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Kaz Patafta


Kaz is a Director of MPA Lawyers, Honorary Legal Advisor to the British Embassy in Laos, Former Board Member of AustCham Laos and a barrister and solicitor admitted to the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory. Kaz advises in relation to energy and infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, capital market transactions and corporate law. Kaz has spent many years in Laos and has been an adviser to the Government of Lao PDR and acted for a number of international and domestic clients across various industries.

His most recent experience includes acting for a Chinese State-Owner Enterprise on their joint venture with the Government of Lao PDR, advising the Ministry of Finance Lao PDR on a sovereign financing faciluty and advising the developer during the construction phase of a 650 MW hydropower project in Lao PDR.

Prior to joining MPA Lawyers, Kaz worked in-house for a multinational independent power producer, developing large scale hydropower and renewable energy projects, and was an associate with Webb Henderson in their Sydney office.

Prior to his career in corporate law, Kaz was a professional footballer for Benfica (Portugal), Melbourne Victory and Newcastle Jets in the A-League (Australia). Kaz was represented and signed to the world renowned agent, Jorge Mendes and his agency Gestifute whom currently represent Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho. Kaz also represented the Australian National Team and was apart of the training squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

Kaz is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Internal Auditor. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Deakin University.


  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Employment & Labour
  • Taxation
  • Property & Real Estate
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