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David Mol is an associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Phnom Penh office. He assists both domestic and foreign clients on matters relating to intellectual property, licensing, regulatory affairs, and doing business in Cambodia. Prior to working at Tilleke & Gibbins, David advised the prosecution in the high-profile Khmer Rouge case before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He has also advised NGOs and nonprofit organizations in Cambodia on a range of commercial transactions, including financial and funding matters, real estate, employment relations, and regulatory affairs.

David also has extensive experience advising the private sector on intellectual property and related enforcement issues, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and other life science focused products. He is an active member of the firm’s Life Sciences Industry Group, and a trusted advisor to life sciences clients seeking to do business, protect their intellectual assets, and protect the public from harmful counterfeit products in Cambodia.

David has been recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in The Legal 500’s  guide to up-and-coming practitioners in the Asia Pacific.

David received a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s degree in public international law from the University of Amsterdam. With his international background and experience working in Cambodia, David has a strong local network of expats and Cambodians to facilitate the needs of his clients.


  • Restructured a local NGO in response to Cambodia’s new NGO regulatory regime, including the client’s employer relations, contracts, commercial agreements, and codes of conduct. The organizational changes resulted in significant financial benefits for the previously struggling client, which now has projects across Cambodia.
  • Advised the prosecution in the high-profile Khmer Rouge case before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Assisted with international conventions on joint criminal enterprise.
  • Directed an investigation into counterfeit footwear for a well-known multinational fashion company based in Australia.






    LLM, University of Amsterdam

    LLB, University of Amsterdam


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