Publications Presentations and Seminars

Publications Presentations and Seminars

"THE FINE PRINT": WEEKLY COLUMN IN THE MYANMAR TIMES

29 September 2014:
Choice of law clauses
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22 September 2014:
Mitigating tax exposure by using Myanmar holding companies
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1 September 2014:
New MIC list of restricted businesses
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21 July 2014:
Ways around the trading ban
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14 July 2014:
How foreigners are barred from trading
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22 June 2014:
Cell tower companies face legal hurdles
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15 June 2014:
The Arbitration Bill
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1 June 2014:
Taking a look at the Competition Bill
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26 May 2014:
Investing in Myanmar's power sector
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27 April 2014:
Important changes in tax law (II)
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10 April 2014:
Important changes in tax law (I)
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6 April 2014:
The new Consumer Protection Law
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17 March 2014:
Convertible loans
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3 March 2014:
Some thoughts on real estate
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17 February 2014:
The new Special Economic Zones Law (II)
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11 February 2014:
The new Special Economic Zones Law (I)
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3 February 2014:
Financing a company
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12 January 2014:
Finding information on local partners
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5 January 2014:
2013 one for the books, now on to 2014
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22 December 2013:
On the use of tax stamps in Myanmar
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15 December 2013:
Getting the lowdown on the new hiring law
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1 December 2013:
Getting the electricity draft law
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25 November 2013:
Registering collectively owned land
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10 November 2013:
Doing business in Myanmar: easier than you think
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3 November 2013:
Behind importing new telecom gear
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27 October 2013:
Competition Clauses in the New Telecom Law
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20 October 2013:
Salient provisions of the telecommunications law
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14 October 2013:
Securing foreign loans with a mortgage
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7 October 2013:
Different types of land use and their permitted terms
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30 September 2013:
Looking at so many different types of land
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23 September 2013:
Making property work for JVs
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16 September 2013:
Working with taxation on upstream oil and gas
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9 September 2013:
Working with Myanmar's commercial tax
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1 September 2013:
Commercial tax - like VAT, but not quite
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26 August 2013:
The New York Convention
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18 August 2013:
New door for FDI may open
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11 August 2013:
Still too early for private equity firms
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5 August 2013:
Focus on land
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29 July 2013:
New bank law may spur confidence
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22 July 2013:
Central Bank Law aims for independence
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15 July 2013:
Basics of a successful JV
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7 July 2013:
On mining licenses
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1 July 2013:
Rules of engagement
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24 June 2013:
Strikes, unions and dispute resolution
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17 June 2013:
Double taxation deals in detail
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PRESENTATIONS AT SEMINARS

 

Arbitration Seminar 28/28 August 2014, Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw
Seminar conducted together with Olswang and in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce. The slides contain a brief overview of the 1944 Myanmar Arbitration Act and the new Arbitration Bill.

Seminar to Support Japanese Investors in Myanmar; Tokyo, 20 April 2014 and Kobe, 21 April 2014
Doing business in Myanmar: general overview, Foreign Investment Law, market access, taxation (slides in Japanese)

International Tax Planning & Tax Risk Management Toward AEC 2015, Bangkok 3-4 April 2014
Tax planning for M&A deals in Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

ASEAN Tax/Thai Tax Summit 19-20 February 2014
Income repatriation to Thailand: Focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar

2nd Myanmar Telecoms Infrastructure Summit, 18 February 2014, Yangon
Taxation of telecom tower companies in Myanmar, repatriating funds, importing equipment,

2nd Annual Mining Investment Forum, Singapore, 2/3 October 2013
Legal and commercial compliance for mining investments in Myanmar (obtaining exploration and production licenses, MIC permit, agreements with Department of Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration, production sharing contracts, taxation, joint ventures)

Myanmar in 2013: Law vs. Business Practice - An Insider's View (organized by E-saan Business Center, Thailand)
Investing with and without an MIC permit; company incorporation; income tax; commercial tax; withholding tax; tax treaties

CLARIDEN Business Contract Law Seminar for Myanmar 24 July 2013
Investing with and without an MIC permit; taxation; general contract law; joint venture agreements; import/export; agents and distributors; cut-make-package (CMP); labour law; real estate; telecommunication; logistics; mining; oil and gas; BOT; repatriation of profits; dispute resolution; due diligence

2nd Myanmar Oil & Gas Summit 17-19 June 2013
Taxation of oil and gas operations: signature bonus, production bonus, data fees, cost petroleum, royalty, research and development fund, income tax, commercial tax, tax incentives, taxation of salaries, capital gains tax, double taxation treaties

Myanmar Transport and Logistics Summit Workshop 12 May 2013
Doing business in Myanmar: general overview, Foreign Investment Law, market access, labour, securing land, taxation, joint ventures, intellectual property

Consumer Summit Workshop 10 May 2013
Doing business in Myanmar: general overview, key economic areas, labour, taxation, distribution/agency agreements, import/export procedures, joint ventures

Consumer Summit 9/10 May 2013
Legal framework of the consumer market: Foreign Investment Law, market access, taxation, use of land

RubberPlant Summit 13-15 March 2013
Investing in the agricultural sector: Foreign Investment Law, market access, joint ventures, tax incentives, privatization of state-owned enterprises

AmCham Hong Kong Visit 11 March 2013
Taxation in Myanmar - short overview

Myanmar Infrastructure and Construction Summit 4/5 March 2013
Taxation in the real estate sector: income tax, commercial tax, withholding taxes, stamp duty, municipality taxes, double taxation agreements

Myanmar Oil and Gas Summit 4/5 February 2013
Foreign Investment Law


DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS:
The Fine Print 29 Sep 2014: Choice of law clauses
The Fine Print 22 Sep 2014: Holding companies
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: New MIC List", 1 Sep 2014
Taxation of TowerCos
Arbitration seminar 27/28 August 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Foreigners and Trade II", 21 July 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print, Foreigners and Trade", 14 July 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Cell tower companies face legal hurdles," 22 June 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Arbitration Bill," 15 June 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Arbitration Bill," 15 June 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Taking a look at the Competition Bill," 1 June 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Investing in Myanmar's power sector," 26 May 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Important changes to tax law (II)," 27 April 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Important changes to tax law (II)," 27 April 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Important changes to tax law (I)," 10 April 2014
M&A in AEC countries
Invest in Myanmar (Japanese)
The Fine Print: The New Consumer Protection Law, 6 April 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Convertible Loans", 17 March 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Some thoughts on real estate", 3 March 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Some thoughts on real estate", 3 March 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Tax Exposure of Telco Tower Companies", 24 February 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: The new SEZ Law (II)", 17 February 2014
Myanmar Times Special Economic Zones Law I
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Financing a company", 26 January 2014
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Finding information on local partners", 12 January 2014
Myanmar Times "The Fine Print: On the use of stamp duty", 22 December 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Getting the lowdown on the new hiring Law," 15 December 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Getting the draft electricity law," 1 December 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Getting the draft electricity law," 1 December 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Registering collectively owned land", 25 November 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Doing business in Myanmar is easier than you think", 10 November 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Competition Clauses in the New Telecommunication Law," 27 October 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Salient provisions of the telecommunication law" 20 October 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Securing foreign loans with mortgages", 14 October 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Different types of land use and their permitted terms", 7 August 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Looking at so many different types of land," 30 September 2013
2nd Annual Mining Investment Forum, Singapore, 3 October 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Making property work in JVs", 23 September 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Working with taxation on upstream oil and gas", 16 September 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Commercial tax - like VAT, but not quite", 1 September 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Govt. signs vital treaty", 26 August 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: New door for FDI may open", 18 August 2013
Myanmar in 2013: Law vs. Business Practice - An Insider's View
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Focus on land", 5 August 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: New bank law may spur confidence" 29 July 2013
Business Contract Law Week for Myanmar 24 July 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: on mining licenses" 7 July 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Basics of a successful JV" 15 July 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Strikes, unions and dispute resolution" 24 June 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: Rules of engagement" 1 July 2013
Myanmar Times: "The Fine Print: double taxation deals in detail" 17 June 2013
2nd Myanmar Oil & Gas Summit 17-19 June 2013
Consumer Summit 9/10 May 2013
Consumer Summit Workshop 10 May 2013
Myanmar Transport and Logistics Summit Workshop 12 May 2013
AmCham Hong Kong Visit 11 March 2013
Myanmar Oil and Gas Summit 4/5 February 2013
RubberPlant Summit 13-15 March 2013
Myanmar Infrastructure and Construction Summit 4/5 March 2013
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