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May 2022


Implementing Green Finance in Southeast Asia: International Practice, Local Legal Framework and Institutions

As noted in the IPCC Report “Climate Change 2022. Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability”, “overall adverse economic impacts attributable to climate change, including slow-onset and extreme weather events, have been...


Domain Name Changes Required for All Cambodian-Registered Companies

[From our Cambodia Office]

Scope of registration  On 1 April 2022, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (“MPTC”) issued joint Notification No.... 

Over a Decade Ago, Bangladesh Painfully Lost its One and Only ICSID Arbitration. What Can be Done to Avoid Similar Losses in the Future?

[From our Bangladesh Office]

In 2009, Bangladesh lost its first and so far only international investment arbitration against an Italian specialized construction company for the energy sector. It... 

Healthcare PPP Invitation for Bids Issued

[From our Bangladesh Office]

Tenders for a PPP project issued on 16 May 2022, named “Invitation for Bid (IFB) Notice for Establishment of 50-seat medical college and nursing... 

New Licensing Requirements for Mining Service Activities

[From our Laos Office]

On 6 April 2022, the Ministry of Energy and Mines issued Decision No. 674/MOEM on new licensing requirements for mining service activities in the... 

Amended Telecommunication Law – Lao PDR

[From our Laos Office]

The Law on Telecommunications (Amended) No. 05/NA dated 16 November 2021 (the “Telecom Law 2021”) has replaced the previous Law on Telecommunications (Amended) No.... 

FY2021 Annual Submission and Dividend Income Tax

[From our Laos Office]

Following postponement by the Ministry of Finance of the date for submission of the FY2021 annual financial statements (the “FS”), the deadline of 31... 



Financial services in Myanmar: The Banking and Finance team assisted a large regional bank with the amendment and security confirmations in connection with a change in the loan utilization currency on a loan to a major cement manufacturer.

Acquisition of solar projects in Cambodia: The Legal team is assisting a major renewable power company with the acquisition of a number of solar power projects, a deal with very little precedent in Cambodia.

Gas-to-power project in Myanmar: The Myanmar team is providing full support to the project owner as well as contractors of a major domestic gas-to-power project, from legal and tax advisory and assistance, to tax compliance services.

Banking sector services in the Lao PDR: A Chinese commercial bank engaged the Lao team to advise on and draft a corporate guarantee agreement to meet the requirements to be effective under Lao law.

Successful transfer pricing audit defense in Cambodia: The Transfer Pricing team provided analysis and statistics to defend against a reassessment on an interest-free loan.