Kristy Newby

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Kristy Newby

Partner, Lao PDR Managing Director & Co-Head of Regional Compliance & Investigations Practice

Kristy has 18 years’ experience practicing as a solicitor in the Lao PDR, Vietnam and Australia. In Laos, Kristy advises 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. Kristy has also led teams on the development and financing of energy projects, advising sponsors and lenders on a number of cross-border power projects, as well as infrastructure projects. Kristy routinely advises clients with respect to drafting and interpretation of concession agreements in the energy, mining and plantation sectors.

Kristy is recognized in Laos as a “Leading Individual” in Legal 500 (Asia Pacific), a “Elite Practitioner” in AsiaLaw Profiles and a “Band 1 Practitioner” in Chambers Asia Pacific.

Kristy earns praise for her client service, “she always responds quickly. She has strong expertise in the mining sector, as well as project finance and general corporate transactions.” (Chambers 2022)

“Kristy Newby is very easy to work with, knows the market well and is always willing to help.” (Legal 500 2022).

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