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Provided by HBS LAW

Tel: +855 85 555 777

Chairman: HAK Seakly
Managing Partner: LY Tayseng
Number of partners: 8
Number of lawyers: 45
Bahasa, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Khmer, Thai and Turkish

Firm Overview:
HBS is a leading law firm, registered with the Bar Association of Cambodia, that has been providing legal services of the highest quality to many of the world’s leading companies, governments, financial institutions and other organisations since 2005. As a registered law firm and a firm with its own associated notary, HBS Notray Public, the firm can offer a truly one-stop shop experience for its clients.

HBS understands that clients are not simply looking for correct advice but also for excellent service delivery. In this regard, the firm prides itself on being the only registered law firm in Cambodia built on a genuine partnership with and working relationship between Cambodian and foreign lawyers. This enables HBS to offer a level of service commensurate with the level of service that clients expect from lawyers in their own jurisdictions.

The firm’s Innovations Committee (the only one of its kind at a Cambodian law firm) is continually formulating and implementing innovations in the way HBS delivers its services, whether they be of a technological nature or otherwise.

Main Areas of Practice:
Cambodia has taken great strides in enacting laws to facilitate and encourage foreign investment since its accession to the WTO in 2004 and this is reflected in the huge growth of foreign investment into Cambodia and the development of the country, particularly in the last 10 years. Nevertheless, the country’s legal system remains a work-in-progress and gaps in the law are often supplemented by practice. HBS Law has, through years of capacity building and assistance with legal and business development programs, fostered a strong relationship with governmental institutions that enables its advisers to not only be informed as to those practices, but also to shape them.

HBS Law can assist clients with a wide range of legal and tax matters and has established the following dedicated practice groups comprised of seasoned lawyers with substantial experience in those areas:

■ Aviation
■ Banking & Finance
■ Capital Markets
■ Corporate & Commercial
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Energy & Mining
■ Family Law
■ Gaming
■ Healthcare & Pharma
■ Hospitality & Retail
■ Immigration
■ Insurance
■ Intellectual Property
■ Labor
■ Media & Entertainment
■ Real Estate & Construction
■ Securities
■ Tax & Customs
■ Telecommunications & Technology
■ Tourism
■ Transportation & Logistics
■ Trusts
■ Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring
■ Wills & Probate

Notwithstanding the firm’s dedicated practice groups, HBS appreciates that for advisers to give full and complete advice, they need to have a working knowledge of issues covered by other practice groups. Therefore, the firm’s training includes cross-practice group training sessions to achieve this result

Important Contacts:
The firm has excellent working relationships with key figures in Cambodia including officials in the Royal Government of Cambodia, in particular the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Economy and Finance, the office of the Council of Ministers, the National Bank of Cambodia, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia and numerous universities and training institutions.

Advanced Bank of Asia Ltd
AEON Group
ANZ Royal Bank (Cambodia) Ltd
Asian Development Bank
Baker & McKenzie
Bangkok Airways
Belgium Investment Company for Developing
Countries SA (“BIO”)
Chip Mong Group
FTB Bank
International Swaps and Derivatives Inc.
Japanese Embassy in Cambodia
Japan International Cooperation Agency
JC International Airlines
King & Wood Mallesons
Krungthai Bank
Nederlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Norton Rose
Maybank Plc
Prasac MFI Co., Ltd
Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority
Sihanoukville Autonomous Port
Sky Angkor Airlines
Soma Group
Standard Bank Plc
Telecom Cambodia
The Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd (Cambodia) Ltd
Unilever International
Vattanac Bank Ltd and Vattanac Capital

Contact: Ly Tayseng / Patrick Smith
Tel: +855 17 555 268 / +855 12 260 022
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

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HBS LAW rankings

Asia-Pacific Guide 2024
General Business Law
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
General Business Law
General Business Law
Band 3
Tayseng Ly
Band 2