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Myanmar Legal MHM Limited
Level 16, #16-01/02, Junction City Tower
No. 3A, Bogyoke Aung San Road
Pabedan Township, Yangon
Myanmar

Myanmar > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Myanmar Legal MHM Limited combines domestic and foreign qualified lawyers in its corporate group to cover inbound investments, international transactions and cross-border M&A. Leading Japanese clients continue to instruct the firm on Myanmar bound investments. Led out of Yangon, practice head Takeshi Mukawa advises on joint ventures and acquisitions, whilst co-head Kana Manabe has strength in handling regional mandates including in Cambodia and Laos. Also of note is Win Naing who hold various oil and gas comapnies as key clients.

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Testimonials

They have a well-experienced and diverse team. As we are a Japanese financial institution, their advice and deep understanding of Japanese insurance laws and regulations was quite helpful to us.’

‘This team has professional knowledge and skills. Especially it has strength on the local regulation.’

Key clients

AEON Mall Co., Ltd.

CB Bank PCL

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

Wacoal Holdings Corp.

Meeyahta Development Limited

Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Ltd

Nippon Life Insurance Company

Tokio Marine Asia Pte Ltd

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited

Myanmar Japan Thilawa

Toyota Myanmar Co., Ltd.

Mitsubishi Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised AEON Mall Co., Ltd. on a joint venture with Myanmar’s largest shopping centre owner, manager and operator, to develop and operate shopping malls in Myanmar. This is one of the largest real estate development projects in Myanmar.
  • Advised Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Ltd, which operates the largest copper mining project in Myanmar, on a range of Myanmar law matters since its establishment, including land acquisition, labour, environmental and other compliance requirements.

Myanmar > Projects Tier 2

Myanmar Legal MHM Limited is highlighted for its ‘quick response time’ by Japanese clients who continue to instruct the team on inbound investments matters and cross-border projects in Myanmar. The team has a track record in port concession projects, power plant financings, joint venture matters, and insurance. Practice head Takeshi Mukawa is the name for infrastructure projects whilst Kana Manabe handles domestic transactions for Japanese companies; she also holds litigation experience. Oil and gas work is dealt with by Win Naing, who has two decades of experience in this field. Clients include both private and public sector companies.

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Testimonials

‘They have a well-experienced and diverse team. As we are a Japanese financial institution, their advice together with deep understanding of Japanese insurance laws and regulations was quite helpful to us.’

The team has high professional skills and quick response times.’

Key clients

AEON Mall Co., Ltd.

CB Bank PCL

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

Wacoal Holdings Corp.

Meeyahta Development Limited

Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Ltd

Nippon Life Insurance Company

Tokio Marine Asia Pte Ltd

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited

Myanmar Japan Thilawa

Toyota Myanmar Co., Ltd.

Mitsubishi Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised AEON Mall Co., Ltd. on a joint venture with Myanmar’s largest shopping centre owner, manager and operator, to develop and operate shopping malls in Myanmar. This is one of the largest real estate development projects in Myanmar.
  • Advising CB Bank PCL, one of Myanmar’s largest banks, on preparing 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.
  • Advised Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Ltd which operates the largest copper mining project in Myanmar, on a range of Myanmar law matters since its establishment, including land acquisition, labour, environmental and other compliance requirements.
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Myanmar Legal MHM offers a comprehensive range of legal services to clients looking to do business in Myanmar, with a particular focus on investment, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and banking and capital markets. We offer international clients the benefits of cross-border experience in tandem with the Myanmar resources required to get deals done in Myanmar.

Our team comprises a senior Myanmar practitioner (Daw Khin Cho Kyi), a partner qualified in Myanmar (Win Naing) and a team of highly qualified Myanmar lawyers, senior Japanese lawyers (Takeshi Mukawa, Kana Manabe and Atsushi Inoue), and a senior Australian lawyer who joined us recently from Allens/Linklaters (Julian Barendse), together with a leading English-qualified lawyer with over 35 years of experience in the region (Tony Grundy). Our team’s expertise and knowledge covers a range of practice areas across various jurisdictions and enables us to provide clients with comprehensive and high-quality services.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate and commercial
Mergers and acquisitions
Joint venture
Real estate
Labour and employment
Projects, energy and infrastructure
Securities and regulations
Financial regulations
Banking
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Atsushi Inoue photoMr Atsushi InouePartner

  • Advising Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) in the take private transaction of NTT Docomo by NTT through a USD 40 billion tender offer, the largest-ever in Japan.
  • Advising Nippon Paint Holdings (Japan’s biggest paint maker) in the USD 12.2 billion business integration of Nippon Paint Holdings and Singapore-based Wuthelam Holdings.
  • Advising Hitachi in the take private transaction of Hitachi Metal by a consortium led by Bain Capital at an aggregate purchase price of USD 7.5 billion.
  • Advising truck maker AB Volvo in the strategic alliance of AB Volvo and Japan’s Isuzu Motor, which includes Isuzu buying Volvo’s UD Trucks.
  • Advising Bain Capital in the USD 1.4 billion takeover of Japanese medical services group Nichii Gakkan by Bain Capital.
  • Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan Post Bank Co., Ltd., and Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd. in their JPY1.43 trillion concurrent global initial public offerings and global follow-on offerings
  • SoftBank Corp in its JPY2.6 trillion global initial public offering and global follow-on offering
  • NTT Finance Corporation in its JPY1 trillion senior notes offering and USD7 billion senior notes and EUR2 billion senior notes offering
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd. in arranging “value securitisation” for Spiber Inc., a biotech venture company
  • The Japanese Bankers Association and Japan Syndication and Loan-trading Association in connection with the forthcoming permanent cessation of LIBOR.
  • Represents Toshiba Corporation in lawsuits brought by former or current shareholders in tort alleging “improper” disclosure of financial information in past years
  • Daiwa House in launching an open-end fund for logistics facilities in Japan
  • Represents GMO Internet, Inc. in its issuance of the first Japanese Yen-based stable coin
  • Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. in its investigation by the third-party investigation committee
  • The Ministry of Finance of Japan in research project on the taxation of distributions and the tax deferral of an exchange of shares in foreign jurisdictions
  • Represents Japan Post in famous class-action types of litigation under the Employment Contract Act, which were filed with Sapporo, Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kochi, Fukuoka and Nagasaki District Courts. Around 180 employees with fixed-term employment contract are plaintiffs
  • KOIKE Co., Ltd., the apparel and fashion goods import company, in restructuring through the civil rehabilitation proceedings
  • Represented Teijin Pharma in its purchase of a portfolio of four non-core type 2 diabetes products sold in Japan from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited which closed on April 1, 2021
  • Provides total legal support to Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)* with respect to its project assisting Japanese companies’ China business from China’s economic security/export controls perspectives
    * JETRO, established pursuant to JETRO Act, is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.
  • Represents ENEOS Corporation in its acquisition of Japan Renewable Energy for JPY 200 billion from Goldman Sachs and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, GIC
  • Launch of SUDACHI Small Amount and Short Term Insurance
  • Advises AEON Mall Co., Ltd. on its joint venture with Shwe Taung Group to develop and operate shopping malls in Myanmar. Announced by Aeon in August 2020. this is one of the largest real estate development projects in Myanmar
  • Yamato Kogyo Co., Ltd. in its sale of shares of Korean subsidiary to Daehan Steel Co., Ltd.

Our international network combines substantive on the ground capability in ASEAN with long-standing working relationships with local and other international law firms. We offer broad local and international capability in Myanmar (Myanmar Legal MHM), Thailand (Chandler MHM) and Vietnam (MHM Vietnam). Our offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Beijing work closely with leading local counsel to provide a seamless service for our clients.

Our extensive network of lawyers across Asia Pacific work together on cross border transactions to provide an international standard of practicing law supported by decades of local experience.