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.

The Phongsavanh Group, one of the largest business conglomerates in Lao PDR, has interests in banking and financial institutions, oil and petroleum products and related businesses, and trading and logistics. Through this alliance, the Phongsavanh Group will provide market intelligence and business development direction to Rajah & Tann Laos, although it will not be involved in the law firm’s day-to-day 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.”