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Mrs. HUN Kimleng
Chairperson & Partner
Kimleng is the founder of HML and numerous businesses. With years of business experience in Cambodia, she has an in-depth knowledge of Cambodian law and regulation. Her counsel is sought after by foreign and local investors. She has been actively involved in major banking, finance, mining, energy, agriculture, hotel and resort projects. Kimleng holds a master of law degree and is active in charity. She is fluent in Khmer and English.
Ms. MAO Samvutheary
Managing Director & Partner
Samvutheary is the co-founder and Managing Director to HML. She has been attorney-at-law and member of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia since 1997. Samvutheary has more than 10 years’ experience as corporate and litigation lawyer with DFDL Mekong Law Group where she became Country Partner in 2008. After years of managing HML, Samvutheary has been recognized by many international clients on her achievement in her representation. Her area of expertise is including trading company, project finance transaction, land transaction, loan, corporate, telecommunication, due diligence, land concession, settlement agreement and litigation. She holds LL.B, LL.M and LL.D at various Cambodian universities. She is proficient in Khmer and English.
Ms. KANG Leap
Deputy Managing Director & Partner
Prior to being a co-founder and Deputy Managing Director to HML, Leap gained over 10 years of practical experience in tax, audit, finance and accounting with various companies including KPMG and DHL Express. At HML, Leap has been actively dealing with business development and planning, commercial transaction, property and land development, licensing and concession, merger and acquisition, due diligence, intellectual property, dispute settlement, and taxation. Her in-depth knowledge and experience has contributed to our clients in both legal and tax advisory. Leap has obtained BB.A and LL.M from various universities; the qualification of Certified Accounting Technician from ACCA located in UK and has been accredited as a Legal Trademark Agent from Ministry of Commerce and Tax Agent from Ministry of Economic and Finance, General Department of Taxation. Recently, Leap has been elected as Council Member of Intellectual Property Association of Cambodia. She is proficient in Khmer, English and Chinese.
Ms. SEK Sovanna
Sovanna is one of the founders of HML. Her specific practice areas cover corporate law and litigation in both civil and criminal case. Before joining HML, She had various experience in both private practices and NGO works – national and international organizations. Sovanna also experienced with the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), served as a Country Deputy Director of the Virtual Tribunal, a court’s legacy project. Also, she is currently a member of the Civil Law Working Group of the Bar Association and a part time professor at the Pannasastra University of Cambodia. Sovanna earned her diploma of Aptitude of Legal Profession of Cambodian Bar Association in 2007 and was trained under the supervision of the Firm’s Managing Director, Attorney-at-Law Mao Samvutheary, in 2008. She graduated LL.B in 2005 from the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). Sovanna is proficient in Khmer and English.
Ms. OU Helene
Helene has been a member of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia since 2012. Her fields of practice include litigation, corporate, contract, intellectual property rights, real estate, mining, casino and labor. Before joining HML, she had over 6 years of experience serving in various local and international law firms, private company and bank. Helene holds LL.M. in International Law focusing on Intellectual Property Rights from the Transnational Law and Business University (TLBU), the Republic of Korea. She also holds LL.B. from the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) and B.A. in Sociology from the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP II), Cambodia. She is proficient in Khmer and English.
Mr. SIN Sakana
Sakana has finished the one-year-lawyer training at the Lawyer Training Center (LTC) and earned the Certificate of Aptitude in Legal Profession in 2014. Prior to joining HML, Sakana has worked as HR/Administrative Assistant at 7NG Group, Ltd. During that time, he was equipped with the knowledge of various kinds of contract and agreement by reviewing and translating those documents before submitting to HR manager. Besides, he had worked at Banteay Kdei Law Office, where he experienced several cases with regard to civil case and criminal case. Sakana holds a LL.B. from University of Cambodia (UC) as well as Bachelor Degree in Translation and Interpreting Skills from Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL). Currently, he has obtained LL.M. at Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). Sakana is proficient in Khmer and English.
Mrs. HUANG Cecilia
Senior Legal Adviser
Cecilia is an expert in property investment and corporate procedures in Cambodia. She has practiced law as business investment adviser with Mekong Law Group (1999-2008) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Canada’s university as well as LL.B from Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). An expert linguist, she speaks Chinese (Mandarin, Taiwanese), Khmer, English, French and Spanish.
Mr. ENG Monyrith
Senior Legal Adviser
Monyrith focuses on the firm’s commercial work but add value in all of the matters that HML handles. He has involved in IP enforcement against infringement, land due diligence and corporate affairs including applying business permits and licensing on various sectors as well as investment project. His active participation has contributed to successfully conclude our clients’ various important and high amount transactions. Prior to joining HML, he was a senior compliance officer at AMRET Microfinance Institution in Cambodia where he was chiefly responsible for AMRET’s legal and regulatory compliance in all aspects of its operations and in relations with government particularly Cambodia Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). He has in-depth knowledge of business compliance and commercial transactions, particularly in the field of banking and microfinance. Monyrith holds LL.B. at the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) and LL.M. under exchange program between University of Savoie (France) and Lausanne (Switzerland). In addition, he has participated in both domestic and international training courses mainly on compliance and anti-money laundering. In 2014, he was granted a title as trademark agent by Ministry of Commerce. Monyrith is proficient in Khmer, English and French.
Ms. CHUN Soleak
With her specialization, Soleak exercises in the fields of real estate, corporate and litigation, especially in criminal case. Prior to joining HML, Soleak had 6 years of experience working as an Analyst in the Office of Co-Prosecutors at Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Besides, she also worked for BNG Law as a legal consultant in Corporate Practice Group where she dealt with company set up, labor and family law. She holds LL.B from Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE), Cambodia and LL.M from Nagoya University, Japan. Soleak is proficient in Khmer and English.
Mr. CHHUON Panha
As part of the firm, Panha has involved in commercial contract, intellectual property, commercial litigation and investment project. He drafts and reviews various types of contracts while handling and supporting in major development plans. Besides, he actively participates in dealing with litigation relevant to business disputes. Prior to joining HML, he was a legal officer at Asia Cambodia Law Firm (ACLF), where he earned knowledge of commercial work and banking. Panha holds LL.B from University of Cambodia (UC) as well as BBA from Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC). Currently, he is pursuing his Master Degree in Private Law at Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). Panha is proficient in Khmer and English.
Mr. OUK Sary
Sary has joined HML soon after the successful graduation in law decree. Over the last 5 years of working with HML, Sary has put much effort in assisting the legal team including keep updating the practical court procedures relevant to both civil and criminal cases, land due diligence, legal research and other tasks as assigned. He holds LL.B from Royal University of Law and Economic (RULE). Sary is proficient in Khmer and English.
Ms. CHHUN Rina
Rina’s practical areas include real estate, corporate, and litigation. Prior to joining HML, Rina interned in Juvenile Court and District Court in Massachusetts, US; worked as a Legal Assistant for BNG Legal; and served as a Team Leader for Harpswell Foundation for 2 years. She holds LL.B at the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). In 2012, she won one-year-fellowship program to the US, where she studied Alternative Dispute Resolution at School for International Training (SIT) in the state of Vermont. Rina is proficient in Khmer and English.
Mr. KEA Putry
Putry puts much effort in litigation, translation of various legal documents and research in a range of legal matters. Before joining HML, he gained two-year-experience in assisting judge to deal with both Civil and Criminal cases at Phnom Penh Court of First Instance, where it causes him to be familiar with judicial procedure. In addition, he used to serve at South East Asia Television (SEATV) in charge of international news translation. He holds LL.B from University of Cambodia (UC). Putry is proficient in Khmer and English.