Malaysia | Trade and Investment Opportunities and Tips of Doing Business in Myanmar


ZICO Law will be speaking at the seminar Trade and Investment Opportunities and Tips of Doing Business in Myanmar on Wednesday, 10 January from 9am-1pm at Menara MATRADE.

Join us as we deliver local knowledge and insight from Myanmar about the country’s legal framework, and update participants on a pivotal piece of legislation, the new Companies Law that will reform and modernize how companies are regulated in Myanmar.

Why Join

This seminar’s objective is to create awareness among the Malaysian exporter/importers and investors about trade and investment in Myanmar.

In this seminar, members of the Malaysia Business Chamber (MBC) operating in Myanmar will share their:

  • experience in doing business in Myanmar
  • the opportunities and challenges faced
  • updates on the new Foreign Investment Law recently passed by the Myanmar Government

Our Speakers

Our Resident Partner in Myanmar, Geraldine Oh, will be speaking on ‘Navigating Myanmar’s Legal Regulatory Environment: Introduction to the Legal Framework in Myanmar. Her discussion will cover:

  • Legal updates from the newly passed Myanmar Companies Law. What next for new and existing companies in Myanmar?
  • Opportunities for M&A deals
  • What are the promoted sectors under the Myanmar Investment Law? Is JV required?
  • What sectors are open for trading activities? Any new sectors opening up soon?
  • Is a JV required for trading entity?

Moderating the Panel discussion will be Chew Seng Kok, Managing Director of ZICO Holdings Inc. and Chairman of the ZICO Law network.


9:00am: Registration and Arrival of Guests

9:10am: Welcome Remarks by MATRADE

9:15am: Presentation I: Myanmar Business Overview, Mohd. Zahruddin Nordin, Assistant Trade Commissioner, MATRADE Myanmar

9:30am: Presentation II: Investment Opportunities and Incentives in Myanmar, Jean Loi, Managing Partner, VDB Loi Co., Ltd.

10:00am: Presentation III: Banking for Trade and Investment, Abdul Malek Mohd Khair, Country Head, Maybank Myanmar

10:30am: Presentation IV: Navigating Myanmar’s Legal and Regulatory Environment, Geraldine Oh, Resident Partner, ZICO Law Myanmar

11:00am: Presentation V: Tax Structure in Myanmar

11:30am: Q&A Session

12:00pm: Networking

1:00pm: End of Programme


This seminar is free of charge (FOC). The Online Registration Form is accessible through MATRADE’s website at

The closing date for registration is on 9th January 2018.  For further clarification on the registration matters, please contact Ms. Syam Irma / Ms. Marina or Ms. Rahayu at 03-6207 7809 / 7864 / 7870.

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