New York Convention Roadshow in Yangon, Myanmar

17 - 20 June 2013

At the invitation of Aung San Suu Kyi in her capacity as Chair of Myanmar’s Parliamentary Committee on Rule of Law, a delegation supported by ICCA and the IBA conducted a series of workshops from 17-20 June 2013 in Yangon, Myanmar on international arbitration and the New York Convention. The delegation consisted of Neil Kaplan QC, representing ICCA, Mark Friedman, representing the IBA, Robert San Pe, special legal adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi, Justice Quentin Loh, representing the Supreme Court of Singapore, Chiann Bao, Secretary General of the HKIAC, Minn Naing Oo formerly CEO and Registrar of SIAC and Dr Romesh Weeramantry. Workshops referred to the Burmese translation of ICCA's Judges' Guide.


On the first day of the workshops, Aung San Suu Kyi attended and met with the delegation and participants.  She noted that she was “delighted” that the delegation had come and that it was extremely important work in the context of Myanmar’s future development.