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 responsive, accurate and commercially focused. They know what they are doing and have depth and breadth of knowledge."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

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 regulatory 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).

Electronic payment processor

Advising a sizeable electronic payment processor on a range of its commercial contracts 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 on a US$80 million investment round led by Mitsui & Co., Ltd., as well as 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.

International Bulk Thilawa Terminal Limited

Advising International Bulk Thilawa Terminal Limited, a joint venture between Lluvia, a Myanmar agri-processing company and Japan's Kamigumi, an integrated logistics firm, on a loan facility from the International Finance Corporation to develop a US$65 million port project at Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Yangon.

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