Event Info:

  • Mon 17 September, 2018
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel
  • EuroCham Myanmar Event


Eurocham Myanmar is organizing with Eurocham Cambodia, Eurocham Laos and the European Association for Business and Commerce Thailand (EABCa seminar on business opportunities in the Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar markets.

The 3 Eurocham will give a presentation on the business climate in their respective countries, with tangible advice on how to successfully enter the market.

Each country presentation will be followed by legal presentations by Luther and DFDL on specific topics:

Investing in Myanmar and the new Wholesale & Retail Regulations

Since its economic and political opening up in 2012, Myanmar has undergone a rapid development and numerous legal reforms. One of the last businesses restricted for foreign investors was import and trading of goods. Following several consultation rounds, the Ministry of Commerce finally issued the new Terms & Conditions for Retail / Wholesale Trading (Notification No. 25/2018), allowing foreign investors to establish 100% foreign owned trading companies in Myanmar.

The presentation will give a general overview of Myanmar's investment regime, with a focus on the changes introduced by the new Companies Law and the requirements for import- and trading businesses.

Laos Investment Outlook and Data and IT Security Standards applicable to Companies in Lao PDR

As the Lao PDR continues to regulate and govern the use of information and communication technology in business, in last 5 years, the Government of the Lao PDR has enacted a slew of technology and data related laws. The presentation will cover a general legal and regulatory framework for foreign investment in Laos with further elaboration on data and IT Security standards in Lao PDR.

Doing Business in Cambodia: Legal Updates and Trends

After enjoying robust growth over the past two decades, Cambodia’s economy has strengthen further in 2018. The investment landscape in Cambodia is rapidly changing and continues to attract large numbers of foreign investors. We will share the latest trends in Cambodia and will share our firsthand experiences of the opportunities and challenges of investing in the country. The presentation will open with an introduction on the general legal and regulatory framework, and will focus on how to structure investment projects across various sectors, along with offering guidance on important considerations for successful investments.

The presentations will be followed by Questions & Answers with the representatives of each Eurocham, along with Luther and DFDL.

This jointly event is hosted by Luther and DFDL.

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Venue: Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Date: 17th September 2018

Time: 10:00am – 12:00am


Who should attend?

This event is open to organisations looking to actively do business in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar or seek partners there for a project. 


09.30 am Registration

10:00 am Welcome speech

10.05 am Economic brief on Myanmar – Filip Lauwerysen | Executive Director, Eurocham Myanmar

10.20 am Legal focus on Investing in Myanmar and the new Wholesale & Retail Regulations | Alex Bohusch, Managing director, Luther Myanmar

10.35 am Doing Business in Laos – Dr. Ramon Bruesseler | Executive Director, Eurocham Laos

10.50 am Legal focus on Laos Investment Outlook and Data and IT Security Standards applicable to Companies in Lao PDR | Vinay Ahuja, Partner, DFDL.

11.05am Doing Business in Cambodia – Blaise Kilian | Executive Director a.i., Eurocham Cambodia

10.50 am Legal focus on Doing Business in Cambodia: Legal Updates and Trends | Kunal Sachdev, Partner, DFDL