments, agencies and state owned enterprises in their domestic and cross-border finance transactions. We have expertise in commercial and institutional lending, acquisition and leveraged finance, project finance, securitization and structured finance, derivatives, secured and unsecured transactions, and regulatory advice and compliance.
Our Lao PDR team advises on all legal and tax aspects of transactions as well as general regulatory and commercial matters: