Month: March 2015

More than 50 mining operators found in violation of agreements in Lao

The Vientiane Times reported on 12 March 2015 that several mining operators had breached agreements made with the Lao government.

Such breaches include failure to comply with environmental guidelines or pay obligation fees to the government and local communities.

The full report can be viewed at


Kate Baillie meets Bronwyn Bishop in Vientiane

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Arion Legal’s Country Manager Kate Baillie with The Hon Bronwyn Bishop MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives (Australia) and Member for Mackellar.


Country Manager Kate Baillie meets with Julie Bishop in Vientiane

Arion Legal’s Country Manager Kate Baillie was among a select group invited to participate in a luncheon with The Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Australia on 5 July in Vientiane.

This presented a great opportunity to discuss the performance and challenges concerning Australian companies currently operating in Laos.
Kate and Julie

Photo: Kate Baillie, Bob Gordon, Australian Ambassador to Laos, Mr John Williams, Hon Julie Bishop MP, Tammy Medard, Richard Taylor, Amanda Roberts, Rick Watsford, Alan McKeown.


Arion Legal appointed British Embassy’s Honorary Legal Advisor

Arion Legal (formerly McDonald Steed McGrath) was appointed the Honorary Legal Advisor to the British Embassy in Vientiane on 20 August 2014.
We look forward to continuing our work in this role and building relations in the future.


Arion Legal Involved in $916 million Laos Hydropower Project

Asian Legal Business featured Arion Legal’s involvement in Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company’s $916 million hydropower project on Laos’ Nam Ngiep river.

The project was financed by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and the Asian Development Bank, which Arion Legal (then McDonald Steed McGrath) acted as Laos counsel. It is expected to take five years to complete.

The full article can be accessed at



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