Sebastian Pawlita

Sebastian, one of the founders of Lincoln, is qualified as lawyer and tax advisor in Germany and has been in Myanmar since January 2013. He had a career in “Big Law” prior to relocating. Chambers and Partners ranks him as a Band 3 lawyer. Sebastian speaks English, Japanese and German.

Nyein Chan Zaw

Nyein is the co-founder of Lincoln. He has a natural talent for negotiating difficult cases with difficult people; he is furthermore our government relations officer. Nyein has a leaning towards the oil and gas industry: He advised many of our oil and gas clients, was an event speaker together with industry and government representatives on a draft petroleum law – and, in his younger years, managed his parents’ petrol stations! Nyein speaks Myanmar and English. (Nyein passed away on 9 June 2024. He will always remain in our loving memory.)

Thinzar Hlaing

Thinzar Hlaing worked in private practice for many years prior to joining Lincoln. She assists Lincoln’s clients in particular in litigation and in land matters. She speaks Myanmar and English.

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.

Thet Hsu Wai

Thet Hsu Wai worked in the legal department of a local bank for many years where she took care of regulatory and corporate matters. She joined Lincoln on 1st August 2017. Thet Hsu Wai speaks Myanmar and English.

Zar Chi Win

Zar Chi Win worked in private practice for many years prior to joining Lincoln. She is in charge of labour law, regulatory compliance and debt collection. Thinzar Hlaing speaks Myanmar and English.

Zaw La Hkawng

After studying law and social science at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in Myitkyina and Yangon, Zaw La Hkawng trained with a local law office in Myitkyina. Apart from assisting us with general corporate work, labour matters and trademark registrations, Zaw La Hkawng 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 Wutyee Aye speaks Shan, Myanmar and English.