VDB Loi is a network of leading law, tax and advisory firms, recognized as “a powerhouse” in the region. We are represented in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. We deliver the ultimate ground connectivity, the local knowledge and relationships that give your project the edge.

Our advice is relied upon by international and development financial institutions for some of the region’s largest ever financing transactions. Several governments rely on us for their privatizations and public sector reform. Multinationals often choose us for multibillion dollar investment projects in a wide range of sectors.

We realize that talk is cheap. The result is everything. That is often why clients choose us for challenging projects and navigating the local bureaucracy. We never give up. We deliver, everything else is chit-chat.

VDB Loi is represented in Bangladesh by VDB Loi Bangladesh Private Limited, which focuses exclusively on non-regulated services. For Bangladesh law or tax advice we are represented by licensed Bangladesh advocates or tax professionals in association with VDB Loi.



  • US$600 million acquisition of two microfinance institutions in Cambodia for a large Taiwanese bank
  • Merger of two financial institutions in Cambodia, one of only a few that have been accomplished in the banking and finance sector to date
  • Phase 1 of a national solar park project for a leading regional renewable energy company
  • 80MW wind power project – one of the first of its kind in Cambodia


  • Acquisition of a US$300 million nickel smelter project in Indonesia
  • US$40 million Sharia-compliant Sukuk listed in Luxembourg in Indonesia
  • US$37 million financing by a state-owned foreign bank of a mixed-use property project in Indonesia
  • Deployment and licensing of a closed circuit FOC network in Indonesia


  • US$4 billion, 3,000MW Saravak and Phamong hydropower projects for a regional renewable energy company
  • US$1.2 billion financing of a transmission line by a Chinese development bank
  • 500MW solar energy project for a Chinese IPP
  • EGCO acquisition of a 20% stake in the Theun Hiboun hydropower project


  • US$8 billion deep sea port and special economic zone for a large Chinese conglomerate
  • US$5 billion, 4,000MW hydropower cascade for a major Asian power company
  • US$3 billion Kanbauk LNG – 1,200MW CGGT project for two global European-based energy companies
  • US$2.8 billion My Laung Chaim 1,400MW LNG-CGGT project
  • US$2 billion greenfield nationwide mobile network project for a multinational telco


  • US$1 billion bilateral loan facility to a major steel corporation borrower, assisting the lender with the Vietnam legal perspective
  • US$800 million acquisition of 14 tower companies for a major Asian telco
  • US$500 million financing of a large iron and steel-making plant at a deep-water port in Vietnam, assisting the lender, a large Asian commercial bank


Corporate M&A

  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Foreign investment
  • Joint ventures
  • Private equity
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Capital markets

Banking and Finance

  • Project finance
  • Corporate finance
  • Bonds
  • Microfinance
  • Asset financing
  • Financial services licensing and regulatory

Energy and Infrastructure

  • Gas and LNG
  • Solar and wind
  • Hydropower
  • Upstream oil and gas
  • Midstream oil and gas

Telecom, Media and Technology

  • Transactions
  • Market entry and licensing
  • Data centers
  • Satellites
  • Financing
  • Media
  • E-money
  • Regulatory


  • Compliance
  • Advisory
  • Transactions
  • Tax audit and litigation
  • Public sector


  • Commercial disputes
  • Insolvency
  • Labor
  • Arbitration
  • Regulatory proceedings