Next Generation Partners

Rising Stars

Projects in Myanmar

DFDL Legal & Tax

DFDL Legal & Tax assists clients on energy and infrastructure projects in Myanmar, negotiating, structuring and managing large-scale power and oil and gas transactions. Elsewhere, the team boasts expertise in the aviation sector, advising on leasing mandates, financings and sales of aircraft. Team leader Nishant Choudhary advises on a broad range of projects concerning energy, infrastructure, telecoms, real estate and aviation, while Thida Aye is noted for her expertise in the aviation, energy and real estate sectors. Mar Mau Aung and Rohan Bishayee are also key contacts in the group.

Practice head(s):

Nishant Choudhary

Other key lawyers:

William Greenlee; Thida Aye; Mar Mau Aung; Rohan Bishayee

Key clients

China Harbour Engineering Company

JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration

Total Energies

Work highlights

  • Acting for JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration on the finalisation of their withdrawal/transfer of participating interest in the Yetagun Project, a major offshore gas field in the Andaman Sea.

Duane Morris & Selvam (Myanmar) Limited

Duane Morris & Selvam (Myanmar) Limited is noted for its ‘deep expertise‘ in major projects in the energy and real estate sectors, advising multinational corporations, regulators and government-owned entities, with additional experience advising on development, infrastructure and PPP projects. The firm’s global network of offices across enables the team to act on cross-border issues relating to US, Singapore, Chinese and English law. Priyank Srivastava, who focuses on oil and gas and LNG matters, jointly leads the group alongside Leon Yee, who acts for high-profile clients, including private equity funds, investment banks and listed companies.

Practice head(s):

Leon Yee; Priyank Srivastava


The team is fabulous and has deep expertise across a wide range of industries.’

‘Priyank Srivastava is able to balance commercial and legal considerations in all his advice and engagement with us.’

Key clients

Khaing Lon Gems (YIG Group)

Goldman Investment Int Holdings

Iceberg Holding

KDB Bank

State Bank of India

Beijing Deheng, Sichuan Petroleum and Natural Gas Construction Engineering Co.

Crown Agent Bank

Shwe Min Gan Finance Company

Indraprashta Gas Limited



SK Energy

The Nature Conservancy

GreatWall Food Stuff Industry Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising a PRC company on its approx. USD 100 million housing/commercial development project and joint-venture matters with a Myanmar conglomerate.
  • Advising a Singapore oil and gas retail holding company with its expansion plans in Southeast Asia.
  • Advised an Indian state-owned bank with review and finalization of a corporate guarantee from a Singapore company.

Myanmar Legal MHM Limited

Myanmar Legal MHM Limited handles a broad range of domestic and cross-border matters concerning infrastructure and energy, as well as project financings, and is well-placed to leverage its expertise in Myanmar, English, Japanese and Thai law. Takeshi Mukawa, who focuses on infrastructure, energy and financing for projects, investments and M&A, jointly leads the team alongside Kana Manabe, who handles joint venture projects in the health, infrastructure, real estate, logistics and manufacturing sectors.

Practice head(s):

Takeshi Mukawa; Kana Manabe

Other key lawyers:

Khin Cho Kyi; Win Naing; Atsushi Inoue

Key clients

Kirin Holdings Company, Limited

Myanmar Agro Exchange Public Company Limited


AEON Mall Co., Ltd.

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited

Wacoal Holdings Corp.

Nippon Life Insurance Company

Tokio Marine Asia Pte Ltd

Toyota Myanmar Co., Ltd.

Mitsubishi Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advising CB Bank PCL on the preparation of standard form documentation for its day-to-day lending transactions, and providing training on the use of the documents by its employees, a project that will develop the basis for the client’s lending business.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) Co., Ltd

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) Co., Ltd assists on project-related matters across the infrastructure, energy and real estate sectors, and is well-placed to leverage its connection with Allen & Gledhill LLP's network to advise on domestic and cross-border mandates. Key clients include local conglomerates, organisations and multinationals. Managing partner Minn Naing Oo acts for international clients and government agencies on infrastructure projects, while Lee Jun Yee regularly assists clients in cross-border project finance matters relating to telecoms, powers and ports.

Practice head(s):

Minn Naing Oo

Other key lawyers:

Lee Jun Yee


‘A multi-faceted, multi-skilled, diverse team with a broad range of expertise and the only full-service firm one would need for the Myanmar market. It is a trusted adviser.’

‘Minn Naing Oo is an extremely seasoned multi-jurisdiction-qualified lawyer, who is an absolute asset where Myanmar legal expertise is concerned.’

Work highlights

  • Advising The New Yangon Development Co., Ltd. as transaction counsel, on the US$1.5 billion phase 1 development of the New Yangon City in the western Yangon region of Myanmar.
  • Advising CECA Gold Company Limited on the development of a liquefied petroleum gas receiving, tanking, storage and bottling facility in Kyauk Tan Township Thilawa, Myanmar.

Rajah & Tann Myanmar Company Limited

Counting domestic infrastructure companies among its key roster of clients, Rajah & Tann Myanmar Company Limited handles a broad range of energy, infrastructure, construction and real estate matters. In the firm's Singapore office, Chester Toh, who handles licensing and regulatory matters, jointly leads the practice alongside Yangon-based Min Thein, who acts for foreign investors on entry into the Myanmar market. Myo Thant Swe, who was promoted to partner in January 2023, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Chester Toh; Min Thein

Tilleke & Gibbins

Domestic and international clients turn to Tilleke & Gibbins for advice on energy, infrastructure and TMT projects, involving matters pertaining to foreign direct investments, private equity issues and joint ventures. Yuwadee Thean-Ngarm, who advises on chemicals, energy, logistics and manufacturing mandates, jointly leads the practice alongside Derrick Khoo, who is well-versed in foreign direct investments, real estate transactions and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Yuwadee Thean-Ngarm; Derrick Khoo

Key clients

Brighter PTT Oil and Retail Business Company Limited

KBZ Bank

KBZ Group

Meta / Facebook

Myanmar Information Highway

Work highlights

  • Assisting Brighter PTT Oil and Retail Business Company Limited in a joint venture for the expansion of oil and gas retail businesses and a major regional café chain in Myanmar.


Counting financial institutions, developments banks, government and multinational enterprises among its key roster of clients, VDB Loi assists on projects in the energy, infrastructure and TMT arenas. Housing a team of local- and foreign-qualified lawyers, the team is well-placed to advise on issues that arise in clients' ventures. Edwin Vanderbruggen, who acts for government bodies on mandates concerning energy, transportation and telecoms, is a key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Edwin Vanderbruggen; Jean Loi; Maxim Kobzev; Aye Myat Thu; My Le; Anna Makosa

Work highlights

  • Advised a Chinese state-owned enterprise, specialised in the infrastructure sector, on legal matters and due diligence in relation to a project.