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MAR & Associates is a duly registered law firm in Cambodia with a network of legal advisory member firms in ten countries across Asia: Cambodia, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, and Myanmar.

We are a member of Cambodian Bar of Association with listed credential by Legal 500, a member of One Asia Lawyers, a member of IFC and World Bank Group for doing business in Cambodia, and various international organizations from Japan International Cooperation Agency and Japanese Embassy.

Through our motto, “Lawyer takes you higher” and “Justice makes you success”, we help client’s business needs in the region.

Our core proficiencies are foreign investment, merger & acquisition, real estate law, banking & finance law and accounting & taxation within the region.

Thanks to our unique, specialized and localized knowledge, we have built up a respected and competent presence and are able to navigate the intricacies of business in the region, with its diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Memberships & Awards

Memberships & Awards

WE HAVE WORKED WITH THE WORLD’S MOST SOPHISTICATED BUSINESSES ON MARKET LEADING TRANSACTIONS

Since it was formed by in early 2014 by Mr. Mar Samborana and JBL Group, MAR & Associates has served many clients and businesses, especially multinational companies eying Cambodia for their investments. From real estate to project development, to corporate affairs, our firm has been a top choice for those companies.

What We Do   

OUR COMMITMENT TO HELP OUR CLIENTS DELIVER THEIR STRATEGIES HAS SEEN US BUILD A TRULY GLOBAL NETWORK

MAR & Associates is a Cambodian law firm with partner offices in ten countries across Asia. We believe that when we grow as a person and a team, local and international, we will be able to give our clients the best possible legal solutions that they need.

Our Team   

Outstanding Team. World Class Results.

ATT. MAR Samborana

MANAGING PARTNER

Over 25 years of lawyering experience. Over 16 years as labour & employment arbitrator. 8 years as as a board member of the Arbitration Council Foundation. Former vice chairman of the Legislation Council of the Ministry of Interior and currently a Legal Advisor of the Ministry Of Interior.

ATT. MAR Kolviriya

PARTNER

LL.M from the United Kingdom. Over four years of lawyering experience. Expertise in corporate, M&A, dispute resolution and litigation both for civil and criminal cases.

ATT. PRAK Phannarath

DIRECTOR OF LITIGATION AFFAIRS

Over 10 years of lawyering experience representing multinational clients in civl litigation. Former Court Clerk of the Svay Rieng Provincial Court and Kandal Provincial Court for many years.

Mr. Nobuaki MURAKAMI

OF COUNSEL

Admitted to Japan Federation of Bar Associations. Jurist Doctor from Kobe University, Japan. Over 10 years of legal experience in commercial cases both in Japan, Cambodia and the Mekong region.

Scott Bolls

Mr. Scott BOLLS

OF COUNSEL

An Attorney and Certified Public Accountant from the USA. 30+ years of legal and financial experience in Real Estate and Corporate. His expertise also includes Hospitality & F&B, Automotive, Architecture & Interior Design, IT & Automation, Oil & Gas, and Energy & Security. Scott is also a Founding Partner of Global Advanced Solutions, G.A.S.G (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., “GAS”, based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Mr. Yoshida SHIGEKI

OF COUNSEL

Admitted to Japan Federation of Bar Associations. 10+ years of experience in commercial cases in Japan and the Mekong region, supporting a wide range of legal matters including real estate, regulatory compliance, employment, corporate governance, investments, joint ventures and merger and acquisitions.

Mr. Yuto YABUMOTO

JAPANESE INVESTMENT COORDINATOR

LL.B from Chuo University, Japan. Over 10+ years of legal experience in a wide range of matters including corporate, tax, labor and intellectual property, regulatory compliance, registration and tax compliance in Japan, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos.

Att. BUN Pronh

DIRECTOR OF LAND AND TAX AFFAIRS

Over 8 years of legal experience in land and tax law. He has extensive legal research and liaison with various government ministries, such as the ministry of land management, the ministry of commerce, general tax department.

Att. CHUM Charya

DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AND HR

LL.M from Temple University, Beasely School of Law, the United States. Over nine years of experience in labour and employment law and dispute resolution. Expertise also includes arbitration and mediation.

Erika KONG

Ms. KONG Erika

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS (JAPANESE DESK)

Over 6 years of experience in legal research for Japanese corporations expanding into Cambodia. With her expansive network, she is able to deal with relevant authorities directly.

Att. OUK Chanchakrya

SENIOR ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

Over 6 years of legal experience in a wide range of issues. Expertise includes commercial and labour law.

Mr. Y Samphy

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

LL.M. from Nagoya University, Japan. Over 14 years of legal experience in nonprofit, private sector and also government. Expertise includes corporate and M&A matters, contract, labour & employment and also investment projects.

Att. SUOS Sarun

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Over six years of legal experience in Singapore, Cambodia and New Zealand. Expertise includes investment and commercial contracts, real estate, corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration.

Att. KIM Boryna

ASSOCIATE

Over 9 years of legal experience working in the field litigation. Extensive legal research, drafting legal petition and brief for court actions as well as liaison with various court adjudications.

Att. SUM Sokh Udom

ASSOCIATE

Over 6 years experience in real estate law. Expertise includes property transaction agreements and compliance. He is currently working at MAR & Associates as an Associate in charge of Litigation, Commerce and Taxation.

Mr. SOU Doungchay

ASSOCIATE

Over 6 years experience in tax law. He’s our go-to person when it comes to tax matters.

Ritheavy HOR

Ms. HOR Ritheavy

ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

Extensive experience working with various government agencies of both Cambodia and Japan. Expertise includes commercial and labour law.

LIM Sokhom

Ms. LIM Sokhom

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (JAPANESE DESK)

Expertise in accounting and Law on Taxation. She has been providing assisting on Accounting Matter, both for Internal and outsourcing service for External (Clients) for entities which are have been legally established in Cambodia.

Kimheang CHEA

Ms. CHEA Kim Heang

ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

Multiple years of experience in labour law dealing with registration processes at Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training. She has extensive knowledge on any kinds of labor matters and a skillful facilitator during labor inspection.

Chanden PRAK

Mr. PRAK Chanden

ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

3+ years of experience in business registration, amendment and dissolution. Also expertise in application process for a wide range of business licenses and certifications.

Ms. SAMSAK Rachana

ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

Almost three years of experience in trade mark, tax, business licenses and certifications. Expertise also includes title deed transferring, hypothec and perpetual lease. Rachana speaks fluent English and Japanese.

Ms. SITH Socharakvatey

Ms. SITH Socharakvatey

ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

Experienced in accounting, tax and social security. She has also gained broad experience and knowledge as a skillful facilitator during Tax Audit and inspection from Auditors of Department of Taxation.

WE’RE RECRUITING
“We have worked with MAR & Associates for the past five years. As we have grown and evolved, what I have valued most about our relationship is that MAR & Associates know us and our business.”
Cynthia CHEUNG, Managing Director, Fairwind Enterprises (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
“MAR & Associates helped me close the fastest possible sales and purchase agreement of a company with smooth transaction. They took the liberty to continue with me to following up until everything was finished without issues. Even during the development stage they provided great support in providing a great foundation of legal paperwork from lease contracts, insurance consultancy, and contractor contracts. Without their support, my business would not be as it is.”
Nito H. LIM, CEO, NORO Mall Co., Ltd.