About us

McDonald Patafta & Associates Lawyers (formerly Arion Legal) is an Australian led, 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. 

With unparalleled local knowledge and government and industry connections across the globe, we are there to support our clients, always.

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 objectives, 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.

Whether playing a lead or supporting role, we always look at the bigger picture.


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

2020 Asialaw Profiles

Leading Firm

2020 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Why instruct us?

1 Proven

We have a proven track record of handling complex transactional matters


We have in depth experience and have been operating since 2008

3 Location

We have international reach with a local presence

4 Trusted

We are committed to long term relationships with our clients

5 Advisers

Our team are experienced and leaders in a wide range of fields  


Our firm is well established in our markets globally

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