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Law on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Sector

The Law on Mutual Legal Assistance (“Law”) was promulgated on 27 June 2020. The Law lists out the requirements and procedures for Cambodian authorities to process legal assistance requests in criminal sector from other nations. The assistance provided under the Law can be in the form of freezing, retention, or confiscation of assets related to criminal activities.

Cambodia Accedes to Berne Convention

After signing the Madrid Protocol, the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Hague Agreement, the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement and the Beijing Treaty within the past five years, Cambodia has taken another major step to become a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Convention"), another key intellectual property ("IP") protection international treaty which was adopted in 1886 and amended in 1979. On 27 June 2020, Cambodia passed a law to approve Cambodia’s accession to the Berne Convention.

Guide to Procurement of Infrastructure Projects in Southeast Asia

As the custodians of the country, Governments are entrusted with the responsibility to develop new public facilities and infrastructure, operate and maintain such public facilities and undertake significant upgrades to existing public facilities and infrastructure, to serve the needs of its people. Governments in developing and developed countries have sought participation from the private sector as an alternative additional source of development and funding. The Public-Private Partnership ("PPP") model provides Governments with the capacity to assess and manage fiscal impact whilst managing the risk transfer between the public and private partner in order to extract long-term value-for-money over the life of the project.

This publication serves as a guide to highlight the similarities and differences of the reasons and motivations for implementing the PPP model by the Governments of selected countries in Southeast Asia. It also sets out the framework and policies for government procurement adopted for infrastructure projects in these jurisdictions.