Nwe Oo

Attorney-at-Law
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Office

Languages

Burmese, English

Education

MBA, Yangon Institute of Economics

LLB, University of Yangon

ADBA, Thames Management Center

DBL, Yangon University

Nwe Oo is a senior attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Myanmar office. Practicing primarily in the firm’s corporate and commercial group, Nwe is a skilled litigator with far-reaching experience in both civil and criminal commercial matters. As a former prosecutor, he has substantial experience handling primary cases, appeals, and amendment cases in the Divisional Court and Supreme Court of Myanmar.

For almost a decade, Nwe acted as an expert legal adviser to numerous local Myanmar firms, including a leading information technology company, where he served as in-house counsel. In this role, Nwe handled human resources and employee affairs, tax, commercial memorandums of understanding and agreements, company formation and business matching, franchise agreements and management, consultancy and project management, and investment negotiations. With Tilleke & Gibbins, Nwe is active in advising clients on intellectual property and commercial matters, including customs and tax, project development, corporate formation, joint ventures, distribution and franchising, and employment law.

He also contributes his legal expertise to the World Bank's research projects on investment, employment, and property in Myanmar. Nwe is a member of the Bar Council of Myanmar.

  • Advised on the rules and regulations of an online payment system for an information technology company. This e-wallet system was the first of its kind in Myanmar.

  • Prepared a business outsourcing contract comprising a security scheme and management system.

  • Advised on data and fee collection agreements with government departments in Myanmar.

  • Checked the validity of and provided legal advice on memorandums of understanding and term sheets of foreign investment schemes.

  • Advised on the master service agreement between an information technology company and a telecommunications operator regarding the extent of service cooperation in Myanmar.

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December 12, 2017

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized in Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar

Chambers Asia-Pacific  has released the 2018 edition of its annual rankings of the leading law firms from 41 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region, in which Tilleke & Gibbins has once...

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November 30, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins in Myanmar Ranked Tier 2 for Corporate and M&A by Legal 500

The Tilleke & Gibbins Myanmar practice has been awarded a Tier 2 ranking for Corporate and M&A work in the country by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, a guide to the preeminent firms in the region...

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November 29, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Wins Three Asialaw Firm of the Year Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has received high accolades for its exceptional regional practice at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards, where it was named Southeast Asia Firm of the Year...

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November 15, 2017

Asialaw Profiles 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized for Work in Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar

Tilleke & Gibbins’ four youngest offices have all been recognized as leading practices in their respective jurisdictions in Asialaw Profiles 2018, a guide to the Asia Pacific region’s leading...

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March 22, 2017

Nwe Oo to Speak at Myanmar Infrastructure Summit 2017

Nwe Oo

Nwe Oo, a senior attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Myanmar office, will speak at the 3rd Myanmar Infrastructure Summit 2017, on the topic of “Myanmar’s Condominium Law of 2016: A Foundation...

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November 9, 2017

The Asia Pacific Investigations Review 2018 – Myanmar Chapter

Nwe Oo, Sher Hann Chua

Under the governance of the National League for Democracy government led by President Htin Kyaw and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has witnessed many remarkable improvements in its legal...

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June 22, 2017

Myanmar: Permission for Foreign Investors to Trade Fertilizers, Seeds, Pesticides, Hospital Equipment, and Construction Materials

Nwe Oo

On June 12, 2017, the Ministry of Commerce issued Notification 36/2017 to permit foreign-owned companies to trade and import fertilizers, seeds, pesticides, hospital equipment, and construction...

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December 30, 2016

PLC Doing Business in … Global Guide 2017 – Myanmar Chapter

Members of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Yangon office have contributed the Myanmar chapter to Practical Law’s Doing Business in … Global Guide. In the chapter, Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, director of the firm’s...

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December 23, 2016

The Asia-Pacific Investigations Review 2017 – Myanmar Chapter

Nwe Oo

Since the National League for Democracy (NLD) won the election in November 2015, the new government cabinet has pledged to implement major reforms to Myanmar’s political, legal, economic, social, and...

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December 2, 2016

Myanmar: New Payment of Wages Law 2016

Nwe Oo, Sher Hann Chua

The Payment of Wages Law 2016 (the “Law”) came into force earlier this year, repealing the old Payment of Wages Act 1936 (the “Old Act”). The Law sets out (amongst other things): The obligations on...

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