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

Mr. MAR Samborana

Attorney MAR Samborana

MANAGING PARTNER

Admitted to Cambodian Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia

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 of the Kingdom of Cambodia

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.

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Attorney CHUM Charya

PARTNER

Admitted to Cambodian Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia

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.

Attorney BUN Pronh

PARTNER

Admitted to Cambodian Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia

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.

Att. KIM Boryna

DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AFFAIRS (LITIGATION DESK)

Admitted to the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia

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

Ryna has had more than 10 years of experiences working in the field of litigation in Cambodia. 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.

Chanden PRAK

Attorney PRAK Chanden

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economics

Almost a decade 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.

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Ms. LIANG Monica

DIRECTOR OF TAX

Member with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2018

Member with Kampuchea Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Auditors (KICPAA) in 2021

Monica is a qualified CPA with over 15 years of professional experiences working for multi-national and local companies. Her expertise includes in corporate reporting and planning, financial accounting, tax and regulatory compliance and planning, and internal control and process. She also had over 3 years of external audit experience in Big 4 serving various customers portfolio which include Banking, Microfinance, Manufacturing, and Water Supply Authorities.

She had successfully completed ACCA program of International CPA Qualification in early 2017. She holds Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance from National Institute of Business.

During her working period, she attended various specialized course which include International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) from ACCA, Diploma of Cambodian Tax from CamED Business School, CFO Vision organized by Deloitte Singapore and SUN System training conducted by TRG Vietnam.

She is fluent in English, Khmer and Chinese.

Scott Bolls

Mr. Scott BOLLS

OF COUNSEL

Admitted to the USA Washington, DC and Pennsylvania State Bar Associations in 1991
Juris Doctorate from The University of Pennsylvania, USA, while also attending Wharton, in 1991
Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University USA in Real Estate and Finance
Certified Public Accountant CPA in USA in 1978.

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.

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.

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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.

Nhean Somunin

Att. NHEAN Somunin

OF COUNSEL

Admitted to the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Member of the Legal and Justice Council of the Ministry of Justice

Executive Board Member and Listed Arbitrator of the National Commercial Arbitration Centre of Cambodia

Member of the Arbitration Council – Arbitrator on Ministry of Labour List for Labour Disputes Resolution

President of the Arbitration Council Foundation Board of Directors

Master of Arts in Governance and Development, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, UK

Completed Post-Graduate Executive Course on Public-Private Partnership in Urban City Regeneration, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University, Netherlands

Completed 1 Year Post-Graduate Legal Research Program of the University of Michigan Law School, USA.

Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Attorney Nhean Somunin has extensive knowledge of Contracts Drafting & Negotiation, Labour & Employment Relations, Labour & Commercial Disputes Mediation, 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.

Also has good knowledge of Secured Transactions, Account Receivable Financing, Banking, Insurance, Corporate Social Accountability, Organizational Culture and Practice Review, Social Enterprises Development, and Good Governance and Ethics for Public and Private Sectors.

Has more than 20 Years of professional work experience in:

  • Legal & policy research consultancy in the area of social protection, business & employment formalization, land & immovable property rights, complaints & disputes resolution, involuntary resettlement and expropriation, geospatial data infrastructure (NSDI and IGIF) frameworks;
  • Legal and ADR practices, legislative & regulatory drafting;
  • Life and Disability insurance, Segregated Fund and Mutual investment in Ontario (Canada);
  • Social media data analysis and economic policy analysis for indigenous peoples development in Canada;
  • Training on legal research and legislative drafting for good governance & rules of law;
  • Business administration, public relations, sales and marketing with private companies (college, forex brokerage agency, commercial bank, hotel & restaurant, real estate agency, and mobile phone services) in Cambodia.

Fluent in English & Khmer, Good at Thai, Basic Knowledge of French

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.

Mr. Y Samphy

OF COUNSEL

LL.M. from Nagoya University, Japan

Certificate of Specialization in Leadership & Management Specialization, Harvard Business School Online

Certificate of Specialization in Coaching Skills for Managers Specialization, University of California UCDavis

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 18 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.

Aimee Ye

Ms. Aimee Ye

OF COUNSEL

Admitted to Shenzhen Lawyers Association in China
Lawyer’s License issued by Department of Justice, Guangdong, China

Legal Professional Qualification Certificate issued by Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China

L.L.M.from Center for International and Community Studies and Research at Universities of Aix-Marseille in France

L.L.B. from Faculty of Civil and Commercial Law at Southwest University of Political Science and Law in China

She has legal service experience for more than 12 years, representing companies involving multiple industries such as real estate, international trade, finance, music, food, furniture, and IT. Aimee had been serving in government reconstruction projects and drafted relevant government documents and agreements regarding Urban Renewal Unit Plan Development Scheme.

She has worked as a legal consultant for major state-owned group companies in China for more than 7 years, responsible for the company compliance review, due diligence of investment projects, company equity issues, contract issues, litigation disputes, etc.

Further, 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.

She is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka), and English.

SOM Ratana

Mr. SOM Ratana

SENIOR ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

LL.D. from Kobe University, Japan

LL.M. from Kobe University, Japan

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

Ratana completed his doctor course in Kobe University Graduate School of Law and studied Tort Law and Car Accident Compensation Liability for 6 years, engaged for more than 2 years for the project related to Civil Code of Cambodia and has contributed to many research committees. He is an expert in Civil Code and Tort Law. He is fluent in Japanese, English and Khmer.

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Att. OUK Chanchakrya

SENIOR LEGAL ASSOCIATE (JAPANESE DESK)

Admitted to Cambodian Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia

LL.M. of Double Degree, from Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) and University of Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in collaboration with University of Montreal, University of Geneva and French Cooperation Center, Phnom Penh

LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE), Phnom Penh

Chakrya has been working as a consultant for more than 5 years, having extensive legal researches, translating, reviewing contracts, preparing legal documents, and archiving documents as well as liaison with the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, litigation, and arbitration. She is currently working for MAR & Associates as a Senior Associate in charge of Japanese Desk.

Ms. Mar Tet Sam An

TAX & ACCOUNTING MANAGER

MSc Finance from Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

BA Administrative from University of Arizona, United States

BA Business from American University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Ms. Sam An ‘s tax experience covers multiple industries which include imports & exports, construction, manufacturing, food and beverage, and casino.

Ms. Sam An is one of the founders and Partner of M2M Consulting Services Co., Ltd.

She is a young professional with dual degrees business and business administration from prestigious universities internationally affiliated with American universities as well as a holder of MSc Finance degree from Nottingham Trent University in England. She has participated in various business competitions and programs, receiving hands-on experiences through cross-cultural engagement.

Ly Teng

Mr. LY Teng

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

LLB. from Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia

Over the years with MAR & Associates, Teng has concentrated his fields of practice on commercial arbitration, commercial contracts, and M&A transactions.

Having established himself as a trusted associate, Teng has provided legal representation and legal assistance in arbitration cases at various arbitral institutions such as the National Commercial Arbitration Centre (“NCAC”) and International Chamber of Commerce, as well as in seeking recognition and enforcement of the arbitral awards in Cambodia. One of his notable cases is the multi-party arbitration administered by the NCAC, in which the compulsion was sought against involuntary non-signatory respondents. Before embarking on his practice in real arbitration cases, Teng participated in Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious competitions in international commercial laws, from 2016 to 2019.

In the realm of commercial contracts, Teng actively takes part in negotiating, drafting and reviewing various agreements including franchise, distribution, joint-venture, equity investment, sale-purchase, lease, escrow, secured transaction, and pre-contractual documents.

Teng also actively takes part in M&A transactions in various sectors, including architecture, aesthetics, consultancy, energy, and gambling. One of his notable projects is the 100% acquisition of one of the largest casinos in Lao PDR.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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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

Rachana has had over three years of experience in trade mark, tax, business licenses and certifications. Her expertise also includes title deed transferring, and hypothetic and perpetual lease. Rachana speaks fluent English and Japanese.

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.

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Ms. SMAN Sreyden

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

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.

LIM Sokhom

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.

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