On 29 August 2017, UNSW Law hosted the graduation ceremony in Yangon for 36 lawyers who completed the UNSW/ADB Professional Legal Education in Commercial and Corporate Law Training Program.
The training program was designed and run by a team at UNSW Law led by Dr Melissa Crouch.
The intensive training course ran from April to July 2017 and included training on professional legal conduct, contract law, company law, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, and environmental law. Participants had to attend all training sessions and pass several written assignments.
The training was conducted in partnership with several prominent law firms in Myanmar, including Baker McKenzie, Allen & Gledhill, DFDL, and Stephenson Harwood. The training benefited from the expertise of Melinda Tun, Khin Thandar, Helen Rhind-Hufnagel, Robin Scott, Min Naing Oo, Jo Daniels and Nishant Choudhry. The program is designed to support the emerging commercial legal profession in Myanmar. The graduation ceremony featured on MiTV (Myanmar television) available here.