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June 2024


Cambodia Tax Update: Key Changes to Signboard, Rental, Accommodation, and Public Lighting Taxes

On 20 March 2024, the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) published nine Prakas, making significant updates to various taxes in Cambodia, including the signboard tax, immovable property rental tax,...


Transshipment at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port

[From our Cambodia Office]

Overview To streamline the transshipment process while maintaining national security, the Ministry of Economy and Finance issued Prakas No. 337 dated 30 May 2024... 


[From our Cambodia Office]


Enforcement of Import License Requirement Begins 1 July 2024

[From our Myanmar Office]

The Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) recently issued Export and Import Bulletin No. 2/2024 to replace Export and Import Bulletin No. 16/2023 dated 21 December... 

Notice on Documents to be Submitted for the Barter System

[From our Myanmar Office]

On 28 May 2024, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry issued letter no. 15-2/3/13 (2149) on the submission of... 

The Impact of the New Law on Telecommunication on Data Center Services and Cloud Computing Services in Vietnam

[From our Vietnam Office]

Vietnam has experienced a rapid growth in its digital infrastructure, notably in data center and cloud computing services (the “DC & CC Services”). Under... 

Regulatory Guidelines for Prepaid Instruments in Bangladesh: Ensuring Financial Inclusion and Consumer Protection

[From our Bangladesh Office]

Prepaid instruments (PIs), such as cash vouchers, gift cards, and wallets, are integral to the digital payment ecosystem, offering consumers convenient and secure transaction... 


Complex restructuring of a renewable energy project in Bangladesh: VDB Loi is advising an independent power producer on all aspects, including the legal and regulatory requirements, land issues, and corporate matters, in connection with the proposed restructuring of a 50MW renewable energy project in Bangladesh.

Wind power project in Cambodia: The Cambodia team is acting as legal counsel on an 80MW wind power project—one of the first of its kind in Cambodia.

Assistance with a tender in the Lao PDR: VDB Loi was engaged to assist with a tender by a company developing a hydropower project.

Financing expertise in Myanmar: VDB Loi is acting as Myanmar counsel for the lender, an international financial institution, on a loan to a borrower in the manufacturing sector.

Tax and employment services in Vietnam: The Vietnam team is providing tax and labor compliance services for a regional player in the retail sector in Vietnam.