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Tilleke appoints former Kelvin Chia partner as head of Cambodia

Tilleke & Gibbins has hired Jay Cohen as the director of its Cambodia practice from Singapore’s Kelvin Chia Partnership (KCP). Cohen takes over from John E. King, who retired at the end of last year after 15 years as a Tilleke partner. Cohen, who has spent a decade working in Cambodia, Myanmar, and Singapore, specialises […]

Moe Myint: Myanmar’s go-to tycoon for Oil & Gas bidding

When Moe Myint strides into his office, he triumphantly brandishes a piece of paper from the Myanmar energy ministry that declares he has won business in four more oilfields. The freshly printed list, composed otherwise of 10 international companies, reveals a second striking truth: when it comes to local oil and gas expertise, Moe Myint […]

Yangon More Expensive Than Manhattan Sparking Boom: Real Estate

Sean Danley has spent the past six months scouting office space in Yangon after being sent to establish the Myanmar branch of his U.S.-based employer. He looked in the city’s three sole 1990s-era towers, where annual rents have climbed to more than $100 a square foot, compared with less than $75 in downtown Manhattan, according […]