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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. Prior to starting a career in law, he managed his parents’ various business interests. He has a natural talent for negotiating difficult cases with difficult people; he is furthermore our government relations officer. Nyein speaks Myanmar and English.


U Kyaw Hoe

U Kyaw Hoe assists our clients as outside counsel. He is a member of the NLD Central Executive Committee and used to represent the current State Counselor, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. He has been in private practice since 1980 and assisted a large number of individuals and companies in a variety of legal matters. As an advocate, he represents Lincoln’s clients at the High Courts and the Supreme Court.


U Aye Lwin

U Aye Lwin spent his early professional life in government service before turning private practice. A lawyer for 30 years, he assists Lincoln’s clients in particular in litigation. U Aye Lwin is also an expert on land law. He speaks Burmese 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 land due diligence, lease agreements, corporate matters and labour cases. 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 regulatory compliance and debt collection. Zar Chi Win speaks Myanmar and English.


Zaw La Hkawng

Zaw La Hkawng is our “newest acquisition;” he joined Lincoln on 3rd August 2017. After studying law and social science at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in Myitkyina and Yangon, he 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.