Duane Morris Becomes 1st US Firm To Enter Myanmar

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT) -- Duane Morris LLP has entered uncharted territory by becoming the first U.S.-based law firm to expand into the southeast Asian country Myanmar, with an eye on a newly business-friendly political environment and increasing overseas investment.

The new office in the commercial center of Yangon will handle a range of investment and business matters, the firm said, including tax, licensing, regulation, market entry, reporting requirements, and U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.K. Bribery Act issues.

The 12-lawyer group was established through its Singapore-based joint venture and...
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