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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

Main Contacts

L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner

William Greenlee

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

David Doran

David DoranFounding Partner

DFDL's Overview

Founded in 1995, DFDL is one of the oldest foreign legal and tax firms in Myanmar.

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.

DFDL is best placed to advise Asian and international companies on their investments in Myanmar.

Our Myanmar business unit is led by Partner and Managing Director William D. Greenlee, Jr.

  • 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
  • Apple
  • Asia Pacific Breweries
  • Big C
  • BNP Paribas
  • Ernst & Young
  • Export-Import Bank of Thailand
  • ExxonMobil
  • Four Rivers
  • GPM Asia
  • Honeywell
  • IFC
  • Kanematsu Corporation
  • LP Holdings Co
  • L’Oréal
  • MetLife
  • Mitsubishi
  • Schlumberger Logelco Inc.
  • ThaiBev
  • Toyota Tsusho
  • Unicity
  • Vodafone
  • Western Union


Thida Aye

Thida AyeCountry Partner

L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner

William Greenlee

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

Jack Sheehan

Jack SheehanPartner, Regional Tax Practice Group


Nishant Choudhary

Nishant ChoudharyDeputy Managing Director, Head Banking and Finance

Dave Seibert

Dave SeibertHead of Energy Mining and Infrastructure Practice

Nicholas Towle

Nicholas TowleRegional Senior Adviser


COVID-19 Government Initiatives & Support in Asia – December 2020
DFDL, January 2021

As this challenging year draws to a close, the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought unprecedented disruption, economic uncertainty, and ushered in never-before seen travel restrictions throughout the world. In response, governments and leading financial institutions across South and Southeast Asia have issued various initiatives, stimulus measures, and relief efforts within their respective countries in an attempt to shore up the hardest hit sectors of their economies and extend support to industries, the real estate sector and vulnerable groups directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Cambodia: Additional Measures to Support Private Sector Workers & Revive the Post-COVID-19 Economy (Round 7)
DFDL, January 2021

On 23 December 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) issued a press release and rolled out ‘Round 7’ of measures aimed at mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and workers in Cambodia. The RGC in their press release noted the positive update with respect to the development of a COVID-19 vaccine and the fact that Cambodia has to date managed to effectively control COVID-19...

All articles submitted by DFDL


DFDL Cambodia & Myanmar Advise Credit Bureau Asia on its Debut SGX IPO
DFDL, January 2021

DFDL along with Mekong Law Group advised Credit Bureau Asia Limited (“CBA”) as issuer local counsel in Cambodia and Myanmar in relation to its initial public offering (“IPO”) and listing on the main board of the Singapore Stock Exchange. DFDL conducted the legal due diligence on Credit Bureau (Cambodia) Co. Ltd and Myanmar Credit Bureau Limited, reviewed the prospectus, issued legal opinions on the respective associated companies and provided general advice on regulatory and compliance issues with local laws in Cambodia and Myanmar. In Cambodia, DFDL’s team was led by partners Chris Robinson and Khem Vansok, working in collaboration with Kong Chhung (Mekong Law Group)...

DFDL Vietnam Grows its Energy Practice with Lateral Partner Hire
DFDL, January 2021

DFDL continues to grow its Energy Mining & Infrastructure practice with the hiring of Kevin Hawkins this month. Kevin, previously a Partner in Zico Law, has joined DFDL in Ho Chi Minh City as Partner.  All press submitted by DFDL

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