Chambers Asia Pacific (2019)

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

Ranked Lawyers:
Chestor Toh - General Business Law: International Firms (Band 2)

General Business Law

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 in 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. Represents an impressive array of Myanmar corporates as well as blue-chip international clients. Increasingly involved in construction and infrastructure projects.

A client applauds the team for providing "practical advice" and notes that everything is "well explained."

Another client appreciates the excellent level of "engagement with the partner," and adds that the team is always available and provides "quick turnaround times."

Work highlights
Advised Myanmar Winery & Distillery on the USD742 million sale of a 5% interest in Myanmar Distillery Company.

Advised China Communications Construction on negotiations with New Yangon Development Corporation and the Yangon Regional Government for a joint venture to development of the New Yangon City Project.

Notable practitioners
Chester Toh is described by a client as "dynamic and very knowledgeable," and they add that he has "very good negotiation skills." He regularly advises on foreign direct investments, joint ventures and M&A matters.