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Kaz Patafta – Special Counsel

Kaz is currently Special Counsel at Arion Legal, Board Member of AusCham Lao, Honorary Legal Advisor to the British Embassy in Laos and and is a barrister and solicitor admitted in the Australian Capital Territory. Kaz advises in relation to energy and infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, capital market transactions and corporate law. Kaz has spent many years in Laos and has been an adviser to the Government of Lao PDR and acted for a number of international and domestic clients across various industries.

His most recent experience includes acting for a Chinese State-Owned Enterprise on their joint venture with the Government of Lao PDR, advising the Ministry of Finance Lao PDR on a sovereign financing facility and advising the developer during the construction phase of a 650 MW hydropower project in Lao PDR.

Prior to joining Arion Legal, Kaz worked in-house for a multinational independent power producer in Lao PDR, developing large scale hydropower and renewable projects, and was an associate with Webb Henderson in their Sydney office.

Kaz is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Internal Auditor. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Honours) from Deakin University.

E: kazpatafta@arionlegal.com

M: +856 (0) 20 5456 2255