Chambers Global (2017)

General Business Law - Band 2
General Business Law: International Firms - Band 2

Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners 
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for 
Highly effective regional platform able to provide domestic and international law capabilities from its Yangon and Singapore offices. Particularly active advising the consumer products sector on market entry and local franchising issues. Also has experience handling banking, project finance and joint venture matters in the region.

"We presented them with a very specific set of issues, and they were really focused and responsive."

"We consider them to be such a nice find for us; reliable, locally aware counsel tuned to Western concerns."

Work highlights
Counselled Fraser & Neave on the local law aspects of its USD560 million disposal of a 55% shareholding in Myanmar Brewery to Kirin Holdings.

Significant clients
Procter & Gamble, Visa, Coca-Cola, Yum! Asia Franchise, EY.

Notable practitioners
Myanmar co-head Chester Toh is "commercially savvy and also technically sophisticated," according to one client. He led the team advising HG Metal Manufacturing on its subsidiary's USD24.9 million proposed purchase of shares in Min Dharma Steel Structures, as well as a proposed joint venture between the two entities.