Outstanding Team. World Class Results.

Outstanding Team. World Class Results.

Our Team Grow to meet a changing global marketplace

Our Team Grow to meet a changing global marketplace

Attorney MAR Samborana

MANAGING PARTNER

Admitted to Cambodian Bar of Association

Attorney at Law attached to the Ministry of Interior

Arbitrator on Employer List for Collective Disputes

Master of Science in Engineering from Naval Red College, Russia

LL.M. from Build Bright University, Cambodia

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economic, Cambodia

Has extensive legal experience representing multinational investment companies, corporations, banks, telecom companies, and equity funds prior to be a founder of the firm. He has worked as a senior associate of a major international consulting firm for more than 10 years. He had been serving as a board member of the Arbitration Council Foundation for 8 years and currently is an active arbitrator on the employer side for collective disputes. He had been acting as a vice chairman of the Legislation Council of the Ministry of Interior for more than 10 years and now has been appointed to be a Legal Advisor of the Ministry Of Interior for matters related with Immigration and International Affairs.

He is fluent in English, Khmer and Russian.

Attorney MAR Kolvirya

PARTNER

Admitted to Cambodian Bar Association

LL.M. from the United Kingdom

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economic, Cambodia

BA. from CAM ED BUSINESS SCHOOL, Cambodia

She has been with MAR & Associates since 2015, as Junior Associate and Associate. Her expertise includes Corporate, M&A, dispute resolution and litigation both for civil and criminal cases.

Attorney PRAK Phannarath

DIRECTOR OF LITIGATION AFFAIRS

Admitted to Cambodian Bar of Association

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economic, Cambodia

Mr. PRAK Phannarath has worked as Court Clerk of the Svay Rieng Provincial Court and Kandal Provincial Court for many years prior to joining the management team of the firm. He has extensive legal experience representing multinational client in civil litigation for more than 8 years.

He is fluent in English and Khmer.

Mr. Nobuaki MURAKAMI

OF COUNSEL

Admitted to Japan Federation of Bar Associations

Jurist Doctor from Kobe University, Japan

LL.B. from the University of Tokyo, Japan

Mr. Nobuaki Murakami is responsible for assisting and providing legal advice to firm partners in relation to investment within the Mekong region. Prior to his current role, he had worked for a Japanese law firm in Japan for 4 years, where his area of practice was corporate and commercial litigation. He has experience in commercial cases in Japan and has supported a wide range of legal matters including real estate, regulatory compliance, employment, corporate governance, investments, joint ventures and merger and acquisitions.

He is fluent in both English and Japanese.

Mr. Yuto YABUMOTO

JAPANESE INVESTOR COORDINATOR 

LL.B from Chuo University, Japan

Mr. Yuto Yabumoto is responsible for assisting and providing legal advice to firm partners in relation to investment within the Mekong region. Prior to his current role, he had worked for a Japanese consulting firm in Cambodia for 5 years, where his area of practice was corporate, tax, labor and intellectual property and has supported a wide range of corporate matters in both Japan and Cambodia including regulatory compliance, registration and tax compliance in Japan, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos.

He is fluent in both English and Japanese.

Mr. Yoshida SHIGEKI

OF COUNSEL

Admitted to Japan Federation of Bar Associations

Jurist Doctor from Kobe University, Japan

LL.B. from the University of Kobe, Japan

Mr. Shigeki Yoshida is responsible for assisting and providing legal advice to firm partners in relation to investment within the Mekong region. Prior to his current role, he had worked for a Japanese oriented multinational company as in-house counsel for 6 years, where his area of practice was corporate and commercial law. He has extensive experience in commercial cases in Japan and has supported a wide range of legal matters including real estate, regulatory compliance, employment, corporate governance, investments, joint ventures and merger and acquisitions.

He is fluent in both English and Japanese.

Attorney BUN Pronh

DIRECTOR OF LAND AND TAX AFFAIRS 

Admitted to Cambodian Bar of Association

LL.M. from Royal University of Law and Economic, Cambodia

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economic, Cambodia

Has had over 7 years of legal experience. His expertise includes land law,

consulting firm for more than 3 years before joining this firm as an Associate. 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.

He is fluent in both English and Khmer.

Attorney KHENG Taingpor

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Admitted to Cambodian Bar Association

LL.M. from Royal University of Law and Economic, Cambodia

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economic, Cambodia

Mr. KHENG Taingpor has been with MAR & Associates for more than 4 years. He is our outstanding attorney at law for commercial and corporate matters. Also the best lawyer if you want to win your case.

Attorney CHUM Charya

DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AND HR AFFAIRS

LL.M from Temple University, Beasely School of Law, the United States

LL.B from Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia

Having about 9 years of experience in labour dispute resolution field working as a Director of Legal Services Department of the Arbitration Council Foundation before joining MAR & Associates in December 2018. At MAR & Associates, she is responsible for human resources management, contracts, corporate and employment matters.

She speaks fluent English and Khmer languages.

Erika KONG

Ms. KONG Erika

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS (JAPANESE DESK)

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia

Erika works in the One Asia Cambodia office. Combining over 5 years of experience in Cambodia with her ability to speak fluent Cambodian, Erika conducts legal research and offers a variety of support for Japanese corporations expanding into Cambodia. With her ability to read and understand Cambodian law, she checks and updates developments in the law on a daily basis. With her expansive network, she is able to deal with relevant authorities directly.

She speaks fluent Khmer, English and Japanese.

Attorney OUK Chanchakrya

SENIOR LEGAL ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economic, Cambodia

Chakrya had worked as a legal assistant of a major local consulting firm for more than one year before joining to this firm as an Associate of the firm. She has extensive legal research, translation and archive documents as well as liaison with the ministry of labor for corporate and labor migration compliance.

She is fluent in both English and Khmer.

Mr. Y Samphy

SENIOR LEGAL ASSOCIATE

LL.M. from Nagoya University, Japan

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia

B-Ed. TEFL from Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Mr. Y Samphy has over 14 years of legal experience in nonprofit, private sector and also government. Prior to joining MAR & Associates, Samphy had worked as manager with the Arbitration Council Foundation, Investigator with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and legal advisor for Australian government’s aid project for Cambodian court, police and prison. At MAR & Associates, he is responsible for corporate and M&A matters, contract, labour & employment and also investment projects.

Mr. SUOS Sarun

SENIOR LEGAL ASSOCIATE

LL.M. from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economics (Cambodian) and National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Prior to joining MAR & Associates, Sarun had had over 5 years of legal experience working in nonprofit organizations, local and international research institutes and law firms in Cambodia, Singapore and New Zealand. As a Senior Legal Associate at MAR & Associates, Sarun primarily focuses on investment and commercial contracts, real estate, corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration.

Sarun is fluent in Khmer, English and Thai.

Ms. KIM Boryna

ASSOCIATE (LITIGATION DESK)

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economic, Cambodia

Ryna had worked as a legal assistant of a major local consulting firm for more than four years before joining to this firm as an Associate of the firm.She has extensive legal research, drafting legal petition and brief for court actions as well as liaison with various court adjudications; assisting senior associates in translation and management of legal documents.

She is fluent in Khmer, Japanese and English.

Mr. SOU Doungchay

ASSOCIATE

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economic, Cambodia

DoungChay had worked as a legal assistant of a major local consulting firm for one year before joining this firm as an Associate. He has extensive tax compliance and liaison with various tax branch offices and the general tax department for corporate and tax audit, tax re-assessment, and tax dispute.

He is fluent in both English and Khmer.

Mr. SUM Sokh Udom

LEGAL ASSOCIATE

LLB. form Pannasastra University of Cambodia

Prior to joining MAR & Associates, Udom worked as legal officer with a top-ranked real estate company in Cambodia, responsible for a wide range of legal matters concerning real estate deals such as property transaction agreements and compliance. He is currently working at MAR & Associates as an Associate in charge of Litigation, Commerce and Taxation.

He is accessible in both Khmer and English Language.

Ritheavy HOR

Ms. HOR Ritheavy

ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia

Graduate at Research and Education Center for Japanese Law

Ritheavy’s work focuses on commercial law and the process at Ministry of Commerce. She is the manager of process in Ministry of Commerce Team. She also contacts with many clients in the company directly. Moreover, her experiences that are related with Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, Ministry of Tourism are much more.

Chanden PRAK

Mr. PRAK Chanden

ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economics

Over three years of experience in company registration, amendment and dissolution of a wide range of businesses. Chanden is also experienced in the application process for various business licenses and certifications such as real estate license, tourism license and factory license.

He is fluent in Khmer and English.

Kimheang CHEA

Ms. CHEA Kim Heang

ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

Bachelor of Law and Economics from Royal University of Law and Economics.

Kim Heang currently is working as a Labor Consultant in JBL Mekong Co., Ltd. She has a couple of years dealing with registration processes at Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training. Through these 2 years, she has gained extensive knowledge on any kinds of labor matters and a skillful facilitator during labor inspection.

Ms. LIM Sokhom

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (JAPANESE DESK)

Bachelor Degree of Business Administration at Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC)

Sokhom practices in the field of Accounting and specialize on Cambodian Law on Taxation which is involve with Monthly Tax Declaration, Annual Tax Declaration, and involve with providing assist on Cambodian law on Taxation to clients. Moreover, 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.

Ms. ORK Sreyrath

ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

LL.B from Royal University of Law and Economics

L.M (Private Law) from Royal University of Law and Economics

Over three years of experience in company registration, amendment and dissolution at Ministry of Commerce and Cambodian Development Council. Expertise also includes application for a full range of business licenses and certifications, consultation on labour and employment matters, and court procedures.

Ms. SAMSAK Rachana

ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

LL.B from Royal University of Law and Economics

Graduate from Research and Education Center for Japanese Law

LL.M (Private Law) from Royal University of Law and Economics

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)

Bachelor of Accounting from University of Cambodia

Bachelor of Economics Development from Royal University of Law and Economics

Socharak Vatey currently is working as an Accountant in JBL Mekong Co., Ltd. She has a couple of years dealing with process of Tax Declaration and Tax Audit at General Department of Taxation and Tax Branches. She is also engaging in the process of National Social Security Fund at Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training. Through these 3 years, she has gained broad experience and knowledge on any kinds of Taxation and Social Security Fund matters and a skillful facilitator during Tax Audit and inspection from Auditors of Department of Taxation.

Mr. MAR Vongvibol

OFFICE MANAGER

Engineering Degree in Forestry from University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Prior to joining MAR & Associates, Vibol worked in Austria and Slovakia for over 9 years. At MAR & Associates, he works as Office Manager, in charge of all admin, finance and staffing matters.

He is fluent in English, Khmer, Slovak and German.

Ms. SMAN Sreyden

ACCOUNTANT

Dual Bachelor of Accountant from Phnom Penh International University (PPIU)

Prior to joining MAR & Associates, Sreyden had worked as Assistant Accountant at Brilliant Transport and Trading Co., LTD. At MAR & Associates, she is mainly responsible for accounting and taxes.

She is fluent in both English and Khmer.

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