Singapore firm Colin Ng & Partners has formed an alliance with Yangon-based firm Fame Myanmar Co. Ltd.

The 17-lawyer Yangon firm is led by managing director Soe Thein, a retired judge from the Supreme Court of the Union of Myanmar, and has three other directors who are retired government officials. They will advise on foreign investment, as well as intellectual property, real estate and litigation.

Last year Colin Ng advised Myanmar’s Alliance Brewery Co. Ltd. on a $60 million joint venture with Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd., a subsidiary of Heineken N.V.

According to its website, Colin Ng & Partners has 51 lawyers, including 16 partners.