Law and Investment in Myanmar

Tomorrow I will head over to the Law Faculty of the University of Sydney to give a lecture in the LLM program on ‘Law and Investment in Myanmar’. Part of the transition process since 2011 has been efforts to reform the economic and business sector. There have been many changes – such as the new Foreign Investment law, Central Bank Law and Special Economic Zone Laws – and there are many more in the works – such as the Bank and Financial Institutions Draft Law and efforts to reform the Company Act. Yet many of these reforms are based on previous policies introduced after 1988 and the dismantling of the socialist economic system. I seek to put these changes in context, and consider the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in terms of law and investment in Myanmar.

Construction site in Mingalartaung nyunt, 2014