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Pan-ASEAN law and tax firm DFDL has launched a compliance and investigations practice, headed by Thailand tax director Jonathan Blaine.
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Allen & Overy has advised Laos’ Phonesack Group and Thailand’s Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO) in the $1 billion Nam Theun 1 hydroelectric power project.
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Myanmar has seen its foreign direct investment drop sharply in the past year as investors adopt a wait-and-see approach following the last election. However, law firms remain undeterred about the country’s prospects after democratisation.
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DFDL has hired real-estate specialist Paul Volodarsky as the managing director of its Samui and Phuket offices from Limcharoen Legal in Bangkok, where he was an attorney.
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DFDL has named Kristy Newby, the head of its Regional Mining Division, as the new managing director of its Lao PDR practice.
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Duane Morris has advised Sembcorp Industries on the execution of a power purchase agreement with Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) for the supply of 225 megawatts of power over 22 years in Myanmar
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DFDL has relocated partner Marcus Collins from Thailand to Singapore and named him the head of its Indonesia practice, while appointing Shahwar Nizam as head of its Bangladesh office in Dhaka.
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DLA Piper’s Asia operations have been rocked by yet another big-name departure, with Biswajit Chatterjee, head of the firm’s Singapore corporate finance practice and global co-head of its India practice, leaving to join Squire Patton Boggs.