Sotheaphal is a lawyer admitted to the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia and founding member of Sotheaphal, Samnang, Sophy & Partners. He has been advising investors, organizations and individual clients for more than seven years. His active practice covers banking and finance (including secured financing), real estate, due diligence, telecommunications, intellectual property, labour, and merger & acquisition.
Sotheaphal possesses an extensive knowledge and experience of Cambodian law, custom, and practice. He started his legal profession in 2000, the year he obtained a Bachelor of Law, as a law clerk at a branch of an international law group before serving as a legal researcher at the National Assembly in early 2002.
After receiving an LL.M. degree from the National University of Singapore in 2004, he assisted the National Assembly’s president and secretary general on legal and foreign affairs until 2008 and worked as a legal consultant for an international firm subsequently.
Sotheaphal has written textbooks on property and labour laws, and has attended a large number of law and business workshops in Cambodia and overseas.
Sotheaphal has also been appointed as Notary Public of Nitei Niron Notary Public