IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Regional firm VDB Loi’s Myanmar offices are located in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw. Key figures include Jean Loi, Edwin Vanderbruggen and Maxim Kobzev. The firm has offices throughout the region in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos and Vietnam. 


Focusses / specialisms

VDB Loi is well known for high quality financial and corporate and project development work. The firm is experienced in advising on an array of matters including mergers, acquisitions, financings, and infrastructure and energy projects.

Sectors of activity include energy, oil and gas, real estate, manufacturing, banking and financial services, and telecommunications.


Key clients

Notable client names include EDFI Management Company, FMO, Pernod Ricard, VPower and CNTIC.


Research period review: 30th edition (2019/2020)

On the financial and corporate side, the firm often took on roles for lenders on financing transactions across different industry sectors. The firm also advised multiple clients on regulatory compliance matters. 

The projects team was recently active for a consortium of bidders on the first-ever operational LNG projects in Myanmar. The firm was also notably active on the development of the largest hydropower project in Myanmar.


Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Rakhine state LNG terminal

Shweli 3 hydropower plant

Yangon city / Rakhine state 1000MW LNG-to-power rental projects


Client feedback: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Financial and corporate

“They are responsive and commercial. They understand the needs of the client very well, which makes it easy for us as transaction counsel to work with them.”

“Highly client-oriented, high level of flexibility, strong execution power, and solid legal analysis and advice.”