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Baker and McKenzie law firm open in Yangon

http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/9627-baker-and-mckenzie-law-firm-open-in-yangon.html

Baker and McKenzie has become the latest international law firm to open offices in Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon.

The Chicago-based firm announced the move on February 18. The Yangon office is the firm’s sixteenth office in the Asia Pacific region.

"Clients are increasingly looking to Myanmar and South-east Asia for growth opportunities, particularly as the ASEAN nations work collaboratively towards achieving the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015," said Eduardo Leite, Baker & McKenzie Chairman of the Executive Committee, in a press release issued by the firm on February 18.

"We are delighted to extend our service to clients with an on-the-ground presence in Myanmar and look forward to helping clients grow their businesses in Myanmar's increasingly globally integrated economy."

Australian lawyer Chris Hughes has been appointed managing partner of the firm. Mr Hughes is an infrastructure and corporate lawyer from the firm's Sydney office.

"We have six decades of experience advising companies doing responsible business in emerging markets. With our local knowledge and global experience and resources, we are well placed to serve the expanded base of international and Asian companies that are eager to invest in Myanmar. We are here for the long haul and look forward to working with Myanmar institutions, officials and regulators to lend our support to the country's transition,” Mr Hughes said in the press release.

Baker & McKenzie joins a growing number of international law firms setting up in Yangon on the back of increased foreign investor interest in the quickly opening economy.

New York-based Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose, Duane Morris and intellectual property firm Rouse last year joined regional heavyweights DFDL and VDB Loi by launching in-country firm branches last year.
 

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Myanmar Legal Services Limited (MLSL)

Since 1998, the firm offers a broad range of legal advice and assistance on local and international commercial transactions,and on doing business in Myanmar.
The firm is committed to providing high quality, cost‐effective legal services that achieve client business objectives – in every transaction. MLSL is recognized as a Top Ranked/Leading Firm by international commentators; by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 as a Top Tier Firm, by IFLR1000 (Financial & Corporate) 2017 as a Top Tier Firm, by Asialaw Profiles 2017 as Outstanding, and by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2016 as a Top Ranked/Leading Firm. Chambers adds, “… Regularly advises on the acquisition of significant Myanmar assets and the financing of key energy and real estate projects.” Daw Khin Cho Kyi, the firm’s Managing Director, is ranked as a Leading Individual by legal researchers, and a client comments, “An outstanding Myanmarese lawyer with a commercial understanding of what the client wants.”
 

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Polastri Wint & Partners: Legal Tax Advisors

- 5 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Widely endorsed team of tax and legal experts with a broad offering aimed at both local and international clientele. Key clients include major regional lenders, corporates and prominent hotel chains.

Work highlights Counsel to a high net worth individual investing in the country, advising on tax, licensing and business structure issues.

Advised Asia Resources Development Japan in establishing a local presence and negotiations with local regulators with a view to developing mining projects.

Widely identified by peers for his wealth of experience in this market. He recently represented the lender, Daewoo Securities, in the financing of a major hotel project in Yangon.

Significant clients : Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Boeing, Mitsui, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Temasek Holdings.
 

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Rajah & Tann NK Legal

Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners across various offices
- 16 other qualified lawyers across various offices
- mainly acts out of Singapore and Yangon offices

What the team is known for Highly effective regional platform able to provide domestic and international law capabilities from its Yangon and Singapore offices. Particularly active in advising the consumer products sector on market entry and local franchising issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Very knowledgeable and responsive, and brought a business-minded approach."

"They're fantastic - they have a commitment to building a presence in the region."

Work highlights Assisted Japanese drinks business Asahi Group on establishing a local presence through the client's joint venture with Loi Hein Company.

Advised OCBC on acquiring a foreign bank licence to offer products and services in Myanmar - one of only nine international banks to achieve this.

Notable practitioners

Clients endorse Chester Toh for his attentiveness and business savvy. One interviewee reported that "his knowledge of the regulations is excellent!" He harnesses this expertise to assist major corporates in market entry, listing Coca-Cola, Yum! Brands and OCBC among his recent clientele.

Significant clients PwC, Ball Corporation, Visa, Procter & Gamble.
 

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U Tin Yu & Associates

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- 2 directors and 1 senior consultant
- 9 other qualified practitioners

What the team is known for Highly regarded local offering with the capacity to handle both disputes and transactional matters. Works alongside Stephenson Harwood in advising major local and international clientele on market entry and project development.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Reliable and responsive."

Work highlights Advised Thai group Global Well Drilling on regulatory, licensing and real estate issues for the establishment of a local oil and gas services subsidiary.

Counsel to Gamone Pwint in negotiating the BOT arrangements for the development of real estate in Yangon.

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Ei Ei Aung leads a number of corporate mandates and is a contact for clients.

Significant clients Myanmar ICT Development, Slade Property Services Myanmar, Campana Group, Double A, NTS Myanmar.
 

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- 3 partners
- 30 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Versatile regional platform with a broad-based offering. Well-connected team with experience acting as local counsel on significant privatisation matters, local financings and project development. Widely identified for expertise in tax.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"For something really novel which requires thinking outside the box, VDB | Loi would be our first port of call."

"Responsive and pragmatic."

"First-hand experience working with the government and the banks."

Work highlights Assisted in the divestment of an interest in a major power project.

Advised an upstream group on its bid to acquire offshore oil and gas blocks in Myanmar.

Notable practitioners

Multiple interviewees praise Edwin Vanderbruggen for his pragmatism and "excellent sense of how to deal with the bureaucracy in Myanmar." He brings a wealth of experience advising major international clients on local issues across a number of industry sectors including telecoms, food and drink, and natural resources. Recent highlights include assisting blue-chip manufacturers in market entry.

Jean Loi maintains a wide corporate practice and is particularly acknowledged for her tax work. Of late, she has assisted with non-recourse financing and significant regulatory mandates.

Significant clients Ooredoo, Navigat, Ericsson, Yoma Strategic Holdings, Kolao.
 

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Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd

What the team is known for Widely endorsed practice with an impressive history in Myanmar. The firm features a broad corporate/commercial practice with noteworthy experience advising international groups investing in the country's emerging Special Economic Zones.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Very impressed with their local offering."

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Ranked in Singapore : Corporate/M&A
is identified for long-standing expertise in this jurisdiction, with a peer commenting: "She's pragmatic and understands what's possible in Myanmar."
 

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BNG Legal

Law Firm Overview

BNG Legal is a leading law firm with offices in Phnom Penh and Yangon providing comprehensive legal services to foreign and local clients. Our diverse team of legal professionals combine international standards with local expertise for a business-focused approach to client service.

Differentiate ourselves by coupling a deep understanding of the local business environment with international professionalism and integrity.

We facilitate business, investment and trade between Cambodia, Myanmar and the rest of the world through innovative and cost-effective legal services.

Superior knowledge of local protocol, local procedure, and local people is necessary for any business to succeed in Cambodia, Myanmar and throughout Southeast Asia.

Conducting daily business in Cambodia and Myanmar, BNG Legal is up-to-date with the latest procedures and requirements, helping clients efficiently and successfully complete any project.

608 Merchant Street, Floor 3, Pabedan Township
Yangon
Myanmar

Phone+95 92 6321 9151
 

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MN Associates Intellectual Property Law Firm

No 147, 5th Floor, 48th Street, Bo Ta Htaung Township
Yangon 11161
Myanmar
Phone+95 9 250596046
Fax +95 1 254 3121

Law Firm Overview

MN Associates Intellectual Property Law Firm was founded by a group of prominent Myanmar attorneys lead by Mr. Min Tayza Nyunt Tin, Managing Partner of MN Associates, Myanmar Expert of EU - Asean IPR SME Help Desk and Councillor of Asean Intellectual Property Association.
 

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An oldest and prominent law firm with a pioneering heritage and a focus on its core practice of intellectual property, Investment & Corporate advice, infrastructure & Technology and Regulatory affairs. Over 50 years practicing in Myanmar legal field notably in Intellectual Property sector crafted the firm as leading IP law firm in Myanmar and the first law firm transformed itself from traditional to contemporary interactive ICT based organization.We representing top Intellectual Property owner, Corporations, SMEs, and Individual for their IPRs confidence. The firm has an unrivalled reputation for its work in emerging markets, Myanmar, being the first international firm in Myanmar with office in Thailand and with a hastily growing network across worldwide.
 

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Established and formed with experienced lawyers, working closely with local and international clients, offering services specializing in Trademarks and Intellectual Property, Joint-Venture and Foreign Direct Investment, Company Set Ups, Corporate and Commercial law, advisory, consulting and legal services in a wide comprehensive range and Real Estates matters.

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655(A), Aung Chan Thar Road, Sa/Kha Ward, Thingungyun Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel : + 959 73220023; +959 421064971;
+ 959 43151814
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Tel : + 959 73220023 ; + 959 449001636
 

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What the team is known for Widely endorsed team of tax and legal experts with a broad offering aimed at both local and international clientele. Key clients include major regional lenders, corporates and prominent hotel chains.

Work highlights Counsel to a high net worth individual investing in the country, advising on tax, licensing and business structure issues.

Advised Asia Resources Development Japan in establishing a local presence and negotiations with local regulators with a view to developing mining projects.

Widely identified by peers for his wealth of experience in this market. He recently represented the lender, Daewoo Securities, in the financing of a major hotel project in Yangon.

Significant clients : Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Boeing, Mitsui, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Temasek Holdings.
 
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