Investing in Myanmar: Balancing risk and reward (Part 1)

With the relaxation of legal impediments to doing business in Myanmar, the investor should consider the prevailing risks… and how to overcome them

Conventional wisdom suggests that investments in emerging markets can provide rich returns, compensating for the heightened legal, regulatory, political and cultural risk assumed.  Going one step further, it is possible that investment in a true frontier market, such as Myanmar, can offer the opportunity for even greater rewards… provided that the investor understands the local landscape and learns how to minimize the related risks.

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Pragmatic considerations: Proper execution

Proper execution of a transaction in Myanmar resembles execution elsewhere, in that the investor needs specific and credible legal advice both with respect to deal provisions and local compliance requirements. Clearly, investor protections must be incorporated into the relevant contracts. And applicable levels of compliance must be understood and adhered to.

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Eric Rose

Eric Rose is the Lead Director of Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose, the first US law firm in Myanmar. He focuses on the global aspects...

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Nina Dunn

Nina Dunn, who is an adviser to Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose, has more than twenty-five years of experience in international trade and investment, securities...

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