Cess Principe

Senior Associate
ZICO Law Laos
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Cess Principe is a Senior Associate in Laos. With experience working across Southeast Asia, her practice areas include corporate and commercial, energy and infrastructure, investment and project coordination, investment regulatory compliance, due diligence, contracts, labour, and business and human rights.


Cess was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2006 and practiced in the Philippines until 2011. She has since worked in Southeast Asia in various capacities, serving as in-house lawyer for the largest operating hydropower company in Laos, lead trial monitor for the Khmer (native) Rouge Tribunal monitoring project of an international NGO in Cambodia, and research and project coordinator for a regional academic research institution based in Indonesia. She joined ZICO Law as a Senior Associate in August 2018.


  • Admitted as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of the Republic of the Philippines
  • Lifetime member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines


On 1 December 2022, KPMG and ZICO Law entered into an agreement under which a number of law firms and teams from the ZICO Law network have joined the KPMG network of firms.

The deal will see more than 275 lawyers join over 2,900 legal professionals in the KPMG global organization, creating a significant legal footprint across Asia. It will offer legal services and solutions, a globally connected legal services platform, and specialists who work with leading technology providers to modernize legal functions across organizations. The strategic combination increases the total number of legal professionals in the KPMG network to over 3,750 across 84 jurisdictions. You may read the press release here.

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