DFDL Legal & Tax > Yangon, Myanmar > Firm Profile

DFDL Legal & Tax
№ 134/A, THAN LWIN ROAD, GOLDEN VALLEY WARD (1)
BAHAN TOWNSHIP (GPO BOX 729)
YANGON
Myanmar

Myanmar > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

At DFDL Legal & Tax, the full-service corporate group is housed in Yangon and focuses on inbound foreign direct investment for international clients across Asia, Europe and Australia. Managing partner William Greenlee handles domestic and regional energy and infrastructure projects; he jointly oversees the team with banking partner Nishant Choudhary who splits his time between Maynamar and Cambodia. Tax remains a core strength for the group, including tax planning, restructuring, and transfer pricing. Also in the team is Thida Aye who has over three decades of experience advising on commercial contracts and corporate finance for energy, telecoms, and aviation sector clients.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘William Greenlee and his associates, particularly on tax in Myanmar, are unparalleled. True experts! ’

‘Wiliam Greenlee and Nar Wah, and Diberjohns Balinas are kind professionals, offering quick responses and solid advice. Knowledge of tax, in particular, is best of the best.’

Key clients

Amazon

Asian Development Bank

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)

Aviation Capital Group

AXA

Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO)

Carlsberg

Chevron

Coca-Cola

Credit Bureau Asia

Cummins

Dai-Ichi Life Holdings

Development Finance Corporation

Facebook

Grab

General Electric

Mega Lifesciences

Osotspa Myanmar Company

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Shun Feng (SF Holding)

State Bank of India

Sumitomo Corporation

Total Oil and Gas

United Oversea Bank

Woodside Energy

Work highlights

  • Acted as lenders’ counsel for both Cambodia and Myanmar advising a consortium of lenders in relation to a USD 2 billion financing for the Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant, Grab.
  • Advised on the Southeast Asian law aspects of the initial public offering of Credit Bureau Asia, a major regional credit and risk information solutions provider, which listed its shares on the Singapore Stock Exchange in December 2020, valuing the company at SGD 214 million.
  • After advising on the successful establishment of Osotspa’s energy drink manufacturing unit in in 2018-19, assisted Osotspa on phase two of its 360-degree business integration in Myanmar.

Myanmar > Projects Tier 1

DFDL Legal & Tax operate out of Singapore and provide a comprehensive projects offering to international investor clients in Myanmar. The team works on major deals across the energy and infrastructure space and advises on corporate elements and acquisitions. William Greenlee is the key contact along with Nishant Choudhary.

Myanmar > Legal market overview

The firm: Founded in 1995, DFDL is one of the oldest foreign legal and tax firms in Myanmar. DFDL provides a full range of legal and tax services to foreign and local investors operating in Myanmar. Our team of more than 30 experienced local lawyers and foreign legal advisers in Yangon and Naypyidaw provides efficient, effective, and practical legal services at an international standard, coupled with a high level of personal in-depth knowledge of the local environment.

Areas of practice: DFDL is best placed to advise Asian and international companies on their investments in Myanmar. As a full-service law firm, DFDL provides legal and tax services in a variety of sectors and practice areas. To better serve our clients’ business needs and various business communities, we have also organized our expertise into regional practice groups with experts in each country. These practice groups are aligned with the major sectors and needs for investments in developing markets.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Myanmar (all practice areas) William D. Greenlee, Jr.william.greenlee@dfdl.com
Banking, Finance & Technology Nishant Choudharynishant.choudhary@dfdl.com
Taxation Jack Sheehanjack.sheehan@dfdl.com
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Thida Aye photo Thida AyePartner
Diberjohn Balinas photo Diberjohn BalinasSenior Tax Manager
Nar Wah photo Nar WahSenior Legal Advisor
Partner : 2
Advisor : 18
Burmese
English (fluent)
Filipino
Hindi
European Chamber of Commerce
IAG International Advisory Group
World Services Group (WSG)
American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)
Official Website : https://www.dfdl.com/locations/myanmar/

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