Mar 09

2014

Two weeks in SE Asia: Global Diligence LLP partners travel back to Phnom Penh, Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw

All three Global Diligence Partners will be in South East Asia over the coming two weeks for client meetings and business development.

Alex is working on a transitional justice project with Queen’s University Belfast, centred on the role of lawyers in six different conflict-affected societies. Joining Professor Kieran McEvoy and Dr Louise Mallinder, Alex has been hired as the expert for the Cambodian jurisdiction. Having written an extensive briefing paper for the Phnom Penh field mission, Alex will be facilitating interviews and discussions with lawyers, activists and officials over the coming week.

Alex will then move on to Myanmar for a week, where he will be meeting current and prospective clients in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw. He will also be attending the Forum on Business and Anti-Corruption on 18 and 19 March, organised by the ASEAN CSR Network and taking place in the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

The Myanmar Forum is one of a series of meetings to be held across the ASEAN region, starting with four countries: Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Myanmar. The objective is to provide a platform for introducing international principles on business and anti-corruption, sharing best practices and ideas on addressing corruption and gathering recommendations and commitments on regional collective action against corruption.

More to follow.