BLP announces Myanmar member of Asia Network

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced that a local law firm in Myanmar has become a member of BLP’s Asia Network.

Yangon-based firm, Legal Network Consultants (LNC), is headed by Khin Mar Aye who has more than two decades of legal and commercial experience and provides a full-service offering to clients, complemented by an existing affiliation with shipping and IP firm, The Law Chambers.

LNC will become the Myanmar member of BLP’s Asia Network of law firms, which will consist of selected local legal practices operating independently across Asia. The network was created to help BLP build upon its successful pipeline of work in Myanmar and other countries in the region, and to strengthen existing client relationships.

BLP now has three offices in Asia – Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing – and this development reiterates the importance of the firm’s Asian practice and the region as a whole as an area of focus and growth.

Alistair Duffield, Head of BLP Singapore and South East Asia, said: “We have set out to be a leader in Myanmar and are very excited and positive about this new development and our relationship with LNC. For us, Myanmar presents a whole horizon of huge opportunities particularly in the power, oil and gas, mining, infrastructure and real estate sectors which play to our strengths.”

Earlier this week the firm announced the hire of Asset Finance partner Nigel Ward, who will be joining its Hong Kong office. Nigel has worked extensively in emerging markets and will complement the projects BLP is working on in countries such as Myanmar and Indonesia, as well as strengthen BLP’s finance offering in China itself.

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