IFLR 1000 (2014 Edition)

Ranking – R&T Sok & Heng

Financial and corporate - Tier 1

Leading lawyer -  Heng Chhay

Singaporean Rajah & Tann took over Sok & Heng in Cambodia in February 2013. The new team called R&T Sok & Heng is led by Sok & Heng's founding partners: Sok Khavan and Heng Chhay. There are ten lawyers, including the partners, in the Phnom Penh office. "The tie-up with Rajah & Tann gives Sok & Heng additional resources and expertise which they can call on," a Singapore-based client says.

R&T Sok & Heng is a full-service firm, which advises clients on matters relating to various areas such as banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. The firm is active in securities and is currently working on three IPOs for private clients. Sectors where R&T Sok & Heng has solid expertise include mining and energy, oil and gas and the information and telecommunication technologies.

Recent highlights include advising Provident Capital Partners (Procap) in setting up its local presence in Cambodia. Partner Heng has also acted for Procap's affiliate company, CamTower Singapore, in conducting due diligence for the purpose of acquisition of telecommunication infrastructure properties in Cambodia. "Chhay was able to simplify and work around the issues that we had in a rather complicated structure due to his familiarity with the ever changing legal environment in Cambodia as well as practical issues that we faced when dealing with various structures in different provinces across the country," a client says.