Environmental Compliance Certificates: The Legal and Practical Aspects

June 12, 2019 - 8:30am-11:40am
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel, Yangon
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Environmental Compliance Certificates: The Legal and Practical Aspects
12 June 2019
Pan Pacific Hotel, Yangon

In 2018, we saw the issuance some first Environmental Compliance Certificates (“ECC”). In this practical session, we will discuss what challenges are faced by projects undergoing the environmental impact assessment (“EIA”) process, how to manage these challenges, and other tips related to the EIA process.


  • How does an actual ECC look like?
  • Which environmental conditions are imposed on project activities in the ECC?
  • Are public consultations a legal requirement?
  • Can you start preparation or construction without the ECC?
  • From EIA to ECC: process and actors
  • Who can oppose an ECC being issued and how can that be resolved?
  • Can an ECC be transferred?


  TIME Environmental Compliance Certificates: The Legal And Practical Aspects
  8.30am – 9.00am Registration and coffee
1 9.00am – 9.10am Snapshot of Environmental Laws, Rules, and Regulations in Myanmar
2 9.10am – 9.30am

ECC: What is it and how does it look like?

3 9.30am – 10.00am

From EIA to ECC:

Steps in the Process

4 10.00am – 10.15am Break
5 10.15am – 10.45am

ECC Trouble Shooting:

How to deal with delays, gaps with IFC Performance Standards, and Social Objections

6 10.45am – 11.00am


7 11.00am – 11.40am

Panel Discussion


Edwin Vanderbruggen
Senior Partner

Edwin is the senior partner of VDB Loi and a leading foreign legal advisor living in Myanmar since 2012. A frequent advisor to the Government on transactions and privatizations in energy, transportation and telecom, he is widely recognized for his “vast knowledge” (Legal 500) and his ability “to get difficult things through the bureaucracy ” (Chambers, 2016). He advises international financial institutions on their largest Myanmar transactions, oil and gas supermajors, a greenfield multi- billion US$ telecom project and the Japanese Government on the Thilawa SEZ. He assisted two newly licensed foreign banks setup in Myanmar, acted for the sponsor of an 800MUS$ urban infrastructure PPP project and worked on 6 out of 7 power deals inked in 2016.


Attendance at this workshop is free for VDB Loi clients. 30,000 kyats will be charged at the event to non-clients/members. Seats are limited and confirmation will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your place, please contact Thiha Zaw at or +951 925 3752~756, +95 9 773 788 813.

VDB Loi is a network of leading law and tax advisory firms with offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Our general areas of practice are corporate, finance, licensing and disputes. Our principal specialized areas of practice are energy, infrastructure, real estate and construction , telecom and taxation.


12 June 2019

08.30am to 11.40am

Pan Pacific Hotel, Yangon.

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