TSENG Chin-Po (Bob)


TSENG Chin-Po (Bob)

Practice Areas:
  • FDI and Joint Venture
  • Corporate Merger and Acquisition
  • Banking and Finance
  • Energy, Infrastructure, and Projects
  • Construction
  • English
  • Myanmar (Basic)
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Fukkien
Practice Areas:
  • FDI and Joint Ventures
  • Corporate Merger and Acquisition
  • Banking and Finance
  • Energy, Infrastructure, and Projects
  • Construction


Mr. Tseng is the Managing Partner of Thanlwin Legal and the Co-Chair of Legal Committee, AmCham Myanmar. He is qualified in both China and Taiwan.

In Myanmar, Mr. Tseng combines and draws on his international practice experience to offer legal services and counsel in joint venture, investments, mergers and acquisitions, banking, infrastructure and construction, among others.

Mr. Tseng has developed a trustworthy reputation in Myanmar. Mr. Tseng provides ongoing consultancy to the local conglomerates, MNCs, and government bodies.

Mr. Tseng is regularly invited to speak at international conferences on doing business and investments in Myanmar, due to his extensive experience aiding Chinese and international investors entering the Myanmar market.

Mr. Tseng’s legal career spans through various countries in the Asia-Pacific Region and the Greater China Area. He has amassed vast experience across multiple jurisdictions, including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, and Yangon, in corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate counseling.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the Myanmar government for the tendering, development and operation of a special economic zone; led the establishment of 2 industrial parks
  • Advised on the investment on the upgrade of the Burma Road (Mandalay – Muse Highway), a backbone project to China Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC)
  • Assisted a tenderer for the Yangon Central Railway Station Project in relation to investment structuring and review of Request for Proposal and Concession Agreement
  • Spearheaded the market entry of over 15 international banks into Myanmar, and managed inter-bank loans and finance projects where the major Myanmar banks and local enterprises are parties
  • Advised on forming a joint venture between the largest securities company in Taiwan and a Myanmar firm to conduct securities business; led an acquisition of a securities company; guided insurance, microfinance, and leasing companies into Myanmar
  • Initiated capacity buildings with of Central Bank of Myanmar, the Myanmar Investment Commission, and the other governmental authorities
  • Advisor, The Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE)

Latest Thinking and Events

  • Interviewed by FT, BBC, Myanmar Times, Caixin, Hong Kong DW News, Business Weekly on Myanmar matters
  • Speaker, BRI and Global Economy amidst the COIVD-19 Pandemic, International Finance Forum, 2020
  • Invited by the World Bank to score on “Ease of Doing Business in Myanmar” projects
  • Speaker, BRI and Legal Services, Shanghai Law Society & International Chamber of Commerce, 2019
  • Lecturer, Banking in ASEAN, the Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance, 2017
  • Moderator, 14th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention, lecture of the Myanmar Investment Forum featuring the Minister from the Ministry of Planning and Finance, commissioners of the Myanmar Investment Commission, and leaders of local business, 2017
  • Lecturer, Business Negotiations in Myanmar, ESSEC Business School (Singapore), 2018
  • Lecturer, Comparative Studies on Myanmar and China Legal System, Guangxi University for Nationalities, 2017
  • Regular speaker on Investing in Myanmar at international forums, including Taiwan Trade Center (Yangon & Taipei), Singapore Chinese Business Association, and regional business chambers
  • Delegate of Singapore Business Federation to visit Taiwan government, 2016; Delegate of the 2nd Joint Meeting between CIECA and MUFCCI, 2016
  • Seminar on the SEA Legal Markets, Ministry of Justice (Taiwan), 2015; Seminar on the Market Outlook of Professional Practice in Myanmar, Taipei Bar Association, 2015


  • LL.M., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • LL.M., National Taiwan University College of Law
  • LL.B., National Taiwan University College of Law


  • Non-Practitioner Member, The Law Society of Singapore
  • Associate Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Commissioner, Mainland China Affairs Committee, Taipei Bar Association
  • Commissioner, Congress Liaison Committee, National Bar Association
  • Member, The Chinese Arbitration Association
  • Member, Singapore Corporate Counsel Association
  • Mentor, SMU-XO Project, Singapore Management University School of Law
  • Member, the Advisory and Editorial Boards, Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs

Qualifications / Licenses

  • Taiwan
  • China