Welcome!

News Feed Item

Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose is the First Licensed American Law Firm to Open in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar and NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Herzfeld & Rubin PC announced today that on July 29th, 2013, it became the first American law firm to open a law office in Myanmar, as well as the first U.S. investor in the professional services industry to hold a 100% ownership interest under the new 2012 Myanmar Investment Law.  The new law office, which is staffed by both American and Myanmar attorneys, is named Herzfeld, Rubin, Meyer & Rose Law Firm LTD (HRMR) and is located in Yangon, Myanmar. The firm also plans to open a satellite office in Nay Pyi Taw, the national capital.

An on-the-ground presence in Myanmar allows the firm to support the needs of its global clients as they navigate business opportunities in Myanmar and, more broadly, in Southeast Asia. The office, which is fully integrated with Herzfeld & Rubin's affiliated offices in the United States, Romania and Israel, leverages the firm's deep bench of expertise in emerging and frontier markets. It offers a full-range of legal and business development services in international transactions, banking, corporate law, commercial litigation and international arbitration, employment law and immigration, energy, government affairs, insurance coverage analysis, intellectual property, real estate, trade (import/export) law, and personal wealth administration.

"Herzfeld & Rubin's attorneys have a rich history of helping develop legal frameworks in several emerging and frontier economies around the world, and our presence in Myanmar represents a substantial commitment to Southeast Asia. The HRMR law office, the first of its kind in Myanmar, will assure foreign investors, and specifically American companies, that their interests will be represented with the same skill, expertise and ethical standards from which they benefit elsewhere in the world," said Eric C. Rose, a principal of HRMR.  Mr. Rose, whose legal experience has covered more than 50 countries across the globe, has been involved with Myanmar since American Standard's entry into the country prior to the 2003 imposition of U.S. sanctions.

Dr. Andrew Ngun Cung Lian, who was educated in the U.S. and also served as the Deputy Chief Negotiator of the Chin National Front (CNF) in its peace negotiations with the Myanmar Government, will serve as Managing Director of the office and will lead a staff of five American and Myanmar attorneys. 

U Kyaw Hoe, one of the leading civil and criminal litigation experts in Myanmar and a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party's Central Committee, heads HRMR's Litigation practice and is a leading Myanmar attorney, representing clients in contracts, real estate, labor and immigration law, as well as intellectual property matters.

In 2013, in part as a result of significant positive changes in Myanmar, the European Union and other countries lifted most trade sanctions previously imposed on Myanmar.  The United States recently suspended or let expire a number of sanctions in recognition of the political and economic reforms under the leadership of President U Thein Sein, as well as of the Myanmar Parliament, in particular the Pyithu Hluttaw under Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann. These substantial changes have included the adoption of over forty new laws (including the Foreign Investment Law).  In addition, the Myanmar government has made a successful effort to negotiate peace treaties with all of the major ethnic groups, has abolished press censorship, freed political prisoners, held free by-elections, and instituted other confidence building measures.

"The result of sweeping political and economic reform has ignited interest in Myanmar by American and other global investors—including our clients. Their renewed focus in the region, and Southeast Asia generally, is the impetus behind our decision to establish a presence there," said Herzfeld & Rubin's Managing Director, Ian Ceresney.

In the infancy of sustained economic development, Myanmar is home to more than sixty million people and has abundant natural resources including natural gas, petroleum, timber, tin, zinc, copper, lead, coal, precious stones, and fertile lands.  Adding a stable government and a hard-working, literate and dedicated work force, Myanmar is at a pivotal moment. Analysts predict that Myanmar could quadruple the size of its economy and create more than ten million nonagricultural jobs.

Founded in 1948 and headquartered in New York City, Herzfeld & Rubin P.C., an AV-rated firm listed in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers™, is a full-service, internationally-known law firm with over 200 attorneys in New York and four affiliated offices in the United States, Europe and Israel. It is also a member of the Alliott Group, a worldwide alliance of over 180 independent accounting, law and consulting firms located in 80 countries, allowing the firm to fully meet the local and cross-border needs of its clients.

SOURCE Herzfeld, Rubin, Meyer & Rose Law Firm LTD

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader Sergey Grebnov provided an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors!
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
HyperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let's say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it...
Dhiraj Sehgal works in Delphix's product and solution organization. His focus has been DevOps, DataOps, private cloud and datacenters customers, technologies and products. He has wealth of experience in cloud focused and virtualized technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage. He has spoken at Cloud Expo for last 3 years now in New York and Santa Clara.
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
"We're focused on how to get some of the attributes that you would expect from an Amazon, Azure, Google, and doing that on-prem. We believe today that you can actually get those types of things done with certain architectures available in the market today," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Sanjeev Sharma Joins November 11-13, 2018 @DevOpsSummit at @CloudEXPO New York Faculty. Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev's industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Sales leader, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev is recognized at the highest levels of IBM's core of technical leaders.
As Cybric's Chief Technology Officer, Mike D. Kail is responsible for the strategic vision and technical direction of the platform. Prior to founding Cybric, Mike was Yahoo's CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures.
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...