Frontiir’s Legal and Corporate Affairs honored in Legal500 GC Powerlist: Southeast Asia Teams 2023

Frontiir’s Legal and Corporate Affairs (“Frontiir Legal”) was included in the inaugural GC Powerlist: Southeast Asia Teams 2023 publication of the Legal500. This recognition highlights Frontir Legal’s competence, resilience, and adaptability in a challenging environment, and confirms that it is one of the best in-house counsel teams in the region.

The Legal500 GC Powerlist acknowledges leading General Counsel (GC) and legal teams across the globe annually. For the inaugural Southeast Asia Teams 2023, the awarding took place in October 2023 at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. The selection process involves nominations from law firm partners and in-house counsels, recognizing exceptional contributions to driving business success. Key qualities considered include shaping or changing commercial strategies, developing innovative solutions for complex legal issues, building structures that support and drive business goals, and providing best business working models that other in-house legal counsel can follow.

Recognized for Excellence in Difficult Circumstances

The Legal500 specifically recognized Frontiir Legal’s for its outstanding work in a complex legal and regulatory environment, particularly in Myanmar. Despite international sanctions and government restrictions, Frontiir Legal has created innovative solutions like a robust sanctions compliance program and data privacy protocols, ensuring Frontiir operates at the highest global standards; implemented initiatives that strengthen the business, such as the “Know Your Business Partner” program for thorough due diligence and the Governance and Business Integrity Manual for ethical operations; and demonstrated sophisticated legal skills through successful execution of multi-million dollar M&A transactions across various countries.

Frontiir Legal emphasizes collaboration and delivering high-quality legal services at an optimal cost. This efficiency aligns with their vision of creating long-term value for Frontiir’s stakeholders. Their contributions extend beyond legal expertise, actively supporting the Frontiir Group’s success by strengthening compliance, contributing to strategic communication, and navigating complex challenges.

For legal professionals, being ranked or recognized by Legal500 is a significant achievement. Legal500 is one of the leaders in ranking law firms, private practitioners, and in-house counsels annually and providing legal market information. They analyze the capabilities of legal professionals and highlight their achievements and innovations, thus, providing a platform for legal professionals to gain global recognition. The selection is based on a series of criteria and submissions are validated by a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.

The Legal500 GC Powerlist recognition highlights Frontiir Legal as a model of collaboration, dedication, and strategic thinking. Their ability to excel in a challenging environment makes them a valuable asset to the Frontiir Group’s continued growth and success.

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In photo: Legal Supervisor Sann Lin Kyaw, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs Al-Shwaid de Leon Ismael, Assistant Legal Director Uk Ling, and Assistant Legal Supervisor Ye Htet Aung (standing from left to right). Senior Legal Manager Yee Mon Aung, Legal Adviser Hnin Yee Aung, Legal Manager Yukiko, Legal Manager Wint Myat Thu, and Legal Adviser Sandar Shwe (sitting from left to right).