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Financing a Myanmar-based Internet Service Provider

Financing a Myanmar-based Internet Service Provider

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.


  • Official Approvals for a New Foreign Loan
  • Regulatory Regime of an ISP
  • Due Diligence Issues for ISPs
  • Rights Of Way And Licenses for
  • Deploying Poles, Fiber Optic Cable
  • Environmental Aspects
  • Onshore Security


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.
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Qualified both in China and in New York, Edith is a senior associate based in our Yangon Office where she advises clients for commercial transactions across infrastructure, banking and financing as well as telecommunications sectors. She also represents clients in project negotiations with the Myanmar Government.

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