Lao Law –  Corporate and Commercial

Our lawyers offer extensive experience in drafting commercial contracts and agreements and negotiating a variety of sophisticated transactions, combined with an in-depth knowledge of local market. We advise and support clients in a broad range of commercial and corporate matters including:

  • Drafting and review of commercial agreements as well as representing clients in contractual negotiations and pre-contract management arrangements
  • Drafting and negotiating shareholder, joint venture and distribution agreements, and business conveyancing contracts
  • Negotiating concession terms, BOT and land lease agreements with the Government of the Lao PDR
  • Advising on Special and Specific Economic Zone investment within the Lao PDR
  • Advising and assisting companies to list on the Lao Stock Exchange, including in-depth due diligence investigations, and preparing prospectuses and all related IPO documentation
  • Conducting preliminary and full due diligence investigations on Lao registered individuals and companies


We have comprehensive proficiency in all aspects of company registration in the Lao PDR and licensing requirements across a range of sectors, including:

  • Undertaking all activities related to company (limited and public) and representative office establishment, and assisting entities to obtain and renew all investment, business, tax, capital importation and industry specific licences and approvals
  • Registering foreign contractors with concession projects
  • Advising on government licensing regulations and requirements
  • Advising on business plans as part of the company registration process
  • Business structuring and restructuring, advising on equity participation, shareholder and subscription agreements and related project documentation
  • Advising on regulatory matters, and financing, liability and exit considerations
  • Preparing corporate governance documents including Share Certificates and Shareholder Register Books, Director Register Books and complex Articles of Association




Lao Law – our Lao lawyers are commercial and corporate specialists.