Kristy is Managing Director of DFDL Lao PDR and is the Head of the Regional Mining Division for the firm. She has more than 12 years experience practicing as a solicitor in Australia, the Lao PDR and Vietnam. In the Lao PDR, Kristy has focused on project finance, advising both sponsors and lenders on a number of high profile domestic and cross-border power projects. Additionally, Kristy has substantial experience advising potential investors, existing operators and regulatory authorities in the mining sectors in the Mekong region. In Vietnam, Kristy advised private and public companies, financial institutions and investors on corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and foreign direct investment.