Myanmar keyword: Join Venture ("JV")

August 27, 2019

Following previous announcements by the Ministry of Planning and Finance (“MoPF”), foreign life and non-life insurance companies can now form joint ventures with local insurance companies. In light of the recent developments, VDB Loi has been engaged by applicants in the application process. On 31 July 2019, the MoPF by way of Announcement No. (3/2019) […]

January 29, 2019

RfP for licenses to carry on life insurance business in Myanmar as 100% foreign company As reported earlier by VDB Loi, (read here: when a foreign life insurer wishes to obtain an individual license in Myanmar, it is required to submit a proposal in response to a Request for Proposal (the “RfP”), issued on 18 […]

January 15, 2019

In another exciting development in the Myanmar financial regulatory landscape, foreign life and non-life insurers can form joint ventures with local life and non-life insurers respectively. In addition, up to 3 (three) licenses will be granted to foreign life insurers to operate as wholly-owned subsidiaries. Therefore, foreign insurers will now play a much more active […]

November 29, 2017

Insurance, Finance and Trading Poised for Acquisitions in the Wake of the New Companies Law Myanmar’s economy is already quite open to foreign investment, but the few areas previously entirely closed to foreign ownership have just – nearly all- been opened as well. The new Companies Law 2017 allows, as the reader will by now […]

October 2, 2017

A “market sounding meeting” was held on 29 September to exchange some preliminary ideas on the Government’s tender for the Heho, Mawlamyine and Kawthaung Airports. The Government had earlier launched tender application forms which were available for purchase. Some 50 to 60 companies had purchased the set per airport, with most of the interest going […]

July 31, 2017

A combination of recent law and policy developments has put in motion a tectonic shift for the fuel sector in Myanmar. Since a few months, foreign investors have a much larger access to invest in petroleum products businesses, and are no longer required to conclude a joint venture with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy […]

April 24, 2017

In a move to expand the potential opportunities for foreign investors, the list of activities a foreign investor is allowed to carry out in Myanmar only under a joint venture (“JV”) with a Myanmar citizen or company, has been cut significantly. Highlights of this note Big Winners are Retail, Petroleum Products, Real Estate, Media and […]

February 16, 2017

The Myanma Railways (“MR”) under the Ministry of Transport and Communications (“MOTC”), announced on February 10 2017 a new Expression of Interest (“EOI”) for an optical fiber cable installation along railway tracks.This is the third phase of the MR project that intends to lay optical fiber cables along various railway lines across Myanmar. The deadline […]