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How Business Disputes Turn Into Criminal Cases: Investors Beware?

May 09, 2019 - 8:30am-10:30 am
Location: VDB Loi Office, 10th Floor, Junction City Office Tower, Yangon
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How Business Disputes Turn into Criminal Cases: Investors Beware?
Breakfast Briefing @ Office
9 May 2019
VDB Loi Office, 10th Floor, Junction City Office Tower, Yangon

In Myanmar, it is not uncommon for parties to a commercial dispute to initiate criminal action in order to pressure the opponent to reach a favourable settlement. Offences such as fraud, larceny, theft, cheating, breach of trust are crimes often used or abused in the commercial dispute.

In this program, we will be reviewing on actual cases, discussing the actions that could trigger criminal liability and the available protective measures to minimize potential criminal liability in commercial disputes in Myanmar.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Breach of confidentiality in a business deal: how to attack or defend?
  • What is the criminal context of distributing goods which are not performing properly?
  • Posting information on Facebook or other social media
  • What are the commonly used crimes in commercial dispute?
  • Removing goods and access to premises
  • Shareholders defaulting on obligation to contribute capital: can this be a criminal case?
  • Importing goods differs from import license
  • Signing a contract which is not performed as agreed
  • Holding on to your employer’s papers or phone while waiting for severance payment
  • Uncovered cheque as guarantee
  • Could unpaid invoices lead to a criminal case?
  • What actions could trigger criminal liability?
  • How can foreign investors minimize criminal liability?

PROGRAM

  TIME How Business Disputes Turn Into Criminal Cases: Investors Beware?
1 8.30am – 9.00am Registration
2 9.00am – 9.15am Overview of criminal proceedings in Myanmar

  • From investigation to criminal court: how is the process?
3 9.15am – 9.45am

Criminalization of commercial dispute

  • What infractions are often misused in a commercial dispute?
  • Actions that can trigger criminal liability in Myanmar
4 9.45am – 10.15am

Case studies

  • Review of actual court cases
5 10.15am – 10.30am Available measures for foreign investors to minimize criminal liability

 

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.

EVENT DETAILS

Date:
9 May 2019

Time:
08.30am to 10.30am

Location:
VDB Loi Office, 10th Floor, Junction City Office Tower, Yangon.

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How Business Disputes Turn Into Criminal Cases: Investors Beware?

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If you have any questions, please contact Thiha Zaw (thiha.zaw@vdb-loi.com.)
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