Bootstrap Tales: How to Launch a Foreign Law Practice in Myanmar

Even as economic conditions improve in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country remains a difficult place to open an office, given the poor infrastructure and paucity of qualified talent. Raj Gunashekar speaks to international law firms about the challenges they faced in launching a Myanmar branch. Regular visitors to Myanmar are frequently impressed by the rapid […]

Stephenson Harwood opens in Myanmar

Stephenson Harwood has opened a new office in Yangon, expanding the firm’s reach in Southeast Asia. The firm’s Myanmar practice has been advising international and domestic clients for more than 20 years, including some of the largest strategic market entries, commercial joint ventures and M&A. “Stephenson Harwood is committed to Southeast Asia, and to growing […]

The Land Rush in Myanmar

After decades of military rule, Myanmar at last has a democratically elected government. Longtime opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party took charge in March, with her ally Htin Kyaw becoming president and the Nobel laureate herself serving as foreign affairs minister. In response, the U.S. last month announced a partial rollback of economic sanctions […]