At Bun & Associates, Youdy serves as the firm’s practice leader of the corporate, banking and finance and dispute resolution teams. He is currently a panel lawyer for numerous foreign banks operating in Cambodia. His expertise includes project finance, offshore financing, and other complex financial products. He has provided advice to some of the largest financial institutions and securities firms in Asia relating to their business expansion and market entry strategies into Cambodia. Youdy recently counselled a leading Japanese bank in the acquisition of a substantial stake in Cambodia’s largest bank. He previously assisted a large Japanese electronics manufacturer with its US$65 million investment project establishing the first electronic large-scale mass-production facility in the country. He also acted as counsel to one of Cambodia’s largest conglomerates on the acquisition of a US$60 million turnkey brewery plant. He has assisted numerous clients in organising their litigation strategies and acted for an international construction company to successfully enforce a foreign arbitration award in Cambodia under the New York Convention.
Youdy is one of the first commercial arbitrators admitted to the NCAC and also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb). He currently serves a board member of the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham). He is a former Secretary-General of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia and executive board member of NCAC. Youdy has been consistently ranked a leading lawyer (first tier) in Cambodia by IFLR 1000 and Chambers Asia-Pacific. In Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015, Youdy is singled out for his ‘strong knowledge in banking law, exceptional negotiation skills, and accessibility’. He is fluent in Khmer, English and French.