Bakers appoints new MP in Yangon

Baker & McKenzie has relocated partner Jo Daniels from Brisbane to Myanmar and named her managing partner of its Yangon office. Daniels succeeds Chris Hughes, who left the firm in August 2015 to launch Berwin Leighton Paisner’s office in Yangon. At that time, Baker & McKenzie brought back John Hancock, its former Asia-Pacific chairman, as […]

Eyes on Wind Energy in Myanmar: High Potential with a great challenge

As Myanmar has adapted many of the 21st century’s technological advancements, is it also likely to adapt to renewable energies at the same pace? DNV GL and other renewable candidates are attempting their best to sway investors and officials. Consultants from Norway, Germany, the British Embassy and national energy development committee members joined a seminar […]

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 […]

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 […]