Berwin Leighton Paisner has announced it intends to open its first office in Myanmar. It has appointed partner Chris Hughes, former managing partner in Baker & McKenzie's Yangon office, to lead the expansion.
The Indian state of West Bengal is braced to see a fall in tax revenue this year after Tata Steel, Cadbury and other multinationals challenged one of its tax laws.
The Unlawful Association Act, a legacy from British colonial government, is being used to oppress local people and scare them from leaving their villages, according to lawyers.
Myanmar is on the cusp of a technological revolution through which the government hopes to extend mobile phone ownership from nine to 80 per cent of the population, reports Neasa MacErlean.
Myanmar has taken big steps towards further economic and political reform after the country's president Thein Sein reportedly signed a law that will give Myanmar's central bank more autonomy from the Finance Ministry.
City law firm Stephenson Harwood has become the first UK law firm to enter the Myanmar market after unveiling an association deal with local firm U Tin Yu & Associates.