Sovath Phin is an Adjunct Professor/Assistant Dean at Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Faculty of Law and Public Affairs. He has taught various business-law-related subjects, including corporate and intellectual property law within and outside Cambodia, and published articles on Cambodian intellectual property law. Sovath acted as a National Legal Adviser for international organizations by assisting the Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia in drafting competition law and the law on food safety and the Ministry of Health of Cambodia in drafting the law concerning public health and intellectual property and the food safety regulations. Sovath leads intellectual property and co-leads corporate and dispute resolution practice groups at Bun & Associates. Sovath has particular expertise practicing in intellectual property and provides advice and support for the protection, commercialization, and enforcement of intellectual property rights to a wide range of right holders in various sectors.
Sovath is admitted to the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia. He is one of the first selected commercial arbitrators in Cambodia and has become a member of the National Commercial Arbitration Centre (NCAC) and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitration (SIArb). He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of the NCAC. Sovath is a qualified Trademark Agent in Cambodia, registered with the Ministry of Commerce. Sovath holds a Doctor of Laws (Comparative Law) from Nagoya University Graduate School of Law, Japan.