International Business & Trade Law Firm in Cambodia

BNG Legal

BNG Legal Main Office
No. 64, Street 111, Sangkat Boeung Prolit, Khan 7 Makara
P.O. Box 172

Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Phone+855 23 217510
Fax +855 23 212840

Website www.bnglegal.com
E-mail  Contact Dr. Naryth H. Hem

Law Firm Overview

BNG Legal is a leading law firm with offices in Phnom Penh and Yangon providing comprehensive legal services to foreign and local clients. Our diverse team of legal professionals combine international standards with local expertise for a business-focused approach to client service.

We differentiate ourselves by coupling a deep understanding of the local business environment with international professionalism and integrity.

We facilitate business, investment and trade between Cambodia, Myanmar and the rest of the world through innovative and cost-effective legal services.

Superior knowledge of local protocol, local procedure, and local people is necessary for any business to succeed in Cambodia, Myanmar and throughout Southeast Asia.

Conducting daily business in Cambodia and Myanmar, BNG Legal is up-to-date with the latest procedures and requirements, helping clients efficiently and successfully complete any project.

Year this Office was Established: 2001

Languages: Khmer, English, French, Japanese and Mandarin.

Areas of Law


Additional Areas of Law: Economic Law; Due Diligence; Accountancy; Corporate Secretarial Services; Agricultural Land Development; Conveyance; Real Estate Structuring With Foreign Interest; Hotel and Resort Developments; Construction Contracts; Property Consultancy; Technical Assistance; Labor Compliance; Labor Dispute Resolution; Mining.


Areas of Law Description

- Corporate

Our services include:
* Commercial and non-profit incorporation and registration
* Regulatory compliance
* Business licensing and government relations
* Corporate secretarial services
* Corporate structure and governance
* Shareholder agreements and joint venture agreements
* Corporate due diligence
* Merger and acquisition
* Corporate restructuring and share transfers

- Banking & Finance

Our banking lawyers provide assistance in the following matters:
* Loan and security agreements
* Project and structured finance
* Private and commercial loan facilities
* Foreign exchange and fund repatriation
* Secured transactions
* Debt collection
* Escrow

- Intellectual Property

Our lawyers handle the following matters:
* Search and registration of trademarks, patents, copyright, utility models and other IPRs
* IP portfolio maintenance
* IP due diligence and clearance counseling
* Licensing and franchising
* Anti-counterfeiting and enforcement

- Taxation and Customs

Our firm handles the following matters:
* Corporate and individual tax filing and declarations
* Tax counseling and strategy
* Tax auditing and dispute settlement
* Import duty and customs clearance

- Trade & Commerce

Our services include:
* Trade of goods and services
* Distribution and franchise agreements
* Management and professional services
* Logistics consulting
* Energy and mining projects
* Competition, product liability and consumer protection

- Real Estate & Construction

Our real estate lawyers represent clients in:
* Residential, commercial and industrial property transactions
* Lease negotiation and agreement drafting
* Title search and due diligence
* Land registration and titling
* Agricultural land concessions
* Financing, mortgages and other securities
* Construction contracting, permitting, and financing
* Environmental compliance consulting
* Advice on Special Economic Zones and tax-optimization

- Labor & Employment

We represent clients in employment law matters, including:
* Labor law and regulatory compliance
* Employment contracts
* Immigration and working permits
* Employment dispute resolution

- Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our services include:
* Mediation, arbitration and out-of-court settlement
* Civil and commercial litigation

- Telecommunications

Our services include:
* Regulatory and spectrum Licensing
* Government relations

- Maritime

Our lawyers have experience handling maritime cases, including:
* Vessel registration advice
* Advice and legal opinions
* Dispute resolution

- Mining & Energy

We assist clients in concession purchases, and, licensing and regulatory compliance.

- Non-Governmental Organizations

We assist clients in:
* Entity Setup and Registration
* Licensing and regulatory compliance
* Audits and Evaluation

- Private Client Services

We handle the following matters:
* Adoption
* Marriage and divorce
* Wills and trusts
* Immigration and work permits
* Legal translation and certification



Partners

Mr. Phirum Sophoan Bou
Partner
Tax, Accounting

Dr. Naryth H. Hem
Senior Partner
Business Law, Corporate Taxation, Intellectual Property, Natural Resources, Project Finance

Mr. Joseph Lovell
Partner
Banking and Finance

Thomas Pearson
Partner
Business Law, Commercial Law, Contracts, Corporate Law



Associates

Ms. Chankoulika BO
Senior Legal Advisor
Employment, Labor, Real Estate

Mr. Rithy Chey
Senior Legal Advisor
Banking and Finance, Investment Law, Securities, Tax

Ms. Seakkeang Lim
Legal Advisor
Divorce, Family Law, Property Law

Ms. Keopichchenda Long
Legal Advisor
Business and Industry, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property

Mr. Sovan Meas
Associate
Business and Industry, Real Estate

Mr. Thea Pheng
Senior Legal Advisor
Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Investment Law

Mr. Kiri San
Legal Advisor
Banking and Finance, Real Estate

Ms. Sophea Sin
Legal Advisor
Commercial Law, Corporate Law

Ms. Vannaroth Sovann
Senior Legal Advisor
Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property

Mr. Thavsothaly Tok
Legal Advisor
Business and Industry, Intellectual Property

Mr. Benjamin K. Wagner
Senior Legal Advisor
Business Law, Intellectual Property, Investment Law



Lawyers

Mr. Khy Ket
Attorney
Divorce, Litigation, Real Estate

Mrs. Thida Poeung
Attorney
Criminal Law, Family Law, Litigation



Of Counsel

Dr. Marin McWilliams Meas
Engineering and Scientific Consultant
Science and Technology

Dr. Bunly Seng
Economist
Banking Law, Capital Markets, Credit and Mortgage, Finance, International Investments


More Information on BNG Legal

Corporate & Commercial
Tax & Accounting
Banking & Finance
Intellectual Property & Technology
Real Estate
Mining & Energy
Family Law

Articles Published by BNG Legal

 Intellectual Property in Cambodia

Intellectual property is a vital asset for many firms doing business in Cambodia. Whether it be to distinguish goods from competitors’, protecting the fruits of research investment, or maintaining the confidentiality of financial plans, IP considerations surface in virtually all industries.

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 Investing in Cambodia

A Land of Opportunity Cambodia has emerged in recent years as a high growth economy, attracting investors from around the globe. Foreign direct investment has increased significantly since the end of civil war in 1993. And while foreign investment slowed along with the global economy, economists project a strong rebound in 2010. For the adventurous investor, Cambodia offers long-term growth opportunities across a variety of sectors.

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 Due Diligence in Cambodia

One of the most popular ways to invest is through teaming up with a Cambodian national or entity to form a joint venture. However, before starting such a venture it is essential that foreign investors complete due diligence on the Cambodian company.

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 Foreign Ownership: Finally a Possibility?

It is no secret that for quite some time, the Cambodian government has been working on legislation that would allow foreigners to have an ownership interest in real property in Cambodia. Following the real estate market slump last year, legal commentators believe that if foreigners are allowed to own land or buildings, the market could see the surge it so desperately needs.

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 Renting in Cambodia

If you plan on staying in Cambodia for more than a few months, you will probably want to rent a place to call your own. This is particularly true for foreigners, who cannot easily own land.

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 Establishing a Business in Cambodia

Strong economic growth, low startup costs, and a wealth of untapped markets make Cambodia an attractive environment for starting up a business. Many foreigners arriving with no intention of becoming an entrepreneur, find themselves opening their first business in this exciting marketplace.

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 Patent Law in Cambodia

Cambodia’s Law on Patents, Utility Models and Industrial Designs provides a set of exclusive rights to an inventor or his assignee for a fixed period of time in exchange for disclosure of an invention, utility model or industrial design.

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 Trademark Law in Cambodia

Trademarks provide their owners the right to prevent rivals from using identical or confusingly similar marks and trade names on their goods and services. This publication is meant as a straightforward guide to the registration and enforcement of trademarks within the Kingdom of Cambodia. It draws on the Law itself, coupled with advice and interpretation based on professional experience.

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