IFLR 1000 (2015 Edition)

Ranking – R&T Sok & Heng

Financial and Corporate – Tier 1

Energy and infrastructure - Tier 2

Energy and infrastructure

Leading firm Sok & Heng Law Office in Cambodia enjoys a long and well-entrenched presence in the country. Recently, the domestic full-service firm became a member of the Singapore headquartered Rajah & Tann network, becoming R&T Sok & Heng Law Office in the process. The firm’s founding partners are Khavan Sok, a US and Cambodia-licensed lawyer and Chhay Heng, a local attorney with expertise in matters for multinational as well as local companies. The firm’s energy and infrastructure practice has dealt with matters in relation to power projects, oil and gas work and other related projects matters. With economic growth and foreign investors’ interests in Cambodia’s offshore oil fields, the firm members established reputation and experience in the Cambodian legal community and its connection to Rajah & Tann is an additional advantage in handling the projected power and infrastructure work.

R&T Sok & Heng has previously advised a European investor in the electricity sector regarding their entry into the Cambodian market. In telecommunications, the team advised on the acquisition of BTS towers from a mobile phone operator and separately acted for a major international telecommunications company, which bought a Cambodian entity and is to develop a mobile phone network. They were also involved in the $100 million financing deal for a major infrastructure project in Cambodia advising the International Finance Corporation. On a governmental level, the firm was counsel on several matters for the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority, including multi-billion dollar oil and gas downstream projects, and negotiations in the petroleum business with major oil companies. The energy and infra team also advised the Royal Government of Cambodia in the negotiation of a concession agreement in connection to a new international airport in the Siem Reap province.