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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: Deadline for 2022 Foreign Employee Quota Applications Extended to 31 January 2022
DFDL, December 2021

On 1 December 2021, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued Notification 058/21 on Extending the Deadline for the 2022 Foreign Employee Quota Application (“Notification”). Through the Notification, the MLVT has delayed the submission deadline for 2022 foreign employee quota applications until 31 January 2022, being two months after the original deadline. If your organization currently employs any foreign nationals (or intends to do so next year), we strongly recommend that the 2022 foreign employee quota application be filed as soon as possible, as it normally takes several weeks to obtain approval...

Drones Regulatory Framework in Myanmar – Top 5 Key Q&As
DFDL, December 2021

The use of drones in the world is increasing very rapidly and plays an important role in optimizing processes across a various range of industries: agriculture, delivery services, infrastructure, mapping, military and so on. These machines are very efficient, effective, and safe tools for quality, safety and savings. As we start seeing increased use of drones throughout the Southeast Asian region, DFDL has prepared a country-specific Q&A series on key questions that organizations or individuals might have when considering whether to use drones for corporate or personal use...

All articles submitted by DFDL

Press

DFDL Partners Ranked as Thailand’s Top 100 Lawyers for 2021 by Asia Business Law Journal
DFDL, November 2021

DFDL is pleased to announce that our Partners have been ranked in Thailand’s Top 100 lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal for 2021. Featured among this year’s rankings were David Doran (Founding Partner), Audray Souche (Regional Managing Partner) and Vinay Ahuja (Partner; Head of Regional Banking, Finance & Technology Practice, Indonesia Practice and India Desk). We are delighted to have our legal advisers represented and given due recognition in these prestigious rankings. It is a testament to all of our team’s expertise, dedication and hard work throughout the year...

Indonesia – Legal Expert Guide to Data Breaches & Ransomware Attacks
DFDL, November 2021

Recording Date: 23 November 2021 The digital transformation experienced over the last number of years and greatly accelerated by COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented global economic and societal shifts with more people moving towards online services and companies collecting ever increasing volumes of data...

All press submitted by DFDL

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