Myanmar keyword: Foreign Investment Law

January 29, 2019

The market for Internet Service Providers (“ISP”) in Myanmar is stabilizing. Refinancing strategies, retooling and opportunities for expansion are fueling the need for new cash. Foreign financing remains one of the most obvious ways for ISPs to attract new funding. Highlights Official Approvals for a New Foreign Loan Regulatory Regime of an ISP Due Diligence […]

September 30, 2018

Myanmar Companies Law 2017 (“MCL”) has introduced a special corporate approval procedure for “related party transactions” into the Myanmar legal system. While such type of transactions are often subject to particular scrutiny under corporate governance laws in many jurisdictions, there are a number of peculiarities to be followed under the MCL, and they are summarised […]

August 31, 2018

The slogan of the Dutch tax authorities is “We can’t make it more fun, but we can certainly make it easier”. A fair, easy, predictable and efficient tax system is an important factor in attracting foreign investment. Highlights Speed up the signing of double taxation agreements Prioritize implementing advance tax rulings for investors so that […]

June 30, 2017

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has announced ten priority areas, according to a statement on the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration’s website. Investors submitting proposals in the area will be given priority, with foreign and local investors welcome to invest in the areas, the statement said.. It is not clear from the statement how […]

June 30, 2017

The Myanmar regime of investment-related tax incentives has been updated by the new “Investment Rules”, officially known as Notification 35/2017 (“Rules 2017”). One of the key issues for investors is the tax exemption for expansion of projects that already received an MIC permit under the Foreign Investment Law 2012 (FIL). 

February 14, 2017

In a game-changing move, the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (“DICA”) has for the first time implemented a transfer of shares in a company wholly owned by Myanmar citizens and registered as a Myanmar Company (“MC”) to a foreigner, without incorporating a new legal entity. To date, it was administratively impossible for foreigners to […]