Tom Platts  

Tom Platts
Partner T: +65 6622 9641 M: +65 8233 3245 Email Tom | Vcard


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Stephenson Harwood has a market-leading Myanmar practice with a genuine strength and depth of experience of working on Myanmar-related matters. Our Myanmar practice is well-positioned to provide foreign and local clients with the commercially focused legal services that they require.
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Over the years members of our team have advised and are currently advising on investments, market-entries and commercial arrangements for numerous multinational and local clients active in Myanmar.

Our experience spans a wide variety of sectors including agriculture, automotive, aviation, consumer goods, energy and resources, financial services, mining, oil and gas, power, real estate, shipping and telecoms.

We are able to provide comprehensive 'end to end' solutions for our international and local clients. Our team of Myanmar lawyers are qualified to advise on Myanmar law, and are highly experienced in dealing with the Myanmar Investment Commission, the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration and other Government bodies and ministries, both in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw.

We are Honorary Legal Adviser to the Myanmar Federation of Mining Association, advised the Ministry of Mines on the Mining Law and we continue to provide input for the Myanmar Government via the Australia Myanmar Chamber of Commerce Working Group.

"They're very patient and professional. Given that we work in an emerging market context, they are always abreast of the latest developments."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

Myanmar Investments International Limited

Advising Myanmar Investments International Limited on its consortium investments in Apollo Towers in Myanmar, a leading telecommunications tower infrastructure provider.


Advising Digicel Group on regional aspects of the US$221 million disposal of Digicel Myanmar Tower Company to Axiata. ('M&A Mid-Sized Deal of the Year 2016' by Asian Legal Business and 'M&A deal of the year: TMT' by Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2016).

Myanmar Red Dot Network

Advising this Digicel subsidiary on a range of commercial activities and services linked to its mobile transaction platform, including mobile phone top-up and bill payments.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Advising Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on the establishment of its franchise business in Myanmar.

Leading fertiliser manufacturer

Advising a leading fertiliser manufacturer on its joint venture in Myanmar.

Global healthcare company

Advising a global healthcare company on its market entry into Myanmar.

Mixed use developments

Our lawyers have advised developers and stakeholders on permitting, establishment, management and operations for a number of high profile mixed use developments in Yangon.

Campana Group

Advising Campana Group, the regional broadband sub-sea capacity provider, on its regulatory and fundraising issues.

A European development bank

Advising a major European development bank on its investment in the renewable energy sector.

Asian financial services provider

Advising a regional financial services provider in relation to its foreign investment in the financial sector in Myanmar.

Telecommunications dispute

Advising a company in a Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) arbitration with a network service contractor for a network operator in Myanmar for breaches of its services agreement.

Tom Platts

Tom Platts Partner

T: +65 6622 9641
M: +65 8233 3245 Email Tom | Vcard Office: Jakarta, Singapore, Yangon


Stephenson Harwood Myanmar Limited
Unit 06-05A, Level-06, Junction City Tower
Corner of Bogyoke Aung San Road and 27th Street 
Pabedan Township, Yangon, Myanmar

T: +95 1 925 3743 │F: +95 1 925 3744

Latest news & insights

30 Aug 2017

From News

Stephenson Harwood expands Southeast Asia presence with new office in Myanmar

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has confirmed plans to open a new office in Yangon, Myanmar, further expanding the firm's reach across Southeast Asia.


11 Jul 2017

From Insights

Relaxation of trading restrictions in Myanmar – Notification No. 36/2017

On 12 June 2017, the Ministry of Commerce issued Notification No. 36/2017 ("Notification No. 36/2017") to further liberalize trading in Myanmar.


08 Apr 2016

From Insights

New Myanmar Foreign Investment Law notification on the prohibited and restricted activities

The MIC published Notification 26/2016 dated 21 March 2016 on prohibited and restricted activities for foreign investment. Notification 26/2016 repeals Notification 49..


14 Mar 2016

From Insights

Myanmar mines law amendments

With abundant mineral wealth, the Myanmar mining sector is potentially a very attractive investment opportunity for miners and associated service providers. However, v..


05 Feb 2016

From Insights

Impact of key recent legislation on foreign investment in Myanmar

We consider a selection of the recently enacted legislation and published government notifications which we believe are of particular interest to foreign investors in ..


25 Nov 2013

From News

Myanmar mining association appoints Stephenson Harwood

"The Myanmar Federation of Mining Association (MFMA), has appointed international law firm Stephenson Harwood to be its honorary legal advisor. "


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