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CEO Lunch

Proposed Clarification on Fixed

Duration Contract Law: Potential Impacts

on Employers and Businesses in Cambodia

12th January 2018 | Phnom Penh Hotel


Diverging and contradictory interpretations and practice of employment contract provisions have caused tension to the relations, and often time disputes, between employers and employees, including those in labor intensive industries. To bring the issue to rest, a proposal has been introduced by the Ministry of Labor, in consultation with CAMFEBA and trade unions, to clarify the employment contract provisions through a Ministerial regulation called “Prakas on Determination of Fixed Duration Contracts”.

Although still under discussion, if adopted in its present form, the Ministerial regulation would present new challenges with regard to the hiring and firing of employees/workers that would span across not only the labor intensive industries but also the rest of the business sectors. It is therefore essential that employers and businesses get up to date about and prepared for the forthcoming Ministerial regulation.


At this CEO Lunch, CAMFEBA Executive Board, who has directly represented the Organization in the regulatory consultation process, will provide briefing on:

  • Current provisions on ‘Fixed Duration Contract’ and ‘Undetermined Duration Contract’ under Labor Law:interpretation and practice.
  • Key changes and clarifications proposed under the new Prakas on Determination of Fixed Duration Contract.
  • Potential impacts of the new Prakas, if adopted, on the hiring and firing of employees/workers, and business operations in Cambodia, and how employers should prepare for the changes.
  • How CAMFEBA has advocated and will advocate for the private sector with regard to the Ministerial regulation in the coming months.




11:30-12:00 Registration and Guest arrival
CAMFEBA Secretariat
12:00-12:05 Welcome Remarks Mr. Van Sou Ieng
President of CAMFEBA
12:05-12:45 Presentation on Draft Fixed Duration Contract Prakas
Mr. Sok Lor SG of CAMFEBA
12:40-14:00 Discussion, Q and A
Mr. Van Sou Ieng
  Mr. Sok Lor
Mr. Matthew Rendall
14:00- Closing
CAMFEBA Secretariat
+ Reserve your seat by 11th January 2018 at the latest.
+ The cancellation is acceptable at no fee charge if made before 11th Jan 2018.
+ You shall be charged if you do not appear without prior cancellation.
+ The discussion will be in English !
+ $40 members of CAMFEBA
+ $55 non-members

   The price includes materials and lunch

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Oknha Van Sou Ieng    Mr. Sok Lar
President of CAMFEBA   Secretary General
He is the President of Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA) which represents all sectors of businesses including,....   Mr. Sok Lor serves a Member / Secretary General of the Executive Board of Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations.....
Oknha Van Sou Ieng

He is the President of Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA) which represents all sectors of businesses including garment, shoes, hotel, construction, property developers and other business associations. .

He is also Chairman of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) since its inception in 1995. Garment and shoes exports account for around 75% of Cambodia’s total export, and the sector contributes close to 20% of the country’s GDP.

Mr. Van is also a Member of ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC), and Member of ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX).

Mr. Van also works closely with the government, representing the voices of the private sector in several committees. He is the Vice Chairman of National Training Board (NTB); Co-chair of the Government-Private Sector Working Group: the 7th Working Group dealing with Export Processing and Trade Facilitation; a Member of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Board; a member of the Committee on the Review of Cambodia’s Implementation of the UN Convention on Anti-Corruption Law; a member of the Inception Committee of the National Commercial Arbitration NAC.

As a businessman, his business portfolio includes insurance, garment, retails, country club, hotel, to restaurant businesses.

Mr. Sok Lor

Mr. Sok Lor serves a Member / Secretary General of the Executive Board of Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations.

Mr. Sok is Managing Director of Sok Xing and Hwang law and policy firm. He has over 10 years of legal and executive experience in the private and public sectors. A recognized leader in labor and employment laws, he is called on by government to provide counsel on legal and policy issues at the intersection of labor market governance, economic legislations, and national investment promotion. He has mediated and helped enterprises and their employees settle some of the most complex and high-profile industrial conflicts in addition to having managed a broad range of M and A and project financing deals.

Before founding Sok Xing and Hwang, Mr. Sok was executive director of the Arbitration Council Foundation. As executive director, he designed and executed a diversity of international development law programs and private-public partnership projects, including with Sida, SDC, USAID and World Bank.

A member of the Cambodian bar association, Mr. Sok holds an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School, USA and an LL.B from Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia.

Mr Matthew   Mr Monika
Mr. Matthew Rendall    Mr. Kaing Monika
Dpty SG of CAMFEBA and Partner of SOKSIPHANA and ASSOCIATES   Deputy SG of GMAC
Matthew Rendall is a Board Member of the Cambodian Federation of Employers (CAMFEBA) and the current .....    
Mr. Matthew Rendall

Matthew Rendall is a Board Member of the Cambodian Federation of Employers (CAMFEBA) and the current Secretary General of the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE). He has worked with IOE-EMP on the ASEAN regional FOW program representing the view of the ASEAN Employers. He is also a Senior Partner in SokSiphana and Associates, a member firm of the ZICOLaw network of commercial law firms with offices in all 10 ASEAN countries, where his main areas of practice are labor and property law. He has been working fulltime in the legal sector in Cambodia since 1994 and was part of the organizing committee which established the national Labor Arbitration Council and was its first appointed Arbitrator. He has also authored and co-authored several legal texts on Cambodian laws including the 1997 Labor Code.

He currently serves as Vice Chair of Britcham and Eurocham.




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