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On the 18th of November, the Regional Trade Committee will be meeting. The theme of the meeting will be “The Myanmar Elections: Looking Ahead”.

“A watershed moment is looming in Myanmar. Historic elections in November 2015 will put an end to constitutional rule by the military. Parliament will likely be dominated by opposition parties and a coalition government is expected to be formed. Consequences for business will be substantial but are challenging to predict. Will the formidable reform process started in 2011 continue or will the elections thwart further economic progress?”

This meeting will feature a presentation by Mr. Romain Caillaud, Senior Director in the Global Risk and Investigations practice of FTI Consulting, Singapore, and Mr. Alexander Bohusch, General Manager at Luther LLP Yangon.

The presentations will embrace the following points:

– Analysis of the poll results

– Outlook and next steps (international reactions and domestic negotiations)

– Expectations in terms of trade liberalization

– Foreseen reforms by new regulators

– Impact for European businesses

 

The presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion with our members.

 

Romain Caillaud2Mr. Romain Caillaud is a Senior Director in the Global Risk and Investigations practice of FTI Consulting and is based in Singapore. Mr. Caillaud specialises in Southeast Asia and Myanmar where he has conducted and coordinated numerous political, regulatory and business risks assessments as well as due diligence investigations for financial institutions and law firms. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Caillaud was a Managing Director with a Southeast Asia focused corporate advisory firm specialising in government affairs, public policy and political risk analysis. Mr. Caillaud was responsible for the setup and management of the Yangon office of the firm. In parallel, Mr. Caillaud was President of the French-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the corporate sector, Mr. Caillaud spent periods as a Parliamentary Assistant in the French Senate and as an Analyst with the French Embassy in Myanmar, the French Ministry of Defence and the Cambodian Ministry of Justice.

 Bohusch__AlexanderMr. Alexander Bohusch is  General Manager at Luther LLP Yangon. Mr. Bohusch spent longer periods of time and part of his practical legal training in, inter alia, Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia.  He has worked for Luther in Singapore as a “Registered Foreign Lawyer” since April 2010. Alexander Bohusch serves as a committee member of the Law Society of Singapore.Mr. Bohusch advises primarily European companies in the Asia/Pacific region, with a focus on investment structures via Singapore into Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar.  He is specialised in international taxation, corporate restructuring and employment law.

 

This meeting is for EuroCham Members only.

Should you be interested in attending, please contact the Committees and Membership Manager, Mr Yiannis Korkovelos at yiannis.korkovelos@eurocham.org.sg