Track Record

The firm’s advisors have been involved in, among others, the following deals:

1. Banking

  • Advising a Thai bank on regulatory issues
  • Advising on several cross-border loans of various sizes (among others, preparation of the security package)
  • Assisting a foreign micro-finance company with setting up operations in Myanmar

2. Corporate and M&A

  • Setting up numerous companies and branches
  • Obtaining MIC permits in several cases
  • Drafting and negotiating several joint venture agreements
  • Conducting legal and tax due diligence on local companies
  • Advice on employment issues
  • Advice on agency and distributorship agreements
  • Tax structuring of investments

3. Natural Resources

  • Advice on the successful bid by a foreign oil and gas company for an offshore block in the 2013 bidding round
  • Advising an Indonesian state-owned enterprise in connection with a tin and tungsten mining project
  • Advising a Japanese company on a large mining project in Sagaing
  • Advising an oil and gas company on their daily operations

4. TMT

  • Land due diligence for the acquisition of tower sites by a foreign tower company
  • Obtaining licenses for the same company
  • Setting up subsidiaries and branches of telecom suppliers and advice on their daily operations
  • Advising the local buyer on the acquisition of an English language newspaper

5. Energy, Infrastructure

  • Advice on a 75MW solar project
  • Advice on a rental power project
  • Advice on a joint venture for the operation of a chemical plant
  • Advice on the lease of a large petrochemical plant from a state-owned enterprise
  • Advising an Indonesian state-owned enterprise on an ultimately aborted project to operate several cement plants
  • Permits and land conversion for a large ethanol plant

6. Real Estate

  • Land due diligence for various projects
  • Drafting and registration of lease agreements
  • Advising several foreign hotel chains on their operations in Myanmar
  • Assisting real estate developers in various projects (land due diligence, corporate due diligence of the joint venture partner, contract review, advice on the security package)
  • Deal structuring, company incorporation, drafting of contracts, general legal and tax advice for what is without doubt the biggest investment in airport duty free space in Myanmar

7. Transport

  • Advising a Japanese logistics company on market entry; obtaining an MIC permit
  • Advising a local/Japanese logistics joint venture on legal and tax issues of their operation; obtaining an MIC permit (ongoing)
  • Setting up the corporate vehicle for, and advising on all legal and tax aspects of, another local/Japanese logistics joint venture

8. Litigation

  • Assisting the plaintiffs in a multi-million USD lawsuit between airlines in Yangon
  • Assisting the foreign re-insurers in a multi-million USD dispute in Yangon
  • Assisting foreign trade insurers with the collection of debt in Myanmar
  • Assisting a bank with the investigation of a fraud case, achieving the arrest of the suspect
  • Advising a global hotel operator on the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award in Myanmar
  • Assisting a logistics company that was defrauded by its employees

9. Assistance to non-governmental organisations

  • Setting up operations (INGO registration; registration of several rep offices
  • Negotiating MoUs and securing non-objection letters from local and regional authorities
  • Supervising the construction of several school buildings
  • Recouping donations from a fraudulent local operator
  • Administering bank accounts
  • Lectures on civil rights issues