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Legal Services | Myanmar

tel: +95 1 526 180 | fax: +95 1 548 835
№ 134/A, Than Lwin Road, Golden Valley Ward (1) | Yangon | Myanmar

DFDL's Overview

DFDL provides a full range of legal and tax services to foreign and local investors operating in Myanmar. Our team of more than 30 experienced local lawyers and foreign legal advisers in Yangon and Naypyidaw provides efficient, effective and practical legal services at an international standard, coupled with a high level of personal in-depth knowledge of the local environment. Our Myanmar business unit is led by Partner and Managing Director William D. Greenlee, Jr., who also leads our China Desk.

Founded in 1995, DFDL is one of the oldest foreign legal and tax firms in Myanmar. DFDL is best placed to advise Asian and international companies on their investments in Myanmar.


  • Year this Office was Established: 1995
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 140

Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Carbon Credit Trading
  • Compliance
  • Copyright
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Hospitality
  • Hydropower
  • Immigration Law
  • Infrastructure
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Other Renewable and Green Energy
  • Patents
  • Power Projects
  • Public Sector Consultancy
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development and Construction
  • Retail
  • Road
  • Securities
  • Tax & Customs
  • Tax Disputes
  • Telecommunications
  • Telecoms
  • Trade & Commerce
  • Trademarks
Representative Clients
ALS Global
Asia Pacific Breweries
Big C
BNP Paribas
Ernst & Young
Export-Import Bank of Thailand
Four Rivers
GPM Asia
Kanematsu Corporation
LP Holdings Co
Schlumberger Logelco Inc.
Toyota Tsusho
Western Union


William Greenlee

William D Greenlee, Jr.Partner; Managing Director, Myanmar

Jack Sheehan

Jack SheehanPartner, Regional Tax Practice Group


Thida Aye

Thida AyePartner, Myanmar

Danyel Thomson

Danyel ThomsonSenior Legal Adviser


Cambodia Investment Update for August 2016
DFDL, August 2016

TAXATION TAX ON IMMOVABLE PROPERTY PAYMENT FOR 2016 Notifications No. 12723 dated 5 August 2016 & No. 13466 dated 16 August 2016 Per Notification No...

Cambodia Property Tax Update
DFDL, August 2016

In the last few weeks, the General Department of Taxation (GDT) has issued two Notifications (No. 12723 & 13466) reminding owners of immovable property to file their annual Property Tax declaration and pay Property Tax before the deadline of 30 September 2016. Notification No. 13466 advised that owners of immovable property, where such property is already registered, can pay their 2016 Property Tax at any tax branch or any branch of Canadia or Acleda Bank by providing their 2015 tax payment receipt...

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Financial Times awards recognize DFDL innovation
DFDL, June 2016

DFDL has again received accolades in the annual Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers report. Of the Asia-Pacific headquartered firms, DFDL is ranked 17 in the region and was deemed ‘highly recommended’ in the category of finance. The rankings are calculated based on the degree of innovation demonstrated by each firms’ most groundbreaking projects advised on for that year...

DFDL a finalist in ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2016
DFDL, May 2016

DFDL has been shortlisted for Thailand Law Firm of the Year and Vietnam Law Firm of the Year categories at the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2016. Martin Desautels is also one of the finalists for Managing Partner of the Year. ALB is owned by Thomson Reuters and recognizes and celebrates the achievements of Southeast Asia’s leading law firms and in-house legal teams, as well as the top deals and dealmakers. The winners will be announced at the gala dinner and awards ceremony on 20 May at The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore...

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