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 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.
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.
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
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. CHUM Charya
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.
Att. BUN Pronh
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.
Mr. LIOW Yee Kai
SENIOR OF COUNSEL
More than 20 years of professional experience in providing a full range of legal advice and services to foreign multinational corporations and direct investmentsand broader areas of corporate matters in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, and India. His practice covers mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate registrations & structuring, property purchase & development, licensing, QIP applications, and arbitration. Experience includes labor law, telecommunication, freight forwarding, and shipping matters.
Mr. Scott Bolls
Scott Bolls is an Attorney and Certified Public Accountant from the USA. Mr. Bolls has extensive legal experience in Real Estate and Corporate Law. He is a Founding Partner of Global Advanced Solutions, G.A.S.G (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with over 30 years of international experience, primarily in Cambodia, Thailand, and China.
Mr. Bolls has worked in the financial sector for Goldman Sachs, GE Capital, Ernst and Young, Ocwen Savings Bank, and Equipment throughout Asia, Europe, and the USA. He has a strong ability to connect with persons from multicultural business and governmental sectors. Scott earned his law degree at the University of Pennsylvania while also attending the Wharton School of Business.
He speaks English, German, and Thai.
Ms. LIANG Monica
OF COUNSEL (TAX & ACCOUNTING)
Qualified CPA with over 15 years of solid experiences working with both local and multinational companies. Her portfolio includes banking, micro-finance, manufacturing, and water supply authority. Monica is our expert you can trust for your corporate matters concerning financial accounting, as well as tax and regulatory compliance and planning.
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.
Mr. Nobuaki MURAKAMI
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.
Att. NHEAN Somunin
More than 20 Years of professional experience in Contracts Drafting & Negotiation, Labour & Employment Relations, Labour & Commercial Dispute Mediation and Arbitration, Social Protection Policies, Land and Immovable Property Rights, Financial Investments, Business & Employment Formalization (Commercial Enterprises, Tax, Labour, Social Security, Factory and Workers registration and declaration), Investment Projects (QIPs/E-QIPs/ Investment Guarantee) Registration, Agri-Food Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones Development/Operation/Investment, and Contract Farming.
Mr. Yoshida SHIGEKI
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.
Mr. Y Samphy
LL.M from Nagoya University, Japan. Over 18+ years of legal and business experience in a wide range of matters including labour law, corporate matters, legal research and training.
Ms. Aimee Ye
Admitted to the Shenzhen Lawyers Association in China and a Lawyer’s License issued by the Department of Justice, Guangdong, China, Aimee has had more than 12 years of experience representing companies involving multiple industries such as real estate, international trade, finance, music, food, furniture, and IT. She had been serving as director of the legal department of a local bank in Cambodia, responsible for bank external contracts templates and legal documents.
“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.”
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