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DFDL was established in Lao P.D.R. 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 Lao P.D.R., including large international financial institutions. We have been involved in most major projects in Lao P.D.R. since the office opened over 17 years ago, including virtually all large hydro-electricity and mining projects as well as the first thermal power project in Lao P.D.R..

DFDL has an award-winning practice in 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 P.D.R. 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: Brennan Coleman, Managing Director Laos

For further information on DFDL Lao PDR, please visit our website.