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21
Jan
2019
More Detailed Procedures for Annual Returns of Companies and Overseas Corporations in Myanmar
The new Myanmar Companies Law (“MCL”) introduced refreshed procedures and timing in terms of holding your Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and filing an annual return in the Myanmar Companies Online (“MyCo”) system. The annual return form for overseas corporations (Form E-7) has been available in the MyCo system since 2 November 2018, while the  annual […]
15
Jan
2019
Myanmar Opens Up Insurance Sector to Foreign Investors
In another exciting development in the Myanmar financial regulatory landscape, foreign life and non-life insurers can form joint ventures with local life and non-life insurers respectively. In addition, up to 3 (three) licenses will be granted to foreign life insurers to operate as wholly-owned subsidiaries. Therefore, foreign insurers will now play a much more active […]
30
Nov
2018
PFI: “Myanmar Reforms Sparks Major Projects Pipeline” (VDB Loi Insights)
Energy and Infrastructure Team PFI: “Myanmar Reforms Sparks Major Projects Pipeline” Myanmar is undertaking a series of reforms, both in terms of laws and policies, that strengthen the country’s attractiveness for energy and infrastructure projects.
30
Nov
2018
PFI: “Myanmar Reforms Sparks Major Projects Pipeline”
Myanmar is undertaking a series of reforms, both in terms of laws and policies, that strengthen the country’s attractiveness for energy and infrastructure projects.
28
Nov
2018
Prequalification Applications Submitted for The Yangon Expressway Project
A total of 12 prequalification applications have been received by the Ministry of Construction on 13 November 2018 for the first phase of the Yangon Elevated Expressway project. As expected, and given the size of the project, most of the applicants are consortia.
28
Nov
2018
Online registration of mortgages and charges becomes operational on MyCO
As of late last week, online registration of mortgages and charges on the new electronic companies’ registry system, Myanmar Companies Online (“MyCO”) has become operational. This is achieved using the prescribed ‘Form H’ to comply with the statutory requirements under Section 229 of the Myanmar Companies Law 2017 (“MCL”), whereby Myanmar companies are required to […]
27
Nov
2018
Commercial Tax Payment and Offset Timings
COMMERCIAL TAX PAYMENT AND OFFSET TIMINGS The Internal Revenue Department (“IRD”) has issued clarifications regarding Commercial Tax (“CT”) payment and offset timings. Clarification 2/2018 provides an explanation regarding CT payment timelines. CT charged to customers (“output CT”) is due the earlier of issuing invoice to customers or receiving payments. For example, if an invoice is […]
9
Nov
2018
Client Alert: Foreign Bank Branches Permitted to Extend Banking Services to Local Companies in Myanmar
In an exciting development, the Central Bank of Myanmar (the “CBM”) on 8 November 2018 issued Directive No. 6/2018 (the “Directive”) which grants permission to foreign bank branches to extend banking services to local companies wholly owned by Myanmar nationals. As the reader may already be aware, there are 13 foreign bank branches operating in […]
31
Oct
2018
Energy and Infrastructure Market: Our Latest Insights (VDB Loi Insights)
      HIGHLIGHT OF THIS MONTH From our Energy and Infrastructure Team Energy and Infrastructure Market: Our Latest Insights Myanmar is undertaking a series of reforms, both in terms of laws and policies, that strengthen the country’s attractiveness for energy and infrastructure projects. Many of these reforms, although they are crucial, are not widely […]
31
Oct
2018
Energy and Infrastructure Market: Our Latest Insights
Myanmar is undertaking a series of reforms, both in terms of laws and policies, that strengthen the country’s attractiveness for energy and infrastructure projects. Many of these reforms, although they are crucial, are not widely known outside of Myanmar. Highlights of this note Major Projects in the Pipeline Reform of the Project Procurement Process: the […]
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