Sebastian is qualified as lawyer and tax advisor in Germany and has been in Myanmar since January 2013. Prior stations include a Big Four accountancy company, a British law firm and the Ho Chi Minh City office of a German legal and tax advisory practice. Sebastian was then partner at two law firms in Myanmar before setting up Lincoln. Chambers and Partners ranks him as a Band 3 lawyer. Sebastian speaks English, Japanese and German.
Nyein Chan Zaw
Originally hired as a translator, it soon became clear that Nyein Chan Zaw was wasting his talent. He is the co-founder of Lincoln and an absolute wizard at negotiating difficult cases with difficult people. Before deciding that he wanted to do something else, Nyein Chan Zaw managed his family’s various business interests. He speaks Myanmar and English.
Aye Lwin spent 30 years in government service in various capacities before turning to private practice. As an Advocate, he assists Lincoln’s clients in particular in litigation. Aye Lwin is also an expert on land law. He speaks Myanmar and English.
Than Aung trained with a celebrity: the lawyer of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. As a Higher Grade Pleader, Than Aung represented numerous clients in court. He worked for several NGOs on land and human rights issues before turning his interest to business law. At Lincoln, he is in charge of company incorporations, trademark registrations and labour law. Than Aung speaks Arakanese, Myanmar and English.
Lynn Shein worked as the manager of a restaurant chain before turning his attention to law. A Higher Grade Pleader since 2013, he worked for an accounting firm on tax and corporate matters before joining Lincoln on 1st July 2016. At Lincoln, he is in charge of tax and customs. Lynn Shein speaks Myanmar, English and basic Mandarin.
Hnin Yi Phyo
Hnin Yi Phyo heads Lincoln’s accounting practice. Assisted by two more staff, she does payroll, tax compliance work, bookkeeping and financial reporting for our clients. Before joining Lincoln, she was the lead accountant of a foreign chemical distribution company and, prior to that, the chief financial officer of an NGO. Hnin Yi Phyo speaks Myanmar and English.
Thein Maung is our “newest acquisition;” he joined Lincoln on 5th December 2016. After studying law and social science at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in Yangon, Mandalay and Taunggyi, he trained with a local law office in Yangon. Apart from assisting us with general corporate work, Thein Maung – being a native Mandarin and excellent English speaker – helps us with translations.
Nang Wutyee Aye
Prior to joining Lincoln as a translator, Nang Wutyee Aye worked for NGOs and private sector companies in various capacities. She is the person behind the high-quality English translations of Myanmar laws that Lincoln offers for the benefit of the firm’s clients. Nang Wut Yee Aye speaks Shan, Myanmar and English.