IFLR 1000 (2016 Edition)

Financial and corporate - Tier 2

Energy & Infrastructure – Tier 3

Leading Lawyers: 
Chester Toh – Financial Services Regulatory


The Rajah & Tann Myanmar team has nine lawyers and three paralegals on the ground, together with an additional 15 lawyers working on Myanmar law matters in the Singapore and Bangkok offices. The team has a clear strength in financial and corporate work particularly advising MNCs on investments in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. Key clients include Asahi, Coca-Cola, Colgate, P&G, L’Oreal, Abbott Laboratories, Samsung Electronics, FrieslandCampina and Canon.

Deal highlights include acting for Fullerton Financial Holdings in connection with the $1.2 million investment by International Finance Corporation (IFC) into its subsidiary Fullerton Finance (Myanmar) Company (FFMCL).

In a separate matter, the firm advised Fraser and Neave on its disposal of 55% shareholding in Myanmar Brewery to Kirin Holdings. The $560 million tied-up deal followed a lengthy two-year dispute.

The firm also represented CITIC Group Corporation in its successful bid to undertake the development of the Kyauk Phyu Special Economic Zone in the Rakhine State of Myanmar.