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Myanmar presents one of the world’s most interesting commercial opportunities.

With a population of 50 million people at the heart of ASEAN, it is a country currently undergoing significant political and economic change.

There is room for foreign interests to participate in this growth as the country opens up – especially in areas such as infrastructure, banking, telecommunications, tourism, manufacturing, energy and natural resources, and the provision of essential services. Another impetus is the government’s active pursuit of foreign investment alongside foreign expertise as it opens its economy to multinationals.

Supporting our clients in Myanmar

Since the re-emergence of Myanmar into the international community, we have focused on establishing a presence and understanding of the legal and practical framework of executing investment strategies in Myanmar. This has resulted in us working on a number of on-going high profile matters for clients who are looking to enter, or have successfully entered, the market.

We established our Yangon office in late 2013, headed by Simon Makinson and support by our on the ground lawyers and administrative team.

Engaging with the government

We regularly engage with the government and universities of Myanmar, providing training in areas relevant to foreign investment. This, alongside our work with clients, means we spend a lot of time in the capital Nya Pyi Taw meeting with, and delivering seminars to, government officials and ministries.


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  • Yangon

    539-540 Inya Lake Hotel

    Suite 539/540 Inya Lake Hotel, 37 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangone Township



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News & insights


Publications: 25 JULY 2019

Myanmar’s economic liberalisation: Three years on

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (the NLD) celebrates its third anniversary of government this year. Fourteen months from now, campaigning will commence for…

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Publications: 19 MARCH 2019

Myanmar foreign investment - updated list of restricted activities

​The evolution of Myanmar's investment environment continues apace with recent changes to its foreign investment framework. The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has issued a notification which…

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Publications: 19 MARCH 2019

Our hope rests with the rule of law

Much needs to be rebuilt and renewed in Myanmar, including its legal system. It’s often said that information is power. In developing markets in general, and in South East Asia in particular, that…

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Publications: 19 MARCH 2019

Myanmar: Investing in the Oil and Gas Sector

Recent promising signs of political, as well as economic, reforms in Myanmar (also known as Burma) have led the European Union to suspend most of its sanctions against the country and the US to…

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Madhu Mirpuri
Madhu Mirpuri

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