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

Main Contacts

L-Martin Desautels

Regional Managing Partner

William D Greenlee

Partner; Managing Director, Myanmar

David Doran

Founding Partner


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

Representative Clients



Thida  Aye

Thida Aye

Country Partner
L-Martin  Desautels

L-Martin Desautels

Regional Managing Partner
William D Greenlee

William D Greenlee

Partner; Managing Director, Myanmar
Jack  Sheehan

Jack Sheehan

Partner, Regional Tax Practice Group


Mar Mar  Aung

Mar Mar Aung

Legal Advisor
Nishant  Choudhary

Nishant Choudhary

Partner and Managing Director
Dave  Seibert

Dave Seibert

Head of Energy Mining and Infrastructure Practice
Nicholas  Towle

Nicholas Towle

Regional Senior Adviser


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