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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.