Kristy Newby
Partner, Managing Director, Lao PDR | Co-Head Regional Compliance & Investigations
+856 21 316 871


  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure

Countries of expertise

  • Lao PDR
  • Vietnam

Kristy has nearly 20 years of 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 also leads teams on the development and financing of energy projects, advising sponsors and lenders on several cross-border power projects.

Kristy routinely advises on regulatory compliance and governance and has led our team on recent M&A transactions across various sectors including hospitality, financial services, plantations, insurance and mining.

She also heads our regional Compliance & Investigations Practice, routinely advising clients on data protection and privacy matters.

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

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