Suegene ANG is the Firm's resident Partner in Myanmar, and a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice.

Suegene was the Firm's Resident Partner in Yangon, Myanmar, from 2016 to 2020. She advises clients on setting up and managing investments in Myanmar, and on a broad range of legal issues, including commercial and contractual matters, disputes, debt recovery, joint ventures, acquisitions, market entry, regulatory and compliance matters, corporate governance, issues relating to land, and employment law.

In Commercial and Corporate Disputes, her main areas of practice are litigation and arbitration involving commercial and contractual disputes, shareholder and joint venture issues, defamation, and claims relating to directors' duties and other corporate governance matters.

Suegene graduated from the National University of Singapore, which she represented in the Oxford Intellectual Property Law Moot. She obtained an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge, and is a member of Girton College. Suegene is admitted to the Singapore Bar and to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales.

Matters of significance in which Suegene has been involved in include acting/advising for the following:

  • Litigation and arbitration relating to contractual, joint venture and shareholder issues, defamation, and claims relating to directors' duties and other corporate governance matters.
  • Acted and advised on various cross-border disputes involving parties from and investments in a variety of jurisdictions, including Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan and the PRC.
  • Cross-border disputes involving parties from and investments in a variety of jurisdictions including Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan and the PRC.
  • Keppel Land Limited in its divestment by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wiseland Investment Pte. Ltd., of its entire shareholding interest in Wiseland Investment (Myanmar) Limited (which owned and operated the Sedona Hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar) to Eden Hotels and Resort Co., Ltd., a Myanmar-based hospitality group.
  • Pan Pacific Hospitality Pte. Ltd. on its joint venture with Shwe Taung Junction City Development Co., Ltd. for the construction, development and/or management of Pan Pacific Yangon.
  • The financing for the development of the commercial component of the Junction City project in Yangon.

Related Practices

  • Commercial & Corporate Disputes
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam

Suegene's expertise in Myanmar has been recognised by Chambers: Global and The Legal 500: Asia-Pacific since 2017. She has been recognised as a Rising Star for her work in Myanmar in IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms since 2019, and in 2020 and 2021, she was named as the "highest rated lawyer" to work with for General Business Law in Myanmar, in Asialaw Client Service Excellence.

She is described by clients as being "highly knowledgeable in local laws and regulations", "proactive", one who "put[s] in long hours to deliver results", is "very quick and responsive", "very resourceful", and "able to work around challenges and provide solutions".