Myanmar’s KBZ Bank hires U.S. lit firm following damning UN report

BY Aparna Sai, Reuters |

Kanbawza Bank (KBZ), one of Myanmar’s most lucrative private banks, has tapped U.S. litigation firm Williams & Connolly to represent it after a recent United Nations (UN) report suggested that…

Korea’s Yulchon in collaboration arrangement with ZICO Law Myanmar

BY Aparna Sai |

ZICO Law Myanmar, the Yangon-based member of the ZICO Law network, has entered into a collaboration with Korea’s Yulchon in order to serve Korean clients in Myanmar and vice-versa.

Asia Appointments: Week of September 10

BY Rowena Muñiz |

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Duane Morris hires ex-Myanmar atty general as senior mentor emeritus

BY Aparna Sai |

Duane Morris & Selvam has hired Tun Shin, a former attorney general of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, as senior mentor emeritus in the Yangon office. He is expected to guide the firm’s…

ASEAN Legal alliance sets up representative office in Myanmar

BY Aparna Sai |

ASEAN Legal Alliance (ALA), a network of ten law firms in Southeast Asia, has opened a representative office called Lex Alliance Advisory Limited (LAA) in Yangon, Myanmar.

BLP to close Myanmar office citing lack of work

BY Ranajit Dam |

Berwin Leighton Paisner is closing its office in Yangon, Myanmar, due the lack of an adequate flow of local work. Chris Hughes, the office managing partner, and his team of four Myanmar-based lawyers…

Allen & Gledhill advises on first ‘true’ IPO in Myanmar

BY Ranajit Dam |

Singapore Big Four law firm Allen & Gledhill has represented Myanmar’s TMH Telecom on its initial public offering on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX). The IPO is said to be the first “true” one on…

[ALB Insights] Bootstrapping tales; or how to launch a foreign law practice in Myanmar

BY Raj Gunashekar |

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