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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
Senior Legal Counsel

Maxim is counsel with VDB Loi finance team. His practice focuses on cross-border and local project financings, corporate loans, pre-export facilities and restructurings. Maxim advises both borrowers and lenders, commercial banks, corporations and development institutions with particular focus on complex projects in the banking, infrastructure, oil & gas, mining and metals and manufacturing sectors and transactions in the emerging markets.


August 5, 2019