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General business law
Work highlights

Provided regulatory advice and transactional assistance to ANZ in the closure of its retail arm.

Acted as Lao counsel to Bank of China (Hong Kong) and performed due diligence on compliance matters.

LS Horizon (Laos)
Work highlights

Advising the Lao Ministry of Finance on the transfer of assets and liabilities to a newly set up company and conversion of debt to equity.

Acted as Lao counsel to Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) pertaining to the financing of BCPG Indochina’s hydropower projects Nam San 3A and Nam San 3B.

Key clients

Hongsa Power, Kasikornthai Bank

McDonald Patafta & Associates Lawyers
Work highlights

Acted as Lao counsel to China Development Bank with respect to the financing of the Nam Ou hydropower project.

Assisted Belt Road Capital in acquiring a number of casino, resort and golf course assets and performed legal and tax due diligence with respect to the acquisition.

Advised CGS-CIMB on a sovereign financing facility for Laos’ government.

Key clients

China Construction Bank, Delivery Hero, OCBC (Singapore), Rabobank

Rajah & Tann (Laos)
Work highlights

Acted as local counsel to Oppenheimer in the inaugural international sovereign bond issue by Laos’ government.

Assisted a Korean bank in drafting the share pledge of a majority stake in a local financial institution.

Advised GTS Detico on the closure of the Mercure Hotel Vientiane.

Key clients

Alipay, DKSH, Electricite du Laos, Phongsavanh Bank

Tilleke & Gibbins
Work highlights

Advising AIG Group, as the lead reinsurer, on an $870 million reinsurance placement for a dam in Laos.

Providing regulatory advice to a global banking and financial services provider pertaining to the planned market entry into Laos.

Retained by one of the world’s largest technology and social media companies to advise on the takedown request and the intermediary liability landscape in Laos.

Work highlights

Advised three European development funds and banks on a secured term loan facility to a market-leading agroforestry company in Laos, a Sweden-Lao joint venture project.

Provided legal and tax advice to WWF Laos on all aspects of the employment of foreigners in the country.

Assisted BCPG in completing the acquisition of two hydropower projects from Phongusbthavy Group.

Key clients

Heineken Lao Brewery, ISUZU Motors Asia, Maruhan Japan Bank, Somapa IT

Work highlights

Advising Junzejun, a Chinese law firm, regarding the contract drafting of the finance documents related to project financing and equity financing of the Lao Sino high-speed railway project.

Assisting a Lao fuel importer on legal matters for Lao listing and related regulatory and compliance matters.

Providing legal advice to Scoot Tigerair pertaining to its registration and operation in Laos.

Key clients

Gaia Vita, Japan Tobacco International, Lao Insurance Association, University of California San Francisco