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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…
15
Jun
2016
VDB Loi Tax Partner Graham Garven comments in Indonesia Expat magazine on the increasing focus on tax evasion and avoidance and how measures may impact those living and operating businesses in Indonesia. For the full article, click here.
6
May
2016
Congratulations to VDB Loi Myanmar for winning the International Tax Review’s 2016 Asia Tax Award for Myanmar Tax Firm of the Year. The awards ceremony was held at Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore on 5 May 2016. VDB Loi’s Managing Partner, Jean Loi, receiving the award on behalf of VDB…
28
Mar
2016
VDB Loi is pleased to announce that it provided legal and taxation advisory services for multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm Tebodin on the acquisition of its Asia Pacific operations by Archetype Group. The agreement was signed on 4th March, 2016, and creates a company with over 1,100 employees and annual…
17
Feb
2016
VDB Loi’s Infrastructure, Real Estate and Construction Team is advising a multinational Japanese construction company with the development of a mixed facility in Myanmar, comprising office spaces, hotels, serviced apartments and retail spaces. The real estate development which is supported by the Japanese government, is seen as a landmark project…
11
Feb
2016
Myanmar yet to clarify if telecom sector will be covered by new competition rules PaRR Just 12 months before Myanmar commences antitrust enforcement, there is no clarity on whether the proposed competition guidelines will replace or be a substitute for the existing rules on the telecommunications sector. Recent interview of…
25
Jan
2016
VDB Loi is currently advising the Ministry of Energy (“MoE”) in Myanmar on tender submissions to upgrade the Nyaung Don liquefied petroleum gas (“LPG”) plant via a joint venture (“JV”) project with Myanmar Petrochemical Enterprise (“MPE”). From an original roster of 22 companies bidding to engage in a JV with…
18
Dec
2015
Edwin Vanderbruggen has spent the last five years in Myanmar as legal advisor to some of the biggest players in the oil and gas, energy and telecomes sectors. A partner in the VDB Loi network of law firms, he help to facilitate the. For more details, click here.
4
Nov
2015
VDB Loi Indonesia has been recognized by World Tax 2016 as a Tier 3 firm. For more details, click here.
3
Nov
2015
Read VDB Loi Senior Partner Edwin Vanderbruggen’s article in Myanmar Times about the Central Bank of Myanmar’s letter on the use of US dollars for transactions within Myanmar. For the full article, click here.
16
Sep
2015
Myanmar’s Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD) has issued nearly 50 telecom service licenses since the new Licensing Rules were issued under the Telecom Law. But if you need to use spectrum, and of course many licensees do, having a service license is not enough. You need a spectrum license too,…
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