The Myanmar Global Investment Forum

Cheah Swee Gim


Kelvin Chia Yangon

Swee Gim is a director of Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd and heads the corporate and commercial department of Kelvin Chia partnership with its various corporate practice groups. She is also the partner-in-charge of the firm’s mergers and acquisition division, and manages the Myanmar office. Her extensive knowledge of local and regional corporate, commercial and business laws, positions her to effectively represent the firm’s clients in the corporate arena. Her expertise covers investments and commercial businesses undertaken in Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and other Southeast Asian countries. Multinationals and public listed companies have sought her legal advice in commercial projects which are characterised by legal complexities requiring both legal skills and in-depth understanding of the clients’ business needs and requirements. She has spearheaded numerous project teams in time-sensitive legal due diligence investigations and managed multi-jurisdictional acquisition and investment transactions. She also led the team acting for the Myanmar consortium in negotiations and joint-venturing with the Japanese consortium for the development of Thilawa Special Economic Zone. Her hands-on knowledge of the legal landscape in Myanmar through 19 years of local practice coupled with her international expertise are an invaluable combination.

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Tue 16 - Wed 17 Sep 2014

Myanmar International Convention Center 2, Nay Pyi Taw