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Draft arbitration legislation laid before Parliament in Myanmar

As previously reported, the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “New York Convention”) entered into force with respect to Myanmar on Monday 15 July 2013. At the time, we noted that a necessary … Continue reading

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Myanmar and the European Union to enter into an investment protection agreement

In furtherance of its commitment to foreign investment and international arbitration, Myanmar has recently been involved in negotiations with the European Union (the EU) as a precursor to signing an investment protection agreement that, among other things, will recognise international … Continue reading

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Recent sanctions developments: EU relaxes certain Syrian sanctions and amends measures relating to North Korea, Iran and Tunisia; US relaxes Myanmar sanctions

The EU has recently published a new Regulation (Regulation 697/2013 of 22 July 2013 (“Regulation 697/2013”)) which amends Regulation 36/2012, the key piece of legislation setting out the EU’s sanctions against Syria. In our August Sanctions Update we analyse the … Continue reading

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Myanmar: New York Convention to come into force 15 July

As reported in an earlier post, on 16 April 2013 Myanmar deposited an instrument of accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, consenting to be bound by the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral … Continue reading

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UK: Myanmar (Burma) sanctions are lifted

As expected, the UK Government yesterday revoked the Burma/Myanmar (Financial Restrictions) Regulations 2009.  These regulations contained criminal penalties for breaches of financial sanctions.  The practical effect is that there are no more asset freezing and financial sanctions in respect of … Continue reading

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Myanmar accedes to the New York Convention

As reported in an earlier post, the Myanmar Parliament on 6 March 2013 approved plans to sign the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “Convention”). While this was seen as a positive step … Continue reading

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Temporary suspension of sanctions against Burma/Myanmar

On 14 May 2012 the Council of the EU finally adopted the Regulation required to implement its Decision of 26 April 2012 to suspend, for one year, the bulk of the restrictive measures applied to Burma/Myanmar in various forms since … Continue reading

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