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Phnom Penh city skyline and Tonle Sap River Cambodia
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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: 20 JANUARY 2020

Brexit Podcast: The Brexit transition period - Business as usual for mainstream debt capital issuance for now

Unlike our previous Brexit podcast which focused on points relevant to a no-deal exit, this podcast covers the impact of the UK leaving the EU on 31 January with a deal and a transition period.

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Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Pensions: what's new this week - 20 January 2020

Welcome to your weekly update from the Allen & Overy Pensions team, bringing you up to speed on the latest legal and regulatory developments in the world of occupational pensions.

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Singapore Legal Update - January 2020

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

MAS consultations on the regulation of digital payment tokens

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued three new consultations each dealing with different aspects of the regulation of digital payment tokens (DPTs) under the Payment Services Act (PSA). It has also recently clarified that where a DPT may be characterized as either a debenture or as e-money, its policy approach will be to regulate it as e-money. Note that the PSA will come into force on 28 January 2020.

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Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

In a recent case, the High Court had to consider whether to apply a moratorium to the enforcement of a share charge taken over the shares in a Singapore company where that company was subject to insolvency proceedings in the United States. It held that it had no basis to do so under section 259 of the Companies Act which renders void a transfer of shares in company made after the commencement of a winding up by the Singapore Court as that section did not apply to a foreign proceedings.

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In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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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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Madhu Mirpuri
Madhu Mirpuri

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