Asia/Burma

KPMG adds hundreds of lawyers across Southeast Asia from regional network

Deal sees more than 275 lawyers including around 80 partners join from ZICO Law amid Asia growth push

Stephenson Harwood culls alliance in Myanmar

Stephenson Harwood has wrapped up its Myanmar alliance 'by mutual consent' ahead of launching its own office in the region.

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BKL continues expansion with Yangon opening

Korean law firm Bae, Kim & Lee (BKL) has opened its seventh overseas office in Yangon, Myanmar.

  • 7yrs

BLP to open office in Myanmar

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.

  • 8yrs

A&O opens office in Myanmar

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

  • 10yrs

BLP ties up with Myanmar firm

Berwin Leighton Paisner is setting up a non-exclusive arrangement with Yangon-based Legal Network Consultants.

  • 10yrs

Baker & McKenzie opens in Myanmar

Baker & McKenzie's office in Yangon will be its 16th in the Asia Pacific and its 75th in the world.

  • 10yrs

Myanmar lawyers protest over jailed journalist

The Myanmar Lawyer Network (MLN) is helping the Myanmar Journalist Network to raise issues about the controversial jailing of a journalist.

  • 10yrs

Bengal braced for falling tax revenue after big business challenge

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.

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Two more firms expand into Myanmar

Tilleke & Gibbons and the UK's IP specialist Rouse are the latest two law firms to open up in Myanmar.

  • 10yrs

Myanmar lawyers attack unjust 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.

  • 10yrs

Myanmar set for mobile boom

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.

  • 10yrs

Myanmar signs central bank autonomy law

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.

  • 10yrs

Burma press in uproar over media bill

The Press Council of Burma has threatened to resign if the new Printing and Publishing Enterprise Bill is enacted in its current form.

  • 10yrs

Stephenson Harwood seals Myanmar tie-up

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.

  • 11yrs

Asian firms plot Burma expansion

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.

  • 11yrs
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