Our Team


KHIN CHO KYI < kckyi@mlslyangon.com >

Managing Director

Education and Experience Admitted to practice, 1976, Divisional Court; admitted as Advocate of the Supreme Court, Myanmar Bar Council, 1977; University of Yangon, (B.A., Law, 1973; LL.B., 1974; LL.M., 1982); Lecturing tutor in Department of Law, University of Yangon, 1977‐1984; Judicial Officer, Supreme Court, 1984‐1989; Judge 1989‐1995; Advocate, Lucy Wayne and Associates, 1995‐1997; Managing Director, Myanmar Legal Services Limited, 1998‐present. Khin Cho Kyi, is a seasoned and skillful practitioner with over 40 years of legal experience in the public sector as well as in private practice in Myanmar. Over the course of her legal career she has developed an extensive network of professional relationships in Myanmar and internationally. She has acted as legal advisor for many private Myanmar and international corporate entities as well as multilateral international foundations and financial institutions, foreign embassies, law firms, etc.

Languages: Myanmar and English

Special Recognition:

  • AsiaLaw Profiles 2019 – Market Leading Lawyer (Energy & Natural Resource)
  • Chambers & Partners Asia‐Pacific 2019 – Leading Individual (General Business Law)
  • IFLR1000 2018 – Highly Regarded Lawyer (Energy & Infrastructure)
  • IFLR1000 2019 – Highly Regarded Lawyer (Financial & Corporate/M&A/Project Development)
  • The Legal 500 Asia‐Pacific 2018 – Leading Individual


Myanmar Legal Consultant

Education and Experience Admitted to Myanmar Bar‐1977, Advocate of the Supreme Court, Myanmar Bar Council; University of Yangon (B.A., Law, 1974; LL.B., 1975; LL.M. 1982); practicing solicitor 1982–present.

Languages: Myanmar and English



Myanmar Legal Consultant

Education and Experience Admitted 1993, Advocate of the Supreme Court, Myanmar Bar Council; University of Yangon (B.A (Law), LL.B., Judicial Officer (1978‐ 1988); Township Judge 1989‐1993; practicing solicitor 1994–present.

Languages: Myanmar and English


< atchandler@mlslyangon.com >

International Legal Consultant

Education and Experience B.S. degree in Mining Engineering from University of California at Berkeley, and an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School. Al Chandler is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia (the State of California and the U.S. Supreme Court), the International Bar Association (Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL)), the Society of Mining Engineers of AIME and the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Engineering Institute of Thailand (Thai Engineers License – Mining), Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Al Chandler is the founder of Chandler & Thong‐ek Law Offices Ltd., which was established in Bangkok, Thailand in 1974, and has had a presence in Bangkok for more than 50 years. He specializes in business law, energy law, international transactions, project financing and investment projects. In 1995, Al Chandler co‐founded a Myanmar law practice, currently under the name, Myanmar Legal Services Limited. <www.myanmarlegalservices.com>
Languages: English
Special Recognition :
  • Asialaw Profiles 2019 – Leading Lawyer (Banking & Finance, Energy & Natural Resources)
  • Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2019 – Senior Statesman (Banking & Finance, Projects & Energy)
  • Chambers Global 2018 Guide – Senior Statesman (Banking & Finance, Projects & Energy)
  • IFLR1000 2016 – Energy & Infrastructure – Leading Lawyer (Banking, Project Development, Project Financing)
  • IFLR1000 2019–Financial & Corporate – Highly Regarded (Banking, Project Development, Project Financing, Energy – O&G)
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 – Leading Lawyer (Projects & Energy)