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Protecting Investments in Myanmar

This newsletter addresses the situation Japanese investors in Myanmar are currently facing in light of the coup d’état of 1 February 2021 and its aftermath. While the world’s focus understandably is on the human rights situation in Myanmar, the issue also impacts international companies conducting business in Myanmar. Governments and non-governmental organizations are monitoring human rights compliance by businesses, particularly in the context of environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) standards. International consumers are likewise increasingly aware of the provenance of products or services they consume.

This creates new challenges for Japanese companies with respect to their supply chains, but also for their own investments overseas. According to several news reports, one Japanese enterprise announced in early December 2021 that it...To read the full article, please see the PDF file

*This article is also available in Japanese.

(*January 6, 2022 Contains some minor adjustments.)

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Lars’ practice is focused on commercial and investment arbitration. He has particular expertise in contentious proceedings involving post-M&A, commercial, manufacturing, construction, and distribution matters, in areas such as life sciences, automotive, and energy. Lars also deals with cases involving governments, and has advised foreign investors and sovereign states on issues of foreign direct investment and public international law, including related negotiations and investor-state disputes. He has been involved in more than 50 international arbitrations as counsel and arbitrator under the arbitration rules of institutions such as the ICC, DIS, SAC, NAI, ICDR, KCAB, JCAA, SIAC, and ICSID, as well as under the UNCITRAL Rules.


Having worked in many different jurisdictions, including in Germany, London, Paris, and Washington D.C., Anne-Marie regularly advises corporations and governments on investor-state and commercial disputes, as well as related negotiations. She is dual-qualified (Germany/England & Wales) and comes from a trilingual background. Prior to joining Nishimura & Asahi, Anne-Marie worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP from 2014 to 2018.