An Introduction to Livingstons Legal
Myanmar is the fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia and the new frontier market for global business. Investors from around Asia and around the globe are drawn by the country’s potential for superior economic growth in the years and decades to come. As with any frontier market, investing and operating in a rapidly evolving business environment demands access to superior local business knowledge, regulatory insight, and a combination of local and international legal expertise.
Based in Yangon, Livingstons Legal is an independent corporate legal practice focusing on enabling the burgeoning Myanmar investment market. Our firm is staffed by local lawyers familiar with the business environment, laws, regulations and practices of Myanmar as well as international lawyers with expertise in inbound investment and cross-border transactions.
Led by Mark Livingston, an Australian qualified lawyer with well-established connections in the Myanmar business community and experience advising clients on investing in Myanmar, we facilitate business, investment and trade between Myanmar and the rest of the world through innovative and cost-effective legal services. Our core areas comprise market entry and company set-ups, M&A and joint ventures, Myanmar regulatory advice, corporate finance, natural resources, infrastructure and commercial contracting.
We offer a broad service commercial capability across industries, with a focus on market entry, investment, development and finance activities. Our senior lawyers have significant in-house experience, which gives Livingstons Legal a valuable commercial and practical perspective on providing legal services to both foreign and domestic businesses.
Our team comprises both highly experienced international lawyers and local lawyers with Myanmar language skills and expertise in navigating local regulatory frameworks. We differentiate ourselves by our combination of private practice and in-house experience, deep understanding of the local business environment, and international professionalism and integrity. Our international lawyers work side-by-side with our Myanmar lawyers to deliver legal services that ensure local success for our international clients.
We offer a unique breadth and depth of expertise and experience amongst independent law firms in the Myanmar market.
Values and charitable and educational activities
Our professional services are informed by our “6Ps” values – people; personal; public; profession; profit; and purpose – which we strive to adhere to in all of our operations. We remain conscious of the privileged position and opportunity we enjoy as a foreign law firm in Myanmar and actively create and pursue opportunities to give back by contributing to welfare and education initiatives. We will continue to use our time and skills to contribute to worthy causes and assist in enhancing the knowledge of the Myanmar legal industry.
We provide a consultative and flexible approach to fees and billing, offering pre-paid retainers, hourly rates, capped fee and fixed fee arrangements and up-front estimates to suit our clients’ requirements.