Cambodian Business Law (LAWS 311)


LL.B, LL.M, PhD.




Dr. Virak Prum is a respected figure in the legal community and brings with him over 15 years of combined international academic and work experience in the fields of law, policy and international development. His past leadership work includes heading the legal department of potentially the biggest corporation in Cambodia, being a senior political officer at the British Embassy, a senior legal consultant at a firm, a dean of a law faculty, a public affairs specialist at the United States Embassy, a policy advisor for an international organization and an Associate Dean of a college of social sciences. Dr. Virak Prum has published articles in various peer-reviewed journals on decentralization, public administration and climate change. He has also authored many opinion pieces on Phnom Penh Post and Khmer Times on constitutional law, administrative law, international economic law and competition law. Dr. Virak Prum is a frequent speaker and acts as a legal expert at numerous conferences and workshops. He also used to give lectures at the Royal Academy for Judicial Professions.


  1. Suspension of Employment Contract readmore
  2. Meaning of the British Rule of Law readmore
  3. Non-Competition Clause in the French Labor Law readmore
  4. Subordination in Employment Relationship readmore
  5. A Note on Constitutional Principle: Same Work, Same Wage? readmore
  6. A Note on Legal Methods: Recent Caselaw in Cambodia readmore
  7. Expanding Cambodian Labor Law Through Jurisprudence readmore
  8. Decentralization within the Centripetal Expression of State Power: Re-Guiding Cambodian Statutory Devolution, Forum of International Development Studies, Vol.28 (March 2005, Nagoya University) readmore
  9. Reforming Cambodian Local Administration: Is Institutional History Unreceptive for Decentralization?, Forum of International Development Studies, Vol. 30 (September 2005, Nagoya University) readmore
  10. Climate Change and North-South Divide: Between and Within, Forum of International Development Studies, Vol.34 (March 2007, Nagoya University) readmore
  11. Canada and Climate Change: The Game Has Just Begun, Journal of Law and Politics, Vol.224 (July 2008, Nagoya University)
  12. Reinforcing Labor Caselaw: Recent Decisions Concerning Union, Strike, FDC readmore
  13. Constitution: A Glance at Fundamental Concepts readmore


  1.  Sarpong Poeu’s “Human Security Studies: Theories, Methods and Themes” (Singapore: World Scientific, 2014), Journal of Peace Research(2014).
  2.  A. Bradley, K. Ewing, C. Knight’s “Constitutional & Administrative Law” (London: Pearson, 2015), Forum of International Development Studies, 46-1b(July 2015).
  3.  Frank Garcia’s “Global Justice and International Economic Law—Three Takes” (New York: Cambridge University Press, paperback, 2015),  AsianJournal of International Law (Vol. 7.1, 2017).
  4. Sorpong Peou’s “Peace and Security in Indo-Pacific Asia: IR Perspectives in Context” (London: Routledge, 2022), Journal of Peace Research (2022). Available at
  5. Sorpong Peou’s “Global Public Governance: Toward world government? ” (New Jersey, London, Singapore: World Scientific, 2022. pp. 465), Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions. Available at
  6. Shannon K. O’Neil’s “The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter, New Haven & London: Yale University Press. 2022”, Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions. Available at:


  1. Competition Law: In search of purposes
    Published on Phnom Penh Post on 15 December 2021
  2. Competition law and liberty: Who governs?
    Published on Phnom Penh Post on 10 January 2022
  3. Competition law: Frying pan and sugar?
    Published on Phnom Penh Post, on 06 February 2022
  4. Competition law: Market power at a glance
    Published on Phnom Penh Post on 24 February 2022
  5. A New Constitutional Law Theory for a More Perfect Union
    Published on Phnom Penh Post on 19 July 2022
  6. An Old Social Contract to Forget?
    Published on Phnom Penh Post on 01 August 2022
  7. Who knows where the world is going?
    Published on Phnom Penh Post on 29 December 2022
  8. Who Wants Some Protection for Personal Data?
    Published on Phnom Penh Post on 30 November 2023
  9. When it comes to globalisation, nothing is what it seems
    Published on Phnom Penh Post on 26 March 2024
  10. Industrial Policy: Who Governs?
    Published on Khmer Times on 17 May 2016