David Mol

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Practices

Office

Languages

Dutch, English

Education

LLM, University of Amsterdam

LLB, University of Amsterdam

David Mol is an advisor in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Phnom Penh office. He assists both domestic and foreign clients on matters relating to intellectual property, licensing, regulatory affairs, and doing business in Cambodia. Prior to working at Tilleke & Gibbins, David advised the prosecution in the high-profile Khmer Rouge case before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He has also advised NGOs and nonprofit organizations in Cambodia on a range of commercial transactions, including financial and funding matters, real estate, employment relations, and regulatory affairs. In addition, David has experience advising the private sector on intellectual property and related enforcement issues.

David received a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s degree in public international law from the University of Amsterdam. With his international background and experience working in Cambodia, David has a strong local network of expats and Cambodians to facilitate the needs of his clients.

  • Restructured a local NGO in response to Cambodia’s new NGO regulatory regime, including the client’s employer relations, contracts, commercial agreements, and codes of conduct. The organizational changes resulted in significant financial benefits for the previously struggling client, which now has projects across Cambodia.

  • Advised the prosecution in the high-profile Khmer Rouge case before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Assisted with international conventions on joint criminal enterprise.

  • Directed an investigation into counterfeit footwear for a well-known multinational fashion company based in Australia.

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June 5, 2017

Asia IP Trademark Survey 2017 Awards Top Rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins in Four Countries

The Asia IP  Trademark Survey 2017 has recognized Tilleke & Gibbins with “Tier 1” rankings in three categories across four countries: Cambodia: Trademarks Myanmar: Trademarks Thailand:...

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February 3, 2017

MIP Awards “Recommended” Status to Tilleke in Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar

The Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar offices of Tilleke & Gibbins have earned important praise for their IP practices in the latest comprehensive research from Managing Intellectual Property. In the...

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November 25, 2016

The Asian Lawyer: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

The Asian Lawyer  has named Tilleke & Gibbins as the Intellectual Property Firm of the Year as part of its annual Emerging Markets Awards. Suebsiri Taweepon, a partner in Tilleke &...

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November 4, 2016

Asialaw Profiles 2017 Recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Myanmar

Tilleke & Gibbins, which expanded its client service offerings through offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Myanmar over the past three years, was ranked among the top law firms in each of...

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June 7, 2016

Asia IP Trademark Survey 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Receives Tier 1 Rankings in Four Countries

In Asia IP’s Trademark Survey 2016, Tilleke & Gibbins received “Tier 1” rankings across four countries: Cambodia Myanmar Thailand Vietnam The rankings table in Thailand and Vietnam was divided...

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December 23, 2016

The Asia-Pacific Investigations Review 2017 – Cambodia Chapter

David Mol

Cambodia is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for foreign investment. Since 2011, Cambodia’s GDP has grown by at least 7 percent per year, and the Asian Development Bank expects this...

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July 6, 2016

Update: Cambodian Ministry of Commerce Further Extends Deadline for Mandatory Company Re-registration

In our previous update, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) issued Prakas  (regulations) stipulating that all Cambodian companies that were established before January 4, 2016, must re-register using...

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June 24, 2016

New Procedures to Record Exclusive Distributorships in Cambodia

Sokmean Chea, David Mol

On May 31, 2016, the Ministry of Commerce introduced a Prakas  (regulation) on the Procedures to Record and File Permission Letters for Imported Goods Bearing Exclusive Trademarks. For the first...

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April 6, 2016

Update: Deadline Extended for Mandatory Re-registration of Existing Cambodian Subsidiaries

In our previous update, the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia issued several Prakas  (regulations) requiring all Cambodian companies that were established with the Ministry of Commerce...

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February 29, 2016

Parallel Imports in Cambodia

David Mol, Sokmean Chea

Parallel imports—that is, genuine, noncounterfeit products imported into a country without permission of the intellectual property owner—are a systemic problem in Cambodia. Imported from neighboring...

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