Allen & Overy strengthens Asia-Pacific presence with office in Yangon, Myanmar

Allen & Overy has announced its sixth office in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Yangon, Myanmar. This latest opening takes the firm’s office count to 12 in the Asia-Pacific.

The firm’s Yangon office is managed by Simon Makinson who has led the firm’s push into Myanmar from the start when sanctions began to lift two years ago.

There are two other senior lawyers and three business services staff on the ground, as well as a team of sector specialists made up of partners and lawyers from the firm’s Bangkok and Singapore offices.

Certain projects bring in experts from further afield and, to date, have included teams from Tokyo, Sydney, Perth, New York and London (where the team includes a Myanmar national/UK-qualified lawyer).