Dr. Sok Siphana is a practicing attorney and the Managing Partner at the law firm of SokSiphana&associates/a Member of Zicolaw in Cambodia. He is also serving as Senior Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia. Previously from 1999 to 2005, he served as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Commerce, where he was instrumental in negotiating Cambodia’s accession to the World Trade Organization. From October 2005 to July 2009 he served as Director at the International Trade Center, a joint technical agency of UNCTAD and WTO in Geneva, Switzerland. From 2011-2018, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI). Dr. Sok is holder of a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Widener University School of Law in Delaware, United States (1992) and a Ph.D. from Bond University School of Law in Queensland, Australia (2009). He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. on Comparative Laws with the Université de Paris II, Panthéon-Assas.