Mining and Energy

BNG’s professional are knowledgeable and practiced in Mining and Energy Law. Whether your company’s needs are obtaining exploration or exploitation licenses, reviewing agreements for compliance with local law or advising on complex mining or drilling issues, we can offer a range of legal services to assist you with your needs.

List of Services:
  • Concession acquisition and transaction
  • Licensing and regulatory compliance

Head of Practice

Mr. Koy Neam, Attorney, Senior Legal Advisor

Mr. Koy Neam is a Senior Legal Advisor at BNG Legal. Mr. Koy is a member of the Bar Association of Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC). He was elected member for a period of 2 years in the Bar Council governing body of the Cambodia Bar Association. He is currently a labor arbitrator with the Arbitration Council and a commercial arbitrator with the National Commercial Arbitration Center. He teaches company law at the Lawyer Training Center of the BAKC.

(Mr. Koy’s Full Profile)

Other Specialists

Dr. Darwin HEM (Naryth HEM), Principal Partner

Darwin is a Principal Partner at BNG Legal and Head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice and Technology. He is a licensed Trademark Agent registered with the Ministry of Commerce of the Kingdom of Cambodia and admitted to practice law since 1997.

As a licensed Trademark Agent and Attorney, Darwin has significant experience in trademark prosecution and enforcement. He is familiar with the IP’s institutional frameworks in relation to the Department of Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Commerce as well as the Patent and Industrial Design Offices at the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft. Darwin has actively participated and conducted various conferences on Intellectual Property and technology development in Cambodia as well as in the region; and has also written several articles related to the update on Cambodian Intellectual Property laws and issues.

Dr Darwin Hem (Naryth HEM) is a member of the Working Party on the Accession of Cambodia into the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (“APAA”). International Trademark Association (“INTA”), and a board member of the Intellectual Property Association of Cambodia (“IPAC”).

(Dr. Darwin Hem’s (Naryth HEM) Full Profile)

Representative Clients

Project Client Description
Acquisition and Due Diligence Global Oil and Gas Group BNG Legal represented one of the world’s largest oil and gas groups in its acquisition of a competitor’s Cambodian asset, and established its legal operating entity.
Petroleum Exploration and Production Leading European Oil and Gas Company A global petroleum company required assistance with their bidding on a contract to exploit the gas fields off the coast of Cambodia. BNG provided advised on a range of matters in connection with intended petroleum exploration and production in the Gulf of Thailand.
Contract Review Global Mining and Resource Company The world’s leading mining company has used BNG Legal’s superior knowledge of Cambodian law to review a range of agreements. BNG Legal used its expertise in the areas of taxation, insurance, arbitration, labor law and contract law to ensure compliance with Cambodian regulations.
Mining License Due Diligence Regional Mining Group BNG Legal performed the due diligence on eight mining exploration licenses registered at the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy.

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