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 […]

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 […]

Myanmar opens door for Aust mining

A burst of $US3.6 billion ($A4.85 billion) invested in Myanmar’s oil and gas sector in the past year is a green light for Australian companies involvement, Australian business representatives say. In 2014, the Myanmar government awarded 40 onshore and offshore oil and gas licences and Australia’s Woodside Petroleum is exploring two offshore areas in the […]