The Legal 500 - Asia Pacific (2018)

Rajah & Tann NK Legal Myanmar Company Limited – Myanmar

Corporate and M&A - Tier 2

Chester Toh jointly heads the Myanmar practice at Rajah & Tann NK Legal Myanmar Company Limited, which regularly handles government-related mandates, acting on behalf of Japanese investors, and regulatory matters. Clients also include Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble and Visa International. Head of the firm’s Japanese group Hiroyuki Ota was recently promoted to partner. Min Thein is a key name to note on the ground in Myanmar, and is acting as transactional and regulatory counsel to Viz Branz on its joint venture with Myanmar GR. Highlights included advising the International Finance Corporation on its financing to Awba, a local manufacturer and distributor of crop protection products, and Yangon managing partner U Nyein Kyaw assisting Shining Star International Holdings with its proposed acquisition of 100% equity in a Singapore company building telecoms towers in Myanmar. Lester Chua specialises in dispute resolution and arbitration work and is also a key contact alongside senior associate Alroy Chan. Unless otherwise stated, all individuals mentioned are based in Singapore.