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Legal Services | Cambodia
tel: +855 2321 0400 | fax: +855 2321 4053
33, Street 294 (Corner Street 29), Sangkat, Tonle Bassac | Phnom Penh | 12300 | Cambodia

Main Contacts

L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner

Guillaume Massin

Guillaume MassinManaging Director Cambodia


DFDL's Overview

Founded in 1994, DFDL is the first leading international law firm specialized in emerging markets with pan-regional legal and tax expertise developed throughout the Mekong region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam), Indonesia, Singapore, and Bangladesh, with a dedicated focus on ASEAN and the Middle East.

With a team of over 250 staff, including 120+ lawyers and advisers, working closely together within a fast growing network of 12 offices in Asia, we provide personalized and cost-effective legal, tax and consulting services and solutions with particular expertise in:

-Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
-Real Estate & Construction
-Corporate & Commercial
-Mergers & Acquisitions
-English Law governed transactions

Since its foundation, DFDL has acquired an outstanding reputation for providing seamlessly integrated and solution-oriented legal and tax services to establish, structure and protect our clients’ business interests. DFDL is also actively involved, in tandem with local jurisdiction stakeholders, in developing the legal and regulatory environment of the emerging markets in which we operate.

Our experts are committed to providing international standard, state of the art legal and tax solutions throughout the ASEAN region and beyond.


  • Year this Office was Established: 1994
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 12
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 120

Languages: Afrikaans, Bengali, Burmese, Dutch, English, Filipino, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Malaysian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, Urdu, Zulu

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
China Development Bank
Coca Cola Sabco
Dragon Air
Elixir Gaming Technologies, Inc.
Esso / Exxon
GE International
Hwang DBS Commercial Bank
Independent Towers
JSM Group
Lan Airlines
Levi Strauss
Maruhan Japan Bank
Mitsu 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
Western Union Financial Service
World Bank
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd


L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner

David Doran

David DoranPartner & Chairman


Nicholas Angel

Nicholas AngelSenior Adviser, Real Estate Practice Group

Seng Chanvireak

Seng ChanvireakLegal Adviser, Banking & Finance Practice Group

Kosal Dun

Kosal DunSenior Adviser, Tax Compliance Practice

David Fruitman

David FruitmanRegional Competition Counsel/Senior Counsel

Chea Kanitha

Chea KanithaTax Consultant

Adnan Khan

Adnan KhanConsultant, Corporate & Commercial Practice Group

Alex Larkin

Alex LarkinSenior Adviser

Sambo Ly

Sambo LyPartner, Senior Adviser

David Mah

David MahSenior Tax Adviser

Guillaume Massin

Guillaume MassinManaging Director Cambodia

Caterina Mattioli

Caterina MattioliAdviser, Real Estate Practice Group

Vathana Sar

Vathana SarSenior Adviser

Vann Sereysophorn

Vann SereysophornSenior Tax Consultant

Sok Sreyching

Sok SreychingTax Consultant

Im Udomvityea

Im UdomvityeaSenior Tax Consultant

Hak Viren

Hak VirenSenior Tax Manager, Associate Director


Tran Hanh

Tran HanhSenior Legal Adviser

Xing JiaJia

Xing JiaJiaLegal Adviser

Davy Kong

Davy KongLegal Assistant

Kevin Nudd

Kevin NuddHead of Marketing & Business Development

Patrick Pilon

Patrick PilonRegional Director General

Shiro Sadakane

Shiro SadakaneLegal Adviser, Japan Desk

Hep Seka

Hep SekaLegal Adviser

Un Sinath

Un SinathSenior Adviser

Ou Vouchly

Ou VouchlyLegal Adviser

Py Borapyn

Py BorapynSenior Tax Manager

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