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April 2020


Do Employees Have the Right to Work Remotely? Questions on Myanmar Labor Law Facing the Corona Virus Outbreak

Although the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) in Myanmar is still one of the lowest in the region, companies have already observed quite a stir in...


COVID-19: The Lao PDR Government Announces New Economic Policy Measures

[From our Laos Office]

With the recent drastic measures taken by the government of the Lao PDR to control the spread of COVID-19 in the community, the economy... 

COVID-19 Suspensions: Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures

[From our Laos Office]

On 29 March 2020, the Prime Minister of the Lao PDR issued Order No. 06/PM (“Order 06”) calling for suspension of all nonessential businesses... 

Client Alert: Loan restructuring during the COVID-19 crisis

[From our Cambodia Office]

In response to the current economic situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to relieve the burden on borrowers facing financial hardship, the National... 

Tax alert: Additional tax relief measures for airline and tourism sectors to address COVID-19 crisis

[From our Cambodia Office]

In the wake of the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”)’s stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) has... 

Infrastructure sector at the forefront of the government’s Economic Relief Plan

[From our Energy and Infrastructure Team]

The Economic Relief Plan published the government on 27 April 2020 has put the infrastructure sector at the forefront of the government’s response to... 


Legal and regulatory advice for an MFI: VDB Loi has been advising on the legal and regulatory framework around restructuring a microfinance institution as a commercial bank.

Water supply project: The Energy and Infrastructure team is advising a regional sponsor on all permitting and documentation review for the development of an urban water distribution project in Southern Myanmar.

Financing of an MFI: Our Banking and Finance team has been assisting a European impact investor on its lending to a microfinance institution in Myanmar.

Registration work for MNCs: Our team has been engaged by a number of multinationals for their tax registration and compliance work.

Leading firms choose VDB Loi’s tax expertise: The Tax team is providing tax advice to a leading international accounting firm.


VDB Loi helps clients and partners understand what the Labor Law states during the COVID 19 Pandemic

VDB Loi hosted a webinar titled “Myanmar Labor Law and the Coronavirus Pandemic”. The webinar was hosted on 3rd April 2020, 1:30 p.m. (Myanmar Time). We had a record...