BLP opens in Myanmar with Baker and McKenzie’s office head

BLP has launched its first office in Myanmar, bringing the firm’s global offering to 14 offices in 12 countries.

Publicado Friday, November 13th 2015
BLP opens in Myanmar with Baker and McKenzie’s office head

The move comes on the back of the recent elections in the country and demand from clients for further expertise across South East Asia. Myanmar is the biggest country in mainland South East Asia, home to one of the fastest growing markets. Ideally positioned between India and China, the country is attracting more foreign investment on which BLP will be well situated to advise. BLP has existing links in the country, having made an entry in March 2014 by adding local law firm, Legal Network Consultants (LNC), to its Asia Network. LNC will continue to be a member of BLP’s Asia Network.

 

The firm has appointed Chris Hughes, Baker & McKenzie’s former Yangon Managing Partner, to lead the new office.  Mr. Hughes has broad experience in M&A activity, financial deals and projects work, and is qualified in Australia and the UK as an emerging markets transaction lawyer. He has worked in Myanmar for several years and has a strong understanding of the market.

 

Headquartered in London, BLP has over 800 lawyers spread over its 14 international offices. It already has a strong presence in Asia, with offices in China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

 

Several international firms have been establishing a presence in Asia over the past few months, with Allen & Overy expanding in Seoul and China openings from Garrigues and Dorsey & Whitney, all in September 2015 and Watson Farley entering Vietnam (October 2015).

 

 

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