Experience, quality, trust: the foundations of our success
At R&T SOK & HENG Law Office, we possess the quality and the experience to provide our clients with legal advice of the highest calibre. Just as important, they know they can depend on us for consistency and total integrity in the delivery of our services, across all our practice areas.
Among our key areas of expertise and experience, we are one of the few law firms in Cambodia licensed to advise companies seeking a listing on the Cambodian Securities Exchange. We have also been involved in some of the country's most significant banking and finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
R&T SOK & HENG Law Office is one of the very few firms in Cambodia that are registered with and authorized by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) to advise and provide legal services on IPO and securities related matters. With support from our regional offices which have great depth and extensive experience in capital market, we have the necessary resources and experience to assist you in securities-related works.
Generally, our assistance involves, inter alias, pre-IPO examination and restructuring, preparing or reviewing the Management and Underwriting Agreement, conducting legal due diligence and issuing report to the SECC, preparing disclosure forms for shareholders, directors and senior officers of the listing company, briefing the listing company of the publicity and advertisement restriction, conducting director briefing and all other securities-related obligations.
Banking & Finance
We have represented numerous leading financial institutions on lending, security, licensing and regulatory matters, as well as acquisitions and joint ventures in the banking sector.
Casino & Gaming
R&T SOK & HENG Law Office is proud to be one of the most sought after legal service providers when it comes to gaming, lottery and entertainment sector. Our Casino and Gaming Practice Group has represented, advised and negotiated on behalf of clients on a wide range of matters, including gaming asset acquisition, licensing, merger & acquisition, asset and license transfer and comprehensive due diligence. We are also proud to enjoy a good working relation with the relevant government authorities in this sector.
Though it is a highly unregulated sector, R&T SOK & HENG Law Office's Casino & Gaming Practice Group is proud to have completed some of the most complex and sophisticated transactions in this sector.
Our lawyers are capable of representing our clients in commercial related disputes in the Cambodian national courts.
Construction & Projects
As one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia, R&T SOK & HENG Law Office is fully aware that Cambodia is set to embark on unprecedented infrastructure expansion and development. We are involved in all sizes of construction and property development matters; ranging from simply licensing application to advising on multi-hundred million dollars joint venture in construction and property development project, advising on multi-million dollars construction contracts, advising on shopping mall construction, assisting property developers in providing regulatory advice on market entry, as well as construction financing. We have been assisting a number of Singaporean, Chinese and Malaysian real estate developers in connection with their entries into Cambodia, including giving foreign investment advice, preparing joint venture agreements with their respective Cambodian partners and advising on project implementation in relation to their multi-million dollars real estate development projects in Cambodia.
As a Cambodian law firm with years of experience in construction and project, we are always fully appraised of the existing and the changing regulatory landscape and foreign investment framework, relating to construction and project areas. With years of experience down the road, we have advised and assisted foreign and local clients through the areas that are often fraught with competing interests and controversy.
Energy & Resources
A key strength of our team is our combination of international expert in oil & gas and full-service teams on the ground across a network of offices and associate offices in Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos and Singapore.
Members of our Energy & Resources Practice Group have more than 10 years experience advising the Royal Government of Cambodia on oil and gas matters, including assisting with drafting, negotiation and finalization of numerous production sharing contracts, petroleum agreements, study agreements and other contracts.
Our upstream and midstream expertise includes exploration and production (including the drafting and negotiation of PSCs, JOAs and other project agreements), offtake, refinery and petrochemical projects, shipping and transportation (including FPSO and Floating LNG), joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments, finance, and disputes. Our downstream experience includes joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments, and advising on regulatory, licensing, environmental, property, retail, competition, employment, transportation, corporate and import/export aspects of downstream businesses.
Foreign Investment Approvals
Our lawyers are well-versed in local requirements and procedures to apply for investment license. We are able to advise on the appropriate investment structure and vehicle, by delving into investor’s specific objectives and negotiating with the government on behalf of client.
Employment & Benefits
Our employment-related experience range from basic labor compliance to advising on labor law requirements, advising on cross-border employment issues, employment contracts, employment termination advisory, employment termination resulting from liquidation, as well as employee transfer resulting from mergers, acquisitions or divestments. Our lawyers regularly work on drafting and reviewing employment handbook, contract and other operation manual.
General Corporate Commercial
We have extensive experience advising international clients and local investors on corporate matters in Cambodia, ranging from market-entry strategies and company incorporation to corporate secretarial services, including post-incorporation reporting requirements and on-going compliance, joint venture and market access advice.
Insurance & Reinsurance
Our Insurance Practice Group is well-versed to assist and advise on all types of insurance matters, including insurance contract, general insurance, life insurance, reinsurance, compulsory insurance, as well as micro-insurance. We also have the depth and capability to provide insurance advice in M&A transactions.
We have assisted and advised numerous local and foreign clients on a wide range of intellectual property-related matters, including registration, exclusivity registration, and trademark search and filing compliance to sophisticated IP-related transactions, including trademark licensing agreement, franchise, distribution and dealership agreement. Our lawyers in our IP Practice Group are licensed as trademark agents by the Ministry of Commerce. One of our members in the IP Practice Group is a founding member of the Intellectual Property Association of Cambodia.
Mergers & Acquisitions
With a wealth of experience in Mergers & Acquisitions practice, our M&A team has advised on a wide range of M&A deals, including M&A agreements and contracts, drafting, advising on and negotiating purchase-and-sale and related agreements, preparation of the necessary internal corporate documents, transaction structure, advice on management and succession, legal due diligence report, formation of the new entities, as well as the completion of regulatory filings.
We are proud to have acted for and advised some of the most challenging real estate transactions in the country. These transactions range from traditional property conveyance to other aspects of property-related areas, including but not limited to, property financing, due diligence, sale-purchase, mortgage sales, acquisitions and general real estate business licensing.
Restructuring & Insolvency
We were recently involved in one of Cambodia’s most significant insolvency proceedings involving a foreign-owned garment manufacturer.
Technology, Media & Telecommunications
We have represented leading international telecommunications companies and financiers on foreign investments, joint ventures, corporate/M&A, finance, licensing and regulatory matters. We are proud to have been involved in one of the largest telecom insolvency deals in the nation.