IFLR 1000 (2022) 

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
Tiv Sophonnora (Notable Practitioner) - Banking, M&A

Founded in 2010, R&T Sok & Heng is a member of the Rajah & Tann Asia network and maintains an office in Phnom Penh.

Focusses / specialisms

The firm is a strong player in the Cambodian legal market and performs consistently well across the financial and corporate and project development areas.

The firm advises on banking and finance, capital markets, M&A, and project development transactions across a variety of industries, including energy, retail, banking and financial services, insurance, consumer products, technology and telecommunications, and healthcare.

Key clients

The firm’s impressive client list features names such as Airbnb, Amazon, Facebook, Visa, Starbucks, The Body Shop, and AXA.

Research period review: 31st edition (2020/2021)

The banking team took on several lender side roles and notably acted for a bank on a high-value acquisition financing deal.

The capital markets team acted for a confidential client on the issuance of bonds and also acted for an insurance company on a potential investment in corporate bonds issued by RMA.

The corporate team was busy with sell-side roles on acquisitions and also advised an international firm on its restructuring exercise.

The firm also advised international social media companies on their business operations in Cambodia and on regulatory compliance matters.

Projects highlights include advising on the development of the first commercial-scale mango export plant in Cambodia. The team was also active in the oil and gas, hospitality, real estate and healthcare sectors.

Deal highlights: 31st edition (2020/2021)

  • Acclime acquisition of a 100% stake in BSE Accounting
  • Kookmin Bank $630 million acquisition of a 70% stake in Prasac Microfinance
  • Donaco International $31 million loan refinancing
  • Huadian Sihanoukville Power Generation $600 million acquisition financing
  • Kampong Speu Mango Processing Facility