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September 2019


Myanmar Arbitration Update

Highlights of this note Arbitration in Myanmar – recent developments Are parties free to choose for foreign arbitration under Myanmar law? How to invoke an arbitration clause in Myanmar...


Union Tax Law 2019: Everything you need to know about amnesty, exemptions and significant changes

[From our Taxation Team]

The Union Taw Law (“UTL”) 2019 was enacted on 24 September 2019 by the Union Parliament (the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) and will be applicable for... 

လျှပ်စစ်စွမ်းအင်ကဏ္ဍနှင့် အခြေခံအဆောက်အအုံများအတွက် နိုင်ငံခြားရင်းနှီးမြှုပ်နှံမှု အလုံးအရင်းဖြင့် ဝင်လာအောင် မည်သို့ဖိတ်ခေါ်မလဲ။ အောက်ပါအချက် ၅ ချက်ကို လိုက်နာဆောင်ရွက်ပါ။

[From our Energy and Infrastructure]

လျှပ်စစ်စွမ်းအင်မရှိဘဲ မည်သည့်အလုပ်ကိုမျှ လုပ်ကိုင်၍ မရပါ။ လမ်း၊ ဆိပ်ကမ်းနှင့် မီးရထား သံလမ်းများ မရှိဘဲ မည်သည့် နေရာကိုမျှ သွား၍ မရပါ။ လျှပ်စစ်စွမ်းအင် အပါအဝင် အခြေခံ အဆောက်အအုံများသည် မြန်မာ နိုင်ငံ၏ စီးပွားရေး အလားအလာကောင်းများ နှင့် အများပြည်သူတို့၏ အကျိုးစီးပွားကို... 


Government negotiations: The TMT team is assisting a Telecom infrastructure company in negotiations with the Myanmar Government to obtain the approvals necessary for its project.

Growing reputation among European DFIs: The Banking and Finance team has advised a European development financial institution on its multimillion dollar loan to a microfinance institution with a presence in Myanmar as well as in other emerging markets.

Oil & gas services: The team is assisting a global drilling services company with its tax and corporate compliance for its market entry.

Power sector M&A: The Corporate and Energy teams are advising a global company on the acquisition of an equity stake in a company with power generating assets in Myanmar.

LNG project: The Energy team is advising a major Asian player in the oil and gas sector in assessing the feasibility of an LNG terminal project in Myanmar, including all regulatory, contractual, land, and structuring aspects.


Union Tax Law 2019 (Law No: 30/ 2019)
(24 September 2019)
Newly enacted to replace 2018 Tax Law

Protection of Plants Species (Law No: 29/ 2019)
(24 September 2019)
Newly enacted

State Budget Law 2019-2020 (Law No: 28/ 2019)
(17 September 2019)
Newly enacted to replace the 2018-2019 State Budget Law

Educational Researches and planning Law (Law No: 27/ 2019)
(17 September 2019)
Newly enacted

National Planning Law ( 2019-2020 Financial Year) (Law No: 26/ 2019)
(17 September 2019)
Newly enacted to replace the 2018-2019 State Budget Law


Asialaw highly ranks VDB Loi’s practice in the region

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VDB Loi’s change of address in Singapore

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VDB Loi’s first webinar, “Myanmar Arbitration Update” was a success

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Visit our booth at the “Future Digitalized Mandalay Job fair” on 6 October

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