Antoine Fontaine

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Antoine Fontaine is Bun & Associates’ practice leader for the insurance, labour, tax, and healthcare 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 assisted the first insurance broker, agent, and fully privately owned life insurance company to enter into Cambodia; as well as the first three micro-insurance companies and many other insurance brokers and most of the international life insurers.
He has worked in Cambodia for 20 years. He co-founded Bun & Associates after working for AXA Insurance as a 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 Asia-Pacific 2019 as a wonderful lawyer, very pragmatic, realistic, and very committed and available in cases of urgency for his clients. He is a member of the Paris Bar and the former chair of the French Cambodian Chamber of Commerce, and he currently chairs the French Foreign Trade Adviser Committee in Cambodia appointed by the French prime minister and legal counsel of the French Embassy in Cambodia. He is fluent in French and English, and conversant in Khmer.

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