Myanmar’s landscape of commercial disputes was shook up in 2016 with the new Arbitration Law. But how has the practice on the ground evolved? Are courts generally referring to arbitration when required? Is the Supreme Court following the Arbitration Law? Are foreign awards or judgements recognized in Myanmar, in reality? This briefing available only on live webinar, analyses the arbitration developments of the ground from a practical perspective by means of a short series of case studies.
How do Myanmar courts interpret and apply a foreign arbitration clause/agreement?
Recognition and enforcement
Injunctions and interim measures, other issues
VDB LOI’S DISPUTE SETTLEMENT EXPERIENCE IN MYANMAR
VDB Loi is a leading law and advisory firm in Myanmar, known for its assistance to some of the largest projects and transactions in the country. Our recent assignments include the multibillion US$ Kyauk Pyo Deep Sea Port and SEZ, the Yangon Elevated Expressway, the ShweLi 3 hydropower dam, the Kanbauk 1,000 MW LNG to Power project, several oil and gas block transactions, the acquisition of a stake in Myanmar banks, insurance companies and telecom companies, the greenfield multibillion US$ investment by a mobile network operator, and the Thilawa SEZ.
Our firm offers a comprehensive service on commercial and criminal litigation, arbitration (as local counsel) and mediation through a team of foreign and local disputes lawyers working with litigation partners which are all exclusively dedicated to our firm.
In recent years our team has worked on a wide range of dispute matters, including:
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.
Aung Myo Kyaw
Aung is a Myanmar qualified advocate, with nearly 11 year experience in commercial, civil and criminal litigation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law and diploma in maritime law, international law and business law.
Myo Win is a Myanmar qualified higher grade pleader, legally trained in Myanmar and in France, where he completed master degrees in international and human rights law. As a litigator, he represents our clients in Myanmar courts on a wide range of commercial and criminal disputes.
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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.