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INSIGHTS THIS MONTH

March 2020

HIGHLIGHT OF THIS MONTH

VDB Loi Offices in the Region Stay Open

VDB Loi remains fully operational during the COVID-19 outbreak, but we are taking a wide range of appropriate measures to protect our staff and our clients. We have put...

IN THIS ISSUE

COVID-19 Impact of the New Consumer Protection Law in Cambodia

[From our Cambodia Office]

With the emergence and spread of COVID-19, the sale of protective masks and antiseptic disinfectant have greatly increased to the extent that it has... 

Tax E-payment Options in Myanmar During the COVID-19 Crisis

[From our Taxation Team]

The Internal Revenue Department (“IRD”) implemented an online tax payment system in 2018, supporting taxpayers who have obtained a Tax Identification Number (“TIN”) from... 

Coronavirus: What Employers Should Know

[From our Laos Office]

As the infectious coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) continues to spread rapidly, with more than 100,000 positive cases confirmed by the World Health Organization (“WHO”), employers... 

Tax Cuts and Soft Loans In Myanmar During Covid-19

[From our Taxation Team]

Tax Cuts and Soft Loans In Myanmar During Covid-19 Businesses around the world are suffering from the impact of Coronavirus 2019 (“COVID-19”), and there... 

Who pays self-quarantined employees? Cambodian Labor Law facing the COVID-19 pandemic

[From our Cambodia Office]

Sickness is a paid leave permitted by the Labor Law (Article 169). Therefore, during sickness, employer needs to pay the salary of his employee.... 

Client Alert: NBC implements measures to ease impact of COVID-19 on the banking and finance sector

[From our Cambodia Office]

The spread of the novel coronavirus is creating a global emergency situation and negatively impacting almost every country in the world, including Cambodia. In... 

Stranded in Myanmar?- How to Extend Your Stay in Myanmar in Light of Covid-19

[From our Corporate Commercial & M&A Team]

With new travel documentation requirements, flight cancelations, and closed borders, many have found themselves stranded in Myanmar. From tourists forced to extend their holidays,... 

Fighting a Court Battle in the Midst of an Outbreak?

[From our Disputes Team]

Amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many courts and tribunals globally have suspended operations to halt the COVID-19 spread, with trials, hearings, and... 

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

Myanmar Labor Law and the Coronavirus Pandemic Webinar

3 April 2020, Online Webinar Event

RECENT VDB LOI WORK

Tax structuring for an oil & gas supermajor: VDB Loi’s tax team is advising on tax structuring options for an oil & gas supermajor’s business in Myanmar.

Market entry of a manufacturing entity: VDB Loi is advising a Hong Kong-listed company’s affiliate on its market entry into Myanmar.

LNG-to-power project: The Energy team is assisting one of the sponsors with the review and negotiation of project documents for an LNG-to-power project.

Continuing tax services even during a pandemic: Our Tax team is working to provide numerous multinationals with tax compliance services, to ensure they meet their tax obligations in Myanmar without interruption.

Corporate services for a DFI: VDB Loi’s Regulatory team is providing corporate compliance services to a leading DFI.

VDB LOI NEWS

VDB Loi Looks Ahead at Myanmar Infrastructure Challenges in the Wake of COVID 19 Pandemic

In partnership with IFC and Australian Aid, VDB Loi hosted a webinar titled “Myanmar Infrastructure Development Facing the COVID-19 Challenge” for Myanmar Hydropower Developers’ Association. The webinar was hosted...

Home Workout Tutorials With Myanmar MMA Star, Phoe “Bushido” Thaw

With the threat of Covid- 19 all over the world, people are either on lockdown or following social distancing protocols. Even in places of low infections, gyms still pose...