IFLR 1000 (2023)
Financial and corporate – Tier 2
Project development – Tier 2
Alroy Chan (Rising Star Partner) – Financial and corporate
Chester Toh (Highly Regarded) - Banking
Hiroyuki Ota (Highly Regarded) – M&A
Rajah & Tann Myanmar is a leading full-service law firm based in Yangon Myanmar. It is part of Singapore-headquartered Rajah & Tann Asia, the largest network of lawyers in Southeast Asia.
Focusses / specialisms
The firm performs consistently well in a diverse and complex portfolio of projects across numerous sectors including energy, construction, real estate development, shipping, healthcare, education, logistics, FMCG and financial services.
Its strength is in representing foreign banks and investors on financings, investments and acquisitions in Myanmar, as well as managing disputes and enforcement of rights and claims.
Notable clients include Myanmar Distribution Group, KHG Holdings, Zaykabar, Max Myanmar Group, Forever Group, Myanma Awba Group, Eden Group, Shwe Taung Group and Dagon Group.
Research period review: 32nd edition (2021/2022)
In financial and corporate practice areas, the firm acted for another of high-value financing deals including for a foreign bank as an onshore security agent in Myanmar, and worked several investment and acquisition mandates across a wide range of sectors including agriculture.
On the project financing front, the firm acted for investors involved in infrastructure projects in the oil and gas and transport sectors.
In staffing changes, partner Kyaw Swa Myint departed the firm in October 2021.
Deal highlights: 32nd edition (2021/2022)
• Overseas Chinese Banking (Yangon Branch) $40 million financing
• Denko Trading / Denko Petrochemical LPG plant joint development
• Eden Agritech Company $3.84 million 40% stake acquisition in Agri First
• Yangon Central Railway Station project
Client Feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022)
"Very responsive, gives commercially sensible legal advice, walks through various scenarios and possibilities with us in detail and takes our inputs to reach the best possible action based on the probability of success."
Lawyer Feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022)
"Very responsive, understands our business very well, able to give us innovative solutions to difficult problems and always able to find a good solution for the best possible outcome."