Myanmar presents one of the world’s most interesting commercial opportunities.
With a population of 50 million people at the heart of ASEAN, it is a country currently undergoing significant political and economic change.
There is room for foreign interests to participate in this growth as the country opens up – especially in areas such as infrastructure, banking, telecommunications, tourism, manufacturing, energy and natural resources, and the provision of essential services. Another impetus is the government’s active pursuit of foreign investment alongside foreign expertise as it opens its economy to multinationals.
Supporting our clients in Myanmar
Since the re-emergence of Myanmar into the international community, we have focused on establishing a presence and understanding of the legal and practical framework of executing investment strategies in Myanmar. This has resulted in us working on a number of on-going high profile matters for clients who are looking to enter, or have successfully entered, the market.
We established our Yangon office in late 2013, headed by Simon Makinson and support by our on the ground lawyers and administrative team.
Engaging with the government
We regularly engage with the government and universities of Myanmar, providing training in areas relevant to foreign investment. This, alongside our work with clients, means we spend a lot of time in the capital Nya Pyi Taw meeting with, and delivering seminars to, government officials and ministries.
News & insights
Publications: 25 JULY 2019
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (the NLD) celebrates its third anniversary of government this year. Fourteen months from now, campaigning will commence for Myanmar’s 2020 general election, which will be its third since the country’s reintroduction of free elections in 2010. This offers an opportune moment to consider the performance of the NLD government in the past three years since their assumption of control.Read more
Publications: 19 MARCH 2019
The evolution of Myanmar's investment environment continues apace with recent changes to its foreign investment framework. The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has issued a notification which changes the list of activities in which foreign investment is prohibited or restricted, repealing the previous notification that dealt with this. In this bulletin, we highlight the main features of the new MIC notification and provide an overview of the regulatory framework for foreign investment in Myanmar.Read more
Publications: 19 MARCH 2019
Much needs to be rebuilt and renewed in Myanmar, including its legal system. It’s often said that information is power. In developing markets in general, and in South East Asia in particular, that certainly rings true - information is proving to be a hugely important driver for economic growth and the benefits will be felt right across the global economy.Read more
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