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An introduction to international arbitration for Myanmar practitioners

24 October 2017 News
Ygn intro arb course pic​Course delegates with faculty members (front row from left): Camilla Godman (CIArb Regional Director), U Minn Naing Oo (Managing Partner, Allen & Gledhill Myanmar), U Ye Min Aung (Vice President, UMFCCI), Francis Xavier SC PBM (Singapore Branch Past Immediate Chairman), Inbavijayan Veraraghavan (Faculty Member from CIArb India)
CIArb collaborated with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) to deliver a one-and-a-half day Introduction to International Arbitration course in Yangon, Myanmar on 4 and 5 September 2017.
It is the second time CIArb has jointly organised the course with UMFCCI following a successful first run in 2015. Delivered with the objective of providing an understanding of the general principles of international arbitration and its relationship with other dispute resolution processes, the course also aimed to increase Myanmar-based practitioners' exposure to the basic legal framework of international arbitration in their jurisdiction as well as good practice and procedure within it.
Opening remarks were delivered by CIArb Regional Director, Camilla Godman FCIArb. The course featured eminent faculty members led by Course Director, Francis Xavier SC PBM and supported by Inbavijayan Veeraragravan, FCIArb from India. 
The course was attended by 19 participants consisting of lawyers, in-house counsels and government agency representatives based in Myanmar. UMFCCI Vice President, U Ye Min Aung who delivered the closing remarks said he hoped the joint venture between the organisations would continue and that more training would be conducted in Myanmar in the future.  The course was also supported by Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).
Special thanks go to U Minn Naing Oo, partner at Allen & Gledhill, Yangon and legal advisor to UMFCCI, for all his assistance with the course.
The Parliament of Myanmar recently passed its much awaited Arbitration Law on 5 January 2016 as part of the government’s efforts to improve the process of dispute resolution and facilitate investment in the country.
Camilla Godman commented:
We are delighted to be running the Introduction to International Arbitration course again with the UMFCCI.  Myanmar is progressing in its commitment towards becoming an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction and we are honoured to be the leading institution selected to deliver the training of choice.  We look forward to building on what we have done so far and delivering further high-quality courses in future.