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General business law
A&L Law Office
Work highlights

Advised International Finance Corporation on Cambodian laws relating to the financing of a large rice milling company.

Acted as the local counsel for an acquisition of a solar power project carried out legal due diligence and transaction document review.

Bun & Associates
Work highlights

Assisted an automotive and heavy equipment distributor in the issuance of the first guaranteed bond IPO in Cambodia.

Advising a global investment bank on the regulatory compliance regarding the provision of offshore financing to Cambodia-based entities.

Assisted a Chinese fintech giant in analysing the licensing requirement on its product’s potential launch in Cambodia.

Work highlights

Assisted a Korean bank in a 70% stake acquisition of Cambodia’s largest micro-finance institution, which amounted to more than $600 million.

Advised Smart Axiata, one of the largest telecommunications company in Cambodia, on its investment in Hong-Kong incorporated Pi Pay International.

Key clients

Belt Road Investment Group, China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation, Naga3

Work highlights

Assisted LOLC Cambodia, one of the leading microfinance deposit-taking institutions in the country, in the issuance of its first corporate bonds on the Cambodia Securities Exchange.  

Providing legal advisory to The Great Duke Phnom Penh Hotel on various labour and employment issues, including the review of the termination agreements, preparing and drafting written notices to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training regarding the process of mass lay off, and representing the hotel in the dispute lodged by the union and its former employees.

Advising a domestic airline on the lease agreement of commercial aircrafts.

Key clients

Etiqa Insurance (Cambodia), Phnom Penh Commercial Bank, Royal Government of Cambodia

R&T Sok & Heng
Work highlights

Acting for InNature Berhad, the retailer and distributor of The Body Shop products across Southeast Asia, from Cambodian law perspective in relation to its Malaysia IPO.

Advising Etiqa Insurance and its Cambodian subsidiaries on the matters of bancassurance, data protection, data sharing and storage as well as governance and compliance under Cambodian law.

Assisted ABA Bank in its corporate bond issuance on the Cambodia Securities Exchange.

Key clients

Facebook, Milvik (Cambodia) Micro Insurance, Sunrise Healthcare Services, Rich Avenue

Sciaroni & Associates

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Work highlights

Acting as lead Cambodian counsel for OCBC bank on a syndicated project financing of a 135MW Power Plant.

Advising a local microfinance institution on its merger with a major Japanese financial group.   

Assisting UOL Group in the establishment of a new hotel in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Works include reviewing hotel management agreement, trademark license agreement and pre-opening service agreement from a Cambodian law perspective.

Key clients

Cambodia SingMeng Telemedia, International Financial Corporation, Regent Meridian International Property, The Association of Banks in Cambodia

Tilleke & Gibbins
Work highlights

Providing legal advisory to the consumer banking subsidiary of one of the world’s largest banking and financial services institutions on the regulatory framework for its planned market entry into Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, particularly on its activities of trade services, securities services, investment banking advisory and capital market origination advisory.

Engaged by a European international development agency to conduct a legal study on the framework applicable to rooftop solar in Cambodia, and possible structures for investment into rooftop solar and solar power plants.

Advising one of the world's largest social media companies on the legal framework for intermediary liability.

Work highlights

Acted as lead counsel for Phillip Bank on the merger with Kredit MFI and conducted due diligence on the merger agreement.

Advising DSV Air & Sea on the acquisition and subsequent merger of Panalpina Wellttrasport pertaining to the configuration of the M&A structure to ensure compliance with the Cambodian legal and tax regulations.

Key clients

Fruitage International, GHL Asia Pacific, Newrest Group Holdings