Chambers Asia Pacific (2018)
General Business Law - Band 2
Ranked Lawyers: Heng Chhay (Band 1), Sophonnora Tiv (Band 3)
What the team is known for
Impressive Phnom Penh-based team working with the wider Rajah & Tann network, regularly advising international clientele on domestic law. Retains a strong market reputation for work on cross-border transactions, including project finance and joint ventures. Banking and real estate sectors constitute key areas of expertise. Acts for a broad mix of Asian and global clients as well as domestic Cambodian corporations.
One client says that "the level of service was unmatchable," and highlights the firm's "access to a regional pool of resources," as well as appreciating that "they are diligent and responsive." Other commentators also laud the team's quality of service, with one saying: "The firm delivers the work with ethics, professionalism and consistency," and adding: "The firm always tries to understand the client’s needs and requests and provide us with good support."
Acted for DKSH on the acquisition of 100% of the equity of Europ Continents.
Advised Thai Samsung Electronics on domestic regulatory compliance regarding its new applications, products and features.
Chhay Heng is active advising on transactional financing and real estate. Clients praise him as "extremely professional, with an excellent working relationship and a great turnaround." He assisted Donaco International with the refinancing of a USD20 million working capital facility provided by Mega International Commercial Bank.
Sophonnora Tiv is a well-regarded practitioner in the market, active advising on corporate and property transactions, as well as capital markets mandates. "He provides a high quality of work and is always very knowledgable about the situation in Cambodia," remarks one client. He represented Phnom Penh SEZ in its IPO on the Cambodia Securities Exchange of Cambodia.