Legal Services | Cambodia
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Main Contacts

L-Martin Desautels

Regional Managing Partner

David Doran

Founding Partner

Guillaume Massin

Partner; Managing Director


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
Lawyers Worldwide: 140

Areas of Practice

Representative Clients



L-Martin  Desautels

L-Martin Desautels

Regional Managing Partner
David  Doran

David Doran

Founding Partner
Seka  Hep

Seka Hep

Partner; Head of Real Estate Practice Group
Guillaume  Massin

Guillaume Massin

Partner; Managing Director
Clint  O'Connell

Clint O'Connell

Partner; Head of Tax Practice Group
Chris  Robinson

Chris Robinson

Partner; Head of Corporate & Commercial Practice G


Daniel  Wein

Daniel Wein

Head of Banking & Finance Practice Group


Myanmar Further Relaxes Forex Regulations

Pursuant to Directive No. 7/2022 issued by the Central Bank of Myanmar (“CBM“), relaxing the application of Notification 12/2022 (“De-dollarization Notification“), inter alia,  for the Myanmar Investment Commission (“MIC“) and Special Economic Zone companies, exporters and importers conducting activities under Myanmar-China and Myanmar-Thailand border trade, international organizations, INGOs, etc...

Power Plant Operators Must Report Regulatory Compliance to EVN by 30 June

DFDL would like to inform you that: On 21 and 23 June 2022, EVN/Electricity Power Trading Company (“EPTC”) issued respectively official letter no. 4024/EPTC-KDMD and official letter 4077/EPTC-KDMD (“EPTC’s Official Letter”) to project owners of power plants in Vietnam requesting projects owners to review and report on regulatory compliance of their relevant power plants. EPTC Official Letter listed 349 power plants of all types: coal, fuel oil, hydro, solar and wind projects. This means EPTC’s requirement applies to all power projects in Vietnam...



Clint O’Connell Speaks at EuroCham E-Commerce Workshop

On 20 June 2022, Clint O’Connell (Partner, Cambodia Deputy Managing Director & Head of the Cambodia Tax Practice) was featured as panellist on e-commerce event organized by the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia with a special join by H.E. Dr. Eng Ratana, Director of the Large Taxpayer Department at the General Department of Taxation and Huy Bunchay, the Head of Business Registration at the Ministry of Commerce. Clint was joined by tax experts, industry analysts and government officials on a panel to discuss some of the complex regulations surrounding the emerging e-commerce sector...

Anne Coulon Elected Vice President of EABC Thailand

DFDL is pleased to announce Anne Coulon (Regional Legal Adviser – Consultant) has been elected as a vice-president of the European Association for Business and Commerce, Thailand (“EABC”). Anne will serve a two-year term and will be a member of the EABC’s new Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is led by Farid Bidgoli, the new president, and Paranee Adulyapichet and Jan Eriksson, who were also elected as vice-presidents. Cosma Zacherowas has been elected as the EABC’s treasurer and Noel Ashpole as secretary of the Executive Committee. Anne will, with the other members, plan the chamber’s strategies, policies and objectives...