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Dentons expands further into Southeast Asia with Myanmar office

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 1:56 PM | By Paula Kulig

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has expanded its presence within Southeast Asia with the addition of a new office in Yangon, Myanmar.

A team of five lawyers, led by Mark Livingston, resident partner, joins Dentons Myanmar Limited from Livingstons Legal. Dentons’ new Myanmar office will work closely with Dentons Rodyk, one of Singapore's most long-established full-service commercial law firms.

"The economic development and democratization of Myanmar has opened up a wealth of both inbound and outbound opportunities for our clients, from within Asia and around the world,” said Joe Andrew, global chairman of Dentons. “Myanmar is an important developing market in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting regions."

Added Livingston: “At Dentons Myanmar, our team’s deep understanding of the country’s regulatory and business environment will be combined with the direct support, global reach and resources of the world’s largest and leading law firm."

The ASEAN region is a global powerhouse that is gaining prominence as a bloc. Its population of over 600 million and young average age make for a significant role in the trading industry and a focal point for doing business. It is one of the world’s fastest-growing markets, with a combined gross domestic product of US$2.4 trillion.

With the addition of the Myanmar office, Dentons will have more than 7,800 people working in over 150 offices across more than 60 countries around the world.