BLP to open in Myanmar with ex-Bakers Yangon MP

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is set to open an office in Myanmar after hiring Chris Hughes, formerly the managing partner of the Baker & McKenzie office there. Hughes, who will head the Myanmar office for BLP, stepped down from his previous role in late August. An emerging markets transactional specialist, he worked on finance deals, […]

Bakers veteran returns as Myanmar MD

Baker & McKenzie has welcomed back John Hancock, a former partner, chairman of the firm’s Bangkok office, and Asia-Pacific chairman, as the managing director of its Yangon office. Hancock comes on board as Chris Hughes steps down as managing partner for Yangon. With more than 35 years of legal experience, Hancock focuses on cross-border trade […]

ZICOlaw hires new Myanmar MP from Sciaroni

ZICOlaw has hired Samuel P. Britton as its Myanmar managing partner in Yangon from Sciaroni & Associates, where he was a regional legal manager. Britton’s experience includes advising on transactions involving intellectual property, cross-border financing, stock acquisitions, security agreements, securities regulation, joint ventures, as well as negotiation and analysis.  He has also advised on projects […]

Yangon: Bakers lands Grant Thornton’s Myanmar MP

Baker & McKenzie has hired Ola Nicolai Borge as partner from Grant Thornton Myanmar, where he was the managing partner. Borge has 15 years of experience in international tax as a tax and legal advisor, assisting clients on issues in relation to investments in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, he established and managed […]

Yulchon opens in Myanmar

Yulchon has opened its doors in Yangon to capitalise on an increasing amount of investment from Korean companies into Myanmar. Partners Eric Eungyong Yang and Yong Geun Bae, who are based in Seoul and Hanoi respectively, are heading the office alongside two foreign attorneys and an external consultant who are based in Yangon. The office […]

BLP launches Myanmar partnership and Asia network

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has become the latest firm to move into Myanmar through a tie-up with local firm Legal Network Consultants (LNC). The Yangon-based firm is headed by Khin Mar Aye and the relationship is part of BLP’s newly-launched Asia network, which it will use to join up with other local firms across the […]

Baker & McKenzie opens in Myanmar

Baker & McKenzie has become the latest international firm to set foot in Myanmar with the opening of its Yangon office. The Yangon office, initially staffed by five Myanmar-qualified lawyers, will be led by infrastructure and corporate partner Chris Hughes, who has recently relocated to Yangon from the firm’s Sydney office. Bakers first tapped into […]

Myanmar Is Now Home To An Increasing Number Of International Law Firms

Following major investments flowing into Myanmar, international law firms are now scrambling to get into the country for a piece of the action in the rapidly developing economy, as foreign investors and businesses building their presence in Myanmar will certainly require legal counsel. Myanmar represents a new market for lawyers, not just investors. Before 2011, […]

Myanmar as Economic Miracle Hinges on Natural Gas Bounty: Energy

Myanmar’s opening to foreign investment has been compared to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the start of an economic growth story to emulate Vietnam. How those views pan out will be largely decided by natural gas. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), Woodside Petroleum Ltd. (WPL) and Oil India Ltd. (OINL) are among 59 global […]