Bun Youdy

Bun Youdy

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At Bun & Associates, Youdy serves as the firm’s practice leader of the banking and finance, corporate and dispute resolution practice groups. He is currently a panel lawyer for numerous foreign banks operating in Cambodia. His expertise includes market entry for financial institutions, project finance and offshore financing, as well as other complex financial products and regulatory matters in the financial sector. He has a vast range of clientele from large financial institutions, foreign EXIM banks, fund managers, and foreign and international development agencies. He has provided advice to some of the largest financial institutions and security firms in Asia relating to their business expansion and market entry strategies into Cambodia. Youdy regularly represents lenders in large financing transactions granted to Cambodian entities operating in various industries. Youdy advised a mega Japanese bank in the acquisition of a substantial stake in Cambodia’s largest bank. He also counselled an Irish company in the financing and purchase of several Airbuses that were subleased to a Cambodian carrier and a Chinese lender in relation to restructuring the financing granted to a hydropower plant project.

Youdy is currently the President of the National Commercial Arbitration Center and a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is the Secretary General of the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia. Youdy was declared the 2019 Practitioner of the Year in Cambodia by AsiaLaw and has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer (first tier) in Cambodia by IFLR1000, Chambers and Partners and AsiaLaw. He has been praised for being a ‘detailed and meticulous’ lawyer who specialises in foreign investment, banking, corporate and commercial litigation and for his ‘in-depth knowledge and understanding of Cambodian law’ and his ‘hands-on approach and ability to turn things around quickly’. In Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014, an interviewee stated that: ‘Youdy is well qualified, and his broad experience and knowledge in the banking industry allow us to move efficiently in our financing transactions. He is extremely intelligent and his advice is always of high quality.’ He is fluent in Khmer, English and French.

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