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Rajah & Tann Myanmar Company Limited
MYANMAR CENTRE TOWER 1, FLOOR 7, UNIT 9
192 KABA AYE PAGODA ROAD
BAHAN TOWNSHIP, YANGON
Myanmar

Myanmar > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Rajah & Tann Myanmar Company Limited is ‘commercially minded and responsive’ according to clients and handles several high-profile mandates including advising Myanmars largest private equity firm on investments, financings, and merger work. The group has a strong Japanese practice and is also active in banking and finance matters, employment, and litigation. Practice head Chester Toh in Singapore advises Asian corporates on investments into Myanmar whilst co-head Min Thein (who previously served as a judge) advises international investors. The firm maintains its close working relationship with government authorities and regulatory bodies.

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Testimonials

‘Very commercial-minded, very responsive, very good knowledge of the industry ’

‘The firm is committed to the success of their clients (they are able to stand from their client’s perspective to provide sound advice). It is easy to reach them and their turn around time is very fast. Appreciate fee flexibility and working around tight timelines.’

‘They are very responsive, and provide a measured and balanced viewpoint. Instead of simply stating the law, they help us to weigh our options carefully and also advise us against taking certain actions which our management are keen on as it may jeopardise our position later on. It is like drawing up a game tree for us, letting us know what are the likely outcomes of each action, and helping us to decide the best way to move forward.’

Key clients

Dagon International Limited

Myanma Awba

BASF Corporation

Diageo

Best Oil and PT Power

Denko Trading

Maha Agriculture Public Company Limited

Eden Group

CNQC

NS Bluescope

Ericsson

The Coca Cola Company

Visa International

Myanma Apex Bank

Sompo Japan

Myanmar Distribution Group

KT Group

Htoo Group

KHG Holdings

Zaykabar

Max Myanmar Group

Forever Group

Shwe Taung Group

Ascent Myanmar Growth Fund Pte. Ltd.

Liberty Global Transaction Solutions

Myanma Apex Bank Limited

Far East Minerals Company Limited

MJW International Pte Ltd

Oversea- Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd (Yangon Branch)

Pluto Rising Pte. Ltd.

JCB Co., Ltd

Fujita Corporation

Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd

Dai-ichi Life Myanmar Co., Ltd

Kajima Corporation

Vessel Hotel Development Co., Ltd

Myanmar Mayson Industries Co., Ltd

ADK Myanmar Co Ltd

DIK Myanmar Co Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted for Myanma Apex Bank Limited in the granting of banking facilities of up to $30m for the development of a subsea cable from Myanmar to Singapore.
  • Advised Liberty Global Transaction Solutions on Myanmar law aspects of the second-largest deal ever involving Myanmar assets.
  • Assisted Ascent Myanmar Growth Fund Pte. Ltd., the largest Myanmar focused PE firm in its minority investment in Frontiir Pte. Ltd.

Myanmar > Projects Tier 3

Rajah & Tann Myanmar Company Limited advises on the full-lifecycle of projects from construction to contractual matters across Myanmar and Southeast Asia. The team is active in government-related work; including advising on multi-million-dollar public housing projects in Yangon and on landmark railways projects. Chester Toh is the name for regulatory issues and Min Thein handles investment matters. Construction and infrastructure disputes feature in the caseload. Also in Singapore is Shemane Chan who has strength in the energy, transportation, and telecoms sector.

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Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They are very responsive, and provide a measured and balanced viewpoint. Instead of simply stating the law, they help us to weigh our options carefully and also advise us against taking certain actions which our management are keen on.’

Key clients

Dagon International Limited

BASF Corporation

Best Oil and PT Power

Denko Trading

CNQC

NS Bluescope

Liberty Global Transaction Solutions

Myanma Apex Bank Limited

KT Group

PTT

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Lender in the granting of banking facilities of up to $30m for the development of a subsea cable from Myanmar to Singapore.
  • Advised Liberty Global Transaction Solutions on Myanmar law aspects of the second-largest deal ever involving Myanmar assets – the sale of privately-held Irrawaddy Green Towers.
  • Assisting Best Oil Company Limited with the structuring of a petroleum franchise.
Rajah & Tann Myanmar Company Limited is a leading full-service law firm in Myanmar and is part of Rajah & Tann Asia, the largest network of lawyers in South East Asia. Over the years, our firm has been at the leading edge of law in Asia, having worked on many of the biggest and highest profile cases in the region. We have a vast pool of talented and well-regarded lawyers dedicated to delivering the very highest standards of service across all the firm’s practice areas.

Our knowledge, experience and expertise in the ever-changing business and legal landscape in emerging markets such as Myanmar remain one of our core strengths. We have acted in a diverse and complex portfolio of projects since 1992 across sectors such as energy, construction, real estate development, shipping, healthcare, education, logistics, FMCG and financial services, etc.

Given the varied and extensive experience of the lawyers in Rajah & Tann and our industry experience throughout South East Asia, we are positioned to provide you with sound and practical legal advice from the inception of investments and acquisitions in Myanmar, through to business operations during the life of the projects, managing disputes and enforcement of rights and claims.

We have a multi-faceted talent pool of lawyers in a range of practice areas who are able to provide end-to-end legal services in Myanmar, Indochina and throughout Asia.

As a testament to the firm’s strength and quality of work, we have garnered the Most Innovative Myanmar Firm Award by IFLR Asia Awards 2020 and was recognised as  Band 1 firm in General Business Law by Chambers Asia Pacific 2021, to name a few.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Commercial Litigation, Corporate Commercial Dr Min Theinmin.thein@rajahtann.com+959 7304 0763
Corporate Commercial Chester Tohchester.toh@rajahtann.com+65 6232 0220 / +959 7304 0763
Shipping & International Trade Jainil Bhandarijainil.bhandari@rajahtann.com+65 6232 0601
Corporate Commercial Lester Chualester.chua@rajahtann.com+65 6232 0561 / +959 979 524 285
Corporate Commercial, Myanmar Practice, Japan Desk Hiroyuki Otahiroyuki.ota@rajahtann.com+65 6232 0956
Corporate Commercial Alroy Chanalroy.chan@rajahtann.com+65 6232 0481
Criminal Litigation, Commercial Litigation U Khin Zawkhin.zaw@rajahtann.com+959 4922 1678
Business Law U Kyaw Swa Myintkyaw.myint@rajahtann.com+959 7304 0763 / +951 9345 343 / +951 9345 346
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