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22
Feb
2017
VDB Loi’s Telecoms Team is acting on behalf of a consortium of global and regional development financial institutions for the funding of a telecom infrastructure company. VDB Loi team will be led by Senior Partner Edwin Vanderbruggen and legal associates from our Yangon office.
22
Feb
2017
VDB Loi’s Energy Team has been engaged by a Myanmar-based engineering and construction company to assist in the negotiation of a Power Purchase Agreement relating to its 20MW hydropower plant located in Shan State. This PPA has been a long time in the making and with VDB Loi’s engagement, the…
14
Feb
2017
VDB Loi, a leading Myanmar legal advisory firm has helped the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (“DICA”) to fix one of the most problematic obstacles to investment in Myanmar. DICA for the first time on implemented a transfer of shares in a company wholly owned by Myanmar citizens and…
2
Feb
2017
VDB Loi’s Telecoms Team is acting on behalf of a consortium of lenders for the second round of financing of a telecom infrastructure company. VDB Loi will assist the client on restructuring of existing security package and provide legal opinion required on the enforceability, capacity and validity of the documents…
24
Jan
2017
VDB Loi’s Telecoms Team is assisting a multi-national fiber optic company on investing in Myanmar’s telecommunication sector with the International Gateway (“IGW”) license in process. The investment comes four months after the Post and telecommunications Department (“PTD”) under Ministry of transport and communications (“MOTC”) started accepting IGW license applications from…
23
Jan
2017
VDB Loi is acting for a state-owned entity on the formation of a joint venture with the Myanmar government for the development of an industrial complex. The sponsor has sought VDB Loi’s assistance on a wide range of legal matters, including investment licensing and concession negotiation on the joint venture.…
6
Jan
2017
VDB Loi’s Energy Team is advising a Southeast Asian conglomerate on negotiating a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for a 400MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Myanmar. The Energy Team, which grew to a clear leadership position in Myanmar in 2016, will advise the client on a wide…
6
Jan
2017
VDB Loi’s Banking and Finance Team is assisting a multinational, state-owned Asian bank with its first project finance loan, which will be used to deploy telecommunications infrastructure in Myanmar. The bank has sought VDB Loi’s assistance on a wide range of matters, including legal and regulatory services from a Myanmar…
16
Dec
2016
VDB Loi Director Rob Porter speaks at Transparency International’s National Conference on Business Integrity.  For more details click here.
30
Nov
2016
VDB Loi is assisting a telecommunications operator obtain one of the first auctioned spectrum licenses in Myanmar, a landmark event that opens gateways for 4G LTE services in the country. This is the first time the Myanmar government has licensed spectrum following a competitive auction process. VDB Loi will assist…
12
Sep
2016
On 9 September 2016, the Myanmar Investment Commission has granted a global producer of beverages a sought after distribution permit for its products in Myanmar. VDB Loi assisted the company throughout the process up to the successful outcome. Distribution and retail are still relatively restricted from foreign investment in Myanmar.…
5
Sep
2016
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the private sector in Myanmar launched the first working group for Myanmar’s hydropower sector. The Hydropower Developers’ Working Group (HDWG), first established in Lao PDR in late-2013, is the only platform exclusively for hydropower companies and industry-related professionals to influence policy…
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