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Guillaume Stafford

Guillaume Stafford

Senior Associate

Guillaume advises clients investing in the emerging markets of Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam. Currently based in Bangkok, Guillaume has recently lived and practiced law in both Myanmar and Vietnam.

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Experience

Guillaume has special expertise in advising clients on their investments into, and establishing operations in, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand.

With strong experience advising clients on their inbound and outbound investments in Myanmar, where Guillaume recently worked for over 2 years, and in Vietnam, where Guillaume spent almost 5 years, he is skilled in assisting global clients navigate the fast-developing legal and investment regimes in Southeast Asia's emerging markets.

Guillaume advises clients across industry sectors on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including:

  • asset and share acquisitions and disposals;
  • establishing and negotiating joint ventures with government bodies and foreign parties;
  • small and large-scale project development;
  • corporate finance and public fundraising;
  • corporate restructuring exercises; and
  • corporate compliance and governance issues (including anti-corruption, sanctions and antitrust).

Guillaume's recent experience includes advising:

  • a multinational private equity group on its significant investment in a Myanmar business
  • an international telecom operator on its joint venture entry into Myanmar
  • a global oil company on its projects and transactions in Myanmar and Vietnam
  • a multinational IT company on Southeast Asian aspects of its global restructuring exercises
  • a multinational private equity group on its South East Asian private equity investments
  • a global Japanese bank on its US$743 million investment in a state-owned Vietnamese bank
  • a leading European retailer on the sale of its Vietnamese business to a Thai conglomerate for €650 million