Minn Naing Oo
Managing Director, Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar)
Minn is the Managing Director of Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) and a Partner of Allen & Gledhill. He has extensive experience advising on banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure projects, corporate and commercial, arbitration and competition. He has acted for multinational corporations, multilateral agencies, financial institutions, private equity funds and Myanmar conglomerates. He has also advised government agencies and worked on various legislative reforms in Myanmar.
He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore.
He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and has been appointed to dispute panels for disputes between World Trade Organisation (WTO) member states.
Minn has been recommended for his expertise in Myanmar by leading publications. He is praised by client as being “very good, extremely commercial and fair” and said to have “helped the deal come to conclusion more quickly” in the Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific. He is “recommended for his ‘extensive knowledge of the detailed practice of Myanmar’s government agencies’” in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and “praised for his ‘good contacts in various government departments’”.
Minn graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. in 1996. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 1997, and he obtained an LL.M. in 2001 from Columbia University as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Minn is fluent in English, Myanmar and Malay.
- Advised a consortium of six international financial institutions in various aspects of a syndicated financing obtained by Sembcorp Myingyan Power Co., Ltd. to finance the construction and operation of what is to be one of Myanmar’s largest power plants. Also advised the project company on regulatory aspects of the project. The project was named Asia-Pacific Power Project of the Year by Project Finance International.
- Acted for the sellers in the acquisition by Thai Beverage Public Co of a 75 per cent. stake in the Myanmar Distillery Co group of companies (the largest whisky player in Myanmar) in a deal worth US$742 million.
- Acted as transaction counsel and advised TMH Telecom Public Co., Ltd., as issuer, and Myanmar Securities Exchange Centre Co., Ltd., as sole bookrunner, sole lead manager and underwriter, on the initial public offering (“IPO”) of TMH on the Yangon Stock Exchange, as the first true IPO in Myanmar.