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.

About Us

Full service corporate and commercial firm supporting a diverse client base in Australia, Lao PDR and beyond

With established bases in Vientiane, Adelaide and Singapore and an experienced team of local and foreign lawyers, we have global reach supported by local presence. From helping foreign investors find their feet to advising on complex international transactions, we support our clients every step of the way.

We are a full-service law firm working across foreign investment, banking and finance, energy and mining, corporate and commercial, taxation, infrastructure and construction, project financing, employment and real estate and property.

Our diverse client base includes global and local financial institutions, multi-national corporations, government authorities, private investors, non-governmental organisations, small business and private client individuals.

Our team prides itself on delivering accessible and innovative solutions adapted to our client’s needs. We take a collaborative approach to our work and work alongside our clients to achieve their objective, big or small. We understand that our clients rely on our expertise and guidance and strive to deliver a globally-minded, yet client focused experience.

Why choose us?

International firm with in-depth experience, operating since 2008

Why MPAL as your law firm?

  • Proven track record of handling complex matters
  • International reach with a local presence
  • Award winning law firm in the Asian Pacific region
  • Commercially orientated in a diverse range of practice areas
  • Fixed fee billing arrangements for cost certainty
  • Flexible and efficient services to meet your needs

Highly Recommended

2022 Asialaw Profiles

MPAL

Ranked Firm

2022 Chambers Asia-Pacific

Leading Firm

2022 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Highly Regarded

2022 IFLR1000

Laos and Australia-based team with particular strength regarding international investment in the Lao mining sector. Especially well equipped to advise international clients on shareholder and joint venture agreements, as well as hydropower project financing, real estate, employment and tax matters. Also has experience handling matters in the technology sector."

CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC, 2022

Areas of Service

  • ASIA PRACTICE
  • BANKING & FINANCE
  • CHINESE ADVISORY
  • CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL
  • DEBT RECOVERY & CREDIT MANAGEMENT
  • ENERGY, MINING & INFRASTRUCTURE
  • ENVIRONMENT, PLANNING & RESOURCES
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • LEASING
  • MERGES & ACQUISITIONS
  • PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT & REAL ESTATE
  • TAXATION
  • WORKPLACE RELATIONS & EMPLOYMENT

  • BANKING & FINANCE
  • DEBT RECOVERY & CREDIT MANAGEMENT
  • EMPLOYMENT & WORKPLACE LAW
  • TAXATION
  • WILLS, ESTATES & SUCCESSION PLANNING

"Good cooperation and advice provided by Kaz and his team of Lao lawyers. Kaz retains the overall responsibility and is well supported by the local lawyers. Timely, knowledgeable, we are very happy with Kaz and his team."

IFLR1000 [banking & finance]

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