Myanmar: The Last Tiger?

Broadcast Date: Monday, July 28, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)
Communications Law
Eric C. Rose
John Goyer
Cyril K. Chin
Eric Toumayan
Peter Kucik
Stacey May
Carol Fuchs

SPEAKERS' FIRMS:

About Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose Law Firm Limited

Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose Law Firm Limited (HRMR - https://www.hrmr.us) is the Myanmar affiliated office of Herzfeld & Rubin PC (H&R), a New York-based international law firm.  H&R is the first American law firm to have an affiliated law office in Myanmar, as well as the first U.S. investor in the professional services industry to hold a 100% ownership interest under the new 2012 Myanmar Investment Law.  HRMR's presence in Myanmar assures foreign investors, and specifically American companies, that their interests will be represented with the same skill, expertise and ethical standards they are accustomed to in the United States.  HRMR is staffed with both American and Myanmar attorneys with over thirty years of experience in Myanmar, who are fully integrated with H&R’s other 200 attorneys in affiliated offices in the United States, Romania and Israel. HRMR, thus, leverages for the benefit of its clients the firm’s deep bench of expertise in emerging and frontier markets. The firm offers a full-range of legal and business development services in international transactions, banking, corporate law, commercial litigation and international arbitration, employment law and immigration, energy, government affairs, insurance coverage analysis, intellectual property, real estate, trade (import/export) law, and personal wealth administration.

AMCHAM Myanmar Chapter

Since October, 2013, the AMCHAM Myanmar Chapter fosters commerce and trade between Myanmar and the U.S. and provides a forum to help U.S. companies do business in Myanmar. The Chapter promotes U.S. business values, which include: compliance with national laws; respect for the individual and dignity of workers; providing training and education for employees; operate according to environmentally responsible business practices; and encourage companies to be good corporate citizens and promote high standards of professionalism and business ethics.

Website: https://www.hrmr.us

About Southeast Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing in common—they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.

Website: https://www.uschamber.com/

About Weerawong C&P

Website: https://www.weerawongcp.com/

About APR Energy LLC

APR Energy is the world’s leading fast-track mobile turbine power business. We provide large-scale, fast-track power, providing customers with rapid access to reliable electricity when and where they need it. APR combines state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient technology with industry-leading expertise to provide turnkey power plants that are rapidly deployed, customizable, and scalable. Serving both utility and industrial segments, APR Energy provides power generation solutions to customers and communities around the world, with an emphasis on Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East.

Website: https://www.aprenergy.com/

About The Inle Advisory Group, former Senior Sanctions Policy advisor, U.S. Treasury Dept., Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Inle Advisory Group (https://inleadvisorygroup.com) is a boutique firm focused on development and investment opportunities in Myanmar, Southeast Asia's newest economic tiger.  Inle Advisory Group was founded in January 2013 to address a critical gap in expertise and market entry strategies tailored to Myanmar and guide international investors' navigation of the remaining U.S. restrictions and myriad other challenges there.  Drawing on deep knowledge of the country and strong local connections, Inle Advisory Group ensures that clients are fully informed and able to successfully invest in this challenging environment, and promotes “gold standard” business practices that benefit both clients and the people of Myanmar.  Inle Advisory Group's principals have close to 15 years of professional experience with Myanmar through their work at the Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of the Treasury, as well as extensive time spent in-country interacting with Myanmar's government, business, civil society, and local communities.  Inle Advisory Group's services include sanctions and regulatory compliance advice, political and economic risk analysis, and the development of communication, risk mitigation, and corporate social responsibility strategies.

Website: https://inleadvisorygroup.com

About Office of East Asian and Public Affairs

The U.S. Department of State’s mission is to “Shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.”  The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, led by Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, advances U.S. efforts to promote democracy, protect human rights and international religious freedom, and advance labor rights globally.

Website: https://www.state.gov/

About General Electric Company

General Electric Company (GE) is a diversified technology and financial services company. The products and services of the company range from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, and household appliances to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and industrial products. It serves customers in more than 100 countries.  In 1896, GE was one of the original twelve companies listed on the Dow Jones index, and it is the only one of the original companies still listed on the Dow. 

Website: https://www.ge.com/

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