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Mr. Bob Tseng is the Managing Partner of Thanlwin Legal, the Co-Chair of Legal Committee, AmCham Myanmar, and the board member of the Board of Trustees, Parami University. He is qualified in both China and Taiwan.
In Myanmar, Mr. Tseng combines and draws on his international practice experience to offer legal services and counsel in joint venture, investments, mergers and acquisitions, banking, infrastructure and construction, among others. Mr. Tseng provides ongoing consultancy to the local conglomerates, MNCs, and government bodies.
Mr. Tseng’s legal career spans through various countries in the Asia-Pacific Region and the Greater China Area. He has amassed vast experience across multiple jurisdictions, including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, and Yangon.
Represented the Myanmar government for the tendering, development and operation of a special economic zone; led the establishment of 2 industrial parks
Assisted a tenderer for the Yangon Central Railway Station Project in relation to investment structuring and review of Request for Proposal and Concession Agreement; Advised on the investment on the upgrade of the Burma Road (Mandalay – Muse Highway)
Spearheaded the market entry of over 15 international banks into Myanmar, including 3 out of 4 foreign branches which received preliminary approvals from the Central Bank of Myanmar in April 2020, and managed inter-bank loans and finance projects where the major Myanmar banks and local enterprises are parties
Advised on forming a joint venture between the largest securities company in Taiwan and a Myanmar firm to conduct securities business; led an acquisition of a securities company; guided insurance, microfinance, and leasing companies into Myanmar
Initiated capacity buildings with of Central Bank of Myanmar, the Myanmar Investment Commission, and the other governmental authorities
Advisor to the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE)
Latest Thinking and Events
Interviewed by FT, BBC, Myanmar Times, Caixin, Hong Kong DW News, Business Weekly on Myanmar matters
Speaker, BRI and Global Economy amidst the COIVD-19 Pandemic, International Finance Forum, 2020
Invited by the World Bank to score on “Ease of Doing Business in Myanmar” projects
Speaker, BRI and Legal Services, Shanghai Law Society & International Chamber of Commerce, 2019
Lecturer, Banking in ASEAN, the Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance, 2017
Moderator, 14th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention, lecture of the Myanmar Investment Forum featuring the Minister from the Ministry of Planning and Finance (MOPF), commissioners of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), and leaders of local business, 2017
Lecturer, Business Negotiations in Myanmar, ESSEC Business School (Singapore); Mentor, SMU-XO Project, Singapore Management University School of Law; Member, the Advisory and Editorial Boards, Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs
Regular speaker on Investing in Myanmar at international forums, including Taiwan Trade Center (Yangon & Taipei), Singapore Chinese Business Association, and regional business chambers