Banking and Finance

BNG Legal’s Banking and Finance professionals stand ready to assist investors across the sector with a wide range of services. We regularly advise clients on loan facilities, secured transactions and project finance to ensure that your investments are secure and compliant with local law.

List of Services:
  • Loan and security agreements
  • Project and structured finance
  • Private and commercial loan facilities
  • Foreign exchange and fund repatriation
  • Secured transactions
  • Debt collection
  • Escrow

Head of Practice

Mr. Phirum Sophoan Bou, Partner

Mr. Phirum Sophoan Bou is a Partner and Head of the Tax & Accounting Practice Group. Phirum is an Affiliate Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Phirum previously worked as the senior internal auditor for several companies and organizations, including Electricite du Cambodge, Nagaworld Casino, and the Rural Electrification Fund Secretariat.

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Other Specialists

Dr. Darwin HEM (Naryth HEM), Attorney, Principal Partner

Dr. Darwin HEM (Naryth HEM) is Principal Partner at BNG Legal. Darwin is admitted to practice law in Cambodia, a member of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC), an international associate member of the American Bar Association, a member of APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association), LAWASIA (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific); a member of the Working Party on the Accession of Cambodia into the World Trade Organization. He is a licensed Trademark Agent in Cambodia. Also, Darwin sits as an arbitrator at the Cambodian Arbitration Council and is an advisory member for a number of important businesses and professional associations in Cambodia.

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Mr. Tom Hornby, Legal Counsel

Tom Hornby is Legal Counsel in the BNG Legal corporate practice. He is a highly experienced English law qualified corporate and commercial lawyer with more than 17 years of post-qualification legal experience.
Tom read law at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He was awarded a commendation for his performance in the final Legal Practice Course examinations, taken by students of law at English universities.

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Representative Clients

Project Client Description
Establishment of Local Commercial Bank Korean Investors BNG Legal was co-counsel to a Korean company in successfully establishing a Cambodian commercial bank.
Banking and Finance Global UK-based law firm BNG Legal was retained to provide expertise on Cambodian banking laws to complete an acquisition by an international in Cambodia.
Share Acquisition Foreign Investment Fund BNG Legal assisted the client in all facets of the bank acquisition including due diligence, advice on relevant Cambodian laws and negotiation and drafting the purchase and related agreements.

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