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Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

General Business Law

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What the team is known for

Established Myanmar practice in Yangon supported by international expertise in its Japan and Singapore offices. Notably active advising on cross-border and domestic M&A and property matters, as well as banking, projects and insurance matters. Maintains an impressive roster of Japanese corporate clients, as well as Myanmar and Thai corporates. Changed its name to Myanmar Legal MHM Limited in March 2020.

Strengths

An interviewee comments: "They have a system in place to always respond quickly so we never have to wait a long time. They understand our thoughts and standpoints."

A client says: "They have a strong willingness to support our needs and provide precise advice." This interviewee continues: "Their published material regarding the Myanmar legal environment is also helpful for our understanding."

Work highlights

Advised Nippon Life Insurance on its investment in Grand Guardian Nippon Life Insurance, as well as the negotiation of a bancassurance agreement with a Myanmar bank.

Notable practitioners

Khin Cho Kyi has an excellent reputation in Myanmar as "one of the longest-standing lawyers in the country," according to one source. She continues to be involved in corporate transactions, projects and contentious work and is described by an interviewee as "very knowledgeable."

Interviewees say that Takeshi Mukawa "has great practical experience and problem-solving ability, not only pointing out the risks, but also showing us multiple methods to mitigate them and explaining the pros and cons." He regularly assists Japanese clients operating in the insurance, construction and manufacturing sectors with corporate transactions and regulatory compliance.

Win Naing is a locally qualified practitioner who is well versed in corporate, finance, projects and real estate matters. Market sources comment that he "is a good lawyer and has gained international experience."

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Overview

Myanmar Legal MHM offers a comprehensive range of legal services to clients looking to do business in Myanmar, with a particular focus on investment, mergers and acquisitions, project finance andbanking and capital markets. We offer international clients the benefits of cross-border experience in tandem with the Myanmar resources required to get deals done in Myanmar.

Our team comprises a senior Myanmar practitioner (Daw Khin Cho Kyi), a partner qualified in Myanmar (Win Naing) and a team of highly qualified Myanmar lawyers, senior Japanese lawyers (Takeshi Mukawa, Kana Manabe and Atsushi Inoue), and a senior Australian lawyer who joined us recently from Allens/Linklaters (Julian Barendse), all on the ground in Myanmar, together with a leading English-qualified lawyer with over 35 years of experience in the region (Tony Grundy). Our team’s expertise and knowledge covers a range of practice areas across various jurisdictions and enables us to provide clients with comprehensive and high-quality services.

Members

Mukawa, Takeshi (Head of Department)

Kyi, Khin Cho

Manabe, Kana

Naing, Win

Industries

We have worked on transactions in energy and infrastructure, finance, insurance, retail trading, food and beverage, broadcasting and health care.

General Business Law

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Myanmar Legal MHM Limited

Level 16, #16-01/02, Junction City Tower

No. 3A, Bogyoke Aung San Road

Pabedan Township

Yangon

Yangon Division

Myanmar

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Myanmar

General Business Law


Khin Cho Kyi
Band 1
Takeshi Mukawa
Band 3