IFLR 1000 (2020)

Financial and corporate – Tier 2
Project development – Tier 3

Leading Lawyer:
Chester Toh (Highly Regarded) - Banking
Hiroyuki Ota* (Highly Regarded) - M&A

In Myanmar, Rajah & Tann’s strength lies in its work in the financial and corporate space. The firm has a special focus on M&A work in the food and beverages sector. The firm has established a strong Japanese practice and is ideally placed to catch the windfall from increased Japanese interest in Myanmar.

In banking, the firm primarily acted on the lender's side on a host of financing transactions across various industries. An interesting cross-border financing mandate saw the firm acting for the borrower in financing a real estate development project.

The M&A team had a busy year and was active on a mix of buy-side and sell-side M&A mandates and joint ventures in sectors including food and beverages, healthcare, technology and telecommunication, insurance, and energy.

The firm strengthened its financial and corporate offering with the hire of new partner Kyaw Swa Myint from MLE Legal.

Recent Deal Data highlights

  • ENGIE Group acquisition of a minority stake in Mandalay Yoma Energy Company
  • OUE Lippo Healthcare $19.5 million acquisition of stakes in Yoma Siloam Hospital Pun Hlaing and Pun Hlaing International Hospital
  • Yangon Museum Development $144 million financing