Myanmar attracted $1.4bn amount of foreign direct investment


To support our clients, we have a strong Myanmar practice with a team of dedicated lawyers and consultants on-the-ground in Yangon. The team is led by Chris Hughes, our resident partner in Myanmar, and a highly respected Australian and UK qualified emerging markets transactional lawyer.

The Yangon team is closely supported by our Myanmar specialists in Singapore, Hong Kong and London - providing you with a seamless and integrated approach to local and international law services.

What you can benefit from

Having in-depth experience working in Myanmar, we understand the legal nuances and challenges you may face. Helping you achieve your business objectives is what we strive towards to. We offer:

Deep understanding of Myanmar

We understand the legal and political landscape and have a deep understanding of doing business in Myanmar.  This is critical when structuring clients’ investments, mitigating risk and ensuring regulatory compliance.  In addition, members of the team have worked on the drafting of the proposed new Myanmar Companies Act.  The process itself has been praised as one of the most open and comprehensive legislative reform processes in Myanmar to date and we will be undertaking ongoing capacity development work as the law is implemented. 

Myanmar Investment Law (MIL) experts

We are assisting the MIC and IFC in drafting the new Investment Rules, necessary for the implementation of the MIL.  Having such insight into the new Myanmar investment framework will ensure that the best approach is taken in establishing your project in Myanmar. Read more on the Myanmar Investment Law.

Real deal experience

We are not just commentators; we have real deal experience on-the-ground.  We are advising various regional and international MNCs on their investment strategies into Myanmar and their day-to-day operations as well, including relations with regulators, counterparties and employees.

Corporate Secretarial services

Our corporate services group is a dedicated team established to assist investors in Myanmar in operating and growing their business. The team comprises specialists with extensive experience helping investors in entering the market and successfully navigating the corporate and regulatory environment to operate their business. We seek to provide a reliable, responsive and cost effective solution to investors looking at entering or currently operating in Myanmar.

Download our corporate services flyer to find out how we can help you to establish and build a successful business in Myanmar.

Latest examples of work

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      Tower project operations

      We have extensive telecommunications experience and have recently advised a tower company on its limited recourse facility from multilateral banks in respect of its tower project. Our advice included guiding our client on all aspects of its operations in Myanmar, including regulatory approvals such as MIC approval as well as compliance matters.

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      IFC-sponsored mandate

      We are advising the Myanmar government regulators, the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) and the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) on an International Finance Corporation (IFC)-sponsored mandate to prepare the new Myanmar Investment Rules which accompanies the Myanmar Investment Law.  This legislation will apply to substantially all new investments in Myanmar and will be one of the key laws which will be considered by any investor considering whether they want to enter the market.

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      Development and financing of a mixed-use complex in Yangon

      We are advising an international consortium on the development and financing of a mixed-use complex on a 10-acre site in Yangon. The Project consists of the development of two office towers, a business hotel and a serviced apartment building, a branded residential building, a retail podium, car park, public spaces and underlying infrastructure. This is one of the largest and most complex projects in Myanmar and provides much needed critical business infrastructure in Myanmar.

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      Corporate secretarial support for our clients

      Our corporate secretarial team strives to provide prompt, efficient and commercial support to our clients. For example, we have been advising a number of real estate, tower, ISPs and fibre companies on their incorporation, MIC approval, licencing and commercial operations and on potential acquisitions. We are able to work with our colleagues across other offices when transaction advice is also needed.

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Myanmar Investment Law developments

Ongoing updates on Myanmar Investment Law developments by our team of expert.

Office Location

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Berwin Leighton Paisner (Myanmar) Limited 204, 2nd floor, Sakura Tower 339 Bogyoke Aung San Road Kyauktada Township Yangon Myanmar
By telephone: +95 9256 147 067 By Facsimile:+95 (00) 125 5045
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