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Summary: Russin & Vecchi's office in Yangon, Myanmar, formerly Rangoon, Burma, opened in 1995 to carry on the successful tradition of the firm in Asia. The firm offers the foreign investor entering or operating in Myanmar the combined strengths of worldwide offices and the expert assistance of a staff experienced in the legal and cultural environment of Myanmar. The firm maintains modern office facilities with up-to-date communications, research resources, and well-trained English-speaking support staff. Its professional staff consists of expatriate and Myanmar lawyers with extensive experience in assisting foreign investors navigate the Burmese legal and business environments.

Legal Services: Much of the firm's work is on behalf of foreign companies as they begin or expand their operations in Myanmar. Our legal services include banking and finance, energy, agency and distribution relationships, hotels, resorts, and property development, intellectual property, and tax planning. Click here for additional details.

Both sides of the issue:
U.S. Sanctions a Failure
Cato Institute Report

Sanctions are Effective
Free Burma Coalition

Foreign Investment: The Myanmar government has faced an international campaign by human rights groups to block foreign investment. As official policy, the U.S. Government neither encourages nor discourages trade with Myanmar. Since U.S. investment sanctions were imposed in May 1997, the government has prohibited new investment. Trade, services, and technology contracts are specifically excluded from the investment ban. Asian nations have continued relations with Myanmar, and granted full membership in ASEAN to Myanmar in 1997.

Work with other R&V Offices: The Myanmar office works closely with the firm's offices in Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Washington, D.C. New York and Russia. Although each office is a separate entity, and attorneys in other offices do not provide legal services unless specific arrangements are made in order to meet a client's needs, we are able to utilize the expertise available in other offices to address clients' matters. This results in efficient utilization of the firm's lawyers and has the effect of keeping our rates competitive and reducing legal costs for clients.



8 (C) Bogyoke Museum Road
Bahan Township
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
T: (951) 540995/557896
F: (951) 548835