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Bretton Sciaroni
Bretton G. Sciaroni
Senior Partner
One of the first foreign lawyers in Cambodia, Bretton negotiated the first foreign investment in 1993 for a $60 million brewery. He continues to provide professional advice on numerous investment projects and is very active in the business community as the Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia and the International Business Chamber Cambodia. Bretton has a law degree from UCLA, USA.
 
Joseph Lovell
Partner
With over two decades of Asia-focused legal, business and investment experience, Joseph’s expertise includes cross-border investments, M&As, securities and corporate law across multiple sectors.  A member of the bar in New York, Texas and Hawaii, he holds MA and JD degrees from the University of Hawaii and a BS degree from Georgetown University.  Fluent in Mandarin, he is conversant in French, Khmer and Thai.      
 
Simon Burlinson
Legal Advisor
Simon is a qualified English solicitor with expertise in IP law, cross-border corporate transactions, data protection compliance and advises the pharmaceutical sector. He has worked in one of the world’s largest international law firms based in London and as a forensic toxicologist for Imperial College. He earned the MSc in Management of Intellectual Property from Queen Mary’s College and BSc. (Hons.) in Pharmacology and Toxicology from King’s College, London.  He speaks English and French.
 
Porchhay Phoung
Legal Advisor
Porchhay has more than ten years experience of advising in relation to real estate and construction. He has advised global real estate developers, construction companies and foreign investors on their investments and projects in Cambodia. His areas of practice are real estate acquisition, lease, concession, hypothec registration, due diligence, construction contracts, and other related commercial transactions. He obtained a Master of Commercial Laws from University of Melbourne in 2015. Porchhay speaks English and Khmer.
 
Yee Kai Liow
Of Counsel
Kai, a Singaporean Lawyer, who has over 16 years experience working as In-House counsel for a range of companies including Motorola and Schneider Electric in New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong. Kai has an MBA in Business law from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a Bachelor or Laws from University of Victoria, New Zealand. He speaks English and Mandarin.
 
Kanika Tan
Senior Associate
Kanika has earned a Masters degree (LLM) in Business Law from UCLA School of Law in California, USA. Her practice areas include corporate and commercial, intellectual property, tourism, corporate finance, foreign direct investment, joint venture and M&A. Kanika speaks English and Khmer.

 
Daravudh Kang
Associate
Daravuth has been advising clients on matters relating to mining and arbitration issues as well as assisting international clients on a range of corporate and commercial issues for 4 years. He has a Masters degree (LLM) in Law from Nagoya University in Japan and runs the ‘study club’ that provides training for junior lawyers. Daravudh speaks English and Khmer.

 
Vanarith Vo
Associate
Vanarith, Head of Labor Practice Group, brings broad experiences to the firm.  He has advised clients on labor and HR, commercial law, issues pertaining to legal compliance and corporate matters. The recipient of awards from local and international competitions, he earned a Master of Law from University of Lyon 3 and Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE), a LLB from Pannasastra University and BA in Economics from Cambodian Mekong University. Vanarith speaks English, Khmer and conversational Thai. 
 
Svetlena D. Te
Associate
Prior to joining the firm, Lena advised clients on corporate and commercial matters and assisted at Cambodia National Authority for Land Dispute Resolution.  She is experienced across multiple practice areas including arbitration, dispute resolution and anti-corruption compliance.  Lena earned a Master degree (LLM) in Sustainable International Development from University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington, USA and Bachelor of Economics, Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). She speaks English and Khmer.
 
Muyleng Yi
Paralegal
With a broad background in legal research and drafting legal agreements across all aspects of Corporate and Investment Law, Muyleng oversees the firm’s paralegal team.  She earned a dual Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from Royal University (RULE) of Phnom Penh and is fluent in Khmer, English with a working knowledge of Mandarin.
 
Sovanvathanak San
Paralegal
Sovanvathanak has broad experience in legal research, translation and drafting legal reports and was an intern for the Supreme Court Chamber.  He earned dual Bachelor of Law and  International Studies degrees from Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) and  Royal University of Phnom Penh and speaks English and Khmer.

 
Laos Office
Anna Linden
Legal Advisor, Head of Laos Office
Anna holds law degrees from both the Universities of Cologne, Germany and Stockholm and completed her post-graduate studies in European Competition Law at the University of Stockholm. Prior to joining the firm’s Laos office, Anna provided legal advice and assistance to a diverse range of clients at the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, in market entry, registration, licensing, and business expansion. She speaks German, English, French, Swedish and Finnish. 
 
Olivier Linden
Of Counsel
Olivier, a French business lawyer, has over 15 years experience in advising clients on foreign direct investments in Europe and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining the Laos office, Olivier headed the Banking and Finance Practice Group of Sciaroni & Associates in Cambodia. In addition to project financing, Olivier has been involved in numerous mainstream commercial and corporate law matters for international clients. An expert in network industries, Olivier has also advised on major energy and telecom projects in the region.
 
Valloph Sisopha
Valloph Sisopha
Legal Advisor
A Laotian admitted attorney and member of the Lao Bar Association with broad experience over several decades in public health and social security, textile factory, international relations and heads UNHCR in both public and private sectors. In addition to the law degree, Valloph attended high profile training courses in Europe and Asia on numerous legal aspects. He speaks Lao, English, French and Thai.
 
Sithong Chanthasouk
Consultant
Sithong has expertise in Lao laws in the areas of investment, corporation, banking, finance, energy, mining, real estate, intellectual property, contracts, bankruptcy, anti-corruption and labor. He has extensive legal experience in both private and public sectors. Sithong holds a Master of Laws in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University School of Law, the United States. He speaks Lao, French, English and Thai.
 
Sengny Phimmany
Legal Advisor
Sengny is a Laotian law practitioner who has diverse experience in the fields of company formation, investment, business and tax licensing, and court proceedings. A former intern with the 1st Sub-District Court, Sengny was involved in civil, criminal and family law matters.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Judicial Law from the National University of Laos and is fluent in Lao, English and Thai.  
 
Myanmar Office
Tin Hla
Senior Research Paralegal
Tin has seven years experience in the Intellectual Property Division of a Yangon law office conducting brand/trademark searches, trademark infringement investigations, company due diligence for domestic and foreign trademark owners and other general areas of law. He earned a BS (Mathematics) from University of Distant Education Yangon and a Diploma in Business Law from Yangon University. Tin speaks Burmese and English.

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Sciaroni & Associates is a leading professional and investment advisory firm doing business in Southeast Asia since 1993. Based in Cambodia with legal offices in Laos and Myanmar, we provide experienced advice and business insights to many of the world’s leading companies, governments, economic think tanks, global development funds, international NGOs and the Royal Government of Cambodia in accordance with strict international standards.
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