News

IP Alert | Continued Progress as Cambodia Further Strengthens Intellectual Property Protection

18 May 2018

Validation of Chinese Patent in Cambodia Following on from the success of the Agreement on Validation of European Patent with the European Patent Office as reported by ZICO IP previously here, Cambodia reached another important milestone in its efforts to strengthen its intellectual property protection system by introducing a validation system for Chinese Invention Patents which […]

Dr Sok Siphana appointed Head Judge for Inaugural Cambodia Real Estate Awards

2 April 2018

Dr Sok Siphana, Managing Partner at SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law) has been appointed Head Judge for the inaugural awards ceremony of the Cambodia Real Estate Awards – a series made up of 30 awards across two distinct categories. The ceremony will recognise leading agents and agencies, and celebrate the finest real estate practices […]

Legal Alert | Introduction to Cambodia’s New Trade Remedies Law

22 March 2018

The Cambodia National Assembly has recently adopted the Law on Trade Remedies (“theLaw”) on 12 October 2017, governing the anti-dumping, countervailing measures and safeguards[1] all trade activities in Cambodia in conformity to the Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994. The Law comprising of six chapters and 44 articles, sets out the […]

IP Alert | Cambodia Patent Protection System Evolves: Validation of European Patents Takes Effect

20 March 2018

Cambodia’s early-stage patent protection system Cambodia’s patent protection system is still in its early stages. In fact, Cambodia’s first ever Patent for Invention was awarded as recently as 2015. Through joint cooperation, and both bilateral and regional agreements with foreign patent offices and organizations, the country has rapidly developed its intellectual property infrastructures to promote […]

Legal Alert | Cambodia | New Sub-Decree on Management of Plastic Bags

19 March 2018

In October 2017, the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia issued Sub-Decree No. 168 GNKR.BK (“new Sub-Decree”) on the Management of Plastic Bags aiming to reduce wastage and protect the environment as well as the country’s landscape. This Sub-Decree prescribes: duties of relevant authorities; duties of citizens; general measures in managing plastic bags; and […]

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 | Key Features of Cambodia’s New Law on Telecommunications

4 January 2018

Cambodia’s new law on telecommunications (Telecom Law), which came into force on 17 December 2015, is now the most comprehensive legal instrument regulating the telecommunications sector in Cambodia. The Telecom Law applies to all telecommunications operators in the country and will be implemented in accordance with the Sub-decree on Operational Permits in information and communications […]

Legal Alert | Cambodia | Cybercrime Law Drafted Following the Rise of Cyber Attacks

4 January 2018

Following the development of e-commerce in Cambodia, consumers are moving away from physical markets to the digital screen market place. As social media sites (such as Facebook) are now being used as a platform by Cambodian businesses to reach and engage with larger audiences at a lower cost, both consumers and sellers are at risk […]

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. […]