Myanmar Client Alert - 26 July 2018

Myanmar Client Alert - 26 July 2018

Re-registration of companies / branches registered in Myanmar

Re-registration of companies / branches registered in Myanmar

With the launch of the new Myanmar Companies Online (“MyCo”) registration system on 1 August 2018, all companies and branches under the old Companies Law and the Special Company Act must re-register in MyCo between 1 August 2018 and 31 January 2019.

The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (“DICA”) has issued the forms for the re-registration. However, the draft regulations which set out the procedures for re-registration have yet to be issued in its final form. However, it is unlikely that there will be significant changes to the draft at this point in time. 

If the entity is not re-registered in time

Based on the above mentioned draft regulations, the entity will be struck off the company register if it is not re-registered within the stipulated time limit. However, if the entity missed the deadline, it may still be able to be able to restore its registration status before entity is struck off by the DICA.

Some new requirements under new Companies Law

In addition to the re-registration process, you may wish to note some of the new requirements  (amongst others) to be complied with under the new Companies Law:-

  • At least one director of a company must be ordinarily resident in Myanmar (non-public companies);
  • The shares will not have a nominal or a par value (i.e. authorized capital and share premium concepts removed); and
  • The content of the constitution of the company including the objects may be amended accordingly, a template has been published for the consideration of entities.

How can KPMG help

KPMG can and is assisting companies in the re-registration process. Our team of dynamic professionals have the necessary experience in dealing with the intricacies of investing into Myanmar and will be able to offer practical advice and solutions. Please reach out to us to discuss and understand the impact to your investment in Myanmar.

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