Rajah & Tann Laos forms alliance with local conglomerate Phongsavanh

BY Aparna Sai |

The Laos office of Rajah & Tann has entered into an alliance with local conglomerate Phongsavanh Group in an effort to expand operations in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

A&O, CC, CMHM star in $1 bln Laos hydropower project

BY Ranajit Dam |

Allen & Overy has advised Laos’ Phonesack Group and Thailand’s Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO) in the $1 billion Nam Theun 1 hydroelectric power project.

Laos market report: A gentle awakening

BY Eileen Ang |

As tiny Laos grows its economy and actively seeks private investment, its legal sector shows increasing potential.

DFDL appoints new head for Lao PDR practice

BY Ashima Ohri |

DFDL has named Kristy Newby, the head of its Regional Mining Division, as the new managing director of its Lao PDR practice.

CLOSING SOON: ALB Firms To Watch 2016


ALB is again spotlighting its list of Firms To Watch.

ZICOlaw names new Laos MP


ZICOlaw has hired Aristotle David as the new managing partner of Vientiane Law Co Ltd, its member firm in Laos, from local outfit VNA Legal.

EDL-Gen prices landmark Laotian corporate bond


Laotian power producer EDL-Gen has raised Bt6.5bn (US$198m) from the sale of a dual-tranche issue that marks the first offshore bond for the government-owned company.

SE Asia Deals: Week of Nov. 3

BY Vasundhara Chatterjee |

Paul Hastings advises on IBC Capital’s $789 million acquisition of Goodpack, HSF counsels on Tata Motors’ $750 million dual-tranche bonds issue, and much more in our weekly Southeast Asia deals roundup.

SE Asia Deals: OCBC issues rights worth $2.7 bln

BY Vasundhara Chatterjee |

Also, OMM, Torys, Wachtell Lipton and Weil Gotshal star in GIC’s $700 million investment in XPO Logistics, Tatva and Tempus advise on Cyient’s majority stake acquisition in Invati Insights, and much more in our weekly Southeast Asia deals spotlight.

A&O, CC feature in $916 mln Laos hydropower project

BY Aviel Tan |

Allen & Overy has advised Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company, a consortium formed by Japan’s Kansai power, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and the Lao Holding State Enterprise, on a $916 million hydropower project on Laos’ Nam Ngiep river.

Overseas ambitions

BY Kanishk Verghese |

Korean companies, rich in cash reserves, are increasingly looking overseas to fulfil their global ambitions. In addition to China, South America and the Middle East, there has been a significant focus on Southeast Asia, which boasts attractive growth rates and low costs. Some of Korea’s law firms too are following their clients there and have already opened, or plan to open, in the region. Kanishk Verghese reports on Korea Inc’s latest outbound trends, and analyses Korean law firms’ strategies overseas and expansion plans for the year ahead.

Laos sells first sovereign bond

BY Reuters |

The Lao People's Democratic Republic will print its first international bond tomorrow after it successfully sold a THB1.5bn ($50 million) three-year bond.