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Managing Partner: Mr. Youdy Bun
Senior Partners: Dr. Antoine Fontaine, Mr. Sophealeak Ing, Dr. Sovath Phin, Un Sinath
Number of partners: 5
Number of fee earners: 58
Languages:English, French, Japanese, Khmer, Mandarin, Thai

Firm Overview:
Bun & Associates is an independent law firm duly registered with the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia. A leading law firm in Cambodia, it provides innovative, high quality legal advice and services to domestic and international clients. Its three founding principles: commitment, professionalism and quality have persisted throughout the firm’s rapid growth and are the root of its excellent reputation. As a full-service firm, Bun & Associates advises clients in diverse areas such as banking and finance, insurance, health, corporate, tax, real estate, commercial contracts, energy and mining, telecommunication and technology, commercial litigation, agro-business, and intellectual property. The firm also offers private client services, legal translation and certifications. The firm benefits from being Cambodian and international in its management structure, identity and approach. It takes pride in its integrated, multi-disciplinary team of legal experts with advanced legal degrees from some of the most renowned universities in Asia, Europe and the US and covering a multitude of languages. Bun & Associates have consistently won the AsiaLaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards for Cambodia Law Firm of the year since 2017 and has been consistently ranked a top tier law firm by AsiaLaw, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Labour & Employment
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Energy & Mining
Real Estate & Construction
Tax & Customs
Telecommunications & New Technology
Corporate & M&A
Banking & Finance
Insurance & Health
Commercial Contracts & Business

Main Areas of Practice
■Acted as local counsel of a Japanese megabank in the acquisition of a substantial stake in Cambodia’s largest commercial bank
■Acted as counsel of the majority shareholder in relation to the construction of multiple cement plants
■Represented an offshore bank in relation to an aircraft financing extended to Cambodian carrier
■Advised a bank in its multi-million dollar financing project of a large Cambodian-based rice miller
■Counsel to South East Asia’s fifth largest financial institution on its market entry
■Advised a foreign state bank on the restructuring of a financing granted to a hydro power plant operator
■Advised a foreign state financial institution on its multi-million dollar financing project to an air traffic controller
■Represented a life insurance company in its market entry and in obtaining the first license granted to a wholly foreign-owned entity
■Represented European insurance companies in obtaining Cambodia’s first and second micro-insurance license and broker license
■Assisted the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cambodia in drafting insurance regulations
■Advised a large Japanese manufacturer in its $65 million investment project establishing Cambodia’s first electronic large-scale massproduction facility
■Acted as local counsel of a Malaysia-based financial group in disposal of its wholly-owned commercial bank in Cambodia to a Singaporebased financial group
■Acted as local counsel of one of the world’s leading premium school organisation in an acquisition of the largest international school
■Assisted a Singapore-based financial group in a multi-million dollar joint venture with a leading Cambodian commercial bank and Cambodia Post in the establishment of Cambodia Post Bank
■Assisted one of the largest telecommunication operators in relation to the implementation of the law on telecommunications and its sub-regulation
■Advised a major Japanese shopping mall developer in the setup of the first world-class shopping mall in Cambodia
■Advised a world leading duty free business operator on regulatory framework, licensing and operation requirements
■Counselled clients on the acquisitions of nine rubber plantations within economic land concession framework
■Advised a Japanese development agency in the financing of a medical centre and their distribution network tax structure
■Acted as counsel to a US-based world leader timber investment and management company in exploring opportunities in acquiring one of the largest rubber plantations (in operation since late 1990s)
■Acted as counsel to a European-based leader in the cash crop business on its acquisition of an existing economic land concession
■Acted as counsel to a world leading bank (private equity arm) in acquiring a garment factory ■Assisted in drafting the new Petroleum law regarding the management of petroleum and petroleum products
■Acted as counsel to one of the largest Cambodian conglomerates to acquire a complete turn-key brewery plant. Advice on all legal aspects of the transaction
Contact: Youdy Bun
Tel: +855 12 817 817
Email: [email protected]

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), CIMB Bank, The Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), Hong Leong Bank (Cambodia) Plc, Fullerton Financial Holdings, Cambodian Public Bank, Khmer Brewery, Aeon Mall, Total Cambodge, Groupe Prévoir, AIA (Cambodia) Life Insurance Plc, Poema, MEF, Milvik, Minebea, Sony Electronics (S) Pte Ltd, Thai Samsung Electronics, SOCFINASIA, Chip Mong Group, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Nippon Express, Bangkok Life, Phillip Life Assurance (Cambodia) Plc.


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