12:00-1:45pm. In April 2016 Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy took office in Myanmar after their landslide victory in the historic November 2015 election. Within a matter of months, there was some talk of an economic slowdown and grumbling in certain quarters in the business community about a lack of clear direction from the government. However, in the last few weeks Ms. Suu Kyi, in her role as State Counsellor and Foreign Minister, has made high profile visits to China, the UK and the US, each of which has been viewed as a major success. President Obama announced an ending to US sanctions. Myanmar's Minister of Finance and Planning sent a new draft Investment Law to the Hluttaw (Parliament). And national reconciliation in Myanmar moved a step closer following the '2 nd Panglong Conference", which brought together the new government, the military and the various ethnic insurgent groups. To provide insight into the changing landscape in Myanmar, Robert San Pe, a partner of international law firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, who has served as Ms.
Suu Kyi's senior adviser on legal affairs, will talk about the transition from quasi-military government to a civilian-led administration. He will consider the investment climate since the handover of power, signs of growing investor confidence and continuing obstacles to economic growth. He will also touch on what President Obama's announcement on sanctions means in practice. Having considered these and other relevant developments, he will weigh up whether the opportunities in Myanmar merit the risk. The talk will consider: the transition from quasi-military government to a civilian-led administration the investment climate signs of growing confidence continuing obstacles to investment President Obama's October 7, 2016 lifting of US sanctions whether the opportunities in Myanmar merit the risk Group bookings available online for AmCham Members - bring up to 5 guests with one convenient registration! First 15-20 minutes is for networking Sandwiches and beverages included Hosted by the Law Committee and the Trade & Investment Committee
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