Aristotle David

Aristotle David
Managing Partner | ZICO Law Laos
Law

Aris is admitted as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of the Philippines and has been practicing law for more than 18 years with over 13 years’ experience in Laos. He has extensive international and regional experience. He holds a Master of Laws from the Universitiet van Amsterdam and post graduate diploma from the Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University.

Before joining ZICO Law, he has worked on several major investments in Laos and combines his local knowledge and experience with international expertise. He has professional experience in the following practice areas: corporate and commercial, investment structuring, investment regulatory compliance, investment and project coordination, due diligence, company establishment, contracts, real estate, labour, intellectual property registration, international non-governmental organizations, administrative and other government proceedings in the Laos and Philippines.

  • Masters of Law, International and European Law, Universitiet van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • World Intellectual Property Office Academy, Certificate on Principles of Intellectual Property Right
  • Certificate on International Courts and Tribunals, UNITAR/Raoul Wallenberg Institute
  • Postgraduate Diploma, International Human Rights Law, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Bachelor of Laws, Law, San Sebastian College, Manila City, Philippines
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
2016

Investing in Lao PDR

Authored by ZICO Law Laos Managing Partner, Aristotle David, the guide provides a comprehensive look at the laws and regulations governing investment and offers readers a bird’s eye view of Laos Investment.

Band 1 | General Business Law | Laos
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015-2019

“I find him very proactive in bringing out possible issues when discussing any form of business in Laos. He is also approachable, and that is a key strength when working with him.” – Client feedback

“I appreciate the enthusiasm, professionalism and accuracy you get when dealing with him,” – Client feedback”For foreign clients, I highly recommend him for legal service provision in the Lao PDR.” – Client feedback

“Straightforward, responsive, and well informed.” – Client feedback

Tier 1 | General Business Law | Laos
Legal 500, 2019

Market Leading Lawyers | Labor, IP, Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance | Laos
Asia Law Profiles, 2017-2019

“Excellent services, high expertise and interaction.”

Rising Star | Mergers & Acquisitions | Laos
IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure, 2019

 

  • English
  • Filipino
Qualifications
  • Masters of Law, International and European Law, Universitiet van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • World Intellectual Property Office Academy, Certificate on Principles of Intellectual Property Right
  • Certificate on International Courts and Tribunals, UNITAR/Raoul Wallenberg Institute
  • Postgraduate Diploma, International Human Rights Law, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Bachelor of Laws, Law, San Sebastian College, Manila City, Philippines
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
Publications
2016

Investing in Lao PDR

Authored by ZICO Law Laos Managing Partner, Aristotle David, the guide provides a comprehensive look at the laws and regulations governing investment and offers readers a bird’s eye view of Laos Investment.
Awards

Band 1 | General Business Law | Laos
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015-2019

“I find him very proactive in bringing out possible issues when discussing any form of business in Laos. He is also approachable, and that is a key strength when working with him.” – Client feedback

“I appreciate the enthusiasm, professionalism and accuracy you get when dealing with him,” – Client feedback”For foreign clients, I highly recommend him for legal service provision in the Lao PDR.” – Client feedback

“Straightforward, responsive, and well informed.” – Client feedback

Tier 1 | General Business Law | Laos
Legal 500, 2019

Market Leading Lawyers | Labor, IP, Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance | Laos
Asia Law Profiles, 2017-2019

“Excellent services, high expertise and interaction.”

Rising Star | Mergers & Acquisitions | Laos
IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure, 2019

 

Languages
  • English
  • Filipino