Laos Lawyers and Law Firms

Unit 01, House 004 Phai Nam Road,
Xieng Yeun Village, Chanthabouly
District (PO Box 2920)

In 1994, DFDL was built on the foundation of a unique vision: to build an integrated international standard law firm, with in-depth knowledge of the Mekong Region, while providing specialized and personalized advisory services to the international business community.

As the Mekong Region and other emerging markets continue to thrive, DFDL is uniquely positioned to secure your access to promising international growth opportunities.


Facts and Figures

DFDL People

Over 140 advisers
More than 300 staff members
40% expatriate advisers
12 regional partners
15 national partners
Numerous nationalities

International Presence

Established in 1994
Nine countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia*, Indonesia*, Myanmar, Philippines*, the Lao PDR, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
Numerous offices in Asia
Desks in China, India, and Japan
A Practice Group in Bhutan

*DFDL collaborating firms
DFDL Expertise

Integrated international law firm providing technical excellence across our core areas of expertise;
In-depth local and cross-border experience in complex and sophisticated transactions across a wide geographical front;
A practical knowledge of local business cultures and practices; and
Our areas of expertise: Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Energy, Mining and Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Construction, and Taxation.

DFDL was established in 1994 in the Lao PDR and was built on a unique vision: to create an integrated legal and tax firm with in-depth knowledge of our jurisdiction so as to provide technical excellence across our core areas of expertise.

Our Lao office has the experience and insights to assist clients to navigate the complexities of this emerging market and to provide commercially-focused advice, based on over twenty years of experience in this jurisdiction.

Described in Legal 500 as being “very professional” and offering “excellent local experience and expertise”, DFDL’s Lao and foreign advisers have an outstanding reputation for offering focused legal services covering a broad scope of legal issues.

+856 21 242 068
+856 21 218 422
SCL Law Group
Rajanakarn Building, 20th Floor,
3 South Sathorn Rd., Yannawa,
Sathorn, Bangkok 10120 Thailand
+66 2 676 6667-8

SCL Law Group formerly known as Chavalit Law Group provides a full range of legal services to serve the needs of clients. We have structured our group of law firms in such a way that general legal work, such as corporate, securities, banking and finance, corporate recovery services, expatriate services, labour, mergers and acquisitions, property, taxation, litigation, and arbitration, are handled by Siam City Law Offices (SCL); and intellectual property, information technology, and telecommunications work is handled by Chavalit & Associates (CA).

SCL Tax Consultants Limited (SCL Tax) provides a full range of Thai and international taxation, accounting, and customs services.

Our thorough understanding of Thai tax laws and practices helps our clients to achieve their business goals through the mitigation of adverse tax liabilities, which may arise within our clients’ SCL Tax Consultants Limited (SCL Tax) provides a full range of Thai and international taxation, accounting, and customs services.

SCL International Limited (SCLI) focuses on international business aspects and foreign investment.

Chavalit & Partners Limited (C&P) is our office in Hua Hin, Thailand. It specialises in providing services to expatriate individuals and companies living and operating in the south of Thailand. The office focuses on work for real estate buyers and developers, as well as providing corporate and tax advice.

SCLH Legal & Tax Consultants (Myanmar) Ltd. (SCL Myanmar) is our office in Myanmar. It is an independent firm set up by HNP Legal Ltd., SCL and Mr. James Zaw (Partner). It provides the full range of legal and tax services to local and multinational companies.

Our clients are both domestic companies and multinational corporations. We have worked with law firms in many jurisdictions for cross-border transactions.

SCL Law Offices Limited (SCL Lao) is our office in Lao PDR. In Cambodia, we are known as SCL SP&P Company Limited.

+66 2 676 6667-8
1st Floor, Vieng Vang Tower
Bourichane Road
Unit 15, Dongpalan Thong Village
Sisattanak District
Vientiane, Lao PDR

ZICO Law is the first network of leading independent local law firms with a full presence in 18 cities across all 10 ASEAN member countries. Our powerhouse of over 300 lawyers enable our clients to enjoy value-added legal services by leveraging on a combination of local expertise and regional insights. ZICO Law is associated with innovative, high quality and efficient services, as evidenced by numerous awards and top-tier rankings in the legal publications, regionally and internationally for our member firms and lawyers individually.

Operating since 2009 as Vientiane Law and now as ZICO Law (Laos) Sole Co., Ltd, we have been assisting clients from our Vientiane office with a team of experienced foreign and Laotian lawyers. ZICO Law in Laos is helmed by Aristotle David, as Managing Partner. Aristotle has over 17 years’

The firm advises leading international and Laotian corporate clients in diverse fields of industry and commerce including on a wide range of laws, notably those relating to foreign investment, banking, telecommunication, securities, labour, contract, land, environment, consumer protection and dispute resolution.

+856 21 410 033