Our firm, Strohal Legal Group, dates back to 1870 with its roots in Graz, Austria. Emil Strohal, high ranking legal scholar and professor in Göttingen and Leipzig was the original founder. Dr Theodor Strohal, born 1949, founded the law office in Vienna in 1979 and it has rapidly expanded to become one of the most reputable boutique law firms. Dr. Strohal handed the Vienna chamber over to his Austrian partners in 2008. In 1994, we opened our Singapore office serving Southeast Asia and clients dealing with the ASEAN countries. We work in association with one of Singapore’s largest law firms, Hin Tat Augustine & Partners, to provide legal assistance in local law. In 2005, we established our UAE office, putting us in the unique position of being one of the few international law firms north of Sharjah having close contact and experience with the Ras Al Khaimah Government. This emirate is hosting one of the most rapidly emerging free zones and offshore jurisdictions. From the UAE we serve our clients also in KSA, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. In 2012, we secured our expansion into Southeast Asia with the opening of our office in Yangon, Myanmar, in partnership with U Min Sein, among the country’s top lawyers. Myanmar, opening its doors to foreign investment, is the largest developing market in the region and professional consultancy is rare.