Nhean Somunin

Arbitrator ID: 006

Phone Contact: (+855) 12 539 714

                          (+855) 86 613 313

Email Address: somunin2012@gmail.com

Current Address: Plov Lum, Ta Phem, Kambol, Kambol, Phnom Penh

Education and Professional Membership

  • Educated in both Cambodia and abroad: Canada, USA, UK, and the Netherlands)
  • Obtained degrees and higher education in the areas of Law, Governance and Development, City Regeneration, and Geography
  • Completed the course of Bookkeeping and Accounts, Income Taxes, Life and Disability Insurances, and Financial Investment of Canada
  • A former Legal Research Scholar of the University of Michigan University Law School, British Chevening Scholar, and IHS/Erasmus Scholar
  • First group of arbitrators listed with the NCAC
  • Successfully completed a series of training on ADR and Commercial Arbitration provided by University of San Francisco (USF-NIM), Cambodia’s Chamber of Commerce (CCC-EU), the Arbitration Council Foundation (ACF), and Ministry of Commerce (MOC-IFC) by trainers from USA, Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia, and Singapore, especially by trainers from Singapore Institute of Arbitration (SIArb) who are highly experienced International Arbitrators of Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC)
  • Passed all exams administered by SIArb and is eligible to register as a member of the SIAC
  • A member of the Arbitration Council established under the Labor Law to resolve collective labor disputes through conciliation and arbitration
  • Been serving as honourable labor arbitrator from the Ministry of Labor List since 2005

Current Position

  • Commercial Arbitrator admitted to the NCAC
  • Legal Assistant at KDR & Associates Law Group

Professional Experience

  • More than 20 years of work experience in the field of administration and marketing with private companies (college, forex brokerage agency, commercial bank, hotel & restaurant, real estate agency, mobile phone services, insurance, and financial investment); and law teaching, translation, advocacy, legislative drafting and consultancy with many Grant/TA projects funded by bilateral and multi-lateral donors
  • Has extensive legal knowledge in the areas of labor, Contract, Secured Transactions, Real Rights on Land and Immovable Properties, Banking, Insurance, Financial Investment and Commercial Enterprises.

Language Proficiency

Khmer, English, French, and Thai