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Bun & Associates

Firm Profile

Phnom Penh

  • Profile
  • 29 St. 294
  • P.O. Box 2326
  • Phnom Penh
  • Phnom Penh
  • Cambodia

Firm profile submitted by Bun & Associates

Managing Partner: Mr Youdy Bun
Senior Partners: Dr Antoine Fontaine, Mr Sophealeak Ing, Dr Sovath Phin
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 50
Languages: English, French, Japanese, Khmer, Mandarin, Thai


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, 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 has been consistently ranked a top tier law firm by AsiaLaw, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.


Main Areas Of Practice:
■ Act as local counsel of a Japanese megabank in the acquisition of a substantial stake in Cambodia’s largest commercial bank
■ Act as counsel of the majority shareholder in relation to the construction of multiple cement plants.
■ Represent an offshore bank in relation to an aircraft financing extended to a Cambodian carrier
■ Advise 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
■ Advise a foreign state financial institution on its multi-million dollar financing project to an air traffic controller
■ Represent a life insurance company in its market entry and in obtaining the first license granted to a wholly foreign-owned entity
■ Represent European insurance companies in obtaining Cambodia’s first and second micro-insurance license and broker license
■ Assist the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cambodia in drafting insurance regulations
■ Advise a large Japanese manufacturer in its $65 million investment project establishing Cambodia’s first electronic large-scale mass-production facility
■ Represent a Japanese financial services company in Cambodia’s first securities sector merger
■ Act as local counsel of a Malaysia-based financial group in disposal of its wholly-owned commercial bank in Cambodia to a Singapore-based financial group
■ Act as local counsel of one of the world’s leading premium school organisation in an acquisition of the largest international school
■ Assist a Singapore-based financial group in a multimillion dollar joint venture with a leading Cambodian commercial bank and Cambodia Post in the establishment of Cambodia Post Bank
■ Assist one of the largest telecommunication operators in relation to the implementation of the Law on Telecommunications and its sub-regulation
■ Advise a major Japanese shopping mall developer in the setup of the first world-class shopping mall in Cambodia
■ Advise a world leading duty free business operator on regulatory framework, licensing and operation requirements
■ Counsel clients on the acquisitions of nine rubber plantations within economic land concession framework
■ Advise a Japanese development agency in the financing of a medical center and their distribution network tax structure
■ Act 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)
■ Act as counsel to a European-based leader in the cash crop business on its acquisition of an existing economic land concession
■ Act as counsel to a world leading bank (private equity arm) in acquiring a garment factory
■ Act 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]

Clients:
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, Manulife, Poema, MEF, Milvik, Minebea, Sony Electronics (S) Pte Ltd, Thai Samsung Electronics, SOCFINASIA, Chip Mong Group, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Nippon Express. Org

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