Duane Morris & Selvam has hired Tun Shin, a former attorney general of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, as senior mentor emeritus in the Yangon office. He is expected to guide the firm’s lawyers in a consultant role.
After qualifying as an advocate in 1973, Tun Shin joined the attorney general’s office in 1988 as an assistant director. In 1996, he was appointed deputy director general of the Myanmar Investment Commission, and in 2011, he became both the president of the Bar Council of Myanmar and a member of the Myanmar Investment Commission.
Tun Shin is the winner of several national awards, including the Wunna Kyaw Htin decoration, which is similar to a British knighthood. He acted as a legal counsel for Myanmar in a dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.
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