Myanmar Major Projects

Corporate & Commercial


Acted as the Myanmar counsel in acquisition by Thailand’s largest and one of Southeast Asia’s largest beverage companies of majority stakes in two of Myanmar’s leading distillery companies producing, among others, Myanmar’s market-leading whisky brand noted for its blending of Myanmar and Scottish whiskies with the aid of a Scottish Master Distiller.

Assisted a state owned investment fund of the Chinese Government in acquiring equity stakes in two Hong Kong holding companies in Myanmar.

Providing licensing, structuring and sale advice to a Chinese multinational e-commerce, retail, Internet, AI and technology conglomerate in entering into the Myanmar online marketplace, representing the largest online retailer in Myanmar.

Banking & Finance


Advising IFC and ADB as local counsel on a proposed USD 245m equity and loan funding on a project finance basis for the power project.

Retained as project counsel for a proposed USD 25 m loan by Overseas Private Investment Corporation to finance an office development by a US-owned developer pursuing several real estate projects in Myanmar. This is the first Myanmar loan by OPIC.

Secured the registration of the Representative Offices of the largest bank of Japan, the first bank of Thailand and the pioneer bank of Korea in Myanmar and assisted in procuring their foreign banking license.

Advised several offshore banks concerning market entry strategies.

Assisted in establishing several microfinance enterprises in Myanmar.

Energy Mining & Infrastructure


Assisted Japan’s famous Energy company in establishing an LNG terminal business in Myanmar including assistance with legal feasibility study on relevant Myanmar laws, providing a list and summary details of various kinds of licenses, permits, consents and approvals, preparing a summary of procedures and requirements for applying and obtaining approval for EIA & SIA.

Acting as local counsel for the lenders and providing a full analysis of law issues and permits, and all project documents of a 225MW gas-fired combined power plant project, the largest of its kind in Myanmar.

Acting as project counsel for gas to power project(to be approximately 75 MW) with private off-takers and MIC approval. Two phase project for delivery of power to industrial park and delivery to national grid for EPGE off-take.

Serving as local and project counsel pursuing the development of a 500 MW combined cycle power plant (natural gas-fired) intended to strengthen the amount of generating capacity able to supply power to Yangon and nearby special economic zone.

Represented potential equity investor on 300 MW solar project.

Advised on the commencement of the second stage of construction of the 3600 MW hydropower dam.

Advised on a 790 MW hydropower plant contract, valued at USD 126 million.

Serving as local and project counsel to a Singapore-Japanese Consortium of companies to develop the proposed new airport in Bago, Myanmar.

Advised the Ministry of Electric Power on the development of legal and regulatory framework for sector-wide power reform.

Real Estate


Advised IFC and ADB as local counsel on a proposed USD 300 million equity and loan funding on a project finance basis for the Landmark mixed-use real estate development in Downtown Yangon.

Telecommunication


Advised Singapore-based consortium in relation to a finance agreement with Myanmar-registered telecommunication company in order to rollout 1,250 3G telecommunications towers for one of Myanmar’s telecommunication service provider.

Acting as local counsel and working with a Canadian consulting company to advise the Posts & Telecommunications Department (telecom regulator) in Myanmar’s first public auction of spectrum lots in the 2600MHz range.

Tax


Assisted the leading ride-hailing service provider in South East Asia on all tax matters of the company since its incorporation.