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Phnom Penh city skyline and Tonle Sap River Cambodia
Phnom Penh city skyline and Tonle Sap River Cambodia

Indochina

We have a strong track record of supporting domestic and international clients on their investments in Laos and Cambodia.

With a deep understanding of these markets and how to navigate their respective regulatory regimes, we are a firm of choice when it comes to acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and the development and financing of major projects in these jurisdictions.

For example, we have been advised on almost every hydropower project that has been developed in Laos and we have developed a leading reputation from banks and sponsors for our ability to deliver outstanding advice and documentation on both the financing and project sides.

We have also advised on transactions in Cambodia across the energy, corporate, telecommunications, technology and infrastructure sectors to name a few.

Recent examples of our work

Cambodia

Cambodia

Asian Development Bank, Thai-Exim Bank, Foreign Trade Bank of Cambodia and Arco Capital Corporation, on the provision of a USD 23.5 million loan to Cambodia Power Transmission Lines Co. Ltd. for the construction of 221 kilometres of 115 kilo-volt double circuit transmission lines

Laos

Laos

ADB, IFC and international commercial and Thai banks in relation to the financing of the Nam Ngum 3 Hydropower Project

All the lenders, including ADB, on the USD1.25bn project financing of the Nam Theun 2 hydropower project

The lenders on the refinancing and extension of the Theun-Hinboun hydropower project

Vietnam

Vietnam

The sponsors on Vietnam's first BOT project to reach financial close. The combined-cycle power plant project involved multi-sourced financing which included multilaterals, commercial lenders and political risk insurance. It was the first project financing approved by the State Bank of Vietnam.

JBIC in relation to a loan to be made for the Vung Ang 1 Thermal Power Project

A consortium comprising Japanese and Korean companies on all aspects of their bid for the Nghi Son II Power Project

News & insights

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Publications: 30 JULY 2021

UK SPACs - FCA relaxes rules including presumption of suspension on announcement of business combination

With effect from 10 August 2021, the UK Financial Conduct Authority is implementing its Listing Rule changes and guidance for UK Special Purpose Acquisition Companies.

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News: 30 JULY 2021

A&O named top overall advisor to issuers and managers across global debt and equity capital markets

Allen & Overy has been recognised as the top overall advisor to issuers and managers across global debt and equity capital markets in the first half of 2021 based on league tables from Refinitiv,…

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News: 30 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Wren House on its acquisition of a majority stake in Almaviva Santé

Allen & Overy advised the global investment fund specialized in infrastructure financing Wren House in the context of its entry into exclusive negotiations with Antin Infrastructure Partners for the…

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News: 30 JULY 2021

Acquisition of Fenergo – A&O advising the consortium vehicle owned by Bridgepoint and Astorg

London – Allen & Overy is advising funds advised by Bridgepoint and a consortium vehicle owned 50:50 between funds advised by Bridgepoint and French private equity firm Astorg Asset Management…

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Global Experts and Markets

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Our Global Experts and Markets bring together lawyers from across Allen & Overy with significant experience of working on deals in key regions and markets – they support our clients with their business needs across any region by mobilising international teams as well as selecting and maintaining our ties with our chosen relationship law firms. As our network of relationship law firms has grown, we have committed to build an enduring bond that will bring value to them, us and ultimately to our clients. 

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