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

Suegene is based in Yangon and engages with clients who are looking to set up and invest in Myanmar, as well as clients in Myanmar, who are engaged in a range of industries including property development, construction and engineering, banking and finance, hospitality, energy, oil and gas and FMCG. She regularly advises on a broad range of legal issues, including commercial and contractual matters, joint ventures, market entry, regulatory and compliance issues, corporate governance, issues relating to land, and employment law.

Suegene is a Contributing Editor to Singapore Civil Procedure 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018, and is the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration's representative in Myanmar. She has a keen interest in contributing to the development and growth of arbitration practice in Myanmar.

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.
  • 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.
  • The establishment of charitable foundations by prominent institutions.
  • 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 in 2019 and 2020, and was named in Asialaw Client Service Excellence, 2020 as one of the “highest rated lawyers” to work with in Myanmar. She is described by clients as “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”.