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WEBINAR: APCCA SERIES | Episode 9: Understanding the Myanmar Regulatory & Business Framework arising from COVID-19

WEBINAR: APCCA SERIES | Episode 9: Understanding the Myanmar Regulatory & Business Framework arising from COVID-19

Venue : Zoom

Event Start Date : Friday 24 July 2020

Event End Date : Friday 24 July 2020

Event Start Time : 05:00 pm

Event End Time : 06:00 pm

Registration Start Date : Monday 06 July 2020

Registration End Date : Friday 24 July 2020

Please take note that this webinar's date has been changed from 10 July 2020 to 24 July 2020 in light of Polling Day for the Singapore General Elections 2020.

THIS EVENT PAGE SHOWS SINGAPORE START AND END TIMING. Your final calendar confirmation will be set according to country-specific time upon registration.

 

As part of the APCCA webinar series, the SCCA brings insights into the COVID-19 pandemic in Myanmar.

Event Overview

The event will provide participants a brief overview of the laws and regulations issued to implement measures and restrictions to and the existing business framework in Myanmar because of the COVID-19 health crisis. The webinar will also discuss how COVID-19 affects work-life, especially from an HR and management standpoint.

 

ABOUT APCCA

Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA) in its original form was initiated in 2009 at the first regional corporate counsel conference (organised by SCCA in Singapore) with signatories being the SCCA, Indonesia Corporate Counsel Association (IndonesiaCCA), Association of Corporate Lawyers Sri Lanka (ACLSL) and In house Counsel Forum – Korea (IHCF). In 2011, APCCA was formally launched at the third such conference (organised by the IndonesiaCCA in Jakarta ) with the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), Legal Management Council of Philippines (LMCP) and Indian Corporate Counsel Association (IndiaCCA) joining the alliance. APCCA partners SCCA, MCCA, IndonesiaCCA, IndiaCCA and LMCP are also part of the In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW).

 

SPEAKER PROFILES

Stefan Chapman, is a partner at SCM Legal and has been based in Myanmar since 2011. He has a broad practice covering corporate finance, projects and regulatory work. He has assisted a number of foreign investors establish and carry on their operations in Myanmar, in a variety of sectors including financial services, manufacturing, energy and infrastructure and telecommunications sectors. Stefan assisted the government in the drafting of the Myanmar Companies Law and the Investment Rules.

 

Min Min joined SCM Legal as a Partner in August 2018 following extensive experience at international law firms, Baker & McKenzie and Kelvin Chia in Yangon Ltd, with over 20 years of legal experience acting on local Myanmar matters and international transactions. Min Min’s qualifications include a Master in Business Law from Yangon University.  Min Min has special expertise in foreign investment in Myanmar including a deep understanding of the role of regulators and permitting and approval requirements and she regularly advises on a wide variety of corporate, banking, compliance, regulatory and employment matters for Myanmar and international clients.  Min Min also acquired corporate and compliance experiences through her secondments to Multi-national Companies where she worked for their local establishment and successful running after they had acquired into their Myanmar business, among other things.

 

Mario Abdi Amrillah, General Counsel of Unilever Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, and has been based in Myanmar since 2018.  He started his career as a litigation lawyer at Soemadipradja & Taher (one of Indonesia top law firms in Jakarta) in which he had assisted a number of multinational companies relating to dispute resolution matters covering among others civil dispute, environmental case, and employment matter.  He then joined Unilever Indonesia in 2010 as a legal business partner supporting the operational team, including sales, supply chain, and human resources. In addition, he managed litigation/dispute matters including brand protection works.  Currently, Mario is part of the Unilever leadership team in Myanmar and acting as a main legal business partner of the leadership team in Cambodia and Laos.

 

OPENING ADDRESS:

REZA PERMANA TOPOBROTO

Reza P. Topobroto started his legal career as a practice lawyer in 997, after moving to several law firms he had a chance promoted as a Senior Associate in Roosdiono & Partners.  In 2005, he shifted careers to corporate counsel by joining Procter & Gamble as Country Legal Lead. In 2008, Reza was appointed as the Head of Legal for Mondelez (p.k.a Kraft Foods).  In 2012 he joined Microsoft as Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs in charge for Indonesia.  After 7 years in Microsoft, he moved to Indosat Ooredoo in 2019, becoming Senior Legal Advisor to CEO.

Reza was the third President of the Indonesian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA). He ended his term in 2014 and continues contributions to ICCA through his role on the Supervisory Board. In 2009, he co-founded the Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA), In 2012, he was appointed Secretary General of the APCCA.

In 2015, Reza was given the award of ‘Indonesia In-House Lawyer of the Year 2015’ and ‘In-House Legal Team of the Year 2016’ by Asia Legal Business.   Reza obtained his law degree at Trisakti University, Jakarta in 1997, and his Master of Laws at Monash University, Melbourne in 2003.

 

 MODERATOR:

ANIL CHANGAROTH

Anil a Mediator (accredited in South Asia), Arbitrator (Fellows of the Chartered, Singapore and Philippines Institutes of Arbitrators and Adjudicator (with AIAC Malaysia); and trained in International Treaty Arbitration, is an Advocate & Solicitor, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public of Singapore, a Solicitor of England and Wales (2009); qualified as Barrister Middle Temple of England & Wales (1993) and also holds a Master of Science in Construction Law & Arbitration, Kings College London & National University of Singapore (2006).

In legal practice since 1995 and his Chambers representing parties in the region, focuses on Appropriate Dispute Resolution involving Infrastructure, Building, and Construction work and most aspects of Commercial, Civil, Criminal and Corporate Front End Advisory services. Conversant in Mandarin, Malay, Malayalam and Tamil besides English, he has also worked In House, with a International Arbitration practice and started his work life for five-years career as an infantry officer, Singapore Armed Forces. His consultancy also Consults & Administers International Infrastructure & Construction, Trade & Investment Treaty projects and developments; carries out Appropriate Dispute Resolution Services including Mediator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Dispute Boards, Expert Witness & Neutral Evaluator; and Developing Online Dispute Resolution Legal Technologies.

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