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CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) Projects and Finance Update


Southeast Asia’s so-called “CLMV” markets, comprising Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, offer more growth potential in a number of sectors than almost anywhere in Asia. In this highly practical seminar, local legal expert VDB Loi combines a detailed deal round-up with practical experience on getting financing deals through. Which energy or infrastructure projects are going ahead? Which sectors move the most? Which projects are the next to be seeking international lenders in Myanmar, but also Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam?

Through case studies and real life examples, VDB Loi explains how to best structure financing deals, what are common due diligence challenges, which projects actually receive sovereign guarantees, and how debt is enforced in default situations. 


Edwin Vanderbruggen
Senior Partner

Edwin is the senior partner of VDB Loi and a leading foreign legal advisor living in Myanmar since 2012. A frequent advisor to the Government on transactions and privatizations in energy, transportation and telecom, he is widely recognized for his “vast knowledge” (Legal 500) and his ability “to get difficult things through the bureaucracy ” (Chambers, 2016). He advises international financial institutions on their largest Myanmar transactions, oil and gas supermajors, a greenfield multi- billion US$ telecom project and the Japanese Government on the Thilawa SEZ. He assisted two newly licensed foreign banks setup in Myanmar, acted for the sponsor of an 800MUS$ urban infrastructure PPP project and worked on 6 out of 7 power deals inked in 2016.

Maxim Kobzev

Maxim is a senior legal adviser focusing on cross-border transactional work. He has over 15 years of experience advising corporate clients, commercial banks, development institutions, export-credit agencies, and multilateral financing organizations. He handles complex projects in industry sectors such as energy and renewables, banking and green finance, infrastructure, oil & gas, mining and metals, and manufacturing. Prior to joining VDB Loi, Maxim was part of the energy, infrastructure, and project finance team of White & Case.


August 5, 2019