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Myanmar: Mystery Revealed

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $20.00


After 50 years of being closed to the West, Myanmar (Burma) has begun to emerge and encourage trade and investment with Western countries.  This will be a brief overview of Myanmar history, followed by a legal update, including the current status of the U.S. Treasury Burma sanctions regime, the new Myanmar Foreign Investment Law, and Myanmar's signing of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.


Mary McCormick has recently returned from a bar-sponsored trip to Myanmar.  This bar delegation, which also included lawyers from Ohio, was one of the first from the U.S. to Myanmar.  The delegation met with older lawyers from the Yangon Bar Association, and professors at both Yangon University School of Law and Mandalay University School of Law. All of the groups stressed the huge need for books and other training materials in English.  Both the education system and the legal system have been neglected and starved of resources there for the past 50 years.

The MSBA International Business Law Section has undertaken an effort to assist these attorneys as they work to build their own bar association library, as well as a group of younger Burmese lawyers interested in international business law.  To that end, we are asking for donations of books, CDs or printed materials focused on international law that may be shipped to Myanmar.

Printed materials are preferred.  At this stage, Internet access there is not at all reliable, for various reasons.

Jennifer Carter will make room at the MSBA offices for a collection point.  

Please send the materials to her no later than February 28th. 
You can bring books and other materials for this effort to the CLE, and receive a coupon for a free noon-time CLE sponsored by the International Business Law Section.

Mary McCormick, McCormick International

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code: 188249

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 12:15 Lunch; 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Presentation
Location: MSBA
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN  55402

Intl. Business Law Section Members: $10.00
MSBA Members: $15.00 

Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00
Law Students: $0.00

Remote Participation:
Teleconferencing is available for this event.  Please select this option when registering.  Instructions will be emailed to you on March 5.

Deadline to Register:  March 5, 2014
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Questions? Contact:
Jennifer Carter  | 612-278-6309 |

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