Chambers Global (2023)

General Business Law - Band 2
Ranked Lawyers: Chhay Heng (Band 2), Hout Sotheary (Band 4), Sieng Deline (Band 4), Sophonnora Tiv (Band 2)

What the team is known for
Working with the wider Rajah & Tann network, R&T Sok & Heng regularly advises an international clientele on domestic law. The firm retains a strong market reputation for work on cross-border transactions, including project finance and joint ventures, as well as banking and real estate matters. The firm's Phnom Penh office additionally handles dispute resolution and offers significant knowledge of Cambodian securities law, as well as e-commerce and licensing issues. The legal team acts for a broad mix of Asian and global clients as well as domestic Cambodian corporations. Clients include Meta Platforms, Khmer Cold Chain and Cambodia Post Bank.

"The Rajah & Tann team have knowledge of local legislation and can provide clients with advice on how to handle issues. They also check with regulators if an item or request is not clear to the client."
"The firm has well-integrated networks in South-East Asia and a very well-connected leadership team."

Work highlights
R&T Sok & Heng advised Industrial and Commercial Bank of China on the acquisition, construction and operation of a 700 MW coal power plant in the province of Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

Notable practitioners
Heng Chhay covers a range of legal areas including commercial, real estate and finance. He also advises e-commerce companies on a range of compliance matters. "Chhay is one of the leaders in the firm's Cambodia office."

Tiv Sophonnora is experienced in a range of areas including finance, commercial and investment-related issues. "With his in-depth commercial knowledge, Sophonnora has been very resourceful for us during the course of legal due diligence."

Sieng Deline is a seasoned banking and finance lawyer with past experience as in-house counsel. He is regularly mandated by lenders and borrowers to handle financing and refinancing matters.

Hout Sotheary heads the firm’s corporate and commercial practice. She handles a range of matters including technology, energy and antitrust regulations. "Hout Sotheary is one of the best commercial lawyers."