Update On The Situation In Myanmar
In the morning of February 1, 2021, the Myanmar armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, seized power in a coup d’etat. Senior figures in Myanmar’s governing party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), were detained, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Protests against the military have since swelled. Myanmar’s decade-long transition to democracy hangs in the balance. Just a few years ago, foreign investors viewed Myanmar as a new emerging market with strong potential. Now, however, with escalating violence, political instability, and fresh sanctions, the outlook is grim.
This webinar will provide an update on the current situation in Myanmar, including an in-depth look at the recent political upheaval, how the upheaval is affecting foreign investment, and what companies should know about the new sanctions being imposed. The webinar will be delivered by Dr. Ross Taylor, Counsel at the Southeast Asia law firm of Tilleke & Gibbins. Dr. Taylor handles Myanmar matters for the firm out of its offices in Yangon and Bangkok. He represents both foreign investors and Myanmar companies. John Frangos, NYSBA’s Thailand chapter chair and a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ regional disputes group, will give an introduction on Myanmar’s recent history and transition to democracy to provide context to Dr. Taylor’s remarks.
- March 18, 2021
- 9:00 AM
- 10:00 AM
- Virtual Participation
- Program Chair: John Frangos, Partner & Deputy Director, Dispute Resolution, Tilleke & Gibbins
- Speaker: Dr. Ross Taylor, Counsel, Head of Financial Services, Tilleke & Gibbins
- Asia & Pacific Region Committee