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HBS LAW
http://www.hbslaw.asia
Tel: +855 23 224 337
Fax: +855 23 224 136

Senior Partner: BUN Honn
Managing Partner: LY Tayseng
Managing Partner: HAK Seakly
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 14
Number of legal advisors: 12
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Khmer, Malay, Thai and Turkish

Firm Overview
Established in 2005, HBS Law is a highly regarded multi-service law firm based in Cambodia and registered with and regulated by the Cambodian Bar Association. The team work with a broad client base which includes major international and Asian companies. The firm has solid expertise to assist foreign and local clients in a wide range of sectors. HBS Law also assist educational institutions, international organisations, Government agencies and senior Government leaders on numerous projects. They are also active members of various professional organisations and associations.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance
The firm has been involved in major multi-million-dollar project financing in South East Asia. It has also acted for the first three State companies listing at the Cambodia Securities Exchange. Furthermore, the firm acted for two major banks in the financing of US$421m to a large telecoms’ operator, and for a group of international banks providing a US$60.5m facility to the largest microfinance institution in Cambodia.

Dispute Resolution
HBS handles complex commercial dispute resolution scenarios and is able to provide legal and strategic advice through all stages of the process. We also provide advice and legal representation in the civil and industrial courts relating to a wide variety of disputes, and have represented clients in both domestic and international arbitration, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Foreign Desk
HBS Law has 2 foreign desks: Japanese and Chinese. The teams are comprised of lawyers who speak respectively Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese. The team are experienced in these various business cultures to better service their clients.

Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism
This is a highly unregulated sector, but HBS’ Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism Practice Group can provide professional advice and negotiate on behalf of clients on a wide range of concerns. We are proud to have good working relationships with the relevant government authorities in these sectors.

General Corporate & Investment
The firm has experience, knowledge and expertise in assisting and advising local and international clients for the need of their starting up investment, business formation and ongoing corporate changes including tax compliance and filing in Cambodia. The team's service mainly focuses on assisting and advising qualified investment project approvals, business registration and dissolution including Private and Public Limited Company and Partnership, ongoing corporate changes including share transfer, capital increase, change of the Board of Directors and amendments to Articles of Incorporation, and drafting shareholder and joint venture agreements. Also, its lawyers provide assistance and advice on monthly and annual tax return filing, tax audits conducted by the tax administration during tax reassessment and company dissolution and tax compliance including any corporate changes required to notify to the tax administration.

Intellectual Property
With almost daily dealings with the Cambodian Department of Intellectual Property Rights, the firm has wide experience in dealing with a full range of services in this important area of the law.

Insurance and Trust
They offer advisory and litigation services in the fields of insurance and trust, which includes the assessment and advice on the allocation of contractual risk. Its lawyers also have vast knowledge and experience in general insurance, life insurance, and other insurance contracts.

Litigation
The firm continues to represent multinational companies in negotiation and dispute resolution proceedings at all levels of court and government authorities in Cambodia.

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.

Key Clients include:
ACLEDA Bank Plc
Advanced Bank of Asia Ltd
AEON Group
American Tabacco
ANZ Royal Bank (Cambodia) Ltd
Baker & McKenzie Limited
Bangkok Airways
Belgium Investment Company for Developing Countries SA (“BIO”)
Canadia Bank Plc
Chip Mong Group
CIMB Bank
Foreign Trade Bank of Cambodia
JC International Airlines
LOLC Cambodia
Nederlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Maybank Plc
Prasac MFI Co., Ltd
Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority
RHB Banking
Sihanoukville Autonomous Port
Sky Angkor Airlines
Soma Group
Standard Bank Plc
Vattanac Bank Ltd and Vattanac Capital

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
1) AIRCRAFT LEASING & PURCHASE
2) BANKING & FINANCE
3) CAPITAL MARKET AND M&A
4) CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
5) CUSTOMS AND TAX
6) DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND LITIGATION
7) ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE & MINING
8) FOREIGN DESKS (JAPAN & CHINA)
9) GAMING, HOSPITALITY & TOURISM
10) GENERAL CORPORATE & INVESTMENT
11) INSURANCE AND TRUST
12) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
13) LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
14) TELECOMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY

OFFCIES:
Cambodia
SOMA Tower (4th & 5th floors),
#2C, St. 120, Phsar Thmey 2 (120202),
Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh,
Cambodia
T: +855 (0)23 224 337
F: +855 (0)23 224 136
E: [email protected]