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Never a dull moment in Myanmar’s energy and infrastructure space. The change in Union Minister has certainly sparked a jolt of energy into a long list of stalled and uncertain projects. Four large LNG to Power projects received Government approval (“NTP”) on the eve of a reboot of Myanmar’s foreign currency and Government guarantee policy. Long stalled hydropower projects are told to get a move on, and the IFC delivered a brand new Model PPA to the Government. Going forward, there are key changes in the approval process and various project documents (please welcome the “Concession Agreement”, for example) while the MOEE gets down to business on tariff expectations with prospective sponsors. If that were not enough, a new PPP Law is about to see the light (in a very unexpected way) just as the massive Yangon Expressway project is gathering speed.

TOPICS:

Deal Roundup: Deals and Projects, Present and Upcoming

  • – LNG to Power: 4 new LNG/Gas to power projects receive Notice to Proceed
  • – The Government’s priority infrastructure projects list
  • – Hydropower plants update: we are moving forward again
  • – Solar: new projects in the pipeline
  • – Midstream and downstream oil and gas: now or never

 

New Developments affecting Myanmar Gas, Hydro and Solar PPAs: Comparison Table

  • – Will the Myanmar Government insist on MMK for PPAs?
  • – Update on sovereign guarantees
  • – Myanmar PPA Tariff structure update: less capacity more energy payments?
  • – Differences in PPAs in payment rights during force majeure period
  • – Termination payments: are they bankable in Myanmar PPAs?
  • – The new MOEE/IFC hydropower PPA template

 

Brownfield Opportunities: Acquiring a Stake of an Existing Power or Fuel Project

  • – Buying a stake of an existing solar project: what to look for in the due diligence
  • – Fuel terminals on Myanmar Port Authority Land: how is the lease structured?
  • – Onshore structure: how to convert a Myanmar company into joint ventures (without a new entity)?
  • – Offshore structure: why you need two Singapore companies, not one

 

FSRU/Transmission lines, pipelines and FSRUs

  • – Outlook for new TX and gas pipeline projects
  • – Myanmar shipping and port regulations affecting FSU’s and FSRUs
  • – What are the legal aspects of right of way in Myanmar?
  • – Approval process for pipeline and storage construction

 

Real Estate and Infrastructure: Update on Construction Projects in Myanmar

  • – Land transportation infrastructure: get ready for a big push
  • – Residential: the new structure of mixed use real estate development projects post Condo Law
  • – How to split the onshore and offshore portion of an EPC contract?
  • – Approvals and registration of foreign engineers

 

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Programme: 

9.00 am: Registration & Networking
9.30 am: Welcome Remarks
9.35 am: Introduction EuroCham Myanmar
10.00 am: Speakers speech
11.45 am: Q & A
12.00 am: End

About the Speakers: 

Mr Edwin Vanderbruggen, Senior Partner, Yangon

Edwin Vanderbruggen is one of Myanmar’s most prominent foreign legal advisers. He advised the Government on transactions and privatizations in energy, telecom and transportation, drafted the country’s first PPP bill, now pending before Parliament, and the regulation on Government guarantees. Edwin assists sponsors and lenders on the large majority of Myanmar IPP projects, including several of the announced LNG to Power projects, 8,000 MW in hydropower IPPs and 1,000 MW in other renewables. He also co-authored the new Myanmar Model PPA.

Mr Philipp Troesch, Counsel

Philipp is a Swiss qualified lawyer with 15 years of experience in corporate and commercial law. He leads our Corporate M&A team, assisting clients with joint ventures, acquisitions and large greenfield foreign investment.

Moderator

Mr Filip A. Lauwerysen, Executive Director at EuroCham Myanmar (European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar) since September 2015.

He is a Dutch national graduated from Leiden University in the Netherlands with a Bachelor and Master of Arts in History; specialized on European globalization (particularly in Asia). He also has a degree (HSK 5) in Chinese language from the Communication University of China in Beijing.

From 2011 to 2015 he worked in China for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a trade counsellor covering South-China. He has also held different board and chair positions at various organizations active in Sino-Dutch Economic-, Cultural- and Political Affairs.

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