水电

The Lao PDR enjoys a monsoonal climate and has many rivers, including the mighty Mekong.  The hydropower industry is well developed and is supported by the Government. A number of reasonably complicated agreements are needed to put together a hydropower project, all...

贪污:切勿贪污!

‘Corruption’ can be defined in many ways.  At its simplest, it can be described as the abuse of public power or position for personal advantage.  Corruption is an offence under the laws of the Lao PDR, as well as in many other countries. Some countries impose...

合资协议

When investors come to bedding down their plans with their business partners, the best way to try to ensure their business proceeds as smoothly as possible is to document the agreements between the parties in ‘contracts’. These contracts come in many shapes and sizes....

采矿和勘探

As you may be aware, mining and mineral exploration are hot topics in the Lao PDR.  McDonald Steed McGrath has strong links to the exploration and mining industries here. However, you should be aware that these industries are very sensitive here, as they are in every...

老挝的土地

A very important question for investors is what rights can they acquire over land in the Lao PDR. Foreigners are not able to own land here, but they can have long term leases over land. There have been some recent legislative changes potentially allowing foreigners to...