We are pleased to announce the seminar “Negotiating and Drafting Loan Documents for Myanmar Banks and Microfinance Institutions“, a half day practical briefing for banks, corporate borrowers and MFIs, followed by a CEO panel discussion “the outlook of Myanmar’s loan market”. This event is the first event in Myanmar with the prestigious Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA), the organization responsible for the APLMA Loan Documents used throughout Asia and the world, jointly hosted with VDB Loi and Norton Rose Fulbright.
The speakers share their extensive experience with drafting loan and security documents in Myanmar, such as:
|1||9.00am – 9.05am||Welcome|
|2||9.40am – 10.00am||Which model documents to use?
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Representations, warranties and undertakings
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Events of default
|5||10.30am – 10.45am||Break|
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Conditions precedent to disbursement
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Other key drafting and negotiation issues
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As the financial landscape is in full development,
The Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) is the only pan-Asian association that is dedicated to promoting growth and liquidity in the primary and secondary loan markets of the Asia-Pacific region.
The APLMA represents the common interests of the many different institutions involved in the syndicated loan markets of the Asia-Pacific region. The Association works together with its sister associations in Europe and North America to advocate common market standards and practices with a view towards improving global loan market liquidity. Together with the Loan Market Association (LMA) in London, the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) in New York, and other associations across Asia Pacific, the APLMA monitors global market trends as part of its effort to more closely integrate the Asian loan markets into an increasingly globalised loan market.
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.
Maxim Kobzev, Counsel
Maxim is counsel with VDB Loi finance team. His practice focuses on cross-border and local project financings, corporate loans, pre-export facilities and restructurings. Maxim advises both borrowers and lenders, commercial banks, corporations and development institutions with particular focus on complex projects in the banking, infrastructure, oil & gas, mining and metals and manufacturing sectors and transactions in the emerging markets.
Yu-En Ong, Head (Singapore)
Norton Rose Fulbright
Yu-En Ong is a banking and finance lawyer and his practice includes all aspects of structured finance such as acquisition finance, asset finance, structured trade and commodities finance, telecoms finance and cross border real estate finance. He won the Finance Lawyer of the Year, Asia, award at the Asia Legal Awards 2018.
Yu-En has had experience dealing with Asian, European and Middle Eastern transactions and was the lead partner on various deals awarded Euromoney Deal of the Year 2010 and Deal of the Year 2008/2009 by Trade Finance Magazine, Global Trade Review and Trade & Forfaiting Review Magazine, culminating in our practice being awarded Best Trade Law Firm Asia 2009-2014 as voted by readers of Trade Finance Magazine.
Attendance at this workshop is free for APLMA members and 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 click “Register” button under Event Details or contact Thiha Zaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or +951 925 3752~756, +95 9 773 788 813.
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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.
Edwin Vanderbruggen | Senior Partner
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