About us

About us

VDB Loi is a network of leading law and advisory member firms and affiliated companies that comprises 10 partners and over 100 lawyers and advisers, with offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, and representatives in Japan and Singapore. We provide the highest quality solutions for transactions and taxation.

Our core expertise is in foreign investment, M&A, real estate, taxation and finance. We are well-known for our award-winning deals in TMT, energy and infrastructure, manufacturing, and consumer goods.

The firms that operate using the trade name VDB Loi are separate and distinct legal entities, and all are registered and licensed to provide the respective tax, accounting and legal services, as required by their local jurisdiction.

Recognizing the particular opportunities but also the challenges proper to pioneer markets, VDB Loi has rethought the traditional law firm concept. We take a “nuts and bolts” approach, delivering practical results. Our emphasis is on partner engagement and long-term relationships.

We are widely recognized as a leading or first-tier law firm in our core markets of Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, and ranked as a leader in our specialist competencies in Indonesia and Vietnam.


VDB Loi was formed early in 2012 by its founding partners Edwin Vanderbruggen and Jean Loi (formerly a partner with PwC) and their teams when they split off from another leading regional law firm. They were soon afterwards joined by partners Chris Muessel (a partner with Watson Farley and Williams LLP and Rajah & Tan LLP) and Graham Garven (a partner with KPMG).

After the set up of our two initial entities in Cambodia, VDB Loi Limited (for tax and accounting services) and PYT & Associates (for legal services), new offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Vientiane and Yangon have quickly followed to create a strong presence in the region. VDB Loi formed an association with Larasati & Manullang in Indonesia but is also present through its own office to provide tax services. In 2013, a second Myanmar office was opened in the capital Nay Pyi Taw.

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