Cross-border Investments and Special Projects

China’s significant growth as an economic power, as well as the continuing liberalization of previously closed economies in Indochina, has provided investors with fresh investment opportunities. 

We are a pioneer in establishing offices across these investment destinations and are actively involved in shaping local laws and regulations, while cultivating strong and lasting relationships with regulators and policy-makers in the region.

Our in-bound investment experience is substantial, and we are active in advising both off-shore and on-shore investors on the structure and expertise needed for their cross-border and multi-sectoral businesses.

Leveraging the accumulated experience of our lawyers across our network of offices, we navigate local regulatory regimes and provide clients with a secure foundation for market-entry. We secure local investment approvals and concessions, draft and negotiate joint venture and other cooperative business arrangements, and advise on complex financing and other business arrangements that address local laws.

In addition to our pioneering experience in cross-border investments, we guide clients in special projects requiring unique solutions to problems posed by fast-changing legal systems. 

Clients include national governments seeking advice in implementing modernization programs in the securities and project finance area, and a consortia of prominent local conglomerates pursuing the establishment and operation of special economic zones.

Representative engagements in this area of practice include:

  • Advising a consortium of Myanmar companies in the establishment of a joint venture company with a consortium of foreign companies for the development and operation of a 400-hectare industrial park in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone
  • Providing legal assistance as part of a consortium advising the Myanmar Government in the establishment and structuring of the Kyauk Phyu Special Economic Zone
  • Advising the Myanmar government, through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, on the implementation of a public procurement process for public-private partnerships in the ports, roads and electricity sector
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