Antoine Fontaine is Bun & Associates’ practice leader for the insurance, labour, tax and regulatory reform practice groups. He holds a PhD in insurance law and has developed unmatched expertise in Cambodia’s insurance sector, providing comprehensive advice to multinational companies on their insurance portfolio and counselling to foreign insurance companies on their market entry. He notably advised the first insurance broker, the first insurance agent, the first and the latest fully privately owned life insurance company, the latest general insurance company and the first three micro-insurance companies in their market entry.
He has worked in Cambodia for 18 years. He co-founded Bun & Associates after working for AXA Insurance as legal research expert, the French Embassy in Cambodia and leading French law firm, Gide Loyrette Nouel. Since 1999, he has been lecturing in universities around South East Asia and has published several articles on South East Asian legal systems. He still lectures on insurance law at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh.
Mr Fontaine is described by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2017 as continuing to be a key name for work in the insurance sector. He is a member of the Paris Bar and the former chair of the French Cambodian Chamber of Commerce, and has been appointed as the French Foreign Trade Adviser by the French prime minister and legal counsel of the French Embassy in the Kingdom of Cambodia. He is fluent in French and English, and conversant in Khmer.