Sunrise at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar
Sunrise at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar ()

Korean law firm Bae, Kim & Lee has opened a Myanmar office in Yangon.

The three-lawyer office is led by partner Eric Yang and will focus on advising Korean clients on mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and licensing in the energy, infrastructure and real estate and other sectors.

Yang is also leading a two-partner, five-lawyer Myanmar desk at Bae, Kim & Lee. Most of the team’s members, including Yang and fellow partner Yong Geun Bae, joined the firm last year from rival Yulchon as part of an effort to launch an Indochinese practice.

A U.S.-qualified corporate lawyer, Yang had been with Yulchon for 15 years, having made partner in 2006. He was also seconded to Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office between 2004 and 2005. He led Yulchon’s Southeast Asia office, overseeing the firm’s offices in Yangon, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Bae focuses his practice chiefly on real estate development and projects. He joined Yulchon in 2007 and became a partner in 2012. He was in charge of Yulchon’s Vietnamese offices before moving to Bae, Kim & Lee.

The Myanmar team at Bae, Kim & Lee also includes U.S.-qualified corporate lawyer Cheol Hyo Ahn and Myanmar lawyer Kaung Htet Zaw. The firm’s Ho Chi Minh City-based lawyer Byoung-Pil Kim will also work closely with the team.

Bae, Kim & Lee’s Yangon office follows that of Yulchon’s, opened in 2014, and Jipyong’s, which was launched in 2013. Seoul-based Bae, Kim & Lee embarked on an international expansion last year, opening four overseas offices in Dubai (two lawyers), Hong Kong (three lawyers), Hanoi (three lawyers) and Ho Chi Minh City (two lawyers).

Firmwide, Bae, Kim & Lee has 447 lawyers in eight offices, which includes offices in Beijing and Shanghai.

email: azhang@alm.com

Korean law firm Bae, Kim & Lee has opened a Myanmar office in Yangon.

The three-lawyer office is led by partner Eric Yang and will focus on advising Korean clients on mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and licensing in the energy, infrastructure and real estate and other sectors.

Yang is also leading a two-partner, five-lawyer Myanmar desk at Bae, Kim & Lee. Most of the team’s members, including Yang and fellow partner Yong Geun Bae, joined the firm last year from rival Yulchon as part of an effort to launch an Indochinese practice.

A U.S.-qualified corporate lawyer, Yang had been with Yulchon for 15 years, having made partner in 2006. He was also seconded to Allen & Overy ‘s Hong Kong office between 2004 and 2005. He led Yulchon’s Southeast Asia office, overseeing the firm’s offices in Yangon, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Bae focuses his practice chiefly on real estate development and projects. He joined Yulchon in 2007 and became a partner in 2012. He was in charge of Yulchon’s Vietnamese offices before moving to Bae, Kim & Lee.

The Myanmar team at Bae, Kim & Lee also includes U.S.-qualified corporate lawyer Cheol Hyo Ahn and Myanmar lawyer Kaung Htet Zaw. The firm’s Ho Chi Minh City-based lawyer Byoung-Pil Kim will also work closely with the team.

Bae, Kim & Lee’s Yangon office follows that of Yulchon’s, opened in 2014, and Jipyong’s, which was launched in 2013. Seoul-based Bae, Kim & Lee embarked on an international expansion last year, opening four overseas offices in Dubai (two lawyers), Hong Kong (three lawyers), Hanoi (three lawyers) and Ho Chi Minh City (two lawyers).

Firmwide, Bae, Kim & Lee has 447 lawyers in eight offices, which includes offices in Beijing and Shanghai.

email: azhang@alm.com