Morning Briefing: BLP to expand Asia footprint

by Steve Randall16 Nov 2015
BLP to expand Asia footprint
Berwin Leighton Paisner has announced its intention to expand its Asia footprint with a new office in Myanmar. The new office will build on the firm’s others in Asia, in Hong Kong and Singapore, and will bring its total number of international offices to fourteen. The new office will be led by former Baker & McKenzie Yangon managing partner Chris Hughes. Hughes is Australian and UK qualified and has a broad corporate background.
BLP’s head of Asia Bob Charlton commented that Myanmar is an important emerging market and highlighted that the legal market in the country is growing. BLP began a partnership in the country with local firm Legal Network Consultants in 2014 but this relationship is not affected by the news with the two firms sharing work whenever necessary.
 
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