Articles
25
Mar
2020
Do Employees Have the Right to Work Remotely? Questions on Myanmar Labor Law Facing the Coronavirus Outbreak
Although there are fewer than 10 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) in Myanmar as yet, companies in Myanmar have already observed quite a stir in their regular operations. Highlights of this note If an employee self-quarantines, does this count as annual leave, a normal working day, or leave of absence? Can an employer oblige […]
20
Mar
2020
CBM lowers interest cap on loans
On 12 March 2020, the Central Bank of Myanmar (“CBM”) issued Directive 1/2020 (the “Directive”) and reduced the maximum interest rates on secured and unsecured loans to 12.5% and 15.5% respectively.This marks a small deviation from Directive 1/2019, issued by CBM last year, when it announced maximum interest rates on secured and unsecured loans of […]
29
Feb
2020
Project Bank (finally) published (VDB Loi Insights)
HIGHLIGHT OF THIS MONTH   Project Bank (finally) published From our Energy and Infrastructure Team – Myanmar Office After decades of highly controversial land acquisitions for public purposes, Myanmar turns a new page by passing the Land Acquisition, Resettlement, and Rehabilitation Law 2019 (Law no. 24/2019, referred to herein as the “LARR 2019”). READ MORE […]
29
Feb
2020
Project Bank (finally) published
After decades of highly controversial land acquisitions for public purposes, Myanmar turns a new page by passing the Land Acquisition, Resettlement, and Rehabilitation Law 2019 (Law no. 24/2019, referred to herein as the “LARR 2019”).
27
Feb
2020
Myanmar’s New Law and Process for Compulsory Land Acquisition: What PPP Project Developers Need to Know
After decades of highly controversial land acquisitions for public purposes, Myanmar turns a new page by passing the Land Acquisition, Resettlement, and Rehabilitation Law 2019 (Law no. 24/2019, referred to herein as the “LARR 2019”). Highlights of this note How does the new process work? The proposal required for starting the land acquisition process has […]
27
Feb
2020
MIC Permit or Endorsement May Be Revoked if the Investor Misses MIC Quarterly Report Deadline
MIC has announced on 30 December 2019 (“Announcement”) on the new format for its quarterly report, the Myanmar Investment Commission (“MIC”). The new MIC quarterly report a uniform format for all investment sectors. This new format must be used starting from the January to March 2020 period. In addition to other usual items to be […]
30
Jan
2020
Yangon Elevated Expressway Project
VDB Loi has been assisting as local legal counsel to the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), acting in its capacity as lead transaction adviser to the Ministry of Construction of the Government of Myanmar on the Yangon Elevated Expressway Project Phase 1, which is the first-ever international road Public Private Partnership (“PPP”) in Myanmar. VDB Loi […]
30
Nov
2019
The Impact of the 2019 Construction Law on Property Development in Cambodia (VDB Loi Insights)
  INSIGHTS THIS MONTH NOVEMBER 2019   Highlight of This Month / In This Issue / Recent VDB Loi Work / Recent Publications HIGHLIGHT OF THIS MONTH The Impact of the 2019 Construction Law on Property Development in Cambodia by VDB Loi Cambodia Office In the wake of the tragic and fatal building collapse in […]
30
Nov
2019
Myanmar reduces Stamp Duty penalties
Stamp Duty (“SD”) is applicable on all chargeable instruments unless explicitly exempted under Schedule 1 of the Myanmar Stamp Act 1899 (“MSA”). Chargeable instruments mean documents that create, transfer, extinguish, or record rights or obligations and upon which governmental charges are collected in order to give legal effect thereto. Some commonly used chargeable instruments include […]
25
Nov
2019
ミャンマーの電力・インフラ分野に外国投資を呼び込む 5つの提言
電気がなければ仕事ができない。道路、港、鉄道がなければ移動できない。 電気などのインフラはミャンマーの大きな経済成長と国民繁栄への扉を開ける鍵である。電力事業、有料道路事業、水道事業、鉄道事業などへの投資を危険に晒したいと考える投資家はいない。
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