More than 50 mining operators found in violation of agreements in Lao

The Vientiane Times reported on 12 March 2015 that several mining operators had breached agreements made with the Lao government. Such breaches include failure to comply with environmental guidelines or pay obligation fees to the government and local communities. The full report can be viewed at

Country Manager Kate Baillie meets with Julie Bishop in Vientiane

Arion Legal’s Country Manager Kate Baillie was among a select group invited to participate in a luncheon with The Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Australia on 5 July in Vientiane. This presented a great opportunity to discuss the performance and challenges concerning Australian companies currently operating in Laos. Photo: Kate Baillie, Bob Gordon, Australian Ambassador to Laos, Mr John Williams, Hon Julie Bishop MP, Tammy Medard, Richard Taylor, Amanda Roberts, Rick Watsford, Alan McKeown....