New York-based Herzfeld & Rubin has opened an office in Yangon, Myanmar.
Operating as Herzfeld, Rubin, Meyer & Rose Law Firm in Myanmar, the office will mainly advise American clients on investments and disputes in the newly opened economy.
Andrew Ngun Cung Lian, who has a government affairs practice, will serve as managing director of the new office. U Kyaw Hoe, a civil and criminal litigation expert, will head a local litigation practice. Of counsel Eric Rose and advisor Nina Dunn will also be active in the office.
Herzfeld & Rubin said it also plans to open an office in Myanmar capital of Naypyidaw in the first quarter of 2014.
The 200-lawyer firm says it is the first U.S. firm to open in Myanmar. Philadelphia’s Duane Morris established a presence in the market last month through its Singapore joint venture. Most Western firms have taken a wait-and-see approach towards Myanmar, but a number of Korean, Japan, and Singaporean firms have move ahead with launches in the country.