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Events

11
Feb
2016
Coffee Talk: Tax Updates – New Regulations
The General Department of Taxation has been busy over the past few months, issuing several new regulations that will change the landscape of Cambodian taxation. The objective of this seminar…
11
Mar
2016
Stamp Duty Update: New developments and planning for banking and finance
A new internal circular of the Internal Revenue Department dated 30 November 2015 (“the Circular”) raises questions about a possible 1.5% duty impost on a wide range of financing and…

Legal advisory

Our lawyers have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise in a broad range of areas with leading international or regional law firms. At VDB Loi, the legal team focuses mainly on transactions in M&A, investment, real estate, resources, energy, infrastructure and capital markets.
Our lawyers bring a solution-minded approach to the deal, a safe pair of hands with a responsive and dynamic attitude. Of particular note is our policy of working with Government authorities in all the countries we cover, and our emphasis on “on-the-ground” knowledge.

Tax advisory

VDB Loi is widely recognized as a leading tax advisory firm. We offer a full range of professional tax services, from corporate tax structuring to due diligence. With tax advisors working in close conjunction with our transactional lawyers, VDB Loi is in a unique position to structure transactions in a tax efficient manner. Our advisors adopt a dynamic and assertive approach to improve your tax situation and avoid unnecessary adverse tax consequences.

Our credentials on international taxation are unique in the region – we have extensive experience with corporate, regional tax structuring and other international tax issues.

MyanmarLegal Wire

Updates

3
Feb
2016
Special Goods Tax Law provides boost for local cigarette, wine and alcohol producers
I trust you are well. A new Special Goods Tax Law looks like good news for cigarette, wine and alcohol manufactured in Myanmar. While the new law significantly complicates tax…
27
Jan
2016
Client Alert – Emission Guidelines Issued
The ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry has recently circulated the National Environmental Quality (Emission) Guidelines (“the Guidelines”) under notification 615/2015 on 29 December 2015. The guidelines prescribe specific principles…
25
Jan
2016
Client Alert: Temporary exemption on Stamp Duty Penalties
On 15 January 2016, the Internal Revenue Department (“IRD”) announced an exemption from stamp duty penalties for private parties who have entered into “dutiable” contracts with other private parties and…

Analysis

7
Oct
2015
A primer on commercial litigation in Myanmar – debt recovery and enforcement
Many businesses will try to steer clear of Myanmar courts in case of a commercial dispute. But sometimes, commercial litigation in Myanmar cannot be avoided. In this note, we summarize…
7
Aug
2015
Myanmar to Reorganize Rules on Government Debt and Guarantees
Can Myanmar’s states and regions borrow money from external sources? Can they too issue Government bonds? How about state-owned enterprises? For which projects can the Government issue guarantees, and what…
27
Jun
2015
The do’s and don’ts of buying an existing towerco in Myanmar
As bidders position themselves for the first ever acquisition of a towerco in Myanmar, we take a look at the possible acquisition structures, the required Government approvals and the key…

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