Asia/Burma



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. | 5yrs


Two years after Allen & Overy began working in Myanmar when sanctions were lifted, the firm has opened an office in the capital Yangon. | 7yrs







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. | 7yrs


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. | 8yrs


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. | 8yrs




Two leading Southeast Asian law firms have announced plans to open offices in Burma, with one already confirming the launch of a practice in the country. | 8yrs


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