ZICOLaw Appoints New Managing Partner in Lao PDR.

Legal News & Analysis – Asia Pacific - Lao

16 September, 2015


Aristotle David is the new Managing Partner of Vientiane Law Co Ltd (a member of ZICO|law) in Lao PDR, effective 16 September 2015.  Aristotle has practiced law for more than 16 years, including over 10 years in Lao PDR and is  a true ASEAN insider,  with a wealth of international legal experience and insights into businesses in the country.
He holds a Master of Laws from the Universitiet van Amsterdam and a post graduate diploma from the Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University. Aristotle has worked on several major investments in Lao PDR and the Philippines. Prior to joining ZICO|law, Aristotle has advised in a wide range of cross-border corporate and commercial transactions, investment structuring, regulatory compliance and project coordination and has also advised  on intellectual property, employment as well as real estate laws. 
Vientiane Law Co Ltd advises clients on a wide range of laws, including foreign investments, securities, contract, labour, intellectual property, tax, banking, land, telecommunications, environment, consumer protection and dispute resolution. Aristotle will be supported by a team of local Lao senior lawyers. As a member of ZICO|law network, Vientiane Law Co Ltd establishes itself as a leading local firm in Lao PDR, supported by a network of firms providing legal and related professional services in the ASEAN region.
“Foreign interest in Lao PDR continues to grow and we are looking to aggressively expand to further enhance ZICO|law’s capabilities to our clients in Laos and other clients who are expanding into Laos,” said Chew Seng Kok, Chairman of ZICO|law network. “Aristotle is a proven leader who has experience both in international and local matters and he will be a major boost to the ZICO|law network as we grow our practices in Lao PDR.”     
Aristotle will be based in Vientiane Law Co Ltd office.