Standard Legal Service:
  BNO provides a full range of commercial and corporate legal services and litigation to foreign and local investors operating in Cambodia. The firm provides local legal expertise for every phase of an investment - from initial contacts, licensing, negotiations with the government and joint venture partners, land purchasing, leasing, and financing, to operational issues such as labor, taxation, corporate governance and other contractual matters. BNO's clients include many of the major investors in Cambodia. While there are other firms in the region that may handle the initial stages of the investment process, there are few who have the practical local experience and the in-country presence to advise at every stage of a client'sbusiness. Not only are we well equipped to handle the "upstream" licensing and negotiation stages of theinvestment process, but also the "downstream" legal issues that arise on a day to day basis.


Address: Phnom Penh Center, Building F.4TH, Room 485, corner Sihanouk (274) & Sothearos (3) Blvd, Sangkat Tonle Basac, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tel/Fax: (855-23) 996 358

Atty. Nou Tepirith
Founder and Senior partner

Is a senior partner. He completed a Bachelor of Social Science from Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy in Phnom Penh in 1983-1986 and a Bachelor of Philosophy from Phnom Penh University in 1987-1991. He has attended a special course and got the certificate of Contract Law organized by the Ministry of Justice cooperated with Sanfrancisco University in 1996-1997 and he has also completed Master of Private Laws (LLM) in 2008 from Royal University of Law and Economic. In 1998, he received "Certificate d'Aptitude la Profession d'Avocat" issued by Bar Association of Kingdom of Cambodia. In his experiences, he used to be a former staff of Human Right High Commissioner of UNTAC in Sihanouk Ville in 1993
Working Experiences
  • Senior Partner of BNO Law Office (BOU NOU OUK & Partners).
  • Jun- Sep' 2006: Legal Consultant of UNDP Project on Working Study to Establish and Provide the Justice Services in the Local (Commune or District).
  • 2002-2004: Lecturer of law at Norton University.
  • 2004-2005 : Legal Consultant for OXFAM GB on Forestry Law Training Program.
  • 2002-2006 : Member of Governing Bar Council of BAKC.
  • 2003-2004: A Member of Legal and Justice System Reform Committee (Working Group).
  • 2001-Present : Member of Working Group to Access Cambodia into WTO, Silver Medal Award from Samdech Hun Sen Prime Minister on Successful Access of Cambodia into WTO membership (Sub Decree No 950 Date December 05, 2003)
  • 2001-Present : Worked with Cambodian Chamber of Commerce and International Business Club, IBC in cooperation with I FC, World Bank, ADB, Ministry of Economic and Finance, Ministry of Commerce, Cambodian Development Council CDC and Foreign Investment Advisory Service, FIAS, Advised Foreign and Local Investors on Commercial Law and Law on Investment of Cambodia and Amendment to the Law on Investment (Member of Seven Private Sector).
  • 2001-2004 : Member of Working Group (Legal Representative of BAKC) for Cambodia access into WTO, compiled laws related Legal System of Cambodia.
  • 2001-2002 : Worked with BNG, Private Law Firm (Senior Partner).
  • 2000-2002 :
    - President of Legal Aid Department of Bar Association (BAKC).
    - Professor of Law at NORTON University, Phnom Penh (Contract, Civil and Criminal Law).
  • 1998-2000 : President of ASEAN Law group.
  • 1996-1997 : Legal Assistant of Cambodia Business Council, Private Law Firm.
  • 1996-1998 : Worked for Cambodia Business Consultant (CBC), Lawyer.
  • Cambodia Business Consultant CBC, Legal Assistant.
  • 1994-1995 : Worked for Cambodian Defender and Human Rights Program, CHARTO, Program Manager.
  • January- November 1993: UNTAC (Human Rights and Defender Component to Sihanouk
  • 1993-1994 : Defender appointed by UNTAC to defend all criminal accused
  • 1992-1993 : Human Rights Association NGO Local (ADHOC), Legal Defender.

Mr. Nou is in charge of a public defender and was also a team leader of Public Defender of CHARTO (NGO) in 1993-1996, a professor of law at Norton University in 2001-2002 and a President of Legal Aid of BAKC in 2001-2003. He has been a member of the Cambodian Bar Council in 2001-2006. Currently, Mr. Tepirith is chairman of Civil Committee of Bar Association of Kingdom of Cambodia and also a member of the Bar Council from 2009-2012, which is the governing body of the Bar Association, a Member of the Phnom Penh Chamber of Commerce and an Advisor to the President of the Senate. Mr.Tepirith is a member of the Council of Jurists. After having established his own successful private practice, he joined BNO in 2003 where he is in charge of the Banking and Litigation Department.

Tepirith has been practicing Cambodian law for over 18 years and specializing in banking and company law, civil, criminal and commercial litigations, including defending major clients in breach of trust cases, and debt recoveries for major banks in Cambodia.


Contact Info:

Phone: (855-12) 885 880

    Education and Training
  • 2004- 2007 : Completed Master's Degree in Private Law at Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE).
  • 1996-1997 : Lawyer student at the Center for Lawyers Training and Legal Professional Improvement, Certificate of Aptitude of the Legal Profession (CAPA), 1997.
  • 1994-1996 : University of San Francisco Program in Co-operation with the Ministry of Justice and the Asia-Foundation, Certificate of Contract Law.
  • 1987-1990 : Student at Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), BA in Philosophy.
  • 1983-1986 : Student at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Central Teacher Training, Phnom Penh Diploma in Social Science.
  • 26 Mar - 30 Mar, 2007 : Completed the training on INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW.
  • 14 Mar - 16 Mar, 2007: Attended the workshop on LEGAL ASPECTS OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE.
  • 21 Jun - 01Jul, 2005 : A student of the second lawyers' course on international law in practice.
  • 15-16 November 2004 : A student of the 32nd external programme of The Hague ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW.
  • 30 Aug-10 Sep 2004 : A student of the first course on International Humanitarian Law in practice.
  • 2004 : Certificate of attendance on The Hague Academy of International Law 32nd external programme session of Phnom Penh.
  • 1997- 2004 : Legal Continuing Educated Courses sponsored by the Bar Association in cooperation with ABA, Australia, French, Canada, and Japan Bar Association (Three-day Courses).
  • June 1994-November 1995 : Legal Training Course in Contract Law Program, sponsored by University of San Francisco and Asia Foundation and USAID-composed of five main courses, free market contract law, Cambodian law and contacts, international contracts, business law and land law, Certificate of Contract Law.



Address: Phnom Penh Center, Building F.4TH, Room 485, corner Sihanouk (274) & Sothearos (3) Blvd, Sangkat Tonle Basac, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tel/Fax: (855-23) 996 358.
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