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Chanvisal Lok is an associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group in Cambodia. With particular experience advising clients on labor law and employment contract matters in Cambodia, Chanvisal assists multinational, regional, and domestic clients operating in Cambodia with their employment-related and other corporate legal questions. His commercial-minded advice helps companies overcome potential regulatory pitfalls and maintain compliance with Cambodian law.

Chanvisal is also a versatile practitioner with additional expertise in intellectual property, as he previously performed a wide range of support functions in the firm’s intellectual property practice. This included helping companies secure protection for their trademarks, patents, and other intellectual property, as well as drafting application forms and compiling supporting documents for filings with the relevant ministries. On the intellectual property enforcement side, this entailed market surveys, investigations, and handling infringement casework.

Chanvisal holds English language-based LLM and LLB degrees from the Royal University of Law and Economics. He has also completed the patent agent course from the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation as well as World Intellectual Property Organization training on intellectual property and the Madrid system.


  • Researched labor compliance issues and employment contracts in order to advise a large multinational fashion company on Cambodian laws and regulations relevant to the company’s employment activities in Cambodia.
  • Conducted investigations and market surveys for large IP enforcement projects for various multinational companies and conglomerates, coordinated operations with law enforcement to carry out raids action and seize all of the infringer’s counterfeit goods, and produced summary reports on the outcome of the operations.
  • Assisted various corporate clients with the filing of new trademarks, patents, and industrial designs, as well as recordal of exclusive distributorship arrangement, license agreements, and franchise agreements in accordance with the requirements of the relevant ministries.
  • Represented a multinational luxury goods conglomerate in customs training with the Economic Police, on identification of counterfeit goods.
  • Worked with the IT department to implement, track, and manage internal systems to significantly increase the efficiency of intellectual property-related work processes and to ensure data accuracy.
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    LLM, Royal University of Law and Economics

    LLB, Royal University of Law and Economics


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