Baker & McKenzie has further strengthened its team in Yangon with the appointment of Ola Nicolai Borge as partner. He joined on 1 May 2015 from Grant Thornton Myanmar where he was the managing partner. Borge has 15 years of experience in international tax. He has an extensive track record of advising clients on tax, legal and business issues in relation to investments in Southeast Asia, with particular focus on Myanmar, where he has been based for a number of years. Prior to his role at Grant Thornton, he established and managed the tax practice of a Big Four accounting firm in Myanmar.



Mayer Brown JSM has added Thomas Kollar as a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice group in Hong Kong. Kollar focuses on capital markets work throughout the region and has over 10 years of experience in US debt and equity capital markets transactions, including high yield bonds, medium term note programs, equity-linked securities, IPOs, equity block trades, equity placements and rights issues. He also has considerable experience advising on US and regional listing requirements. Kollar holds a JD from Northwestern University School of Law and a BA from Indiana University. He is admitted to practice in Hong Kong and New York.

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