05:23, May 31 423 0

2017-05-31 05:23:09
Dentons expands in South East Asia with office launch

Dentons has expanded in Myanmar by opening a new office in Yangon, its second location in South East Asia.

The new office is known as Dentons Myanmar Limited locally and is led by Australian corporate lawyer Mark Livingston. The office is staffed by a team of seven lawyers and staff.

The team joins from Livingstons Legal, a boutique corporate legal practice set up by Livingston in January 2016. The team focuses on supporting investment into Myanmar, providing advice on market entry, company set-ups, real estate, M&A and joint venture and regulation and compliance.

Prior to his private practice, Livingston was in several in-house roles with a variety of mining companies, including Archipelago Resources and OceanaGold.

In his new role, he and his team will work closely with Dentons Rodyk, a Singaporean firm formerly known as Rodyk & Davidson, and will become a partner of Dentons Rodyk.

“The economic development and democratisation of Myanmar has opened up a wealth of both inbound and outbound opportunities for our clients from within Asia and around the world,” said Joe Andrew, global chairman of Dentons.

“Myanmar is an important developing market in the heart of one of the words most exciting regions,” he added.

The Yangon office is Dentons’ second location in South East Asia and the first expansion after its merger with Singaporean firm Rodyk & Davidson in 2016. Dentons’ Singapore office currently has 167 lawyers including 87 partners, and is led by Philip Jeyaretnam. Jeyaretnam also serves as the Dentons’ global vice chair and regional CEO, and is driving Dentons’ growth in South East Asia.