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September 2020

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VDB Loi Celebrates Outstanding Asialaw Rankings

The annual asialaw Profiles and asialaw Leading Lawyers rankings provide law firm recommendations and analysis of key practice areas and industry sectors across various jurisdictions and identifies the leading...

IN THIS ISSUE

What Have We Learned from EPGE’s 1,060 MW Solar Tender?

[From our Energy and Infrastructure Team - Myanmar Office]

Proposals have been evaluated, preliminary winners have been selected. The focus on Myanmar’s largest ever competitive tender for renewable energy, launched in June 2020,... 

Featuring Children in Commercial and Media Events – Some Cambodian Legal Aspects

[From our Cambodia Office]

As a developing country, child labor has been an important concern in Cambodia for decades. The increased power of social media has shone a... 

How To Get a Bank License in Cambodia?

[From our Cambodia Office]

Introduction   The banking system in Cambodia includes commercial banks, specialized banks, microfinance institutions (“MFIs”), rural credit institutions, financial leasing companies, third-party processors, credit bureaus, representative offices, payment service providers, and money changers. Of these entities,... 

Myanmar Trademark Alert: Online Filing From 1st Oct 2020

[From our Regulatory Team - Myanmar Office]

As a follow up to our email earlier this year about the soft-opening period for the reregistration of trademarks, please note that the Ministry... 

Preparing the FY2019-2020 Year-End Tax Position for Myanmar

[From our Taxation Team - Myanmar Office]

With limited time left to settle outstanding tax payments for FY2019-2020 in order to avoid being exposed to penalties, taxpayers need to make sure... 

RECENT VDB LOI WORK

VDB Loi is the go-to firm on power projects: The Energy team is advising more than half of the winning bidders of the 29 sites awarded to the private sector in Myanmar’s 2020 solar tender, totaling more than 1GW of power to be added to the national grid by early 2021.

Media acquisition: VDB Loi’s TMT team is advising and assisting with the transaction documentation for the acquisition of shares in a local media company.

International financiers choose VDB Loi’s expertise: Our Banking and Finance team assisted a European DFI on its financing of one of Myanmar’s leading microfinance institutions.

Growing IP work: VDB Loi is providing a regional player operating a number of international schools with trademark registration services.

Clients value VDB Loi’s knowledge of the regulatory environment: The Regulatory team is assisting a major regional power company with restructuring its investment schedule and obtaining the necessary approvals.

VDB LOI NEWS

VDB Loi Provides Pandemic Ready Cloud Based HR Solution System to Financial Sector Giants

Our Human Capital Management team is assisting two of the biggest banks and financial organizations in Myanmar with HR digitization during the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. As one...