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Based on research conducted by Asia Business Law Journal, the following are Thailand’s top 100 lawyers (including foreign legal counsel/advisors/consultants practising in Thailand).

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Biographies and contact details, where provided, were written by the lawyers themselves and have not been independently verified.

Alan-AdcockAlan Adcock
Tilleke & Gibbins

Key practice areas: IP; commercial transactions; M&A; regulatory affairs

Duangkamon-AmkaewDuangkamon Amkaew
Baker McKenzie
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; real estate; hotel/resort & property development

Nuttaphol-ArammuangNuttaphol Arammuang
ZICOlaw

Key practice areas: IP; patents; IP dispute & litigation; transactional IP; copyright, media & entertainment

Suparerk-AuychaiSuparerk Auychai
Allen & Overy
Key practice areas: M&A; capital markets; corporate finance; securities

Prasantaya-BantadtanPrasantaya Bantadtan
LawPlus
Tel: +66 2 636 0662
E-mail: [email protected]
Key practice areas: IP; IT; telecom; debt restructuring and business reorganization; corporate/M&A
Prasantaya Bantadtan is a partner of LawPlus Ltd. She holds an LLM in international economic law from the University of Warwick, an LLM in international business legal studies from the University of Exeter, and an LLB from Thammasat University, Thailand. She worked with the Bangkok office of Herbert Smith Freehills for two years before joining LawPlus as a founding member in 2003.

Prasantaya has been identified by the Asia Leading Lawyers 2018 as a leading lawyer for corporate and M&A and Intellectual property. She was also identified as a leading lawyer for intellectual property by The AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers in 2015 and 2016. She specializes in laws on intellectual property, information technology, telecommunications, restructuring, insolvency, corporate, M&A and real estate. She has advised local and international clients on patent and trademark registrations, debt restructuring, business reorganization, debt recovery, funds repatriation, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and disposal of distressed debts. She has represented clients in a variety of industries, including automobile, film, entertainment, telecommunications, information technology, food, drug, beverages, healthcare, cosmetics, construction, retail and wholesale services.

She is a registered patent agent and a notarial services attorney and a member of IPAT, the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (Councillor representing Thailand), the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (Trademark Committee 2013-2015 and 2019-2021 representing Thailand), INTA, and the Licensing Executives Society.

Stephen-BennettStephen Bennett
Hunton Andrews Kurth
Tel: +66 2 645 8811
E-mail: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A (Thailand)
Resident in Thailand since 1994, Stephen is head of the Asia corporate team at Hunton Andrews Kurth. He has more than 24 years of practice experience in Thailand in mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications, fintech, foreign investment and corporate finance. Before joining Hunton & Williams, Stephen was a partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Stephen has served as counsel for both private and public entities, and has completed some of the largest M&A transactions in Thailand, including, among others, Temasek’s acquisition of Intouch Holdings pcl (formerly Shin Corporation); Telenor’s acquisition of Total Access Communication pcl (DTAC); the restructuring and subsequent back-door listing of Bangkok Mass Transit System pcl (the Bangkok Skytrain operator) on the Stock Exchange of Thailand; Tractebel’s acquisition of Cogneration pcl; and Tencent Holdings Limited’s UGC joint venture with Ookbee Company Limited. In the last 12 months, he has represented International Finance Corporation as arranger and subscriber for Thailand’s first green bond issued by TMB bank pcl; advised JPMorgan on its first Thai listed derivative warrant issue and futures trading on the Thailand Futures Exchange; advised Tencent in its ongoing joint venture with Ookbee, a leading digital and user generated content platform in Southeast Asia, and its further investment in Ookbee U; advised Line Corporation in respect of e-payment and smartcard services; and advised Tate & Lyle on a proposed joint venture in modified tapioca starch production facilities.

Ira-BlumenthalIra Blumenthal
Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

Key practice areas: Corporate; foreign direct investment; real estate & construction; M&A; commercial transactions

Ratthakarn-BoonnuaRatthakarn Boonnua
Watson Farley & Williams

Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; arbitration; maritime; corporate

Sorachon-BoonsongSorachon Boonsong
Baker McKenzie

Key practice areas: M&A; insurance company M&As; power projects, oil, gas and petrochemicals matters

Thinawat-BukhamanaThinawat Bukhamana
Baker McKenzie

Key practice areas: Project and corporate financing; banking and finance regulations; loans; derivatives and financial products

Jayavadh-BunnagJayavadh Bunnag
International Legal Counsellors

Key practice areas: Banking; finance; investments; natural resources; arbitration

Peter-BurkePeter Burke
AXIS Consultants

Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; banking & finance

Steven-BurkillSteven Burkill
Watson Farley & Williams

Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; international arbitration

Panuwat-ChalongkuamdeePanuwat Chalongkuamdee
Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners
Tel: + 66 2 264 8000
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Banking; energy and natural resources; food and beverage; health and medical services; insurance
Panuwat Chalongkuamdee advises on a wide spectrum of public and private transactions, including negotiated and contested acquisitions and divestitures, demergers, minority investments and carve-out transactions. He also advises senior management, boards of directors and shareholders on corporate governance matters.

Notable transactions:

  • PTT THB121 billion restructuring of its oil marketing and retail business
  • Dusit Thani US$1.05 billion joint venture with Central Pattana for a major real estate project in Bangkok
  • Taobao US$1 billion acquisition in the Lazada Group
  • Oaktree Capital US$500 million combination to create one of the largest fitness club networks in Asia
  • Thai Bev’s US$11.7 billion acquisition in Fraser & Neave

Tier 1 – Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Rising Star, IFLR1000 (2019)

Band 1 – Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Up and Coming, Chambers & Partners (2018)

Tier 1 – Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2018)

Outstanding – Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Asialaw (2018)

Named in Asia’s 40 Under 40, Asian Legal Business (2015)

Pramual-ChancheewaPramual Chancheewa
Pramuanchai Law Office

Key practice areas: Shipping; marine and non-marine insurance

Albert-ChandlerAlbert Chandler
Chandler MHM

Key practice areas: Business law; energy law; international transactions; project financing; investment projects

Manoon-ChangchumniManoon Changchumni
Rouse

Key practice areas: IP; Trademark, patent and design disputes

Thanasak-ChanyapoonThanasak Chanyapoon
LawAlliance

Key practice areas: Tax law; investments; structured finance and securities transactions; tax planning on debt restructuring; tax on e-commerce

Daniel-ChernovDaniel Chernov
Siam ADR
Tel: +66 2 252 7664
E-mail: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Litigation (civil disputes and “white-collar” criminal matters); arbitration; mediation; M&A; property (real estate)
Daniel Chernov is the managing partner of Siam ADR, a boutique law firm specializing in dispute resolution services — including litigation, arbitration and mediation. Daniel is an American attorney licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., and an alumnus of Georgetown University Law Center (1986).

Prior to establishing Siam ADR in 2011, Daniel worked for several international law firms in the Asia-Pacific region (Tokyo, Thailand, and Vietnam). Over the course of three decades devoted to international legal practice, Daniel developed substantial expertise in resolving international business conflicts in multicultural environments.

Siam ADR employs a small cadre of highly skilled and dedicated professionals providing legal services through its office located in Bangkok’s central business district. Siam ADR’s attorneys practice law in Thai civil courts, and have obtained remarkable results for their clients through favourable judgments and lucrative settlements. Simply stated, the firm has won more than 90% of its cases before Thai civil courts and arbitral tribunals.

Daniel is also an accomplished advocate in international commercial arbitration before the Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) and American Arbitration Association (AAA). He has successfully represented prominent multinational corporations before the TAI and AAA, and secured arbitral awards against numerous “Fortune 500” companies.

In addition to dispute resolution services, Siam ADR also advises foreign investors in Thailand with respect to international commercial transactions, foreign direct investment, cross-border mergers & acquisitions, and real estate transactions.

Siam ADR practices law the old-fashioned way–based upon integrity, sound legal analysis, and decades of international legal experience.

Education:

Georgetown University Law Center (Juris Doctor, 1986)
Skidmore College (BA, 1983)

Professional Memberships:

District of Columbia Bar Association (Washington, D.C.)
The Phi Beta Kappa Society
The Siam Society

Chinnavat-ChinsangaramChinnavat Chinsangaram
Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners

Key practice areas: M&A; banking and finance; real estate; restructuring and insolvency

Kallayarat-ChinsrivongkulKallayarat Chinsrivongkul
SCL Law Group

Key practice areas: IP; patents

Weerawong-ChittmittrapapWeerawong Chittmittrapap
Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking and finance; corporate and commercial; debt and equity capital markets; dispute resolution; M&A

Chatchavej-ChitvarakornChatchavej Chitvarakorn
Siam Premier

Key practice areas: Project finance; corporate and commercial matters; foreign investment; property; M&A

Thawat-Damsa-ardThawat Damsa-ard
Tilleke & Gibbins

Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; litigation; bankruptcy and restructuring; insurance

David-DoranDavid Doran
DFDL

Key practice areas: Energy, mining and infrastructure; project finance; corporate & commercial; M&A; technology & startups

David-DuncanDavid Duncan
Tilleke & Gibbins

Key practice areas: TMT; financial regulatory matters; antitrust/competition law; projects

Pichitpon-EammongkolchaiPichitpon Eammongkolchai
Linklaters

Key practice areas: Complex cross-border banking and debt restructuring; M&A; capital markets; projects transactions

Prechaya-EbrahimPrechaya Ebrahim
LS Horizon

Key practice areas: Commercial litigation; dispute resolution; labour and employment law; debt restructuring and rehabilitation

Franck-FougereFranck Fougere
Ananda IP

Key practice areas: IP

Donald-FrancoeurDonald Francoeur
International Counsel Bureau

Key practice areas: Banking; corporate finance; Islamic finance; joint ventures; M&A

Daniel-GreifDaniel Greif
Spruson & Ferguson

Key practice areas: Trademark prosecution; trademark portfolio management; non-traditional trademarks; copyright; IP contentious matters and litigation

Walter-HeiserWalter Heiser
DFDL

Key practice areas: Energy, mining and infrastructure; project finance; banking & finance

Benjamin-HirasawaBenjamin Hirasawa
Clyde & Co

Key practice areas: Hospitality & leisure; M&A; real estate; corporate; project finance; property funds

Dhanipa-HongspanijDhanipa Hongspanij
DLA Piper

Key practice areas: Corporate; finance

Masafumi-IguchiMasafumi Iguchi
S&I International Bangkok

Key practice areas: IP

Chalermchai-IntarasupaChalermchai Intarasupa
CICS & Partners

Key practice areas: M&A; corporate; taxation; arbitration; litigation

Nopadol-IntralibNopadol Intralib
The Legists

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; government contracts; international trade; joint ventures; natural resources

Stephen-JaggsStephen Jaggs
Allen & Overy

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; project finance

Chaipat-KamchadduskornChaipat Kamchadduskorn
LS Horizon

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate restructuring; business rehabilitation; project finance

Komkrit-KietduriyakulKomkrit Kietduriyakul
Baker McKenzie

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets & securitization; restructuring & insolvency; major projects & infrastructure

Tassanai-KiratisountornTassanai Kiratisountorn
Norton Rose Fulbright

Key practice areas: Banking and finance; project finance; debt restructuring and business reorganisation; M&A; general corporate and commercial law

Somboon-KitiyansubSomboon Kitiyansub
Norton Rose Fulbright

Key practice areas: Banking; M&A; cross-border investment

Edward-KoehlerEdward Koehler
Hunton Andrews Kurth

Key practice areas: Energy and infrastructure; project finance and development; renewable energy and clean power; energy M&A

Rashane-LeerabandhuRashane Leerabandhu
DFDL

Key practice areas: Corporate finance (including capital markets); M&A; real estate (commercial/residential properties/hotels and resorts); banking & finance; aviation

Chaveewan-LikhitwattanachaiChaveewan Likhitwattanachai
Baker McKenzie

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; financial institutions; restructuring & insolvency

Michael-LorenzMichael Lorenz
Lorenz & Partners

Key practice areas: Company law; tax law; investment

Kanung-LuchaiKanung Luchai
Kanung & Partners

Key practice areas: General practice; investment; corporation; banking and securities; tax

Wittaya-LuengsukcharoenWittaya Luengsukcharoen
Baker McKenzie

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate and debt restructuring; real estate

Arunee-MahathornArunee Mahathorn
Thanathip & Partners

Key practice areas: Banking; project finance

Angus-MitchellAngus Mitchell
DFDL

Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; energy, mining and infrastructure

Phatthrawat-NakaranuruckPhatthrawat Nakaranuruck
SCL Law Group

Key practice areas: IT & Telecommunications; IP

Wanwisar-NakaratWanwisar Nakarat
Linklaters

Key practice areas: Project financings; M&A; debt restructuring

Passawan-NavanithikulPassawan Navanithikul
Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners
Tel: + 66 2 264 8000
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Banking; finance; projects
Passawan Navanithikul advises banks, corporations and other clients on domestic and cross-border acquisition finance, investment facilities, energy and infrastructure projects and asset-based lending facilities.

  • Advised Thai Beverage in the US$5 billion financing for the acquisition of a stake in SABECO, the largest acquisition financing deal in Thailand and Vietnam to date
  • Advised BSR JV in the US$1.9 billion financing for the new monorail systems in Thailand Project Finance Deal of the Year, Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards, 2018
  • Advised Berli Jucker in the financing for the €3.2 billion acquisition, THB88 billion tender offer facilities and THB88 billion refinancing for a stake in Big C Supercenter
  • Advised Green Earth Power on the financing for the largest solar power plant in Minbu, Myanmar

Outstanding – Banking and Finance, Asialaw, Leading Lawyer (2015-2019)

Tier 1 – Banking and Finance, The Legal 500, Recommended Lawyer (2014-2018)

Tier 1 – Projects & Energy, The Legal 500, Recommended Lawyer (2014-2018)

Market Leader, Project Development and Women Leaders, IFLR1000 (2018)

Supreedee-NimitkulSupreedee Nimitkul
Kennedys

Key practice areas: Corporate/commercial; project financings; joint ventures; M&A

Rutorn-NopakunRutorn Nopakun
Domnern Somgiat & Boonma

Key practice areas: IP

Wilailuk-OkanurakWilailuk Okanurak
Linklaters

Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A; projects; banking; capital markets

Wynn-PakdeejitWynn Pakdeejit
Baker McKenzie

Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; construction; tax & customs; compliance & anti-Corruption; insolvency & debt restructuring

Pakdee-PaknaraPakdee Paknara
The Capital Law Office

Key practice areas: M&A; power and energy projects; real estate and construction; property funds; international trade

Santhapat-PerieraSanthapat Periera
Tilleke & Gibbins

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; commercial transactions/M&A; bankruptcy and restructuring

Thanathip-PichedvanichokThanathip Pichedvanichok
Thanathip & Partners

Key practice areas: M&A; corporate finance; capital markets

Ratana-PoonsombudlertRatana Poonsombudlert
Chandler MHM

Key practice areas: M&A, corporate law, project financing

Ruengrit-PooprasertRuengrit Pooprasert
Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

Key practice areas: Corporate/foreign direct investment; M&A; labour & employment; commercial & cross-border transactions; maritime

Cynthia-PornavalaiCynthia Pornavalai
Tilleke & Gibbins

Key practice areas: Commercial transactions and M&A; property; banking and finance

Sriwan-PuapondhSriwan Puapondh
Tilleke & Gibbins

Key practice areas: Tax

Pisut-RakwongPisut Rakwong
Pisut & Partners
Tel: +66 2275 3637
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; corporate; insolvency and restructuring; trade competition; labour & employment
Pisut is the founder and managing partner of Pisut & Partners. His main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate, insolvency and restructuring, trade competition, labor & employment, insurance, administrative and white-collar criminal matters. Pisut also has extensive experience in Thai court proceedings, as well as in arbitration under the ICC and TAI rules.

Prior to establishing the firm, he was a litigation partner of Silk Legal, an international law firm based in Bangkok where he was a key member of the firm to drive and generate the new businesses to the firm. Prior to joining Silk Legal, he was the managing partner of Jus Laws & Consult, an independent Bangkok law firm where he was engaged in building a litigation department and firm management.

Pisut was the chief of litigators from 2010–15 at Price Sanond Prabhas & Wynne (formerly known as Deacons), where he handled a substantial amount of major litigation and other forms of alternative dispute resolutions, as well as providing legal advice in various fields to local and international corporations.

Between 2003-10, Pisut was a partner of Rapeepat Public Law Office where he handled many civil and commercial disputes in the Thai courts and arbitration. Before joining Rapeepat Public Law Office, he was an associate of Sak & Associates from 2000-03. He previously interned as a lawyer at Prachuab Seang-Anong Law and Accounting Office.

Notable cases

  • Advising a major Thai-Japanese automobile company, a major supplementary foods manufacturer, the biggest dealer of Japanese automobile company in respect of distributorship and disputes on the various termination of distributorship.
  • Advising, representing and defending a major Thai-Japanese automobile company in relation to a criminal charge under the Trade Competition Act of Thailand, which was the first major case of its kind in Thailand.
  • Representing a leading Malaysia hotel operator in respect of the US$17 million acquisition from Japanese Investors of a 4-star hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand.
  • Advising a Thai hotel owner in respect of long-term hotel management agreement with an international hotel chain in a 4-star hotel project in Krabi, Thailand.

Piyanuj-Lui-RatprasatpornPiyanuj (Lui) Ratprasatporn
Tilleke & Gibbins

Key practice areas: Corporate services; commercial transactions and M&A; employment

Andreas-RichterAndreas Richter
Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

Key practice areas: Corporate; commercial and business law

Suraphon-RittipongchusitSuraphon Rittipongchusit
Kennedys

Key practice areas: Commercial litigation and arbitration; insurance; bankruptcy and restructuring

Satyapon-SachdechaSatyapon Sachdecha
Satyapon & Partners

Key practice areas: IP

Jessada-SawatdipongJessada Sawatdipong
Chandler MHM

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; project finance; cross-border energy and natural resources; infrastructure and real estate projects

Peter-ShelfordPeter Shelford
DLA Piper

Key practice areas: Insurance; international arbitration; commercial litigation; construction; shipping

Kowit-SomwaiyaKowit Somwaiya
LawPlus
Tel: +66 2 636 0662
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate/ M&A, FDI; IP; IT; telecoms
Kowit Somwaiya is the founder and managing partner of LawPlus and LawPlus Myanmar. He has over 30 years’ experiences in laws on banking and finance, corporate and M&A, foreign direct investment, intellectual property, IT, telecoms, dispute resolution and litigation. He has been recognized as a leader locally and internationally. This is testified by the names of several top global and local clients who decided to have him and the LawPlus team represent them since the firm’s incorporation in 2003 and professional associations and legal publications that have appointed and elected him as leader in the past 15 years.

Kowit has been recognized as a “leading lawyer” for banking and finance transactions by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 from 2003 to 2017, as an on-point, precise advice to a global clientele by WTR 1000, 2013. The Asia IP Experts 2017 listed him as a “leader lawyer” for Trademarks and IP & Telecoms. He was highly recommended as a company and corporate transaction practitioner by the 2003/2004 Global Counsel 3000 and named as an “IP Star” by the World IP Survey 2017 of the Managing Intellectual Property. The WIPR Leader 2018 also listed him as a “leading lawyer” for patent prosecution.

Currently, Kowit is serving as a member of the INTA Board of Directors (2018-2020), the Vice President of the Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT) (2017-2019), a member of the APAA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee (2016-2018).

Previously he was the Chair of the INTA Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee (2016-2017), the Co-Chair of the INTA Global Advisory Council Asia and Pacific (2016-2017), the Chair of the East Asia & Pacific Subcommittee of the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee (2014-2015), the Co-Chair of the APAA Emerging IP Rights Committee (2013-2015), a member of the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee (2004-2005, 2008-2009, 2012-2013), the INTA FTA Analysis Committee (2006-2007), the INTA Famous & Well-Known Marks Committee (2010-2011).

Pricha-SongsamphantPricha Songsamphant
Kanung & Partners

Key practice areas: Dispute resolution

Nithi-SoomswasdiNithi Soomswasdi
Siam Premier

Key practice areas: Banking & Finance; corporate/M&A; insolvency & restructuring

Audray-SoucheAudray Souche
DFDL

Key practice areas: Energy, mining and infrastructure; corporate & commercial; M&A

Anek-SrisanitAnek Srisanit
Anek Group

Key practice areas: Manufacturing; trading; distribution; technology; IP

Jirapong-SriwatJirapong Sriwat
Nishimura & Asahi
Tel: +66 2 168 8224
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: M&A; joint ventures; foreign direct investments; general corporate; international corporate finance; restructurings
As Thailand partner and the founder of the Bangkok office of Nishimura & Asahi, Jirapong Sriwat advises on a wide range of merger-and-acquisition transactions, joint ventures, foreign direct investments, general corporate, international corporate finance, and restructurings. His expertise is advising, structuring and leading complex transactions both within and outside of Thailand. He regularly represents, among others, Japanese, Thai and international investors, international investment banks, international private equity investors, hedge funds and international corporations and financial institutions.

His main areas of practice include public and private mergers and acquisitions (takeover rules), legal due diligence, joint ventures, fund raising, listings, block trades, stock exchange and securities exchange related laws, restructuring of shareholdings and general corporate advice. His additional areas of practice also cover banking and finance, renewable energy in Japan and Thailand, exchange control law, labour law, and debt restructurings. Before setting up the Bangkok office of Nishimura & Asahi in 2013, he worked with Linklaters for nine years.

Jirapong Sriwat obtained LLB with Honours from Thammasat University in 2004 and obtained a LLM in Corporate and Securities Laws with High Merits from London School of Economics in 2009.

He is also registered as an arbitrator of the Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) with the areas of expertise in corporate M&A, joint venture, banking and finance, capital markets, debt restructurings and energy.

Tiziana-SucharitkulTiziana Sucharitkul
Tilleke & Gibbins

Key practice areas: Dispute resolution and litigation; commercial transactions and M&A; government relations

Araya-SunlakawitAraya Sunlakawit
Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate; M&A

Sunpasiri-Sunpa-a-saSunpasiri Sunpa-a-sa
LS Horizon

Key practice areas: Corporate commercial; M&A; foreign direct investment; real estate and property development

Dhiraphol-SuwanprateepDhiraphol Suwanprateep
Baker McKenzie

Key practice areas: E-commerce; Telecommunications law; IP; licensing; franchising

Naiyachon-TathongNaiyachon Tathong
JTJB International Lawyers

Key practice areas: Commercial disputes; transportation & maritime; trade competition; labour disputes

Veeranuch-ThammavaranucuptVeeranuch Thammavaranucupt
Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners

Key practice areas: Capital markets; M&A; transaction structures; telecommunications in domestic and cross-border transactions

Kobkit-ThienpreechaKobkit Thienpreecha
Tilleke & Gibbins

Key practice areas: Corporate services; commercial transactions/M&A; anti-corruption

Chinnawat-ThongpakdeeChinnawat Thongpakdee
Herbert Smith Freehills

Key practice areas: litigation and arbitration; anti-bribery and corruption; anti-money laundering; fraud and white collar crime

Nuchaya-TimratNuchaya Timrat
Baker McKenzie

Key practice areas: Inbound, outbound, cross-border investments; transactions related to sales, M&A

Joseph-TisuthiwongseJoseph Tisuthiwongse
Chandler MHM

Key practice areas: Project finance; renewable energy; M&A

Danai-TriamchanchuchaiDanai Triamchanchuchai
Orbis Legal Advisory

Key practice areas: Corporate establishment, real estate transactions, business promotion, intellectual property and trademark law

Techatat-UdomsiriTechatat Udomsiri
Siam Premier

Key practice areas: Litigation & dispute resolution

Kamolwan-UeapairottawornKamolwan Ueapairottaworn
STLO International

Key practice areas: IP

Kitipong-UrapeepatanapongKitipong Urapeepatanapong
Baker McKenzie

Key practice areas: Financial services; capital markets; M&A; corporate restructuring; private equity; tax; family business governance

Melisa-UremovicMelisa Uremovic
Rajah & Tann

Key practice areas: Competition/anti-trust; custom and trade

Chavalit-UttasartChavalit Uttasart
SCL Law Group
Tel: +66 2 676 6667
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: IP; IT law; e-commerce; telecommunications; corporate law
Chavalit Uttasart is managing and founding Partner of SCL Law Group (SCL). With over 30 years’ experience, his areas of specialisation include intellectual property, information technology, e-commerce, telecommunications and corporate law; as well as cases involving trade competition, corporate recovery, and business reorganisation, foreign investment and mergers & acquisitions.

Not limited to just Thailand, with Myanmar opening its doors to foreign investors, Chavalit Uttasart has been involved in negotiating, structuring, documenting and managing large and important projects in Myanmar. These projects have often been sensitive and complex, to say the least. Thus, he has substantial hands-on experience in Myanmar.

He is also a recommended dispute resolution lawyer and is considered a leading individual in the Thai intellectual property industry.

As head of SCL, Chavalit Uttasart actively oversees all practices and service areas, as well as events and activities for SCL

Darani-VachanavuttivongDarani Vachanavuttivong
Tilleke & Gibbins

Key practice areas: IP; government relations; regulatory affairs

Surasak-VajasitSurasak Vajasit
Rajah & Tann

Key practice areas: International arbitration; restructuring and insolvency; banking & finance; regulatory

Piphob-VeraphongPiphob Veraphong
LawAlliance

Key practice areas: Tax

Warot-WanakankowitWarot Wanakankowit
Warot Business Consultant
Tel: +66 (0) 818 025 698
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: M&A; corporate and commercial transactions; foreign direct investment; tax; labour and employment
Warot Wanakankowit is a founding partner at Warot Business Consultant and Wingman & Partners. He has substantial experience with taxation, corporate and commercial transactions, foreign direct investment and foreign business law, labour and employment and merger and acquisition transactions. Warot has also taken director roles in various companies in order to help set up operations and manage those companies.

Warot Business Consultant. has worked with several corporations for commercial transactions and joint venture matters and assisted multinational companies in setting up business in Thailand either by establishing wholly owned subsidiaries or partnering with Thai companies.

Further, Wingman & Partners, is one of the best-known law firms in the startups scene in Thailand. It has actively helped and represented both VCs and startups in Thailand for a few years.

Warot’s recent cases include representation of a reputable truck manufacturer in Thailand in negotiating the shareholders agreement with one of the biggest distributors of automotive parts in Australia to set up a joint venture company in Thailand and representation of one of fast-growing advertising company in negotiating the shareholders agreement with three corporate venture capitals for the fundraising.

Warot has been invited to be a speaker in many startup events such as Techsauce Global Summit and Thailand Startup Week.

Prior to founding his own firm, Warot worked at Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor, one of leading law firms in Thailand. Before that he worked at KPMG Phoomchai Tax as well as with PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal and Tax Consultants Ltd. in Thailand. Warot obtained an LLB degree from Thammasat University, and an LLM degree from King’s College University, in the UK.

Titirat-WattanachewanopakornTitirat Wattanachewanopakorn
ZICOlaw

Key practice areas: IP; IP registration and prosecution; anti-counterfeiting, IP investigation and criminal enforcement; IP dispute mediation and settlement; negotiation; government relations

Wanchai-YiamsamathaWanchai Yiamsamatha
LS Horizon

Key practice areas: Administrative and constitutional law; dispute resolution; regulatory; corporate commercial; and public law

Manida-ZinmermanManida Zinmerman
Hunton Andrews Kurth

Key practice areas: Banking & finance; lending services; capital markets and securities; M&A; international and cross-border transactions

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