21 August 2014 – Singapore law firm Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP (“JTJB LLP”) celebrated the official opening of its Myanmar Office, JTJB Myanmar Co Ltd, on 18 August 2014 with a function at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon.

The Guest of Honour for the event – His Excellency U Han Sein, the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport, Myanmar – together with the Singapore Ambassador to Myanmar, His Excellency Mr. Robert Chua unveiled a plaque commemorating the opening.

The event was well attended by government dignitaries, including from the Ministry of Commerce, Department of Marine Administration, MIC, Myanmar Port Authority and Myanmar Insurance and members of the business community.

The welcome speech was delivered by Dato’ Jude P Benny, Director of JTJB Myanmar Co., Ltd. and Senior Partner of the Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP in Singapore, who also announced the company’s sponsorship of book and cash prizes as well as internship opportunities at JTJB Myanmar Co., Ltd. for top students from Myanmar Maritime University.

JTJB Myanmar Co Ltd in fact commenced operations in 2013 and business has been brisk, according to JTJB LLP’s Managing Partner and Director of JTJB Myanmar Co., Ltd. Mr Murali Pany who said “The opening up of the Myanmar market has seen an increase in the demand for quality legal services in the last couple of years. The opening of our Myanmar office is timely in meeting the corresponding rise in demand for quality legal services.” 

JTJB’s Myanmar office specialises in inward investments, advisory and corporate work. It is helmed by Daw Su Su Myat, a former officer in the Myanmar Investment Commission. Retired High Court Judge U Myat Toe is a consultant to the firm and Singapore qualified corporate lawyer Loretta Lim from JTJB LLP is also based there.

JTJB LLP was established in 1988 and has a network of offices and associate offices in Yangon, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Jakarta, Piraeus and Los Angeles.



Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP (JTJB LLP) was formed in February 1988 from the merger of the practices of the founding partners, Joseph Tan and Jude Benny. With an initial focus on maritime law, real estate and conveyancing, JTJB has since grown into a full service law firm with an international clientele and reputation. 

JTJB LLP has worldwide reach through branch offices, associate firms and legal networks, and is the only Singapore member of the Advoc group – a network of international law offices spanning more than 50 countries. 

While it is particularly known for its maritime and shipping expertise, the firm has unquestioned expertise and experience in all areas of practice to provide clients with effective multi-jurisdictional assistance, advice and representation in Singapore and throughout the world. 

Well known personalities within the firm include Dato’ Jude P Benny PBM and Dato’ Peter Madhavan.

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