CHEN Shu Yuan (Lucas)


CHEN Shu Yuan (Lucas)

Practice Areas:
  • FDI and Joint Venture
  • Corporate Merger and Acquisition
  • Mandarin
  • English
  • Myanmar (Basic)
Practice Areas:
  • FDI and Joint Ventures
  • Corporate Merger and Acquisition


Mr. Chen Shu Yuan is the Managing Partner of Thanlwin Legal and a Committee Member of Myanmar Bar Association, and he is also the Director of Myanmar China Business Association.

Mr. Chen advises strategic investors, developers, borrowers, lenders and in all phases of investment projects in Myanmar. Mr. Chen has been recognized as a top tier business lawyer in Myanmar with a special focus of advising Chinese speaking clients on their investments in Myanmar with different varieties. He has also been recognized by IFLR 1000 as a Highly Regarded Lawyer who is specialized in Myanmar banking and finance sector.

Mr. Chen’s practice covers a broad spectrum of foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, sanctions and tax. His specialization spans a wide range of sectors including oil & gas, energy, infrastructure, banking and finance, agriculture, real estate and construction.

Mr. Chen frequently advises both the governments of Myanmar and China to promote and facilitate the bilateral investments and trading between the two countries.

Representative Experience

Some of Mr. Chen’s notable transactions include representing the following:

  • China National Petroleum Corporation, retained as the legal counsel of the Myanmar-China cross-border oil and gas pipelines project
  • An international power company, in its USD 14.29 million offshore loan for one of the biggest existing hydro power plants in Myanmar 
  • Asia Myanmar Shining Star, in its Myanmar USD 50 million onshore financing from ICBC’s Myanmar branch
  • CITIC Construction Myanmar, in its USD 2 million offshore loan from its parent company
  • An international electricity investment company, in its 5 solar and plantation combined projects spread throughout Myanmar
  • An international real estate developer, in its USD 100 million investment in renovating a bus terminal in Mandalay city, Myanmar
  • China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, in its investment of renovating a historical dockyard that built in 1852 and developing of affiliating commercial real estates on the land of 59.521 acres where the dockyard is located
  • Conch Cement, on its acquisition of the entire business of SCG cement in Myanmar

Latest Thinking and Events

  • Represented China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar as the legal counsel to negotiate with the Chief Governor of Yangon Regional Government for the interests of the employers of garment industry in Myanmar under the current COVID-19 situation, April 2020.
  • Delegate of Myanmar Bar Association to the Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year held by Hong Kong Judiciary, 2019 and 2020.
  • Speaker and Myanmar law expert delegate to the China-South and Southeast Asia Think Tank Forum, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Myanmar delegate to the 2nd Indo-Pacific Business Forum of the 35th ASEAN Summit, 2019.
  • Delegate to the 3rd Myanmar-China Think Tank Forum, 2019.
  • Speaker, on investing in Myanmar on a seminar that held by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade held in Chongqing China, 2018.
  • Lecturer, Comparative Studies on Myanmar and China Legal System, Guangxi University for Nationalities, 2017 and 2019.
  • Myanmar delegate to the annual meeting of the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, 2016 and 2017.
  • Interviewed by a Chinese national TV channel on the Myanmar Investment Law, 2016.


  • Committee Member, Myanmar Bar Association
  • Member, China Bar Association
  • Director, Myanmar China Business Association
  • Vice Chairman, China Tourism and Service Association in Myanmar
  • Council Member, China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar

Qualifications / Licenses

  • China