COVID-19 and Labour-intensive Industry in Myanmar

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On 8 May 2020, Julia Charlton spoke at a webinar on COVID-19 and the impact on labour-intensive industry in Myanmar, organised by the India Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Myanmar Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Please find the speech below and a link to watch the webinar here. Read More

Sweeping Changes to Myanmar’s Insolvency Law Regime

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On 14 February 2020, Myanmar passed the Insolvency Law 2020, which came into effect on 25 March 2020. The new Insolvency Law replaces the Yangon Insolvency Act 1909 and the Myanmar Insolvency Act 1920, addressing both corporate and personal insolvency and modernises the insolvency regime. Read More

COVID-19 and Force Majeure in Myanmar: What You Should Know

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On 28 March 2020, Myanmar imposed sweeping restrictions with an Announcement on Temporary Suspension of all Types of Visas for Foreign Nationals from all Countries Visiting Myanmar in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More.

Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar Permits Foreigners to Trade on the Yangon Stock Exchange in Myanmar by March 2020

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In July 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) announced that foreigners would be permitted to trade on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) and a framework and schedule for implementing it were then published in September 2019. Read More.

New Corporate Governance Notification Endorsed by the Advisory Committee for Corporate Governance Reform

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On 5 February 2020, the Advisory Committee for Corporate Governance Reform (the advisory committee) in Myanmar announced its endorsement of a new corporate governance notification (the notification). Following legislative approval, it is anticipated that the notification will be published in April 2020 and will become effective in October 2020. Read More.

Charltons at the Celebration of International Women’s Day in Yangon

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On 4 March 2020, Charltons attended a great event organised by the Professional Women’s Network (PWN), a Celebration of International Women’s Day with a lively debate on “Do Quotas Boost Gender Equality?” followed by the networking of more than a hundred professional women of Myanmar. Special thanks to Catherine Smith, a Chair of PWN.

 

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