Member Profile

Kristy Newby
Honorary Advisor
Firm/Company Name
DFDL Legal & Tax Lao PDR
Managing Director
Biographical Info
Kristy Newby is the Managing Director of DFDL Lao PDR and is the Head of the Regional Mining Division for the firm. Kristy has more than 12 years' experience practicing as a solicitor in Australia, the Lao PDR and Vietnam. In the Lao PDR, Kristy has focused on project financing advising both sponsors and lenders on a number of high profile power projects including Nam Ngiep 1, Xe Pian Xe Namnoy (2014 Asian-MENA Counsel Deal of the Year and 2014 The Asian Lawyer's Emerging Markets Awards Project Finance Deal of the Year), Xayaburi HPP (2012 Asian-MENA Counsel Deal of the Year) and Hongsa Lignite Power Project (2011 ALB Project Finance Deal of the Year). Kristy also has substantial experience advising potential investors, existing operators and regulatory authorities in the mining sectors in the Mekong region. Kristy advised private and public companies, financial institutions and investors on corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and foreign investment.