Formerly with Loyens & Loeff and a partner at DFDL, Edwin has 21 years of experience as a legal advisor, academic, author and government consultant. He has worked in Southeast Asia for 16 years, and has five years of experience on Myanmar investment issues.
Edwin has worked on some of the largest transactions and investments in Myanmar. He advises a number of the ‘supermajors’ on oil and gas interests in Myanmar, and has acted on a farm-in by a multinational oil company. He acted from start to finish on the first western-owned power plant in Myanmar, has structured a consortium with multinational telecom operators for a bid on a nationwide telecom license, and advised state-owned bidders on the construction and operation of the new Hanthawaddy International Airport in Yangon. He lives full-time in Yangon.
Edwin has taught international tax law at six different universities in Europe and Asia, including delivering a number of lectures at the prestigious International Tax Center in Leyden. He has published seven textbooks and over 40 scholarly articles, some winning scientific awards. He was an advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance of Cambodia, provided training on tax issues to government officials in a number of Southeast Asian countries, and has supplied expert testimony to tax courts on tax treaty interpretation. Edwin has consulted for the World Bank and the ADB on tax policy and administration.
He has won recognition for his outstanding practice in Myanmar, including “Leading Advisor” and “M&A Lawyer of the Year”.
Edwin is accredited for Income Tax Advisory by the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP).