DFDL in Cambodia was established in 1995. Our Phnom Penh office is one of our largest offices today, and we have a strong relationship with the Royal Government of Cambodia.
DFDL experts have provided our international experience to help the Royal Government create legal and tax guidelines that are still in use today. DFDL Cambodia has unrivalled expertise in advising on complex, multi-layered cross-border transactions, corporate structuring, international tax implications and tax optimization strategies.
DFDL serves major international and Asian foreign investors in Cambodia, including well-known brands and financial institutions. We have advised on major projects across the Kingdom in various sectors, such as electricity, aviation, telecommunications, infrastructure, and large real estate developments.
DFDL is licensed by the Council for the Development of Cambodia and the Cambodian Investment Board as an investment company. We are also registered with the Ministry of Commerce as a private limited company. These licenses and registrations allow us to provide international business consulting, tax and investment advisory services.
On 1 March 2016, DFDL and Sarin & Associates formed a commercial association and cooperation to create a new business transactions platform for clients with interests in Cambodia and the growing ASEAN market.
DFDL and Sarin & Associates have a long-standing collaboration of over 10 years in Cambodia. Sarin & Associates is renowned for providing advice to companies in Cambodia in several sectors, such as telecommunications, energy, retail, real estate, financial services, banking, etc.
Well-regarded regional firm considered a go-to for Cambodian counsel by many international law firms and clients. Full-service offering that encompasses market entry and corporate restructuring, as well as land use, securities, tax and project finance. DFDL's team is able to understand complex issues and solve them in a systematic manner. — Chambers Asia Pacific 2023 – DFDL Cambodia
- Alibaba, Tencent, Amazon, Mastercard, and others (fintech), are major players in the Asian and international e-commerce and Fintech industry, on various legal and tax advice to ensure compliance with Cambodian law and regulations.
- Altimeter Growth Corp, on its $40 billion business combination that resulted in taking Grab Holdings public in the U.S. The record-breaking de-SPAC transaction is the largest-ever U.S. equity listing by a Southeast Asian company, with e the company valuing at nearly $40 billion.
- Apollo Aviation Group LLC, on advising on regulatory compliance to an aircraft lease with a Cambodian operator and on aircraft registration, security perfection, enforcement, and opinion on warehouse financing.
- B.Grimm, in relation to its solar project in Cambodia by assisting in conducting legal due diligence, drafting and negotiating the share purchase agreement, other transaction documents, and closing the acquisition transaction.
- China Road and Bridge Corporation, in relation to development of the Phnom Penh–Sihanoukville $2 billion expressway project, a 190km-long road that will link the capital city Phnom Penh and the coastal city of Sihanoukville, including assistance regarding PPP aspects and the BOT concession agreement.
- Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and UBS, in acting for the underwriting banks with respect to a $200 million bond issued by NagaCorp, the operator of Cambodia’s NagaWorld casino and hotel complex.
- International Finance Corporation (IFC), in advising on the provision of two senior loan facilities to Amret and Hattha Bank which are intended to provide access to finance/liquidity and support the banks’ social lending programs to Cambodia’s female-owned businesses affected by the covid pandemic.
- JPMorgan Chase, in advising to an enormous $2 billion pre-IPO syndicated financing for Southeast Asian tech giant Grab.
- Raffles, famous hotel group, and a hotel investor, Lodgis Hospitality, in relation to the restructuring of two Raffles hotels in Cambodia – the Le Royal Phnom Penh and the Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor Siem Reap.
- Royal Group of Companies, Cambodia’s largest diversified conglomerate and holding company with investments in various industries in the country including telecommunication, media, banking, insurance, resorts, education, property, trading and agriculture, as well as advising millions of projects with respect to energy, power plan and joint venture.
- Siam Cement Group, a leading industrial conglomerate in ASEAN, in relation to the provision of legal and tax advice on the landholding structure, land transaction options, title search and preparation of transactional documents for land transfer.
- Smart Axiata, a top Cambodian telecommunication provider, on its legal and tax restructuring involving carving out of its tower infrastructure business in Cambodia.