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DFDL

DFDL  

Legal Services | Cambodia

www.dfdl.com
tel: +855 2321 0400 | fax: +855 2321 4053
№ 30, Norodom Boulevard 4th Floor BRED Bank Building | Phnom Penh | 12210 | Cambodia


Main Contacts

L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner

David Doran

David DoranFounding Partner

Guillaume Massin

Guillaume MassinPartner; Managing Director

DFDL's Overview

DFDL established its headquarters in Cambodia in 1995. DFDL is licensed as an investment company by the Council for the Development of Cambodia and the Cambodian Investment Board. We are also registered as a private limited company with the Ministry of Commerce. Under these licenses and registrations, we are permitted to provide business consulting, tax and investment advisory service of an international nature.
On 1 March 2016, DFDL and Sarin & Associates joined forces and established a commercial association and cooperation in order to form a new business transactions platform to serve clients with interests in Cambodia and across the expanding ASEAN marketplace.
DFDL and Sarin & Associates have worked together for over 10 years in Cambodia. Sarin & Associates has long been recognized for its outstanding legal advice, providing advice to companies in Cambodia in several sectors, such as telecommunication, energy, retail, real estate, financial services, banking, etc.
Our clients are major international and Asian foreign investors in Cambodia, including large foreign and Asian financial institutions. We have been involved in major projects in Cambodia including electricity projects, aviation, telecommunications, infrastructure projects and large real estate projects.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1995
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 10
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 140

Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Carbon Credit Trading
  • Compliance
  • Copyright
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Hospitality
  • Hydropower
  • Immigration Law
  • Infrastructure
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Other Renewable and Green Energy
  • Patents
  • Power Projects
  • Public Sector Consultancy
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development and Construction
  • Retail
  • Road
  • Securities
  • Tax & Customs
  • Tax Disputes
  • Telecommunications
  • Telecoms
  • Trade & Commerce
  • Trademarks
Representative Clients
  • Air France
  • ANZ Banking Group
  • Asian Development Bank
  • British American Tobacco
  • British Embassy
  • Brocon Group
  • Chevron
  • China Development Bank
  • Dragon Air
  • Elixir Gaming Technologies, Inc.
  • Esso / Exxon
  • GE International
  • Hwang DBS Commercial Bank
  • Independent Towers
  • JSM Group
  • Lan Airlines
  • Levi Strauss
  • MasterCard
  • Maruhan Japan Bank
  • Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd.
  • Nokia Siemens
  • Nestlé Dairy (Cambodia) Ltd.
  • Nittetsu Mining
  • Philip Morris International
  • Posco E&C
  • Royal Group of Companies
  • Sime Darby
  • Sojitz Corporation
  • TeliaSonera UTA Holding B.V.
  • U.S. Embassy
  • Visa
  • Western Union Financial Service
  • World Bank
  • Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd
Professionals

Partners

L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner

David Doran

David DoranFounding Partner

Seka Hep

Seka HepPartner; Head of Real Estate Practice Group


Guillaume Massin

Guillaume MassinPartner; Managing Director

Clint O'Connell

Clint O'ConnellPartner; Head of Tax Practice Group

Chris Robinson

Chris RobinsonPartner; Head of Corporate & Commercial Practice G


Advisers

Daniel Wein

Daniel WeinHead of Banking & Finance Practice Group

Articles

Cambodia Tax & Real Estate Alert: 2019 Property Tax Deadline – 30 September
DFDL, September 2019

On the 21st of August 2019 Notification dated 21 August 2019 the General Department of Taxation (“GDT“) issued Notification 17517 GDT on the Second Reminder of the Payment of the Property Tax reminding owners of immovable property to file their annual Property Tax declaration before the deadline of 30 September 2019. We note that the 30th of September falls on a public holiday this year (Pchum Ben) so we suggest those required to declare and pay Property Tax should do so by Thursday the 26th of September 2019. The 2019 Property Tax payment can be made at any tax branch or any branch of Canadia, Acleda, Vattanac or Cambodia Public Bank...

Vietnam Tax Update: New Law on Tax Administration – Key Takeaways
DFDL, September 2019

The new Law on Tax Administration No. 38/2019/QH14 (“LTA” or “new Law”) was passed by the National Assembly in June 2019 will become effective from 1 July 2020. New provisions relating to electronic invoices and electronic documents take effect from 1 July 2022. We summarize below some of the salient features of the new Law. Introduction of ‘substance over form’ and independent transactions principles The new Law introduces the ‘substance over form’ principle to determine tax obligations with respect to entities and transactions in Vietnam...

All articles submitted by DFDL

Press

Sokheng Say Speaks at Career Path in Accounting, Auditing & Tax Event in Phnom Penh
DFDL, September 2019

On 30 August 2019, Sokheng Say (DFDL Partner and Head of the Regional Accounting Advisory Practice Group) was invited to speak at a CamEd Business School event: Career Paths in Accounting, Auditing and Tax. This event was organized for the benefit of students who are studying and newly graduated students looking to join the accounting, audit and tax industry in Cambodia. Sokheng gave a presentation on Career Paths in the Accounting Profession. Sokheng is an internationally qualified accountant and a member of CPA Australia and CIMA United Kingdom...

DFDL Organize NZ-Cambodia Networking Event with Visiting Victoria University Delegation on 2 September 2019
DFDL, September 2019

DFDL were proud to host a networking event on 2 September 2019 welcoming a visiting Victoria University of Wellington (“ VUW ”) delegation from New Zealand to Phnom Penh. The purpose of the event was to forge closer business ties between Cambodia and New Zealand and explore business and investment opportunities that could be pursued in Cambodia through mutual cooperation and potential bilateral partnerships...

All press submitted by DFDL

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