Events | Workshop

Trust: A Structure to manage your Family and Corporate Assets

DFDL has the pleasure and honor to host a breakfast workshop on Trust: a structure to manage your family and corporate assets on Tuesday 7 March 2023, from 8am to 12pm at Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, under the high patronage of His Excellency Sok Dara Director General of the Trust Regulator.

In 2019, Cambodia introduced a new Trust Law followed by implementing regulations which together have been a major development for the Country’s legal and commercial landscape. A trust is a legal arrangement which allows a trustee to hold property for the benefit of another person. The trust sector in Cambodia is still relatively new although recently there has been some publicity regarding the role of trustees especially with respect to the control and management of immovable property.

Our breakfast workshop will provide you with a deep understanding of commercial and personal trusts which will enable you to make informed decisions for your investments and give you an insight into the regional taxation trends that Cambodia may follow in the future. Our expert speakers at this breakfast workshop will include His Excellency Sok Dara, Ms. Sokhary Chhean, Director of Department of Legal Affairs and Inspection, and DFDL experts, Ms. Vansok Khem, Partner – Deputy Head of Corporate and Commercial Practice, Ms. Davy Kong, Co-Head of Real Estate and Construction Practice and Mr. Jonathan Blaine, Thailand Tax Director and Co-Head of Regional Compliance & Investigations Practice.

After the presentations, there will be a panel discussion with our DFDL and market experts followed by a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to ask your questions and interact with the speakers.

Book your seat now and stay tuned for the full agenda!


8:00am-8:30am                       Registration, breakfast, and networking

8:30am-8:45am                       Opening and keynote remarks by his Excellency H.E Sok Dara, Director
                                                   General of the Trust Regulation

8:45am-9:15am                       The establishment and functioning of Trusts under Cambodian legal
by Ms. Sokhary Chhean, Director of the Legal Affairs and
                                                    Inspection Department of the Trust Regulator

9:15am-9:45am                        Structuring options to manage immovable properties under a trust
                                                    and accreditation of valuation company for the immovable properties

                                                    by Mrs. Davy Kong​​ (Co-head of Real Estate and Construction Practice)
                                                    and Mr. Jonathan Blaine (Thailand Tax Director and Co-Head
                                                    of Regional Compliance & Investigations Practice)

9:45am-10:15am                      Coffee break and networking

10:15am-10.45am                    Real Estate Investment Trusts and Family Trusts by Mrs. Vansok Khem
                                                     (Partner, Deputy Head of Corporate and Commercial Practice) and 
                                                     Mr. Jonathan Blaine (Thailand Tax Director and Co-Head of Regional
                                                     Compliance & Investigations Practice)

10:45am – 11:45am                 Panel discussion and Q&A session Moderated by Mrs. Vansok Khem

11:45am – 12:00pm                 Closing Remarks, photos, and Networking