Oil and Gas
By bringing international standards into the Cambodian market, we supply coordinated, cross-border and comprehensive services to extractive industry companies and supporting industries. We can supply the technical, commercial and risk management skills needed to take part in this underdeveloped sector, throughout the life cycle of your project.
The extractive industries remain underdeveloped in Southeast Asia, but are poised for growth. There are significant reserves of gold and gemstones, as well as significant unexplored regions. Investors entering the market now have ambitious growth targets and require flexibility for expansion and diversification.
Our regulatory expertise is built on strong relationships with regulatory bodies and extensive experience in regulatory best practices. We can assist you with licenses and approvals when entering the market, ongoing regulatory compliance within the market, and constructive dialogue as you pursue acquisitions and mergers to expand your market share. We keep a close watch on regulatory and tax developments to make sure our clients’ interests are protected.
Our tax expertise is a significant asset and we can assist with tax-efficient structuring and project development. Mining is subject to specific taxes and regulatory requirements that require expert advice and practical experience. But there is also a need to attract foreign financing and avoid international regulatory scrutiny.
Oil and Gas
Oil and gas development is just now coming to Cambodia, with Blocks 3 and 17 under review for possible exploitation within the coming year. VDB Loi advises an international petroleum company looking to lead the market in Cambodia providing support in the negotiation of the tax clauses of the Petroleum Agreement and advice on the commercial terms and conditions proposed, taking into account both current tax law as well as looking forward to the impact of legislation currently in draft form.
With experience throughout the region and on-the-ground experts in Cambodia, VDB Loi offers a high level of service in both upstream and downstream industries.