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Sochanmalisphoung Vannavuth



Sochanmalisphoung Vannavuth is an associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Phnom Penh office. She assists and advises both domestic and foreign clients on various corporate and commercial matters, including corporate affairs licensing, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, franchising, employment, intellectual property, and real estate.

Sochanmalisphoung provides clear, commercially relevant advice that takes into account the client’s specific business needs of a business and provides businesses with clear advice so that a decision can be made based on the advice. She is an experienced drafter of applicable contracts and legal instruments, especially in commercial, corporate, banking, labor and employment, real estate, intellectual property, corporate governance, and related transactional areas. She is also well positioned to advise on tax-related issues, having passed the General Department of Taxation’s tax agent exam.

Reviewing commercial agreements—including lease agreements, loan agreements, sale and purchase agreements, escrow agreements, and other commercial agreements—is another of Sochanmalisphoung’s specialties. She ensures that legal and other contractual documents are effectively drafted, reviewed, interpreted, vetted, and in compliance with relevant legal requirements.

Sochanmalisphoung earned her LLB from the Royal University of Law and Economics, a BA in English from the University of Cambodia, and dual master’s degrees in global politics from Ateneo De Manila University (Philippines) and law & settlement of disputes from the United Nations Mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica).

Sochanmalisphoung is a trademark agent recognized by the Ministry of Commerce.


  • Assisted and advised clients on relevant employment issues by helping them to declare their entity and employees at the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training and to obtain necessary work permits.
  • Delivered a legal memorandum to an international manufacturer and distributor of computer peripheral equipment on the process of importing electric and electronic equipment into Cambodia.
  • Advised many clients on the process of incorporating a company in Cambodia, and frequently assisted registering clients’ companies successfully with the Ministry of Commerce and the General Department of Taxation.

  • Assisted an international client in successfully setting up an NGO in Cambodia.
ABOUT Sochanmalisphoung







    MA, United Nations Mandated University for Peace

    MA, Ateneo De Manila University

    Diploma in Commercial Law, CamEd Business School

    LLB, Royal University of Law and Economics

    BA, University of Cambodia


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