accolades

We seek the highest standards for our clients. Our prime focus has been, and remains, harnessing strong legal expertise, commercial acumen and practical experience to deliver the best outcomes for our clients.

Through the years, our approach and commitment to the practice of law have attracted recognition and honours. We are deeply grateful for the trust and confidence that our clients place in us, and for the many awards and accolades accorded to us.

2019

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has won the M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) award - Grab’s Acquisition of Uber’s SE Asian Business, at the recent Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2019 which took place in Singapore on Thursday, 11 April 2019. Our Singapore office and Malaysian associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners were also involved in this deal.

In addition, Allen & Gledhill was named SE Asia Law Firm of the Year and the Singapore office received the following awards:

  • Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
  • Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium) - Temasek Financial (IV)'s Establishment of MTN Programme

In total, our Firm picked up six awards, the most to be given to a South-east Asian law firm at this Awards ceremony.

The ALB SE Asia Law Awards is an annual event celebrating the success of the region’s leading law firms, in-house counsel, dealmakers and deals.

For more information on the ALB SE Asia Law Awards, please click here.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been recognised by Asian-mena Counsel for our involvement in the following two matters which were named Deals of the Year 2018:

  • Grab acquisition of SE Asian operations of Uber (which also involved our Singapore office and Malaysian associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners)
  • TMH Telecom Myanmar IPO

In Singapore, our Firm received the highest number of wins among Asian law firms, having won seven other Deals of the Year and three Honourable Mentions for our involvement in the following matters:

Deals of the Year

  • Astrea IV private equity securitisation
  • Bayfront Infrastructure Capital infrastructure project finance securitisation
  • ESR-Reit merger with Viva Industrial Trust
  • MUFG Bank acquisition of 40% stake in Bank Danamon
  • Posco ICT SIAC arbitration proceeding against Hitachi
  • Temasek retail bond
  • Walmart acquisition of Flipkart

Honourable Mentions

  • Ascendas-Singbridge Group and Temasek Holdings investment in Ascendas India Logistics
  • DyStar Global Holdings (Singapore) v Kiri Industries & Ors
  • IHH Healthcare acquisition of Fortis Healthcare

Asian-mena Counsel is part of the In-House Community, which comprises over 21,000 individual in-house lawyers and those with a responsibility for legal and compliance issues within organisations along the New Silk Road, who they reach through the annual In-House Congress circuit of events, Asian-mena Counsel magazine and Weekly Briefing, and the In-House Community online forum.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Corporate and M&A and Projects, the only two categories covered by The Legal 500 for Myanmar.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been ranked in General Business Law and General Business Law: International Firms in the 2019 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, the two categories for Myanmar. In addition, Managing Director Minn Naing Oo is listed as a Leading Lawyer for all ranked practice areas.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has maintained its Tier 2 ranking for the Financial and Corporate category in the latest edition of IFLR1000, with Managing Director Minn Naing Oo recognised as a Highly Regarded lawyer.

IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The directory is published by the International Financial Law Review.

2018

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been named Asian-mena Counsel Firm of the Year 2018 in the category of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and received Honourable Mentions for the categories of Banking and Finance, Compliance/ Regulatory and Corporate and M&A. This is the first year that Asian-mena Counsel has included Myanmar in its survey. 

A record 2,376 in-house counsel and buyers of legal services in 13 jurisdictions took part in this survey this year to express who their preferred external counsel in various areas are and why. These in-house counsel conveyed which law firms had served them best across a range of practice areas, which have been the most responsive to their needs, as well as those which have made a significant impression on them during the past year.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has won the Most Innovative National Firm of the Year (Myanmar) at the IFLR Asia Awards 2018. 

This is the first time the firm is winning the country law firm award for Myanmar since its Yangon office became operational in 2014, a significant recognition of the high quality of legal services it provides in Myanmar and its rapid development into a leading firm in the country.  

Receiving the country law firm award for Myanmar in Hong Kong, Minn Naing Oo, Managing Director of Allen & Gledhill’s Yangon office, said “We are delighted to receive this prestigious recognition from IFLR, which is an affirmation of the quality of the legal services and the value-added insights we provide to our clients in this emerging market. We are thankful to our clients for the confidence they have placed in us in Myanmar”.

The IFLR Asia Awards recognise the region’s most innovative deals, and the firms that worked on them. First published in 1982, IFLR is the market-leading financial law publication for lawyers specialising in international finance in financial institutions, corporates and in private practice.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been ranked in General Business Law and General Business Law: International Firms in the 2018 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, the two categories for Myanmar. In addition, Managing Director Minn Naing Oo is listed as a Leading Lawyer for all ranked practice areas.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been ranked Tier 1 in Corporate and M&A and Projects (including Energy), the two categories covered in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Myanmar. In addition, Managing Director Minn Naing Oo continues to be listed as a Leading Individual for Corporate and M&A.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been ranked in the Financial and Corporate category in the latest edition of IFLR1000, moving up one rank to Tier 2. Managing Director Minn Naing Oo is recognised as a Highly Regarded lawyer in the publication for the first time.

IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The directory is published by the International Financial Law Review.

2017

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been recognised by Project Finance International (PFI) in the 2017 PFI Awards for its involvement in the syndicated financing of the Myingyan power plant project which was named Asia-Pacific Power Deal of the Year.

According to PFI, the project is “the first in Myanmar that has been tendered in a competitive market internationally” and “sets the benchmark for future power projects”. In addition, the US$248 million facility is the country’s first “multi-lender power financing” and the “first long-term project financing”.

Our Firm advised Sembcorp Myingyan Power Co., Ltd (“Sembcorp”) and the consortium of six international financial institutions comprising Asian Development Bank, Clifford Capital, DBS Bank, DZ Bank, International Finance Corporation and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation.

Advising Sembcorp and the consortium of financial institutions were Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) Managing Director Minn Naing Oo and Director Lee Jun Yee.

For more information about the PFI Awards, please click here.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been ranked in General Business Law and General Business Law: International Firms in the Myanmar section of the 2017 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. In addition, Managing Director Minn Naing Oo is recognised as a Leading Individual for General Business Law: International Firms – Myanmar in this edition.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been recognised by Asian-mena Counsel for our involvement in the ThaiBev's acquisition of Myanmar Distillery.

In addition, we also received Honourable Mention for our involvement in the Myingyan power project.

The winning deals were selected by Asian-mena Counsel based on innovation. complexity, size and uniqueness.

 

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been ranked in Corporate and M&A and Projects (including Energy) for the Myanmar market in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. In addition, Managing Director Minn Naing Oo is listed as a Leading Individual for Corporate and M&A.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has maintained our ranking under Financial and Corporate for the Myanmar market in the latest 2017 edition of IFLR1000.

IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The directory is published by the International Financial Law Review.

2016

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been recognised by Asian-mena Counsel for our involvement in the Myanmar Telecoms Project which was named one of Asian-mena Counsel Deals of the Year 2016.