Publication | Advancing ASEAN in the Digital Age

19 January 2018

ASEAN is a region with a population of 634 million, half of which are below the age of 30, and touted as one of the fastest growing internet regions in the world. So can the region harness it digital potential? “Advancing ASEAN in the Digital Age,” produced by CARI CIMB ASEAN Research Institute, in collaboration […]

Legal Alert | Cambodia | Work Permit Requirement for Foreign Workers

20 October 2017

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) has recently issued the Notification No. 272 MLVT/N/EM dated 31 August 2017 (“Notification”), which provides that the owners and directors of enterprises or establishments who wish to employ foreign staff must apply for a foreign workforce quota (“Annual Quota”). This is a permit issued by MLVT which […]

Legal Alert | Cambodia | No Extension of Visa Type E Without Valid Work Permit and Employment Card

31 August 2017

Under Article 261 of the Cambodian Labour Law, all foreign workers must possess a Work Permit and Employment Card issued by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“Ministry of Labour”). While this law was passed in 1997, the government has only recently begun to strictly enforce these requirements, particularly with regard to visa extensions. […]

Dr Sok Siphana Honoured at Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017

22 June 2017

Dr Sok Siphana, Managing Partner at SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law) was named as one of the Financial Times’ top 10 most innovative lawyers at the fourth FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers awards held on 1 June 2017 in Hong Kong. Among 400 individual submissions from 68 different law firms, Dr Siphana has been recognised […]

China’s Belt and Road Initiative to Boost Peace and Development

9 May 2017

Dr Sok Siphana, Managing Partner at SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law) gives his take on the significance of China’s Belt & Road Initiative on Cambodia. He explains why the initiative will provide new opportunities for Cambodia to expand bilateral trade and will draw interest to Chinese investors. Learn more about what Dr Sok Siphana […]

Cambodia | World Economic Forum on ASEAN Comes Into Focus

7 April 2017

Dr Sok Siphana, Managing Partner at SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law) participated in an interactive panel discussion organised by the British Chamber of Commerce (BritCham) held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 21st March 2017. The event brought together key industry leaders and policy influencers to debate on topics ranging from the regional ASEAN trade […]

Solidarity Gala for Cambodian Legal Community

12 February 2017

Solidarity Gala Saturday,February the 4th   Under the chair of: His Excellency, Doctor Hang Chuon Naron, member of the Royal Government His Excellency, Mr. Hun Many, member of the National Assembly Her Excellency, Mrs. Kim Satavy, Supreme Court Judge Sir Guillaume Massin, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry France Cambodia (CCIFC) The Professor […]

Cambodia | Dr Sok Siphana Appointed as “Fellow” of the International Academy of the Belt and Road | 12 June 2016

11 February 2016

Dr Sok Siphana, Managing Partner of SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law), was honoured as a “Fellow” of the International Academy of the Belt and Road at the recent International Forum on the Belt and Road. The event held in Hong Kong on 12 June 2016 was the third instalment of the Forum and was […]

Season’s Greetings from all of us at SokSiphana&associates

22 December 2015


Embrace, Don’t Fear: Sok Siphana Talks ASEAN Integration

30 June 2015

Source: Management Insider After successfully paving Cambodia’s path into World Trade Organization (WTO) for five years, culminating to its accession in 2004, Dr Siphana served as an advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia as well as the Supreme National Economic Council. Today, Dr Siphana is a practising attorney at Sok Siphana & Associates (a […]