Sok Xing & Hwang Extends Congratulations on the Inauguration of Client’s Kirisu Dairy Farm

In a celebration of agricultural excellence, Sok Xing & Hwang extends heartfelt congratulations to Khmer Fresh Milk Co., Ltd., as Samdech Bovothipdey Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia, inaugurated their state-of-the-art Kirisu dairy farm this morning. In his inauguration speech accessible here, the Prime Minister described the success of Khmer Fresh Milk as “the new pride for Cambodia in the realm of the operation of a diary farm and production of fresh milk and dairy products”. The Prime Minister further highlighted his appreciation of the role of the company in participating to promote the economy by creating jobs and income for the locals and transferring skills and expertise to Cambodian people.

Kirisu Farm, located in the fertile plains of Bati District, Takeo Province, has revolutionized the Cambodian dairy industry, which has traditionally relied on imported milk. With the introduction of high-yield dairy breeds and cutting-edge farming technology, Kirisu Farm promises to enhance the quality and quantity of local milk production to meet the demand for fresh milk and dairy products in Cambodia.

As legal counsel, our team at Sok Xing & Hwang takes immense pride in providing support for the green field project from its inception to achieving full operational capacity and resounding success. Leveraging our legal expertise, we supported Khmer Fresh Milk to fulfill the legal compliance requirements applicable to the entire spectrum of dairy farm establishment and operation. Our support has taken on myriad scope, including:

  • counseling on legal framework and obtaining governmental (both national and local) licensing, permits and approvals for the whole process of dairy farm establishment and operation (covering the importation of heifers from Australia to Cambodia), production plant, production process, distribution, marketing, and sale;
  • advising and assisting on contract drafting and negotiation with suppliers and distributor, covering aspects such as production, distribution, and sales of fresh milk and other dairy products;
  • providing assistance with intellectual property protection, through advice on trademark registration and safeguarding of the identity of Kirisu brand; and
  • counseling and providing assistance to ensure environmental sustainability of the project.

Senior Counsel of Sok Xing & Hwang Dr. Khim Kiri, who shepherded the process of obtaining national and sub-national licenses, approvals, and permits and resolving intricate ESG challenges during the early days of the project, remarked that our team of seasoned attorneys and legal professionals has been privileged to provide comprehensive legal support to Khmer Fresh Milk throughout the establishment of their dairy farm. It is truly gratifying for me to witness their vision come to fruition, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to assisting them on their continued path to success.

Senior Associate of Sok Xing & Hwang, Mr. Peou Putheavy, who extensively advised Khmer Fresh Milk on regulatory compliance, commented that, at our firm, we recognize the significance of legal counsel in navigating the complexities of legal process and procedures as well as the importance of local culture for businesses in the agricultural sector. We take pride in the meticulous attention to detail and our respectful and professional relationships with the local stakeholders and authority that we bring to our client's dairy farm business, knowing that these elements play a crucial role in their success.

As we extend our warmest congratulations to Khmer Fresh Milk on this momentous occasion, we also express our sincere gratitude for the opportunity to be part of their journey. May the inauguration of their dairy farm herald a new era of prosperity and sustainability, inspiring others to follow suit in fostering innovation and excellence in agriculture and contributing to the advancement of Cambodia’s economy, jobs and income for the locals.