A&O, Arent Fox acting on Cambodia’s first treaty-based ISDS case: report

BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​Allen & Overy is representing the government of Cambodia in the country’s first-ever treaty-based Investor-State Dispute Settlement case brought by two Chinese nationals who are being counselled by Hui Zhong Law Firm and Arent Fox, according to reports.

ZICO’s Cambodia firm enters collaboration with Appleton Luff

BY Aparna Sai |

SokSiphana&associates (SSA), the Cambodia member firm of the ZICO Law network, has entered into a collaboration with international boutique firm Appleton Luff to assist clients on international trade and investment.

CC, BKL advise on $630 mln Cambodia-Korea microfinance deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Clifford Chance and R&T Sok & Heng Law Office have advised an investor consortium on the $630 million sale of a 70 percent stake in Cambodian microfinance company PRASAC to Korea’s Kookmin Bank (KB), which was represented by Bae, Kim & Lee and DFDL Cambodia.

ZICO’s Cambodia firm opens second office in Siem Reap

BY Aparna Sai |

SokSiphana&associates (SSA), the Cambodian member firm of the ZICO Law network, is opening its second office in the tourist hub of Siem Reap.

Offshore Outlook

BY David Ho |

As an eventful 2017 draws to a close, offshore law firms discuss some of the key business trends in Asia this year, and what the year 2018 holds.

IP law firm Rouse opens new office in Cambodia

BY Raj Gunashekar |

Intellectual property law specialist Rouse has opened a new office in Cambodia as part of its Asia expansion strategy.

CC, Links, Mayer Brown star in $186 million Cambodian MFI stake buy

BY Raj Gunashekar |

Linklaters has advised Hong Kong’s The Bank of East Asia (BEA) on its joint acquisition with Sri Lanka’s Lanka Orix Leasing Company International (LOLC) of a controlling majority stake in PRASAC Microfinance, Cambodia’s biggest microfinance institution (MFI).

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Emerging Markets Experts 2017


ALB is spotlighting its list of Emerging Markets Experts in the January 2017 issue. These are firms – both regional outfits as well as international entities – that are helping their clients in maximising the potential of these emerging markets, and appearing on key deals and disputes in the process.

Rajah & Tann Cambodia firm hires banking partner

BY Raj Gunashekar |

R&T Sok & Heng, Rajah & Tann’s Cambodian network firm, has appointed banking and finance specialist Sieng Deline as a partner.

Investment, AEC rousing Cambodia’s sleepy legal sector

BY Eileen Ang |

A rosy economic outlook and the promising prospects of the ASEAN Economic Community has revitalized Cambodia’s sluggish legal industry

Thailand’s Chavalit Law Group rebrands as SCL Law Group


Thailand’s Chavalit Law Group has rebranded itself as SCL Law Group, and also opened an office in Cambodia.

SE Asia Deals: Week of Oct. 27

BY Vasundhara Chatterjee |

WongP advises The Bank of East Asia on the setting up of its $2 billion MTN programme, AZB, Talwar Thakore, Linklaters, Milbank Tweed and WongP star in Tata Steel’s $1.5 billion notes issue, and much more in our weekly Southeast Asia deals spotlight.