IFLR 1000 (2020) 

Financial and Corporate – Tier 1
Project development – Tier 2

Leading Lawyers:
Chhay Heng (Highly Regarded) - Banking, Energy and infrastructure, M&A, Project finance 
Sok Khavan (Highly Regarded) - Banking, Energy and infrastructure, M&A, Project finance
Sophonnora Tiv (Notable Practitioner) - Banking, M&A

Bolstered by the Rajah & Tann Asia network R&T Sok & Heng is a strong performer in project development, but its financial and corporate practice sets it apart from its competitors.

During the research period the firm acted on a number of M&A mandates, most notable for Chinese acquirers in the real estate sector; acted on IPOs on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; and advised on the first private offering of a listed company in Cambodia.

The firm has also recently advised on mandates involving cross-border financing and regulatory compliance in sectors including technology, consumer goods, insurance, banking and financial services.

Recent Deal Data highlights

  • HLH Development / Royal Group of Companies joint venture
  • Oriental Payment Group Holdings HKSE IPO
  • Phnom Penh SEZ $10 million private offering

Client feedback
“The firm has been excellent in responding in a timely manner.” - Banking

“I have done work in Cambodia for many years, and R&T Sok & Heng is by far the market leader when it comes to both quality of legal advice and practical on the ground knowledge. Too often, Cambodian advisors will just advise on the practice - this does not work for international clients who need to follow a country's laws strictly. RTSH has found the right balance of advising on laws and give solutions on how to move a project forward when those laws are not always followed by the regulators. In addition, the lawyers understand complex legal transactions and can translate them into a course of action that will work in Cambodia.” – Financial and corporate

“Diligent on details, assess local rules and regulations, and provide advise to serve client's benefits.” - Financial and corporate

“The firm really impressed us with it's highly efficient and highly qualified professional service. The team responded promptly, and always offered its professional legal advice with full consideration of the benefit to us. The team has a business mindset, which helped us make better choices in the deal. Thanks to R&T's team, we closed the deal successfully and safely.” - M&A

Heng Chhay 
“Heng Chhay is clearly the market-leading lawyer in Cambodia. His knowledge of the law, his understanding of the Cambodian political and legal environments and his ability to communicate those to foreign clients is second to none. He grasps concepts quickly.”

Sieng Deline
“Able to provide efficient responses in a manner that outlines all scenarios.”

Tiv Sophonnora
“He provides a highly efficient and highly professional service. He always responded promptly. His business mindset helped us make better choices in the deal.”

“He has a sharp mind and excellent knowledge of Cambodian law and practice and international legal concepts. “

“Great in handling details. Listens to the client and provides advice and services to comply with government rules and regulation while protecting the client's interests. “