Be Pitiless or Be Penniless: Practical Pointers on Enforcing Commercial Debts in Myanmar


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The legal system of the Union of Myanmar is a unique combination of customary law, codified English common law and recent Myanmar legislation. The principles of English common and statutory law were established in Myanmar through the British law codes as applied in the pre-independence India statutes.These statutory laws, based on and incorporating the English common and statutory law of the time, include the Arbitration Act, Companies Act, Contract Act, Evidence Act, General Clauses Act, Negotiable Instrument Act, Registration Act, Sale of Goods Act, Transfer of Property Act, Trusts Act and the Civil and Criminal Procedure Codes.

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