Legal Updates for September 2022

Recent Court Decisions: Are Myanmar Courts Pro-Arbitration?

Although more than five years have passed since the enactment of the Myanmar Arbitration Law 2016 ("MAL"), there have only been a handful of arbitration-related cases decided in the Myanmar Courts to date.

In this article, we provide a brief summary of three key judgments issued by the Myanmar Courts between 2020 and 2022 concerning provisions of the MAL and consider whether they demonstrate a trend towards an increased support for arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism.

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