iAdvisory Clinic: Understanding Myanmar’s Foreign Investment Law Revisions

May 8, 2013, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (GMT+8) Singapore
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iAdvisory Clinic: Understanding Myanmar’s Foreign Investment Law Revisions

The rules to the 2012 Myanmar Foreign Investment Law (FIL) were issued at the beginning of this year. Join us to get a deeper understanding on the revisions to the FIL and take this opportunity to clarify with the in-market industry expert on interpretations of the laws.


Date: 8th May 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 9.30am to 12.00pm
Venue: IE Singapore, 230 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction Office Towers, Level 10
Fee: $40 per participant (Payment via Credit Card only)







Market Readiness Assistance
How IE Singapore can assist you in your internationalisation journey
Presented by Ms Jaimee Liu, Manager, IE Singapore


Overview of FIL and FIL Rules, and Key Changes from the old FIL in General
Understand the overall framework of the FIL and FIL Rules, including a brief discussion on restricted and prohibited sectors, joint ventures, the MIC application process and transitional provisions
Presented by Mr Marlon Wui, Partner, Kelvin Chia Partnership


Networking tea break


Impact of FIL Rules on Certain Key Sectors and Investment Aspects
Understand how the FIL Rules impact real estate investments, industrial and construction activities, utilities and trading, as well as share transfers and foreign exchange
Presented by Ms Cheah Swee Gim, Director, Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd & Senior Partner, Kelvin Chia Partnership


Moderated by Mr Marlon Wui, with Ms Cheah Swee Gim and Mr U Than Maung



*Programme above is correct at time of publish. Please note that there may be changes without notice in event of unforeseen circumstances.

About the speakers


Ms Cheah Swee Gim, Director & Senior Partner, Kelvin Chia Partnership

Cheah Swee Gim heads the Myanmar practice at Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd as its Director and is a Senior Partner at Kelvin Chia Partnership in Singapore. Swee Gim has more than 25 years of experience in a range of corporate and commercial matters/practice areas in Myanmar and throughout the region, such as mergers and acquisitions, demergers, joint ventures, investments, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, and the sale and purchase of businesses and undertakings.

Mr Marlon Wui, Partner, Kelvin Chia Partnership

Marlon Wui is a Partner at Kelvin Chia Partnership and a Foreign Consulting Attorney at Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd. Marlon has substantive corporate and commercial experience in Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Indonesia, and the Philippines. As part of the Myanmar practice group, he works in collaboration with the firm’s Yangon-based lawyers in rendering advisory work and providing transactional assistance to clients on a range of legal/regulatory issues and projects/transactions.

Mr U Than Maung, Member, Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd

U Than Maung is a seasoned member of Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd, having started his private practice with the firm in 1997.  Prior to joining the firm, he was a Public Attorney with the Attorney General’s Office of the Union of Myanmar for 16 years. In 2011, he was appointed by the Myanmar People’s Parliament to be a member of the Commission for the Assessment of Legal Affairs and Special Issues, a think tank assisting the Myanmar People’s Parliament on the drafting, review and revision of laws. His main areas of practice include intellectual property and trademark registration, foreign investments and commercial transactions.

iAdvisory Clinic: Understanding Myanmar’s Foreign Investment Law Revisions

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