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April 9, 2014
Brett G. Sciaroni, senior partner and Co-Chair of the Working Group on Law, Tax and Governance, a collaborative committee comprised of private sector business leaders and government members recently authored a timely paper on April 1st titled “Investment Law to be Amended – a Call for Comments”. From his unique perspective as one of the first foreign lawyers in Cambodia the article provides context and insights into Cambodia’s Law on Investment (LOI) which is considered to be one of the most liberal in Asia in terms of benefits to investors. The effort to review and amend the current LOI and the sub-decree on the establishment of Special Economic Zones is under consideration for possible enactment later this year.

In a related article, the Phnom Penh Post reported today that a call for the rethink on FDI laws comes after the World Bank released its East Asia and Pacific Economic Update reiterating that Cambodia ranks as the most liberal nation in the region for foreign investment with Singapore coming in second.

For the complete text of Mr. Sciaroni’s article on our website click here and scroll down to the April 1st newsletter http://www.sa-asia.com/our_communication/our_newsletter.php#inv_law. Today’s Phnom Penh Post article can be found here http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rethinking-investment-laws.


March 27, 2014
Phnom Penh, The International Legal Exchange (ILEX) Delegation of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law expressed their appreciation to a Sciaroni & Associates team led by Bretton G Sciaroni, Senior Partner, Max Howlett, Legal Director, and Billie Jean Slott, Legal Advisor for their participation in and contributions to a February Round Table discussion focusing on Cambodia’s business landscape and the issues faced daily. The Round Table discussion provided insights into the legal landscape in Cambodia. Subsequent meetings will explore further collaboration between ILEX and legal advisory firms.

The ABA Section of International Law represents close to 25,000 members in 90 countries and serves as a primary networking source for lawyers working overseas. ILEX was created in 1968 to facilitate a worldwide exchange of ideas and programs in response to current world affairs. For more information on ILEX click here.

March 21, 2014
Manila, Philippines, Mr. Bretton Sciaroni, Senior Partner at Sciaroni & Associates with offices in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Vientiane, Laos and Yangon, Myanmar, was re-appointed Vice Chairman for ASEAN of the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) for the third year by the newly elected APCAC Chairman, George Drysdale, CEO of Marsman Drysdale Co. of Manila at their recent annual meeting held in Manila, the Philippines on March 19-21, 2013.


“It is a great honor for me to serve again as Vice Chairman of APCAC,” said Sciaroni after his reappointment. “The organization has a wide reach throughout the Asia-Pacific region and my involvement will help give greater visibility to the numerous investment opportunities here in Cambodia.”

Through 28 member American Chambers of Commerce, APCAC, founded in 1968, represents the growing interests of over 50,000 business executives and over 10,000 business entities in 22 countries of the Asia-Pacific region. The APCAC membership manages trade volumes in excess of US$400 billion and direct investments (FDI) of over US$200 billion.

March 5, 2014
Phnom Penh Max Howlett, Legal Director - Sciaroni & Associates, was a guest speaker at the 4th Rubber Plant Summit in Phnom Penh on the topic of on “Economic Land Concession in Cambodia: Issues & Challenges”. This conference was held in conjunction with an annual dinner organized by the Association for Rubber Development of Cambodia (ARDC).  Max’s presentation focused on the various issues and considerations regarding Economic Land Concessions in Cambodia - What is the issue with ELC - has it been phased out? How to obtain land for agriculture/ plantations? Compliance to EIA & human rights issues.

Click here for the Phnom Penh Post article on this important conference.

March 4, 2014
Bretton G. Sciaroni, Senior Partner of Sciaroni & Associates and Chairman of International Business Chamber of Cambodia said "ASEAN would be a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labor, and a freer flow of capital when it became a community" at 17th The Government-Private Sector Forum 4th March,2014 presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen attended by 400 business representatives, diplomatic corps, development partners and government officials. 
Click here for the Global Times report of this important meeting.

February 26, 2014
Billie Jean Slott, Legal Advisor - Sciaroni & Associates, was an invited panelist on behalf of AmCham Cambodia at a seminar focusing on “Unfair Competition Act Enforcement in the United States and the Competitiveness of Cambodia’s Export Sector” moderated by Michael Mudd, Secretary General, Asia-Pacific, Open Computing Alliance, Hong Kong. The panel discussion’s primary topic - The Unfair Competition Act (UCA) Impact on Cambodian Exporters – was discussed and debated from a legal perspective by participants representing the Cambodian Exporters Association, the Intellectual Property Office - Ministry of Commerce, the Copyright Office - Ministry of Culture and the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia.

This significant U.S. government sponsored event was supported by a partnership with representatives from the private sector to articulate changes in IP laws that, if not in compliance, will directly affect Cambodian exporters shipping goods to the United States. H.E. Var Rath Sar, Director General of Trademark at the Cambodia Ministry of Commerce welcomed attendees from the business and economic sectors. Peter Fowler, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Regional IP Attaché for Southeast Asia spoke on Unfair Competition Enforcement in the U.S. and its impact on global trade. 
Click here for the Phnom Penh Post article on this important seminar.

February 25, 2014
Bretton G. Sciaroni, Senior Partner of Sciaroni & Associates and Chairman of AmCham Cambodia welcomed U.S. Ambassador William E. Todd and Senior Minister H.E. Sun Chantol at a recent AmCham Cambodia luncheon remarking that through partnership and cooperation between the private and public sectors of the Cambodian economy contributions to the developing economy will significantly improve the business environment. AmCham Cambodia hosted this important event in which the new Minister of Commerce discussed the current economic situation in Cambodia, recent reforms within the Ministry of Commerce and the impact on local and international business. 
Click here for a link to “From the Ambassador’s Penh” Official Blog of William E. Todd, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia.

November 23, 24, 2013
"Ratanakkiri Temple Now in Land Concession..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in the Cambodia Daily. click here.

October 22, 2013
General Department of Taxation releases circular #1707 on possible taxation of interest free loans. To download our Factsheet click here.

September 27, 2013
"Investors Play Down Impact of Labor Strikes..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.

September 6, 2013
Managing Partner, Matthew Rendall and Daniel Parkes, Hongkong Land (Cambodia Investments) Ltd. Discussed the Various Phases of the Proposed Development at Hongkong Land Groundbreaking Ceremony. Picture, click here.

Senior Partner, Bretton G. Sciaroni, Daniel Parkes , Hongkong Land (Cambodia Investments) Ltd. and H.E Senior Minister Im Chhun Lim, Minister of Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction Discussed Public Private Dialogue at Hongkong Land Groundbreaking Ceremony. Picture, click here.

August 26, 2013
“Managing Partner, Matthew Rendall, Interviewed by H.E. Sok Siphana, Convenor of TV show Cambodia’s Global Dialogue, on the topic of Cambodia and Foreign Direct Investment.” Full videoclick here.

August 9, 2013
Senior Partner, Bretton G. Sciaroni, Attended 48th Singapore National Day Family, 9th August , 2013 at Raffles Le Royal Phnom Penh and Singapore Club Cambodia - 4th Shiok Night, 2nd August, 2013 at Himawari Hotel , Phnom Penh. Photo: Bretton G. Sciaroni and Peter Ng , Chairman of the Singapore Club Cambodia.  click here.

September 15, 2012
“Senior Partner, Bretton Sciaroni, Interviewed by H.E. Sok Siphana, Convenor of TV show Cambodia’s Global Dialogue, on the topic of Doing Business in Cambodia.” Full videoclick here.

July 16, 2013
Senior Partner, Bretton G. Sciaroni of Sciaroni & Associates who also serves as the Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia attends the Lead Trade Mission in Long Beach, California with U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Todd and commented that “To his knowledge, an ambassador has never led a trade mission of this magnitude to the United States” for full article click here.

June 28, 2013
"Unlike Past Elections, Property Investors Remain Buoyant..." Read quotes by Bretton Sciaroni in the Cambodia Daily. click here.

June 14, 2013
"Positive outcome for Preah Vihear..." Read quotes by Bretton Sciaroni in the Phnom Penh Post. click here.

June 14, 2013
"Khmer statues likely to come home..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in the Phnom Penh Post. click here.

May 21 2013
Sciaroni & Associates: Ruling Endorses Investment in Cambodia.  Click here.

May 1 2013
Senior Partner, Bretton Sciaroni, will join the first-ever trade webinar, entitled “How to Do Business in Cambodia,” hosted by U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William E. Todd. For more details click here.

April 30 2013
Legal Advisor, Billie Jean Slott was part of the legal team that successfully represented the Royal Government of Cambodia against Cambodia Power Company at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) as mentioned in the Global Arbitration Review.  Click here.

April 8 2013
Senior Partner, Bretton Sciaroni’s comments on increased FDI movement to Cambodia are mentioned in The New York Times and International Herald Tribune articles. Click here.

March 6 2013
Bretton Sciaroni informs the government that the new fees will make doing business in Cambodia more attractive for foreign direct investors. Click here for more details.

February 2013
Senior Partner, Bretton Sciaroni comments on the positive benefits of a stable government in an article on Cambodia featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Click here for more details.

Feb 25, 2013
Senior Partner, Bretton Sciaroni attends the US-Myanmar Economic Relations Symposium organized by the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI). Click here for more details.

Mar 01, 2013
Exploring U.S. Investment in Cambodia - Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in the CSIS click here.

Sciaroni & Associates mentioned in Asia Legal Business news article regarding the merger between Axiata and Latelz. Click here for article.

Jan 30, 2013
"Mfone $65 million in debt..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Phnom Penh Post  click here.

Jan 28, 2013
"Ministry Lists Fees to Help Firms Avoid Graft Claims..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.

Jan 18, 2013
"US Seeks Infrastructure Deals in Cambodia..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.

Jan 17, 2013
Sciaroni & Associates are pleased to announce that Senior Partner, Bretton Sciaroni, has been invited to participate in the Media Roundtable hosted by the U.S State Department Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Lorraine Hariton.

A US State Department press release has been sent out informing the media that Ms Hariton, who recently attended the Lower Mekong Initiative Infrastructure Best Practices Exchange (LMI-BPE) event in Hanoi, will engage the press on the topics of the mission and work of the US State Department Office of Commercial and Business Affairs and her work to expand ties in developing countries and the LMI-BPE. Media Roundtable Advisory

Dec 11, 2012
Brett Sciaroni is invited to join Ambassador William Todd's delegation to Singapore to promote business relations between Singapore and Cambodia. To see photo click here.

Nov 16, 2012
Dates are less important than government commitments - Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.

Nov 05, 2012
Cop nabbed in timber bust - Read Matthew Rendall's comments in this Phnom Penh Post article click here.

Oct 01, 2012
More statues' return sought - Read Matthew Rendall's comments in this Phnom Penh Post article click here.

Sep 16, 2012
Setting down the rules - Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's comments in this Economics Today article click here.

Aug 23, 2012
Sciaroni & Associates "SA hosts reception for US Ambassador Todd..." Read quotes made by Bretton G. Sciaroni in the article click here.

Aug 23, 2012
Sciaroni & Associates "Rendall addresses Siem Reap business leaders..." Read quotes made by Matthew Rendall in the article click here.

Aug 22, 2012
"New York Court to Decide Soon on Sotheby'sclaim to Statue..." Read quotes made by Matthew Rendall in the Cambodian Daily
click here.

Aug 21, 2012
"Prosecutors File Arguments in Effort to Return Cambodian Statue..." Read quotes made by Matthew Rendall in The New York Times click here.

Jul 31, 2012
"Payments illegal, says ACU chief..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.

Jul 16, 2012
"Forum breaks ice, yet more time needed..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post
click here.

Jul 04, 2012
"US-Cambodia relations have never been better..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post
click here.

Jun 29, 2012
"IBC to Phnom Penh Tower..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post
click here.

Jun 07, 2012

Sciaroni & Associates "S&A holds due diligence workshop..." Read about the event click here.
 
Apr 03, 2012
Phnom Penh Post "This Country is not a secret anymore..." Read quotes made by Brett Sciaroni on Phnom Penh Post by click here.
 
Mar 19, 2012
Bloomberg "Cambodia Embracing Capitalism With First IPO Since Khmer Rouge..." Read quotes made by Brett Sciaroni on Bloomberg click here.
 
Mar 09, 2012
"US-Asean Delegation to Visit Cambodia This Month..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Sep 27, 2011 
CNN "Extreme luxury in Cambodia comes at a price..." Read quotes made by Brett Sciaroni on CNN click here.
 
Sep 26, 2011 
CNN "Cambodia and investment opportunities" See Brett Sciaroni’s comments on CNN click here.
 
Jan 11, 2012
"Foreigners Take Advantage of Property Law..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Oct 11, 2011
"Economy's double-digit growth begins to attract international attention..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in the Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
Aug, 2011
"Cambodia's 'Aw, Shucks' Banker..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in the Forbes Asia click here.
 
Aug 24, 2011
"No One Bitten Yet by New Anti-Graft Law..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in the Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Aug 17, 2011
"Investors in Cambodia fear repercussions of bribery law..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in the ABC Radio Australia click here.
 
Aug 17, 2011
"Cambodia's own goal on graft spooks Western firms..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in the M&G News click here.
 
Aug 09, 2011
"Informal payments rules cause a stir..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni and Matthew Rendall in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
Aug 04, 2011
"Property tax questions asked..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
July 13, 2011
"Expand Property Law for Foreigners, Premier Says..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
July 04, 2011
"AmCham advocates Cambodia..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
May 25, 2011
"US firms plan Cambodia plug..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
May 19, 2011
"Future of Shophouse Ghost Towns Uncertain..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Apr 08, 2011
"Premier Lighting Fire Under Idle Developers..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Mar 08, 2011
"IBC 2011-12 executive committee elected..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Feb 17, 2011
"Diverse Economy Remains Elusive, Forum Hears..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Jan 25, 2011
"Gov't Orders Arbitrators to Sit Examination..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Jan 18, 2011
"Investment Funds Size Up Post-Crisis Cambodia..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Dec 31, 2010
"Government Warns of Risky Property Deals..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Dec 31, 2010
"Cambodian Business Year Filled Its Glass..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Oct 25, 2010
"Cando Concerns Arise in Property Market Recovery..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Oct 14, 2010
"And now it's all aboard for the express to Sihanoukville..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
Oct 14, 2010
"Double boost for foreign spending..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
Sep 15, 2010
"Post-blacklist rewards still awaited..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
Sep 13, 2010
"Analysts positive on growth..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
Sep 10, 2010
"Cambodia Gets Low Competitiveness Rank Again..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Aug 24, 2010
"Trade deficit widens on increased imports..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
Aug 23, 2010
"Fashion Coming to Cambodia by Hook or Crook?..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
July 21, 2010
"Cambodian bourse set for next July 'at any cost'..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
July 19, 2010
"Foreign developers anticipate home run ..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
July 03-04, 2010
"Celebrating years, Cambodia's Relationship with US ..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
June 30, 2010
"For investors, Cambodia is a 'hard story to sell' ..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The International Herald Tribune click here.
 
June 18, 2010
"Real estate boost predicted..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
April 29, 2010
"You Foreign? Want a Cando? Not So Fast..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
April 28, 2010
"Executives trade ideas with PM on reform..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
April 23, 2010
"Cambodia Looks To Entice Singaporean Investors..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
April 9, 2010
"Foreign Ownership Law Has a Few Loose Ends..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
April 7, 2010
"Govt to cap foreigners' stakes in properties..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
April 6, 2010
"Registerd businesses increase by 49 percent..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
April 6, 2010
"Nat'l Assembly Passes Foreign Ownership Law..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
March 18, 2010
"Businesses Told To Disregard Border Tension..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
February 26, 2010
"Owners of Capital's FCC in Dispute, Investor Says..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
February 24, 2010
"Tension rises at FCC over public dismissal..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
February 19, 2010
"Jardine's Acleda Stake Purchase Gets NBC Nod..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
February 13, 2010
"Hoping Industry Will Mature, Miners Join Forces..." Read quotes by Billie Slott in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
January 27, 2010
"Tight Loans Squeezed Acleda's Profits in '09..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
January 26, 2010
"Electricity Prices To Rise in Capital, Five Provinces..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
January 11, 2010
"Business Registrations Down 27 Percent in '09..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
December 31, 2009
"Signs Point to City Real Estate Making a Comeback..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
December 19-20, 2009
"Acleda Purchase May Lead To More, Investor Says..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
December 18, 2009
"ACELEDA stake sale points to maturing banking industry..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
December 05, 2009
"Draft Foreign Ownership Law Approved..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
November 27, 2009
"Cambodia warming to idea of foreign ownership..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The International Herald Tribune click here.
 
October 06, 2009
"Vietnam Investment Pays Dividends for Cambodia..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
October 02, 2009
"Concerns about arbitration centre..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
August 28, 2009
"Gov't Unveils Condominium Ownership Rules..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
August 14, 2009
Read Sciaroni & Associates contribution to Asia Arbitration Guide - August 2009 click here.
 
August 10, 2009
"Access to Loans in Cambodia Remain Tight..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
July 31, 2009
"Step Forward for Foreign Property Ownership .." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
July 24, 2009
"Concerns Raised Over Possible Shop House Slums .." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
July 01, 2009
"Unesco Declines To Entertain Thai Claim on P Vihear.." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Jun 10, 2009
"First Finance Joins Banking.." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
Jun 02, 2009
“Near Phnom Penh's Hubbub, a Home Provides Calm and Savings..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The News York Times click here.
 
May 05, 2009
“The Emergence of Cambodia..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Invest in Cambodia click here.
 
May 05, 2009
“Investing in property..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Invest in Cambodia click here.
 
April 29, 2009
“Ministry expects rebound in construction projects..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
April 22, 2009
“Rent Prices Fall by Up To 15%, Analysts..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
April 09, 2009
“Cambodia: Asia's final frontier?... " Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Emerging Private Equity click here.
 
April 01, 2009
“EIU defends report on risk of social unrest in Cambodia... " Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
March 31, 2009
“International Business Club Cambodia, Open letter to the economist intelligence unit..." Read quotes by Brett Sciaroni in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
March 25, 2009
“Starbucks clone set to open ..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Phonm Penh Post click here.
 
March 20, 2009
“City Property Values Falling Through the Floor..." Read quotes by Matthew Rendall in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
February 20, 2009
“It's always been known, it's no secret, that they're talking about foriegn ownership..."Read quotes by Matthew Rendall and Bretton G. Sciaroni in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
February 17, 2009
“Despite the world's financial crises Cambodia 's appeal to investors remains as it did last year..." Read Bretton Sciaroni's quote in the Cambodian Daily click here.
 
February 16, 2009
“Despite the economic troubles that are evident in more advanced economies, there is still considerable interest in investment in Cambodia.” Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote for the Economist Confrences Business Roundtable click here.
 
December 24, 2008
"The hard and the soft of title: The Land Law is setup to protect the incoming buyer ... " Read Matthew Rendall 's quote in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
December 17, 2008
"Trade Names Largely Safe Here: Experts: You just don't see it in Cambodia ... We've had a lot of investors, and that's never been an issue ... " Read Matthew Rendall 's quote in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
November 21, 2008
"His Excellency Bretton is the adviser to the Royal Government of Cambodia thus we can work together for a long time ahead, ... " Read Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen 's quote in the Government-Private Sector Forum click here.
 
November 17, 2008
"Gold Coast? If Martin Kaye gets his way, the Cambodia-Vietnamese coast will be known as the Indochine Riviera: That was the trigger to all the growth ... " Read Matthew Rendall 's quote in The Forbes World's Business Leaders click here.
 
November 07, 2008
"Mining sector under threat: Cambodia's nascent mining industry faces new challenges as commodity prices plummet and the global financial crisis puts the squeeze on capital: Large lawyers are in it for the long term - they expect to put money into a project and wait for years without seeing a profit, ... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
October 17, 2008
"Cambodian exchange to open in ' 09: Official: It's the most detailed program we have heard so far; and When we get back to the business, [the stock exchange] will be a good thing ... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Phnom Penh Post click here.
 
September 19, 2008
"Refugees return, feed the economy: Cambodia grew 9.5 percent a year from 2000 to 2007, the fastest pace in Asia after China, ... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Washington Times click here.
 
September 04, 2008
"Openness to trade is transforming Cambodia's capital: Foreigners still cannot buy land, but they can buy leasehold properties-typically a 99-year lease or a 70-year lease with an option to renew for another 70 years. ... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in Herald Triburne (The Global Editor Of The New York Time) website click here.
 
September 01, 2008
"Pol Pot Victims From Killing Fields Plan Resorts by Angkor Wat: Cambodia grew 9.5 percent a year from 2000 to '07, the fastest pace in Asia after China, which expanded 9.9 percent a year. Political stability under the administration of Hun Sen, ... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Bloomberg business website click here.
 
August 21, 2008
"Gov't Mulls New Ownership Rules For Foreigners: Foreign ownership of apartments isn't a new idea, ... " Read Matthew Rendall 's quote in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
August 07, 2008
"If Escalated, Standoff Could Hurt Business: We're shouldn't look at who losses more because we are both going to lose ... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
July 31, 2008
"Investment Pact Signed by Japan Effective Today: Japanese investment currently plays a very useful role ... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
July 31, 2008
"Election outcome 'Best case scenario' for big business" Businessmen like stability and predictability, and ... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in THE MEKONG TIMES daily click here.
 
June 26, 2008
"Business Not Hurt by Ballot Box Worries: Fears of political instability have typically slowed and delayed business in Cambodia in the run-up to national elections, but business leaders say that they are not taking a wait-and-see approach to this year's vote .... Project such as these would never have happened in the previous pre-election periods, ... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
June 02, 2008
"Real Estate Boom in Cambodia's Capital: Foreign investors can set up a joint venture with Cambodian partners, use long-term leases, .... " Read Matthew Rendall 's quote in The BusinessWeek GLOBAL click here.
 
May, 2008
"The gap between perception and reality: If you went on Google before you came to Cambodia, a cursory look at a lot of the more recent news stories makes the attendance here counter-intuitive. For example .... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The invest in Cambodia Magazine click here.
 
April 24, 2008
"Lawyer Lands Growth, Warns Against Complacency: US lawyer Bretton Sciaroni says he had only intended to stay in Cambodia for two months in 1993, but that turned has into 15 years .... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
April 22, 2008
"G-PSF to hold 13th business government forum: The Government-Private Sector Forum (G-PSF), Cambodia's focal point for business and government dialogue, will hold a bi-annual working group tomorrow focusing on constraints to business and ... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in THE MEKONG TIMES daily click here.
 
March 30-31, 2008
"Working Group on Law and Tax Addresses the Requests by the Private Sector: Phnom Penh, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the senior minister Keat Chhon, co-chairman of Working Group on Law, Taxation, and Good Governance (Working Group D) .... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Raksmey Kampuchear Daily News (Khmer & English Languages) click here.
 
February 15-17, 2008
"PM rejects foreign land ownership: Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday quashed rumors that the government plans to introduce a law allowing 100 percent ownership of land by foreigners .... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in THE MEKONG TIMES daily click here.
 
February 15, 2008
"Ban on Foreign Ownership of Land To Stay: Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday said there would be no relaxing of the ban on foreigners owning land in Cambodia. Foreigners can co-own land with a Cambodian who has majority ownership or obtain ownership through marriage, but the prime minister said .... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
February 13, 2008
"Garments, textiles dominated exports in 2007: Garments and textiles all but eclipsed other export goods in 2007, accounting for 94 percent of all goods sold to other countries, according to the Ministry of Commerce's annual performance report released .... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in THE MEKONG TIMES daily click here.
 
February 11, 2008
"CONCRETE JUNGLE: Not so long ago Chinese visitors jokingly referred to Cambodia as "Qian Bu Zai." This not only sounded like the Chinese name for the country-Jian Bu Zhai-it summed up their assessment: There is no money.". Now investor are .... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in FORBES ASIA click here.
  
January 29, 2008
"The Discussion Between Private Sector & Government on Implementations of Five Law: Phnom Penh, the government officer of the ministry of economy and finance said the working group of private sector, legal division of taxation and governance (Krom Kho) of the government .... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Raksmey Kampuchear Daily News (Khmer Language) click here.
 
January 24, 2008
"Land Price Surge to All-Time High Across Phnom Penh: In 2007, the price of real estate in Phnom Penh increased more than any year in the past decade. Investment from South Korean developers prompted prices in the capital to double and in some cases triple .... " Read Matthew Rendall 's quote in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
January 23, 2008
"Major Realty Firm To Open Cambodia Branch: The entry of US real estate consulting firm CB Richard Ellis Co Ltd into the Cambodian market is another sign that the country is looking increasingly attractive for international investors .... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Cambodia Daily clicking here.
  
December 2007
"COMPANY AUDITS: Safety in numbers financial transparency is crucial if Cambodia's proposed bourse is going to open its account in 2009: Public confidence in Cambodia's proposed stock exchange is paramount, which is why the Ministry of Economics and Finance announced earlier this year that about 400 of .... " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in GLOBE click here.
  
December 2007
"INVESTING: Cambodia made easy business opportunity in a country ranked 68th out of 157 for its economic freedom is easier than it sounds: Cambodia is ranked higher than Vietnam, Thailand or Malaysia for economic freedom.... " Read Matthew Rendall 's quote in GLOBE click here. 
 
December 08, 2007
"THE CARDAMOMS-PROTECTED BUT NOT OUT OF REACH: CENTRAL CARDAMOM PROTECTED FOREST - The sleek black beetle was afloat in the shallow pool of a boggy mountain spring, the hind leg of a tree frog tightly gripped by its pincers. ..." Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
November 08, 2007
"Seize the Day, Prime Minister Tells Investors: Prime Minister Hun Sen made the case for doing business in Cambodia on Tuesday, telling investors that the country's resurgent markets and economy represent rare opportunities. ..." Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
October 10, 2007
"Open for business Cambodia: Change is in the air in Cambodia. The country's post-1992 dependence on aid money as the main source of foreign funds is being replaced by an increasing amount of foreign investment. But, what is the likelihood of ... ? " Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in AsiaLIFE Phnom Penh click here.
 
October, 2007
Investment: Cambodia 1 - Thailand 0: "Thailand's insular new laws on foreign investment offer Cambodia the opportunity to be the best alternative" Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in GLOBE click here.
 
September 17, 2007
"CAMBODIA: Government's stock market plans under fire" Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's quote in ABC Radio Australia please see on the website click here.
 
September 05, 2007
"Gov't To Study Foreigners' Property Rights" Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's comments in The Cambodia Daily click here.
 
September 04, 2007
"Cambodia Urged To Allow Foreign Ownership Of Buildings" Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's comments in The Dow Jones International News; and " Cambodia seeks investors for new markets in drive for economic expansion" in The Agency France Press (AFP) click here.
 
August 09, 2007
"Business Investment in Cambodia: Climate Changed Cambodia is becoming an increasingly attractive alternative foreign funds" Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's comments in The GLOBE Cambodia English Magazine click here.
  
August 08, 2007
"Hundreds of Enterprises To Undergo Audit" Read Bretton G. Sciaroni's comments in The Cambodia Daily click here.

 

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THE S&A ADVANTAGE Japan Desk

Southeast Asia's rapidly developing and diverse economies - combined with the region's rich cultural and historical appeal - offers unique business opportunities for investors with an interest in long-term growth.

Investors need informed, accurate advice from experienced local counsel to make sound business decisions to ensure success.

Sciaroni & Associates' combination of knowledge, deep relationships and thorough understanding of how business is conducted in Cambodia and elsewhere in the region enables our firm to deliver quality advice and counsel to our international list of clients.

Since 1993, Sciaroni & Associates has provided clients with informed counsel, guidance and insight by our national and expatriate staff to help maximize the value of investments in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Our staff help clients understand the complex business conditions of Cambodia while efficiently solving problems following strict international ethical standards.

And now, we offer the same experienced advice for clients with business interests in Myanmar and Laos.

A sample of our clients from various sectors includes global blue chip giants, as well as leading regional companies.

 
  • ACLEDA
  • Aqua Expeditions
  • Axiata
  • Chevron
  • Citystar Private Equity
  • Coca-Cola
  • DeCoro
  • Dewhirst Group Ltd.
  • FedEx
  • France Telecom
  • Grandis Timber Ltd.
  • Hello
  • KPMG
  • Leopard Capital
  • LimeTree Capital Partners
  • OZ Minerals Ltd.
  • Prudential
  • Quantum Clothing
  • Raffles
  • Tiffany & Co.
 
 
   

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