Commercial Litigation Partner Discusses Economic and Political Issues in Myanmar

The Economist | November.10.2012

This article, about Myanmar's economic and political obstacles, quotes commercial litigation partner Robert Pe.

Mr. Pe, an Anglo-Burmese lawyer, argued that the Myanmar Investment Commission will have "too much discretion" to rule on whether investments comply with hazily worded guidelines. Its members will be chosen by the government, and the commission may operate with little oversight, democratic or otherwise. It will have to report to parliament only twice a year. This could be a recipe for corruption and arbitrary decision-making.

He also expressed concern that there is "still no confidence on resolving disputes in the Burmese courts and outside."