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13.- Qualifications and Registration of Legal Entities as Legal Entity Members of the NCAC
   13.1  The qualification criteria for registration of a legal entity as a Legal
            Entity Member with the NCACare as follows:

            a-    the legal entity shall be any1 (one) of the following categories of
                   organizations:
                   a.1-    the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia;
                   a.2-    Chamber of Commerce of Cambodia;or
                   a.3-    other business associations whose members are
                              merchants, industrialists, traders or service providers;
            b-    it shall have been incorporated with legal personality under, and in
                   accordance with, the applicable laws and regulations and shall
                   have been registered with the Ministry of Commerce or any other
                   authorized institutions;
            c-    under its corporate charter or bylaws, it shall have a clear system of
                   governance with a board and members;
            d-    it shall have at least 20 (twenty) legal entities as members;
            e-    it shall be active in commercial matters as defined in Article 2 (i) of
                   the Law on Commercial Arbitration; and
            f-    it shall be willing to contribute actively to the objectives and activities
                   of the NCAC.

    13.2  While examining the applications for Legal Entity Members, the
             Executive Board shall ensure that business associations or
             chambers as mentioned in Article 13.1 (a) to be admitted to the
             NCAC as Legal Entity Members shall collectively  represent:
             a-  all important sectors of the economy of Cambodia (including, but
                  not limited to, financial, manufacturing, construction or agriculture);
             b-  large, medium, small or micro businesses;
             c-  the entire territory of the country; and
             d-  Cambodian or foreign investors operating in Cambodia who
                  currently are investing in Cambodia.

    13.3    Legal Entity Members shall have the right, through their
               representatives, to:

             a-    attend General Assembly meetings and vote on matters presented
                     therein.
             b-    be a member of any committee of the NCAC.
             c-    be the candidate to be elected as the member of the Executive
                     Board, or any other body of the NCAC.
             d-    perform other activities as provided for under the Law on
                    Commercial Arbitration and the Sub-Decree No. 124.

    13.4   Each Legal Entity Member shall appoint 1 (one)natural person
              to serve as its representative, to act in the name of the
              respective Legal Entity Member in all matters of the NCAC,
              including representing the Legal Entity Member in the
              Executive Board or any committees, if appointed therein.
              The representative shall, among other things, attend, speak
              and vote in the meetings of the General Assembly. For the
              avoidance of doubt, such representative shall not be deemed
              a member of the NCAC.

    13.5  The following procedure shall apply to the application for registration
              of a Legal Entity Member:
              a-   the applicant shall submit its full and complete application and
                    relevant contact details to the NCAC using Form B (available on
                    the website and at the head office of the NCAC) together with
                    documents demonstrating that the applicant fulfills the qualification
                    criteria mentioned in Article 13.1 above and the evidence of
                    payment of application fee as may be determined by the Executive
                    Board from  time to time.
              b-   within 60 (sixty) calendar days after receipt of the full and complete
                    application, the Membership Committee shall examine and review
                    the application and submit its recommendation to the Executive
                    Board for final approval.The Executive Board shall decide and
                    inform the applicant in writing of its decision within 90 (ninety)
                    calendar days after receipt of the application. If required, the
                    Executive Board may extend the time to inform the applicant of
                    its final decision by 180(one hundred and eighty) calendar days
                    after its receipt of the application.
              c-   if the applicant does not fulfill the qualification criteria, the Executive
                    Board shall inform the applicant the reasons thereof and allow it a
                    period of30 (thirty) calendar days to submit further documents to
                    demonstrate that it does fulfill the criteria. Within thirty (30) calendar
                    days after receipt of such documents, the Executive Board shall
                    inform the applicant of its final decision.
               d-  if the Executive Board decides that the applicant fulfills the
                    qualification criteria, the Secretary General shall inform the
                    applicant that it shall pay, in accordance with Article 17 below, the
                    full amount of the annual contribution for legal entities for the time
                    being applicable. The Executive Board shall ensure that the
                    General Secretariat registers the applicant as a Legal Entity
                    Member with the NCAC with effect from the first day of the
                    month following receipt of payment until and including 31
                    December of that same year. The Secretary General shall inform
                    the applicant thereof.

    13.6    The following procedure shall apply to the application for the annual
               renewal of a Legal Entity Member:
               a-    The NCAC shall renew the registration of a Legal Entity Member
                       for the succeeding year upon the receipt of payment of the
                       annual contribution unless:
                       a.1-   the Legal Entity Memberhas informed the NCAC that it does
                                not want to renew its registration as Legal Entity Member;
                       a.2-   1 (one) or more of the circumstances referred to in Article
                                19.2 below is applicable or relevant to the Legal Entity
                                Memberinvolved; or
                       a.3-   the Legal Entity Memberor its representative has failed to
                                submit a self-declarationin a form prescribed by the NCAC,
                                and any other documents as may be  determined by the
                                Executive Board from time to time, asserting that all the
                                qualifications and requirements applicable to it under the
                                Internal Rules still remain satisfied.  
               b-    if any information registered with the NCAC is unclear or
                      insufficient at any time, the NCAC may require the Legal Entity
                      Member to furnish more information.In any event, the Legal Entity
                      Member shall reply within 15 (fifteen) calendar days from the date
                      of request.
               c-    if the Legal Entity Member does not fulfill the aforementioned
                      qualification criteria, the Executive Board shall not proceed to
                      renew the registration. The Executive Board shall inform the
                      Legal Entity Member and explain the reasons thereof.The Legal
                      Entity Member shall have 30(thirty) calendar days to state in
                      writing and submit documents establishing the ground for its
                      registration to be renewed for the following year.Within 30
                      (thirty) calendar days after receipt of such documents, the
                      Executive Board shall inform the applicant of its final decision.
               d-    if, following the procedure in this Article, the Legal Entity Member
                      fulfills the qualification criteria, the General Security shall send an
                      invoice to the Legal Entity Members for the amount of the annual
                      contribution for the year for which renewal of registration is sought;
                      the Executive Board shall ensure that, upon receipt in full of the
                      annual contribution for the year for which renewal of registration,
                      the Secretariat renews the registration of the Legal Entity Member
                      effective from 1 January of the year for which the renewal is sought.
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