Saphanthong Road, House No. 245, Vientiane 01030 Lao PDR
+856 (0) 21 313 718

McDonald Patafta & Associates Lawyers

Leading international law firm providing legal and tax advice for clients operating in, or looking to invest in, Australia and Lao PDR since 2008

Outstanding General Business Law & Highly Recommended in Banking and Financial Services & Infrastructure

2020 Asialaw Profiles

Leading Firm

2020 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

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Our Services

We provide a large range of banking & financial services from regulatory and compliance advisory to complex structured finance and project finance.

We help a diverse client base facilitate corporate and commercial solutions. We support clients in all stages of development and operations, from enterprise registration to assisting with complex, international deals.

We provide legal advisory services to our clients and work with them in the preparation and review of employment contracts, related documentation and regulatory matters in relation to labour law issues.

We bring a wealth of experience and strong local and international connections to offer solution focused support to clients. Our team has acted on various hydropower and infrastructure projects and we will work with you to achieve your objectives.  

We assist foreign investors in securitising all levels of investment including property, project and corporate investments. We support investors in facilitating solutions to safeguard investments and assets in a risk-mitigating and cost-efficient manner. 

We offer support at all levels and stages of infrastructure and construction projects. We can assist with due diligence, licencing and preparation of documentation to meet your requirements.

We advise on deals including joint ventures, acquisitions, mergers and divestitures. We advise buyers, sellers, investors, financial institutions, funds and private equity investors and target companies on structuring, advising on regulatory issues, due diligence, negotiating, drafting and completing M&A deals.

We assist clients with entry into the Lao PDR and handle all classes of visa applications, processing, related documentation and regulatory matters in relation to migration law issues.

We provide strategic advice on native title and cultural heritage law requirements including advising on the nature, establishment, maintenance, existence and extinguishment of native title and how relevant legislation operates across Federal and South Australian jurisdictions.

We assist individuals, entities and foreign investors with all aspects of buying and selling property in both residential and commercial environments, including related documentation, nominee structures and due diligence.

We provide a full range of professional services across all areas of taxation from assistance with monthly tax returns and declarations through to the provision of complex tax analysis and advice.

Our Team

Mike McDonald

Mike McDonald

Managing Director
Kaz Patafta

Kaz Patafta

Bou Liemphrachanh

Bou Liemphrachanh

Deputy Director
Khamkong Liemphrachanh

Khamkong Liemphrachanh

Senior Counsel
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