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.