Our firm is well recognized as a leader in the Myanmar telecom space, with extensive experience in investment, transactions, financing and regulatory matters. We provide telecoms companies, infrastructure providers, regulators, industry participants, financial institutions and various suppliers with in-depth advice on Myanmar telecommunications law and regulations.
Highlights of our experience in TMT:
Our TMT team has assisted state-owned telecom enterprises, mobile operators, ISPs, satellite service providers, financial institutions and corporates with their licensing needs. With a strong Nay Pyi Taw presence, we provide a full service to clients which comprises advice, preparation and documentation of license applications, liaison and follow up with authorities.
Our TMT team advises telecoms and mobile network operators, towerco’s and fiberco’s, investors and lenders on the Myanmar legal and regulatory framework of interconnection and infrastructure sharing. This comprises:
Our TMT team has unique in-depth and hand’s on experience with the regulatory aspects of the deployment of passive network infrastructure. We have performed due diligence on and assisted towerco’s and fiberco’s with securing land use rights, approvals and construction permits on a nationwide basis.
In most cases, importation of equipment into Myanmar is only allowed after securing multiple regulatory approvals from various Government organizations. Our import regulatory team makes a capability available to our clients which goes well beyond the scope of what is usual for law firms. We have secured import licenses in Myanmar for well over US$1B worth of telecommunications and technical equipment.
We advise telecommunications companies on their obligations in terms of Myanmar’s consumer protection rules. In connection with telecommunication services, we advise on advertising, general terms and conditions, data protection and contractual compliance.
Myanmar’s telecommunications law and regulations foresee a detailed framework of rules and procedures. We advise clients on potential exposure and assist with procedures and disputes. Given the firm’s multi-disciplinary foundations, we are able to create a coalition with lawyers, regulatory experts, litigators and financial specialists to meet their needs.