U Min Thein

Managing Partner, Rajah & Tann Myanmar Company Limited

Practice Area:

Commercial Litigation
Corporate Commercial

LLB, University of Yangon, Myanmar
LLM, University of Yangon, Myanmar
M. Res Law, University of Yangon, Myanmar
LLM, University of Kyushu, Japan
PhD Law, University of Yangon, Myanmar

T +959 7304 0763

Dr Min Thein joined Rajah & Tann Myanmar Company Limited after his retirement from the Supreme Court of the Union of Myanmar.

In his service with the Supreme Court from 1996 to 2013, he served as a Judge at the lowest Courts administering civil suits as well as criminal cases. He did extensive research works for the Supreme Court covering various legal fields including juvenile justice, alternative dispute resolution and environmental protection. He has also been involved in drafting and advising on certain new laws that have been passed since 2011.

Dr Min studied international economic law in Kyushu University, Japan. He participated in local and international seminars and workshops as a representative of the Supreme Court. He was also involved in law drafting under the supervision of Justices of the Supreme Court. He retired from office as the same rank as a Judge of the Court of first appeal in the Union of Myanmar.

Notable Cases & Transactions
  • Reviewing off-shore loans facility documents for Singapore Banks namely OCBC, UOB and DBS and advising legal opinion upon collateral issues under Myanmar Laws’ perspective for foreign financial services in Myanmar.
  • Advising on Myanmar law issues in respect of a number of transactions involving the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) in Myanmar, including IFC’s investment into a microfinance entity which is a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, as well as Myanma Awba.
  • Advising for market entry which covers different types of business such as freight forwarding and logistic, microfinance, insurance, development of real estate properties, manufacturing, media and broadcasting, Hotel and Tourism.
  • Regulatory compliance for employment, anti-corruption and competition, FDA registration, consumer protection, transfer and registration of immovable property.
  • Dispute resolution for employment, Trademark, civil and criminal cases.
  • Advising various Myanmar conglomerates in relation to acquisition of land, hospitality, manufacturing businesses and services.
  • Providing expert opinion on an international M&A contractual dispute at the SIAC and Myanmar laws at foreign courts.
  • "Alternative Dispute Resolution and Myanmar", Judicial Journal, Volume 2, Issue 8, July
  • "Nature of International Law", Judicial Journal, Volume 2, Issue 10, December 2010
  • "Application of International Law in Myanmar before Independence", Judicial Journal,
    Volume 3, No 2, March 2013
  • "Application of International Law in Myanmar after Independence", Judicial Journal, Volume 3, No 3, December 2013
  • "Introduction to Competition Law", Market Journal, 2012
  • "Parallel Importation", Market Journal, 2012
  • "Judicial Independence", People’s Age Journal, 2013
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Myanmar, Kluwer Law International BV, Netherlands, 2015
  • Myanmar: The Alternatives (Litigation & Arbitration), International Financial Law Review, 27 September 2016