Since its economic and political opening up in 2012, Myanmar has undergone a rapid development and numerous legal reforms. In recent months, not only the new Companies Law 2017 was implemented, allowing incorporation with similar ease as in Singapore, but the continued implementation of the Myanmar Investment Law 2016 is also relaxing the remaining restrictions on foreign investments.
One of the last businesses prohibited for foreign investors was import and trading of goods. Following several consultation rounds, the Ministry of Commerce finally issued new Terms & Conditions for Retail / Wholesale Trading (Notification No. 25/2018), allowing foreign investors to establish 100% foreign owned trading companies in Myanmar.
This briefing will give a general overview of Myanmar's investment regime, with a focus on the changes introduced by the new Companies Law 2017 and the requirements for import and trading businesses.
9.00 am - Registration and networking
9.20 am - Opening remarks
9.30 am - Overview: Myanmar Business Outlook
9.50 am - 'Invest Myanmar Summit' presentation
10.00 am - Presentation by Alexander Bohusch, Accredited Tax Practitioner and Attorney-at-law, Luther
10.40 am - Q&A discussion
11.00 am - End
Breakfast will be provided. More details on speakers below.
Please register by clicking on the button above.
Filip A. Lauwerysen, European Chamber of Commerce, Myanmar
Mr. Filip A. Lauwerysen is the Executive Director at the newly established EuroCham Myanmar (European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar) since September 2015. He is also the Secretary General of EBO WWN (an organization established by the European Commission representing all the European chambers around the world.)
He is a Dutch national graduated from Leiden University in the Netherlands with a Bachelor and Master of Arts in History; specialized on European globalization (particularly in Asia). He also has a degree (HSK 5) in Chinese language from the Communication University of China in Beijing.
From 2011 to 2015 he worked in China for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a trade counsellor covering South-China. He has also held different board and chair positions at various organizations active in Sino-Dutch Economic-, Cultural- and Political Affair
Alexander Bohusch studied law at the Freiburg Albert-Ludwigs University in Germany. He is licensed to practice law in Germany, registered as a Foreign Lawyer in Singapore, and accredited as Tax Practitioner (Income Tax) with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.
More than 10 years in Asia, including Malaysia and the Philippines, Alexander Bohusch has been with Luther in Singapore before taking over the position of Managing Director of Luther Myanmar in 2013. He advises multinational corporations, investors and international organizations in Myanmar and the Asia/Pacific region and is specialised in international taxation, corporate structuring and employment law.
Marc de la Fouchardière, Deputy Director, European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar
Marc has extensive work experience in project management, consultancy, staff and budget management. Specialized in development, Public Private Partnership, Advocacy work, Marc has been living and working in developing Asian countries for 7 years. With a strong international background through work experience in Europe, China, Central Asia and SE Asia, Marc holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Fudan University with a specialization in Macro-economic relations between China and the European Union.