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

BY ALB |

ALB is again spotlighting its list of Firms To Watch.

ZICOlaw names new Laos MP

BY ALB |

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

BY IFR |

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.