Rajah & Tann Laos, a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, has formed an alliance with Laotian conglomerate Phongsavanh Group to expand its operations in Lao PDR.

Phongsavanh Group has interests in banking and financial institutions, oil and petroleum projects and related business, trading and logistics. The group will provide market intelligence and business development direction to Rajah & Tann Laos but it will not be involved in the firm’s daily operations.

Lee Eng Beng, chair of Rajah & Tann Asia, said: “We are honoured to have Phongsavanh Group as our partner in Lao PDR. This partnership will deepen Rajah & Tann Asia’s connections and resources across South-East Asia, and we look forward to learning and benefitting from the strong industry expertise, experience and capabilities of Phongsavanh Group.”