Legal Services

We offer in particular the following legal services:

1. General corporate and licensing

  • Registration of companies, branches and representative offices
  • Registration of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs)
  • Obtaining investment permits and endorsements from the Myanmar Investment Commission and Regional and State Investment Committees
  • Obtaining other required licenses and registrations such as a wholesale and/or retail
    registration certificate
  • Obtaining Central Bank approval for cross-border shareholder loans and third-party loans
  • Winding-up of companies, branches and representative offices

2. Government relations

  • Building relationships with authorities
  • Lobbying causes
  • Negotiating with authorities

3. Contract drafting

  • Drafting of any required contract or other instrument
  • Contract review
  • Negotiating contracts

4. Due diligence

  • Land due diligence as to ownership, ownership disputes, land use rights and other legal issues
  • Due diligence of companies as to directors, shareholders, paid-up capital, business scope, etc.
  • Due diligence of individuals as to reputation risks

5. Labour law-related services

  • Registering labour contracts with the township labour office
  • Representing clients in labour disputes

6. IP-related services (download our brochure on IP protection)

  • Re-registering trademarks under the new online filing system
  • Registering trademarks under the new online filing system (from 1st April 2021)
  • Stopping infringements through negotiations, with the help of the police and/or the court
  • Registering patents and designs with the Registration of Deeds Office and publishing cautionary notices

7. Legal opinions

  • Issuing legal opinions

8. Debt collection

  • Amicable debt collection
  • Debt collection with police help and/or the help of the courts

9. Banking-related services

  • Drafting contracts and other instruments for the security package; registering security documents (to the extent possible); issuing legal opinions on perfection
  • Obtaining Central Bank approval for loan agreements
  • Liaising with the Central Bank on regulatory requirements

10. Litigation and enforcement

  • Through our local lawyers, litigation in all courts of Myanmar
  • Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards

11. Translations

  • Translations of legal texts from English to Myanmar and from Myanmar to English

12. Service to society

  • Civil advocacy
  • Lectures for civil society groups