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Larry STRANGE

Senior Counsel, Public Policy & Development Impact Practice

Larry Strange is Senior Counsel at Sok Xing & Hwang. He is admitted as Barrister, the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia. At Sok Xing & Hwang, he oversees the Public Policy & Development Impact practice, where he leads the four key areas of the practice: Economic Growth, Regional Integration, Corporate Partnerships, and Governance. Mr. Strange is a key contributor to the development and framing of the existing and emerging regional architecture in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, ASEAN and the broader region (including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) and its implications for Cambodia.

Mr. Strange is a leading figure in policy research and influencing for the political, economic and social development of Cambodia. His previous posts include Executive Director of the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) (2003-2014), and then Senior Advisor to March 2016; Director of The Asia Australia Institute (1993-2003) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia; and Deputy Chief Executive of Worksafe Australia in the early 1990s. He is a sought after advisor, presenter and lecturer, and regularly called upon by national and regional forums for his expert analysis on socio-economic development and regional integration issues in Cambodia, the Greater Mekong Sub-region, ASEAN and the broader East Asian region.

Mr. Strange holds a Master of Arts, Research Program in Indian Studies, University of Melbourne; Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Law Program, University of New South Wales; and Bachelor of Arts (Asian History and Political Science), University of Queensland. Mr. Strange is fluent in English and has attained intermediate proficiency in French.

Email:
Phone: +855 23 221 155
Mobile: +855 12 333 404

LIV Sovanna

Senior Counsel, Private Transactions Practice

Liv Sovanna is Senior Counsel at Sok Xing & Hwang and a member of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Mr. Liv serves on the Cambodian Bar’s Governing Council and is also Director for the Bar’s Legal Aid Department. A distinguished jurist widely respected for his analytical skills and practical experience in regulatory matters, Mr. Liv is a member of the Council of Jurists of the Office of the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Mr. Liv has over 20 years' experience as a lawyer with expertise in private transactions, particularly in the real estate sector and complex litigation matters. Mr. Liv is also one of the most experienced arbitrators of the national Arbitration Council and has conciliated and arbitrated over 400 industrial disputes cases across multiple sectors in Cambodia. He has actively been involved in drafting of Sub-Decrees, Decrees, and other legislation, including Law on the Organization of the Courts.

Mr. Liv holds a Master Degree in Law from Cambodia University of Specialties and a Bachelor Degree of Law from Professional Training School of Cambodia.

Email:
Phone: +855 23 221 155
Mobile: +855 23 221 155

SOU Sorphea

Attorney-at-Law, Private Transactions Practice, Public Policy & Development Impact Practice

Sou Sorphea is Attorney at Law with Sok Xing & Hwang and a member of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Ms. Sou has over 10 years’ experience as a lawyer with expertise in litigation and specialized knowledge and skills in alternative dispute resolution. She has extensive experience counseling and providing legal and technical assistance to private individual and institutional clients, as well as public sector clients, including international development agencies and civil society organizations. From 2007 to 2012, she was Director in charge of the Legal Services Department for the Arbitration Council Foundation. 

Ms. Sou holds a Postgraduate Certificate of Law from University of Auckland, New Zealand; a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia; a Bachelor of Education, Teaching English as Foreign Language, Institute of Foreign Languages, Cambodia. She is fluent in Khmer and English.

Email:
Phone: +855 23 221 155
Mobile: +855 23 221 155

SIN Kimsean

Attorney-at-Law, Private Transactions Practice, Public Policy & Development Practice

SIN Kim Sean is Attorney-at-Law with Sok Xing & Hwang and a member of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Ms. SIN is an experienced lawyer, researcher, arbitrator, law lecturer, trainer and international development law professional, with specialized knowledge and expertise in commercial laws, labor and employment laws, and conflict management and dispute resolution. At present, Ms. SIN is also a commercial arbitrator of the National Arbitration Center, and a mediator and arbitrator of the labor Arbitration Council of Cambodia.

Ms. SIN holds a Master of International Law and Economics from World Trade Institute, Switzerland; a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia; and a Bachelor of Laws degree from National Institute of Management, Cambodia. She was selected as a Research Scholar to the University of Michigan Law School, USA. She is fluent in Khmer and English.

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Phone: +855 23 221 155
Mobile: +855 23 221 155

MOM Seilakboth

Attorney-at-Law, Private Transactions Practice

Mom Seilakboth is Attorney at Law with Sok Xing & Hwang and a member of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia. His areas of expertise extend across corporate governance, commercial contracts, real estate, and regulatory affairs. Mr. Mom's prior experience includes being legal and regulatory affairs manager with multi-national companies, including British American Tobacco in Cambodia.

Mr. Mom holds an LL.M from Transnational Law and Business University in Seoul, South Korea. A senior at the Institute of Foreign Languages, he also holds LL.B from Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia. Mr. Mom is fluent in Khmer and English.

Email:
Phone: +855 23 221 155
Mobile: +855 23 221 155

Helena HORAL

Project Manager, Public Policy & Development Practice

Helena Horal is Project Manager at Sok Xing & Hwang.  She is an international development professional with experience in the design, implementation and management of behavior change communication programs, including in public health and education, with specialized experience in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), HIV prevention, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has served as consultant to the World Bank, Plan, Care and FHI-360.

Ms. Horal holds a Postgraduate Diploma, Health and Social Marketing, Middlesex University Business School, Middlesex University, United Kingdom; and Bachelor of Arts, Development and Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, United Kingdom. She is fluent in English and Swedish, and proficient in Khmer, German and Italian.

Email:
Phone: +855 23 221 155
Mobile: +855 23 221 155

TENG Chesda

Associate, Private Transactions Practice

Teng Chesa is an Associate at Sok Xing & Hwang. His areas of practice focus on commercial contracts, labor and employment, and real estate, and alternative dispute resolution. Prior to joining Sok Xing & Hwang, Mr. Teng worked at the national Arbitration Council, providing legal advice to arbitrators and assistance in drafting arbitral decisions of the tribunal.

Mr. Teng holds a Master of Laws (Advanced) from the University of Queensland, Australia, and LL.B. from Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia. He is fluent in Khmer and English.

Email:
Phone: +855 23 221 155
Mobile: +855 23 221 155