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DFDL Vietnam Advised on a Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Acquisition in Silicon Valley
DFDL, November 2014
Cambodia

 

DFDL Vietnam assisted a US-based property investment and development firm on its acquisition for USD 116 million of a US-incorporated property holding company whose main asset is Vallco Shopping Mall, a mall located in the Silicon Valley. The sellers are reported to be Vietnams famous business tycoon Mr...

DFDL Advises on USD 1.02 billion Lao-Thai Hydropower Project Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy
DFDL, May 2014
Cambodia

 

DFDL has advised the lenders and sponsors of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy joint venture project located 500 km south-east of the capital Vientiane, Lao PDR. The USD 1.02 billion 410MW Xe-Pian and Xe-Namnoy cross-border hydropower project is the first major investment by Korean sponsors in the Lao energy sector...

DFDL Awarded Law Firm of the Year 2014 in Myanmar
DFDL (in collaboration with Myanmar Thanlwin Legal Services), March 2014
Myanmar

 

Dear clients, DFDL has been named Law Firm of the Year for Myanmar for the second consecutive year at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia Awards ceremony on 26 February 2014, in Hong Kong. IFLRs National Law Firm awards are given to the firm with the best track record in 2013 giving legal advice on the most innovative international finance deals in their respective countries...

DFDL named Emerging Markets Law Firm of the Year 2013 at Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards
DFDL, May 2013
Cambodia

 

We are delighted to announce that our firm was recently honored with the "Emerging Markets Law Firm of the Year 2013" at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) ceremony on 17 May 2013 in Singapore. The "Emerging Markets Law Firm of the Year" award specifically recognizes our achievements in the Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar markets...

DFDL Laos Donates Funds to help UXO Survivors Build New Lives
DFDL, May 2013
Laos

 

DFDL Legal and Tax has donated USD 2,000 to the Quality of Life Association (QLA) to assist unexploded ordnance (UXO) survivors in Xieng Khouang Province. The QLA is a non-profit association, registered in Xieng Khouang. Its mission is to provide services to UXO survivors, people with disabilities and UXO-impacted communities...

DFDL Co-Sponsors the 2013 Davis Cup in Myanmar
DFDL (in collaboration with Myanmar Thanlwin Legal Services), April 2013
Myanmar

 

We are pleased to announce that DFDL is co-sponsoring the 2013 Davis Cup; the most prestigious international team event in mens tennis. The competition began in 1900 between the US and Britain, and has grown to such a level that in 2013, 130 nations are fielding teams in this knock-out tournament...

The Board of Directors of DFDL Appoints Jack Sheehan as Regional Partner - Tax and Customs Practice Group
DFDL, March 2013
Cambodia

 

The Board of Directors of DFDL is pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Sheehan as Regional Partner - Tax and Customs Practice Group, effective 1 March 2013. As the newly appointed Regional Partner of the Tax and Customs Practice Group, Jack will be responsible for the overall management of the practice and delivery of services to our clients in all jurisdictions where DFDL operate...

DFDL Hires New Tax Manager for Myanmar
DFDL (in collaboration with Myanmar Thanlwin Legal Services), January 2013
Myanmar

 

DFDL is pleased to announce a new addition to its Myanmar tax team with the recruitment of Aung Kay Thi. Kay Thi joins DFDL as a Tax Manager for Myanmar, based in our Yangon office. This strategic hire shows DFDLs commitment to its rapidly expanding Myanmar team as well as the integrated, in-depth tax and legal capabilities throughout Asia and beyond...

DFDL Thailand in ALB's Top 10
DFDL (in collaboration with Myanmar Thanlwin Legal Services), January 2013
Cambodia

 

We are pleased to announce that DFDL Thailand is ranked as 10th largest law firm in Thailand in the recent edition of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) magazine. ALB, a publication owned by Thompson Reuters, conducts an annual survey of Asias 50 largest law firms and the ten largest firms in ten jurisdictions in Asia. In 2013, DFDL Thailand is among them in Thailand...

Myanmar Law Firm Myanmar Thanlwin Legal Services Ltd establishes online presence
DFDL (in collaboration with Myanmar Thanlwin Legal Services), September 2012
Vietnam

 

We are pleased to announce the launch of http://www.myanmarthanlwin.com which is Myanmar Thanlwin Legal Services Ltds website. Myanmar Thanlwin Legal Services is DFDLs exclusive affiliated company in Myanmar, with Senior DFDL representatives working from their offices in Yangon in conjunction with local lawyers. The launch of http://www.myanmarthanlwin...

DFDL is continuing to expand as pioneers in emerging markets in Asia by opening a new practice in the Kingdom of Bhutan.
DFDL, June 2012
Cambodia

 

Leveraging its deep and long-standing experience in the region, DFDL continues to build on its reputation for being uniquely positioned and the obvious first choice for sophisticated transactions in emerging markets across Asia and beyond...

DFDL boosts its regional Tax & Customs Practice Group with hire of KPMG Tax Partner and Chief Operating Officer
DFDL, June 2012
Cambodia

 

As DFDL continues its regional development and expansion, strengthening further its Tax & Customs team is one of DFDLs main focuses. The board of DFDL is pleased to announce that Rolf Winand will join DFDL as a new Tax Partner, effective as of 1 July 2012...

New Senior Tax Manager at DFDL
DFDL Mekong, March 2012
Cambodia

 

We are pleased to announce that David Mah has been appointed to the role of Senior Tax Adviser for DFDLs Tax and Customs Practice Group in Cambodia, effective as of 3 March 2012. David Mahs background: David is an ACCA-qualified Accountant and a member of the National Accounting Council of Cambodia...

DFDL appoints Jack Sheehan as Regional Director - Tax & Customs Practice Group
DFDL Mekong, February 2012
Vietnam

 

We are pleased to announce that Jack Sheehan has been appointed to the role of Regional Director for DFDLs Tax and Customs Practice Group, effective as of 27 February 2012. Jack replaces Edwin Vanderbruggen, who resigned from the Firm February 25, for the overall management of the practice and delivery of services to our clients in all jurisdictions in which DFDL operates...

DFDL Mekong Boosts its Myanmar Practice with Key Hire Henri-Frdric Hibon
DFDL Mekong, January 2012
Myanmar

 

DFDL Mekongs Yangon office in Myanmar gets a boost with the arrival of former Chief Counsel to Rio Tinto Alcan Inc., Senior Adviser Henri-Frdric Hibon. DFDL Mekong is pleased to announce that Henri-Frdric Hibon has joined DFDLs Regional Energy, Mining and Infrastructure, and M&A Practice Groups...

Former Freshfields Jrme Buzenet, new Deputy Head of DFDL in Vietnam effective January 2012
DFDL Mekong, January 2012
Vietnam

 

As DFDL expands, so does the need for strong and dedicated management. DFDL Mekong welcomes the New Year of the Dragon with a boost to its Vietnam practice with Jrme Buzenet commencing 2 January 2012. Jrme has assumed the role of Deputy Country Managing Director for Vietnam and brings his in-depth Vietnam legal expertise which supports the talented DFDL Vietnam team led by Thierry Gougy...

DFDL Mekong Launches its Indonesian Practice
DFDL Mekong, November 2011
Cambodia

 

We are pleased to announce the launch of our DFDL Indonesian Practice, effective immediately. Considering Indonesias current situation and economic outlook, the legal competitive landscape in the archipelago and the rising interest in Indonesia from our clients, DFDLs Board of Directors has officially approved the launch of the DFDL Indonesian practice at its last BOD meeting on 10th October...

DFDL Mekong boosts Vietnam practice with Freshfields key hire
DFDL Mekong, October 2011
Vietnam

 

As DFDL expands, so does the need for strong and dedicated management. The board of DFDL Mekong has nominated Jrme Buzenet as a new Partner of the firm, effective from January 1st, 2012. Jrme will act as Deputy Country Manager for Vietnam and bring his in-depth Vietnam legal expertise to reinforce the existing talented Vietnam team of DFDL led by Thierry Gougy...

New Key Promotion in DFDL Mekong
DFDL Mekong, August 2011
Lao PDR

 

We are happy to announce that DFDL Mekong has nominated William Greenlee as a new Regional Partner in Lao P.D.R. William joined DFDL in 2009 as a Country Managing Director for Lao P.D.R. and has been highly involved in project finance and securities. He has also been the head of both our Chinese Desk and M&A Practice Group. On behalf on M...

DFDL SINGAPORE CONTINUES EXPANSION WITH KEY HIRE OF SENIOR PROJECT FINANCE ATTORNEY
DFDL Mekong, July 2011
Cambodia

 

DFDL Singapore has bolstered its international project finance practice with the appointment of senior project finance attorney David Z. Vance as Counsel in its Major Projects and Energy practice...

Investment Guides Collection 2011-2012 Edition is Now Available
DFDL Mekong, June 2011
Cambodia

 

We are pleased to announce that DFDL Mekong has recently launched the 2011-2012 edition of our Investment Guides for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Understanding the ins and outs of opening a new business in the Mekong region can often be daunting...

New Key Hire at DFDL Mekong - Jack Sheehan Former EY Tax Adviser to Join DFDL Tax Practice in Ventiane- Lao
DFDL Mekong, May 2011
Lao PDR

 

We are happy to announce that today is the first working day of Jack Sheehan, DFDL new tax senior Manager in Laos! Jack is from Ireland and has worked for over 10 years in taxation. He has practiced taxation in Laos for over 3 years where he was in charge of Ernst & Youngs tax team in Vientiane...

New Partner at DFDL Mekong Thailand
DFDL Mekong, April 2011
Cambodia

 

We are pleased to announce Mr Rashane Leerabandhu has joined DFDL Mekongs Thai office as a Partner. Rashane has been in practice over 25 years gaining an extensive legal experience as in‐house counsel in major Thai corporations as well as in leading international law firms such as Baker&McKenzie, Clifford Chance, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Herbert Smith...

Major Move into DFDL Mekong Regional Tax Practice Group
DFDL Mekong, January 2011
Cambodia

 

Former PricewaterhouseCoopers tax partner Jean Loi has become the latest new regional tax partner to join DFDL Mekong. Jean headed PwCs tax practice in Cambodia, later including Vietnam. Today Jean enjoys the reputation as one of Indochinas leading tax specialists...