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Myanmar legal developments

Myanmar - March 1 2013 In our Client Alert dated 5 April 2012, we reported on legal and political developments in Myanmar in light of the national byelections that won Daw...

Henry Wheare, Anthony Raven, Michael Aldrich, Christian Schaefer, Crispin Rapinet.


Investment in Indonesia’s mineral refining and processing sector: value-added regulations and industrial policy

Indonesia - July 31 2012 On 6 February 2012, Indonesia’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources promulgated Regulation No. 7 of 2012 on increasing the value of minerals through the activities of mineral purification and processing....

James Harris, Justin Patrick.


General characteristics of the Myanmar legal system

Myanmar - April 5 2012 Notwithstanding its tumultuous history in the 20th century and its isolation from the world at large, Myanmar has retained a British common law system that was established during the colonial period (1886 to 1948) and these laws enacted since the 19th century continue to be applied unless expressly amended or repealed....

Anthony Raven, Michael Aldrich.


United States and European Union Economic Sanctions

USA, Myanmar, European Union - April 5 2012 The U.S. Government has imposed a number of restrictions that affect the ability of “U.S. persons” to conduct business with, or engage in commercial transactions involving, Myanmar through a complex web of executive orders, federal laws and related regulations....

Anthony Raven, Michael Aldrich.


Revision to the Myanmar Foreign Investment Law of 1988

Myanmar - April 5 2012 Despite media reports about Myanmar considering an entirely new draft law for foreign investment, existing practice set out in the Myanmar Foreign Investment Law of 1988, the Procedural Regulation for the Myanmar Foreign Investment Law of 1988, and even older statutory authority will continue to be the main framework for foreign investors seeking to establish a business presence in Myanmar....

Anthony Raven, Michael Aldrich, Lordes Catrain, Mark S. McConnell.