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 […]

Myanmar the new source for tin for China market

An export curb by tin smelters in Indonesia, the world’s biggest supplier, will fail to sustain a price rally as mined output continues rising, according to Australia’s largest miner of the metal. Unregulated mining from small, independent producers in Indonesia and Myanmar will keep pressuring refined metal prices in 2015, Peter Cook, chief executive officer […]

High-Rise Limits in Old Rangoon: a Step in the Right Direction

Rangoon is at a major turning point in its urban planning history. The city’s first comprehensive plan to limit the height of new buildings has been drafted. In the coming weeks, members of the public will be able to officially comment on it during a public hearing by the Yangon City Development Committee’s zoning committee. […]

Myanmar Firms Feel Pinch From Abroad

YANGON, Myanmar—The world’s biggest consumer companies are flocking to Myanmar, filling the once-pariah nation and its backward economy with goods previously unavailable to its 60 million people. But not everyone is happy. Some of the country’s biggest conglomerates—plugging away at the cash-strapped market for decades and fighting hard to grow despite crippling Western sanctions—are now […]