16 August, 2012



Baker & McKenzie is pleased to announce the appointment of Myanmar lawyer, Saw Yu WIN.
WIN joins the Bangkok office from Myanmar Thanlwin Legal Services Ltd in association with DFDL Mekong and will assist in building the Firm’s Myanmar practice. 
WIN's practice includes advising on a range of cross-border investment in the energy, mining, and telecommunications sectors, as well as general corporate and commercial matters. She has advised companies on major project financing, taxation, customs, labour and employment, as well as government contract matters.
Baker & McKenzie Thailand Managing Partner, Chirachai Okanurak, said, "I am extremely pleased to welcome Dr WIN to Baker & McKenzie. With more than 15 years of experience advising foreign clients in Myanmar, she is a perfect fit for our Myanmar Center. She will be a huge asset in servicing clients that are thinking about expansion there.” 
Jeremy Pitts, Baker & McKenzie's Asia Pacific Chairman, added, "Throughout our 50 years in the Asia Pacific region, we have strived to be the first to support clients in new markets. Development within Myanmar, and within ASEAN, is providing new opportunities for our clients and for our Firm. We're delighted to welcome Dr WIN to Baker & McKenzie."
WIN began her legal career as an assistant lecturer at the University of Yangon on international and corporate & commercial laws before joining Russin & Vecchi (later changed to Myanmar Thanlwin Legal Services Ltd) in 1997, where she practiced for 15 years. 
WIN holds a Ph.D. and an LL.M. from Osaka University, Japan in addition to an LL.M. and LL.B. from the University of Yangon, Myanmar.  She speaks Myanmar, English, and Japanese.
For further information, please contact:
Elizabeth Gray, Baker & McKenzie
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