Yuwadee Thean-ngarm is the director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ office in Myanmar, having moved to oversee the firm’s Yangon office in 2013 after a decade as an attorney-at-law and litigator in the firm’s Bangkok office. She is recognized as a leading lawyer in Myanmar by Asialaw Leading Lawyers and IFLR 1000, and in 2019 was named one of the brightest young lawyers in Asia by Asian Legal Business’ annual “Top 40 Under 40” list.
She advises clients on the full range of trademark, patent, and copyright issues under the existing legal framework in Myanmar. She advocates on her clients’ behalf in planning strategies for intellectual property protection in Myanmar, recording declarations of ownership before the Office of Registration of Deeds, and exploring other opportunities to help clients grow their business and protect their intellectual assets in this emerging jurisdiction.
Yuwadee is actively involved in corporate and commercial matters, especially in advising foreign investors seeking to do business in Myanmar. She oversees a full range of work, including business strategy and planning, company structuring and formation, law and legal updates, labor and employment, and tax. Yuwadee has extensive expertise in advising clients across diverse industries, such as banking and finance, chemicals, energy, logistics, manufacturing, service and trading, and telecommunications.
She is also a formidable thought leadership contributor, and regularly provides her legal expertise to World Bank research projects on investment, employment, and property in Myanmar.
Yuwadee is a registered patent agent and notarial services attorney in Thailand with significant experience appearing before the Trademark Registrar, the Board of Trademarks, and the Intellectual Property and International Trade Court (IP&IT Court). She is also a member of the Thai Bar Association and the Lawyers Council of Thailand. She has completed the Development of Specialist in Trademark Registration course at the Thai Department of Intellectual Property, the Specialist Bar in IP #2 at the IP&IT Court, and the JPO/IPR Training Course for Advanced IP Protection Practitioners.
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