Event Info:

  • Mon 11 February, 2019
  • 07:30
  • Raffles Hotel Le Royal
  • EuroCham Event


Please note this event will not be open for any media due to some speaker's company policy 

EuroCham and BritCham present a breakfast talk on the current status of Cambodia regarding the Everything But Arms arrangement, or EBA, which guarantees free access to the European market for all exports except for weapons and ammunition.

As the European Union Trade Commissioner has announced her intention to launch a process to review the EBA preferences granted to Cambodia, our speakers will discuss the possible timeframe, scenarios, and consequences that can unfold in the next months and years to come.

Speakers will include the European Union Ambassador to Cambodia, H. E. Mr. George Edgar who will explain where Cambodia actually stands in the process of a possible revision of EBA preferences; Mr. Heshanth Fernando, Regional Commercial Manager at Marks & Spencer who will share the private sector’s sentiment with regard to the various possible scenarios; and Ms. Kohe Hasan, Directors of Resource Law LLC, Reed Smith's Singapore Alliance Partner Law Firm who will shed light on the legal perspective.

Event Details

  • Venue: Raffles Hotel Le Royal
  • Date: 11 Feb 2019 (Monday)
  • Registration and Breakfast: 7:30am - 8:00am 
  • Presentation and Networking: 8:00am - 10:00am 
  • Member price: $20 
  • Non-member price: $30

Who is this Talk for?

  • All business leaders and entrepreneurs in Cambodia
  • Garment manufacturers
  • Buyers representatives
  • Export oriented businesses
  • Legal advisers, lawyers, investment advisers
  • Business associations
  • Diplomats
  • Whoever has a stake in Cambodia's economy

Sponsorship Packages

If you are interested in sponsoring this breakfast talk, please look at the package details below and contact comm.officer@eurocham-cambodia.org to confirm your request.


H.E. MR. George  Edgar, Ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia

Ambassador George Edgar served as British Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan (2012-2015), the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (2001-2004), and Cambodia (1997-2000) before joining the European External Action Service—the European Union’s foreign and security policy service founded in January 2011.

He studied Mathematics and Philosophy at Cambridge University and has an MA in Environment, Policy and Society from the Open University.

Ms. Kohe Hasan, directors of Resource Law LLC, Reed Smith's Singapore Alliance Partner Law Firm

Kohe is a partner with Reed Smith’s Singapore office and is one of three directors of Resource Law LLC, Reed Smith's Singapore alliance partner law firm, which she was instrumental in setting up in June 2016. Notably, she was Reed Smith’s first female partner in Singapore and their first Singapore-qualified senior hire.

Prior to joining Reed Smith in 2015, Kohe headed the Indonesia and Indochina practices of Oon & Bazul, a well-regarded boutique Singapore law firm. Kohe had also spent five years with the International Arbitration team of Norton Rose Fulbright, dealing with complex arbitration disputes.

Kohe has been in practice for almost 15 years and is experienced in all forms of litigation and arbitration, particularly in power, international trade, commodities and transportation disputes. 

Mr. Heshanth Fernando, Regional Commercial Manager at Marks & Spencer Hong Kong

Heshanth’s background in merchandising, textile manufacturing and marketing makes him a formidable negotiator, strategizer and holistic thinker. A disruptor and an advocate of change, he excels at managing multi cultured people and resources, and is known for his unique style of coaching his own and multicultural teams.

He believes in making informed decisions, is action oriented and excels at follow through. His persistence, attention to detail and ability to foresee opportunity makes him a key driving force in his organization.

Having pursued his primary and secondary education at St Joseph’s College Colombo, He holds a MBA in Marketing and Textile Manufacturing through Cardiff Metropolitan University.


Mr. Matthew Rendall, Senior Partner of Sok Siphana / ZicoLaw Group

Matthew is a Senior Partner of Sok Siphana / ZicoLaw Group, and has been practicing commercial law in Cambodia since 1994. Previously, he has been a Managing Partner of Sciaroni & Associates international law firm and was Head of the Property & Real Estate Practice Group.

Matthew has advised the Cambodian Government on the implementation of the new property registration and ownership laws, as well as the establishment of the Labor Arbitration Council (on which he was the first foreign arbitrator). A BritCham Board member since 2009, Mathew also sits on the EuroCham Cambodia's Board as BritCham’s representative. He also sits on the Board of CAMFEBA and has previously served as the Vice-Chairman of the BritCham Board.

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