Date(s) - 23 Nov 2017
8:30 am - 4:15 pm
Sule Shangri-La, Yangon
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Our first ever In-House Community Congress in Myanmar, which took place on November 23 at the
Sule Shangri-La, was a great success with more than 60 counsel in attendance, helped by our co-hosts
and supporters, DFDL, Myanmar Legal Services, ZICO Law and the British Chamber of Commerce
The day began with an opening address by Robert San Pe, an adviser to the government-established
Coordinating Body for rule of law and justice sector issues, and former advisor to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Pe spoke on the priorities for legal reform in the country, a topic which was picked up on later by our plenary panel. There followed a keynote by Maung Maung Thein, former Deputy Minister of Finance, on the investment opportunities in the country.
Our morning plenary discussion looked at the evolution of the legal function in Myanmar and the
challenges for in-house counsel, featuring panellists Jackson Pek, Asia-Pacific general counsel for the
Amadeus IT Group; Robin Scott, general counsel at City Mart; Stanley Khaing, general counsel of CFLD
Myanmar; Sett Hlaing, head of the legal and compliance department at Kanbawza Bank; and William
Greenlee, a partner at DFDL. The panel was chaired by In-House Community Managing Director, Tim
The biggest legal challenges cited during the day’s discussions included unclear and outdated laws, and the need for more consistent application of laws by the regulators.
Between the day’s networking opportunities, workshops examined the changing power generation
portfolio, domestic M&A and employment issues, legal education in Myanmar and project financing in
Bookings are closed for this event.