BNG Legal

International Business & Trade Law Firm in Cambodia

BNG Legal

Main Office
No. 65B, Street 111, Sangkat Boeung Prolit, Khan 7 Makara
P.O. Box 172

Phnom Penh

Phone+855 (23) 217510
Fax +855 (23) 212840

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Other Offices: Yangon  

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


Mr. Sophoan Phirum Bou

Dr. Darwin Hem
Principal Partner
Business Law, Corporate Taxation, Intellectual Property, Natural Resources, Project Finance


Mr. Khy Ket
Divorce, Litigation, Real Estate

Mr. Neam Koy
Criminal Law, Divorce, Employment, Family Law, Litigation

Mrs. Thida Poeung
Criminal Law, Family Law, Litigation

Of Counsel

Dr. Chankoulika Bo
Senior Legal Advisor
Business and Industry, Employment, Real Estate

Dr. Marm McWillians Meas
Legal Advisor
Science and Technology

Mrs. Vannaroth Sovann
Senior Legal Advisor
Intellectual Property

Ms. Agathe Timmerman
Legal Consultant
Business and Industry


Ms. Bonarat Lok
Tax and Accounting Associate

Ms. Keopichchenda Long
Senior Legal Associate
Intellectual Property

Mrs. Sok Hun Ngov
Legal Associate
Criminal Law, Divorce, Employment, Estate Planning, Family Law

Ms. Charkreymorkord Pok
Legal Associate
Real Estate

Mr. Vattanak Visal San
Legal Associate
Admiralty and Maritime, Bankruptcy, Environmental and Natural Resources, Real Estate

Ms. Bopha Sin
Legal Associate
Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Contracts, Corporate Governance

Mr. Thavsothaly Tok
Senior Legal Associate
Business and Industry, Intellectual Property


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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