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Stephenson Harwood opens in Myanmar

Stephenson Harwood has opened a new office in Yangon, expanding the firm’s reach in Southeast Asia. The firm’s Myanmar practice has been advising international and domestic clients for more than 20 years, including some of the largest strategic market entries, commercial joint ventures and M&A. “Stephenson Harwood is committed to Southeast Asia, and to growing […]

The Land Rush in Myanmar

After decades of military rule, Myanmar at last has a democratically elected government. Longtime opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party took charge in March, with her ally Htin Kyaw becoming president and the Nobel laureate herself serving as foreign affairs minister. In response, the U.S. last month announced a partial rollback of economic sanctions […]

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 […]