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HBS LAW - Phnom Penh
  • Levels 4 & 5, SOMA Tower,
  • No. 2C Street 120,
  • Sangkat Psar Thmey 2,
  • Khan Daun Penh
  • Phnom Penh
  • Phnom Penh
  • Cambodia
  • Managing Partner: Ly Tayseng
  • Number of partners: 4
  • Number of lawyers: 10
  • Fee earners: 15
  • Languages: English, French, Japanese, Khmer, Mandarin, Thai, and Vietnamese

Firm Overview: Established in 2005, HBS Law is a top Cambodian multi-service law firm with a growing presence and reputation in the SE Asia region. The firm has a broad client base which includes major international companies and has solid expertise to assist foreign and local clients in a wide range of sectors. At the forefront of Cambodia’s rapid legal development, the firm frequently participates in precedent-setting deals, and also drafts and advises on new legislation and regulations.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Banking & Finance: The firm has been involved in major multimillion 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, for a group of international banks providing a US$60.5m syndicated facility to the largest microfinance institution in Cambodia; and for a group of international financial institutions in relation to their sale of equity in a largest microfinance in Cambodia.

Major Projects: These include major hydropower and power transmission projects, international finance, aviation, telecom, project finance, large-scale real estate development, mining and economic land concessions.

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

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.

Japan Desk: HBS Law also has a Japan Desk, with assigned professional advisers who speak Japanese and are experienced in the Japanese business culture, to service this important area of practice.

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, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication, 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.

Clients: ACLEDA Bank Plc, Advanced Bank of Asia Ltd, AEON Group, ANZ Royal Bank (Cambodia) Ltd, Asian Development Bank, Baker & McKenzie Limited, Bangkok Airways, Belgium Investment Company for Developing Countries SA (“BIO”), Nederlands Development Finance Company (FMO), Japanese Embassy in Cambodia, Japan International Cooperation Agency, MayBank Plc, Prasac MFI Co., Ltd, Phillip Morris International, Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority, Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, 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
Tel: +855 17 555 268

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Enforcement of IP Rights
  • Corporate Secretary & Registration
  • Real Estate & Investment
  • Construction, Infrastructure & Tourism
  • Labour & Industrial Relations
  • Banking & Capital Market
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Tax Advice & Compliance
  • Family
  • NGO & Project Development
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation & ADR


  • Levels 4 & 5, SOMA Tower,,
  • No. 2C Street 120,,
  • Sangkat Psar Thmey 2,,
  • Khan Daun Penh,
  • Phnom Penh,
  • Cambodia
  • Tel (855 23) 224-337
  • Fax +855 23 224 136
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