Practices
Banking and Finance
Corporate/M&A
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Tax

Location
Myanmar

Languages
Burmese
English

Education

Diploma in International Relations, Yangon University

Diploma in Business Law, Yangon University

LLB, Dagon University, Myanmar

Aye Thuzar Hlaing
+95 9 772 440 001

Biography

Aye Thuzar Hlaing is an associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Myanmar office. Practicing primarily in the firm’s corporate and commercial group, she assists her clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters, including investment licensing and company establishment.

She has extensive experience dealing with the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration as well as the Myanmar Investment Commission, and has developed a deep familiarity with the working procedures and requirements of these bodies. Through her experience acting for clients in matters related to various regulatory authorities, Aye has also gained insight into the workings of many regulatory bodies in Myanmar, including the country’s Food and Drug Administration, the Plant Protection Division, the Plant Variety Protection Section, the Department of Agricultural Research, the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, the Posts and Telecommunications Department, the Central Bank of Myanmar, and the Department of Trade. Because of her deep practical understanding of regulatory regimes in Myanmar, she is frequently sought for her advice on regulatory affairs such as licensing, regulatory compliance, wholesale/retail registration and import/export matters.

Aye previously worked at a leading commercial bank and the Myanmar office of a prominent international law firm, where she gained experience in a broad range of corporate and commercial law. She graduated with an LLB from the University of Dagon, and she holds diplomas in business law, international relations, and intellectual property law from the University of Yangon. She is a member of the Bar Council of Myanmar.


Experience
  • Assisted in the incorporation of several wholly foreign-owned companies, particularly in the food and beverage and service sectors.
  • Advised a client on procedures for a foreign company to increase its authorized share capital and facilitated meetings with Myanmar Investment Commission officers.
  • Submitted a letter on behalf of a client to the Director-General of the Ministry of Commerce to obtain clarification on what construction materials foreign joint venture companies are permitted to trade in Myanmar, resulting in the ministry announcing Notification 85/2016 with a harmonized system code for construction materials that may be traded by foreign joint ventures, as well as contributing to greater legal certainty in our client's business operations.
  • Conducted legal research on the Myanmar Companies Act and prepared a legal memo for liquidation of a client's branch office in Myanmar.
  • Advised a client on ship registration in accordance with relevant local laws and regulations.