Arion Legal strengthens its corporate & commercial capabilities with two new appointments

Leading international law firm Arion Legal is pleased to welcome the respected Lao lawyer and former Director General of the Legislation Department of the Ministry of Justice Khamkong Liemphrachanh and German lawyer Teresa Krasteva to its corporate and commercial practice. The team of two Senior Legal Advisors join the Vientiane office effective 7 July 2015. Khamkong has a Bachelor of Law from the Royal Institute of Law and Administration in Vientiane, Lao PDR, and a Master of Law from the Azerbaidjan State University in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republic. He specialised in litigation and Government relations, with private law firms Rajah & Tann and Allen & Gledhill and has extensive experience in legal and policy reform in Lao PDR. Khamkong is a member of the Lao Bar Association and has been a member of the Arbitrator Panel of the Economic Dispute Resolution Center since 2000 and a member of the International Association for Water Law since 1992. Teresa is a qualified international attorney from Germany (Volljurist) with professional experience in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law and litigation in Europe and Asia. She has a special expertise in cross-border transactions and corporate restructuring and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing commercial ventures and development projects in emerging market...

Arion Legal Signs Strategic Co-Operation Agreement with Yunnan Baqian Law Firm

Arion Legal Signs Strategic Co-Operation Agreement with Yunnan Baqian Law Firm Arion Legal together with its associated company in the Lao PDR, Arion Legal Lao (Sole) Co Ltd is pleased to announce the signing on 19 June 2015 of a Framework Agreement for Strategic Co-operation with the Yunnan Baqian Law Firm (Baqian). The signing of the agreement follows closely on the heels of the signing in Canberra on 15 June 2015 of the China – Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). An integral part of ChAFTA is the development of closer cooperation between commercial law firms from China and Australia in the effective provision of transnational legal services. Baqian is a leading law firm in Yunnan, PR China, with its main office in Kunming, and is recognised as one of the largest, most comprehensive and leading law firms in Western China following years of sustainable and rapid development. Arion Legal is an international law firm based in Adelaide, South Australia with its associate office in Vientiane, Lao PDR serving clients from Australia, Asia- Pacific, Europe and the US and focusing on the provision of legal services into Australia, Lao PDR and the Greater Mekong subregion. Under the Strategic Co-operation Agreement the firms will – work to foster outbound direct investment from PR China into Australia, Lao PDR and other Asia Pacific countries; recognise each other as their primary strategic partner in each party’s respective territory and pursue business co-operation with that party in its territory; undertake joint promotional and business development activities in Australia, PR China and Lao PDR in the pursuit of common business goals; and locate secondee lawyers...