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DFDL

DFDL  

Legal Services | Myanmar

www.dfdl.com
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
Professionals

Partners

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


Advisers

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


Articles

Cambodia Tax & Real Estate Alert: 2019 Property Tax Deadline - 30 September
DFDL, September 2019

On the 21st of August 2019 Notification dated 21 August 2019 the General Department of Taxation (“GDT“) issued Notification 17517 GDT on the Second Reminder of the Payment of the Property Tax reminding owners of immovable property to file their annual Property Tax declaration before the deadline of 30 September 2019. We note that the 30th of September falls on a public holiday this year (Pchum Ben) so we suggest those required to declare and pay Property Tax should do so by Thursday the 26th of September 2019. The 2019 Property Tax payment can be made at any tax branch or any branch of Canadia, Acleda, Vattanac or Cambodia Public Bank...

Vietnam Tax Update: New Law on Tax Administration – Key Takeaways
DFDL, September 2019

The new Law on Tax Administration No. 38/2019/QH14 (“LTA” or “new Law”) was passed by the National Assembly in June 2019 will become effective from 1 July 2020. New provisions relating to electronic invoices and electronic documents take effect from 1 July 2022. We summarize below some of the salient features of the new Law. Introduction of ‘substance over form’ and independent transactions principles The new Law introduces the ‘substance over form’ principle to determine tax obligations with respect to entities and transactions in Vietnam...

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Press

Sokheng Say Speaks at Career Path in Accounting, Auditing & Tax Event in Phnom Penh
DFDL, September 2019

On 30 August 2019, Sokheng Say (DFDL Partner and Head of the Regional Accounting Advisory Practice Group) was invited to speak at a CamEd Business School event: Career Paths in Accounting, Auditing and Tax. This event was organized for the benefit of students who are studying and newly graduated students looking to join the accounting, audit and tax industry in Cambodia. Sokheng gave a presentation on Career Paths in the Accounting Profession. Sokheng is an internationally qualified accountant and a member of CPA Australia and CIMA United Kingdom...

DFDL Organize NZ-Cambodia Networking Event with Visiting Victoria University Delegation on 2 September 2019
DFDL, September 2019

DFDL were proud to host a networking event on 2 September 2019 welcoming a visiting Victoria University of Wellington (“ VUW ”) delegation from New Zealand to Phnom Penh. The purpose of the event was to forge closer business ties between Cambodia and New Zealand and explore business and investment opportunities that could be pursued in Cambodia through mutual cooperation and potential bilateral partnerships...

All press submitted by DFDL

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