Lawyer Profile

Samuel Britton - Managing Partner | ZICO Law Myanmar

Tel: +95 1 538362
Email: sam.britton@zicolaw.com
Website: http://www.zicolaw.com/our-network/myanmar-our-network/
Address: Unit # 3, Level 6,
Uniteam Marine
Office Building
84 Pan Hlaing Street
Sanchaung Township
Yangon Myanmar

ZICO Law

ASEAN, Construction & Real Estate, Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, Tax

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Samuel has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of business transactional matters for multinational corporate clients and high-net worth individuals.

 

Samuel’s prior experience encompassed an array of industries and business sectors including manufacturing, transportation and logistics, construction, industrial and commercial real estate, securities, banking and finance, travel, and the hotel industry. Samuel’s legal transactional experience not only covered contract drafting and review, but also arrangements relating to corporate finance, including cross-border lending, project finance, secured and unsecured convertible loan facilities, security agreements pertaining to public offerings, asset and stock acquisitions as well as legal work for joint ventures and infrastructure projects, cross-border financing, stock acquisitions, security regulations, intellectual property as well as incorporation, employment, tax and corporate matters. Some notable past projects have included drafting joint venture agreements with particular attention to building, operations, and technology transfer issues; project management agreements; letters of intent; petroleum offtake agreements, and legal advice on a number of cross-border commodities transactions.

 

Career

Samuel graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, Houston Texas (1995), a leading U.S. law school in the areas of Intellectual Property and Health Law, and was awarded Judicial Internship Honors upon graduation. Samuel, with his U.S. law degree, background in Asian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin (honours graduate), and Japanese language skills was recruited and joined Baker & McKenzie in Bangkok, Thailand in the same year, and subsequently established his own boutique law firm in 1998 catering to high-net-worth Asian clients investing in the U.S. after the Asian economic crisis of 1997. Samuel also became a member of the U.S. California State Bar in 1998, and during this period advised U.S. and Asian clients both in Asia (on assignment) and the U.S. West Coast before joining Sciaroni & Associates Myanmar in 2013. Samuel brings practical “hands-on” experience of physically residing and working in the East and Southeast Asian region for over eleven years including Japan (1988-1991) where he mastered Japanese, as well as stints in Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, China, Dubai and now Myanmar since 2013.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • University of Houston Law Centre, Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Judicial Internship Honors
  • Member of the State Bar of California
  • Distinguished Special Honors in Asian Studies (graduated Cum Laude, University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts
  • Kyoto & Tokyo Centers for Japanese Linguistic Studies, Kyoto, Japan
  • Middlebury College Japanese Intensive Language Program, Middlebury, Vermont

 

Languages:

 

  • English (native)
  • Japanese

 

Awards:

 

  • Recommended Lawyer | Projects and Energy | Myanmar - Legal 500, 2016-2017 “Samuel Britton is ‘attentive, knowledgeable and patient’.” – Client feedback
  • Recommended Lawyer | Corporate/M&A | Myanmar - Legal 500, 2017