Singapore law firm Selvam has opened an office in Myanmar.
The office in Yangon will operate as Selvam & Partners. The firm will advise clients on investment and business matters related to tax, regulatory issues, market entry, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the U.K. Bribery Act, among others.
Selvam managing director Krishna Ramachandra is leading the office with help from associate director Benjamin Kheng. Ramachandra’s practice includes mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and investments funds, while Kheng is a corporate lawyer.
Myanmar, the economy of which is now opening after decades of isolation, is believed to be rich in mineral and resources. A number of firms from Japan, Korea, Singapore, and elsewhere have opened or announced intentions to open offices in the country to service an expected wave of foreign investment.
Selvam, which has around a dozen lawyers, is the Singapore joint law venture partner of Philadephia’s Duane Morris.