Kristy Newby

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Kristy Newby

Managing Director, Lao PDR

Kristy is the Country Managing Director of DFDL’s Laos office and has 15 years’ experience practicing as a solicitor in the Lao PDR, Vietnam and Australia. In both Laos and Vietnam, Kristy has advised private and public companies, financial institutions and investors on corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and foreign direct investment. In the Lao PDR, Kristy has also focused on project finance deals, advising sponsors and lenders on a number of high profile domestic and cross-border power projects.  Additionally, Kristy has substantial experience advising potential investors, existing operators and regulatory authorities in the mining sectors in the Mekong region.

Kristy is recognized in Laos as a “Leading Individual” in Legal 500 (Asia Pacific), a “Market-Leading Lawyer” in AsiaLaw Profiles and a “Recognized Practitioner” in Chambers Asia Pacific.

Kristy is currently Vice-President of the Australian Chamber Commerce in Laos and an interim board member of the American-Lao Business Association.