Ross Taylor

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Offices

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English

Education

PhD, Durham University

LLB, University College London

Dr. Ross Taylor is a counsel in the corporate and commercial team of Tilleke & Gibbins' Thailand and Myanmar practices. One of the most experienced and versatile foreign consultants in Thailand and Myanmar, Ross is particularly noted for his ability to handle commercial contracts with complex financial structures, such as high value banking and finance transactions, and complex technical specifications, such as aviation, infrastructure, and fintech deals. He has extensive experience in banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, energy and infrastructure projects, real estate, and regulatory compliance in tightly controlled industries, accrued over nearly two decades of experience in Southeast Asia. 

Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Ross held positions as a partner in the Yangon office of one of the world's largest law firms, and as a Foreign Expert at Thammasat University in Thailand, and his breadth of experience and high standards of client service have been acknowledged by IFLR 1000  and the Lexology Client Choice Awards. He holds an LLB from University College London, a PhD from Durham University, is a member of the Honourable Society of Grays Inn, and is the director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar. Called to the bar in 1984, Ross is a barrister licensed to practice in England and Wales.

  • Advised on and drafted agreements for the largest ever bank merger in Thailand between TMB, DTDB, and IFCT, to create TMB Bank with assets of USD 17 billion.

  • Advised a major Thai airline operator on the purchase of Rolls Royce aircraft engines for their entire fleet and drafted the relevant transaction agreements.

  • Assisted a major client in the home and personal care industry on the largest ever joint venture in that industry in Myanmar, valued at USD 500 million, and drafted the associated agreements.

  • Advised one of the largest banks in Myanmar on establishing a mobile money system in the jurisdiction and drafted all relevant agreements.

  • Acted for various insurance companies on establishing two major insurance joint ventures in Myanmar at a total value of USD 80 million.

  • Assisted clients in the aviation industry on establishing two separate airline joint ventures in Myanmar, one domestic and one international, and drafted all of the necessary agreements.

  • Advised one of the largest banks in Myanmar on the recovery of non-performing loans at a value upwards of USD 100 million.

  • Acted for one of Germany’s largest wholesalers on the establishment of its join venture subsidiary in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone of Myanmar.

  • Advised a global media company on their rights to film using drones in Myanmar and on video-streaming regulations in the jurisdiction.

  • Advised the Myanmar Directorate of Investment and Company Administration on all aspects of laws affecting the investment climate in Myanmar.

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July 3, 2020

Asialaw Awards 2020: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Three National Firm of the Year Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for three Firm of the Year Awards at the third Asialaw Regional Awards—an Asia-wide awards ceremony recognizing the best law firms across the region. The firm...

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May 28, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins is proud to have been named Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year – Asia at the 2020 Counsels of the Year Awards, hosted by the Asian-Mena Counsel  In-House...

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April 16, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Visionary Client Service Award

In-House Community, the well-respected publishing house behind Asian-Mena Counsel  magazine, has announced the shotlist for its 2020 Visionary Client Service Providers awards, naming Tilleke...

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April 13, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Named ALB Employer of Choice 2020 in Thailand and Vietnam

Tilleke & Gibbins has once again been named as an “Employer of Choice” in Thailand and Vietnam in this year’s listings from Asian Legal Business  (ALB). This now marks eight...

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April 3, 2020

Nwe Oo and Ross Taylor Interviewed by Asia Insurance Review

Nwe Oo, Ross Taylor

Two senior members of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Yangon office were recently interviewed about the legal and regulatory aspects of conducting reinsurance business in Myanmar by the Asia Insurance Review...

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July 29, 2020

COVID-19 Resource Center

As the global COVID-19 situation develops, Tilleke & Gibbins is dedicated to ensuring that our clients remain up to date on the most important legal developments in Southeast Asia as they happen...

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June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Labor Law FAQ for Employers in Mainland Southeast Asia

Dino Santaniello, Jay Cohen, Kien Trung Trinh, Nada Songsasen, Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut, Ross Taylor, Saithong Rattana, Sochanmalisphoung Vannavuth

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to shutdowns, lockdowns, and quarantines around the world, forcing companies into drastic cost-cutting measures to offset severely diminished (or zero) revenue due to a...

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May 19, 2020

Reinsurance Revolution in Myanmar

Ross Taylor

On May 12, 2020, Myanmar’s Insurance Business Regulatory Board (IBRB) issued Directive 4/2020—a game-changer for the insurance industry in Myanmar. Previously, reinsurance in Myanmar had only been...

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April 30, 2020

Myanmar Changes Interest Rates to Mitigate Economic Impact of COVID-19

Ross Taylor

In order to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, on April 27, 2020, the Central Bank of Myanmar issued Directive 8/2020 causing a reduction in bank interest rates effective from May 1,...

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April 15, 2020

Options and Obligations for Employers in Myanmar During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Ross Taylor, Nada Songsasen

Since the first reported case of COVID-19 on March 23, 2020, the Myanmar government has announced several notifications and preventive guidelines. On March 25, the Office of the President of Myanmar...

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