Juris Doctor, Certificate in Law & Technology – University of California, Berkeley

B.A – University of California, Berkeley


Chinese (Mandarin)

David Haskel


David Haskel is a director of Cambodia Startup Advisers, as well as of alliance member Abacus IP. A member of the State Bar of California, David maintains a broad practice across all areas of intellectual property in Cambodia

Prior to founding Abacus IP, David served as managing partner of a leading Cambodia law firm in Phnom Penh, representing clients in a wide range of commercial and IP matters. He has further legal experience with law firms in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Berlin. Before entering the legal profession, David worked as a research associate with an non-partisan think tank in San Francisco.

David holds a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, with a specialization in law and technology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in political economy from the same institution. Having also studied at Sciences Po in Paris and Tsinghua University in Beijing, he speaks English, French, German and Mandarin.