Next Generation Partners

Firms To Watch: Corporate and M&A

Established in January 2023, the team at IAS Advisory is led by founding partner Siripen Kulworakulpitak, who acts for domestic and foreign businesses and investors on establishing operations in Thailand, and is praised for her ‘exceptional level of responsiveness‘.
R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited is noted for its expertise in structuring foreign investment approvals and advising on commercial mandates, in addition to M&A and other cross-border transactions. Melisa Uremovic, who has experience in the telecoms, e-commerce, pharmaceutical, and food and beverages sectors, leads the team.  

Corporate and M&A in Thailand

Baker McKenzie LLP

Spearheaded by Pornapa Luengwattanakit, Jakkarin Bantathong, Peerapan Tungsuwan, Sorachon Boonsong, Sivapong Viriyabusaya, Yuthana Sivaraks and Sumet Orsirivikorn, Baker McKenzie LLP's key sector strength lies in the consumer goods, energy, financial institutions, healthcare, industrials and technology fields. Praised for its ‘commitment, dedication, and excellent work quality’, the team is routinely entrusted by clients to handle both domestic and cross-border transactions, alongside a wealth of experience across real estate finance transactions and the acquisition of shares and securities, among other issues. Tungsuwan is well-versed in handling corporate and M&A work arising from highly regulated industries, such as healthcare and life sciences. Luengwattanakit has particular strengths on the trade competition side of the practice, while Boonsong’s varied experience includes handling deal structuring, joint venture arrangements and legal due diligence. Thananan Sangnuan departed the team to join DLA Piper in March 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Pornapa Luengwattanakit; Jakkarin Bantathong; Peerapan Tungsuwan; Sorachon Boonsong; Sivapong Viriyabusaya; Yuthana Sivaraks; Sumet Orsirivikorn

Les références

‘Team commitment, dedication, and excellent work quality.’

‘The team works well together and worked on two complex transactions at the same time, managing to get both deals done.’

‘How the team supports and collaborates with in-house lawyers and other corporate stakeholders is outstanding. It is not just legal advice that is given, but the firm walks its client through the possible challenges and exposure that the client may face together with practical solutions.’

Principaux clients

Grab Holdings Inc

MK Restaurant Group Public Company Limited

Muang Thai Life Assurance Public Company Limited (MTL)

KT Restaurant Co., Ltd.

Country Group Development Public Company

Electricity Generating Public Company Limited

Landmark Holdings Company Limited

K.E. Group / REIT

Accretive Capital Real Estate Company Limited

PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited

Bhiraj Buri Co., Ltd.

Gulf Overseas Investment Trading Corporation

PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited (PTTOR)

ALLY Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust

Kerry Express (Thailand) Public Company Limited

Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (EA)

Aapico Hitech

Unilever Thai Trading Limited

B.Grimm Joint Venture Holding Limited

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC

Khon Kaen Fishing Net Factory Co., Ltd. (KKF)

SCG Logistics Management Co., Ltd. No

Polaris Scientific Buyer, Inc., a subsidiary and investment vehicle of New Mountain Capital

SCG JWD Logistics Public Company Limited

AGC Inc.

Super Energy Corporation Public Company Limited

Choco Card Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted AGC Inc. with its landmark M&A project with approximate value of USD 884m. The project involved a series of M&A and corporate transactions.
  • Assisted Polaris Scientific Buyer, Inc., a subsidiary and investment vehicle of New Mountain Capital, a growth-oriented investment firm with over $37 bn in assets under management in the acquisition of PerkinElmer’s Applied, Food and Enterprise Services businesses, a carve-out from the Discovery & Analytical Solutions segment of PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), for up to $2.45bn in total consideration.
  • Advised SCG JWD Logistics Public Company Limited (formerly known as JWD InfoLogistics Public Company Limited (JWD)), one of the largest logistics companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, on its merger transaction with SCG Logistics Management Co., Ltd. (SCGL), a subsidiary of Siam Cement Public Company Limited’s (SCC), by way of share swap, and private placement, with a transaction value of THB 19bn.


Linklaters counts both domestic and international private and public companies in its roster, advising on high-profile M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring, alongside the full gamut of corporate matters. Wilailuk Okanurak steers the practice, with Pichitpon Eammongkolchai bolstering the team with his notable experience in the retail, consumer and real estate industries. Another key contact in the group is Sutthipong Koohasaneh, whose vast experience includes takeovers, foreign investment and trade competition issues, while Wanwisar Nakarat is particularly active in the petrochemical, energy and infrastructure sectors. Pornpan Chayasuntorn has recently assisted clients with the sale of indirect shareholdings as well as group restructuring. Counsel Sonya Kalnin is another name to note in the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Wilailuk Okanurak

Autres avocats clés:

Pichitpon Eammongkolchai; Sutthipong Koohasaneh; Wanwisar Nakarat; Pornpan Chayasuntorn; Sonya Kalnin

Les références

‘Overall high-quality advice.’

‘Very talented.’

Principaux clients



Ares SSG Capital Management

Asean Industrial Growth Fund Pte Ltd

Ascend Capital Co., Ltd.


Bangkok Bank Pcl


Carrier Global Corporation

Casino Guichard-Perrachon

Charoen Pokphand Food Public Company Limited

Charoen Pokphand Group

CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited


Dow Chemical

Esso (Thailand) Plc

Emerging Markets Investment Fund 1A


Gunkul Public Company Limited

Holcim Limited

ING Group

Jardines Group

KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited

Krungsri Finnovate Co., Ltd.

Line Man Corporation


Maxim’s Caterers Limited

Minor International Public Company Limited

Morgan Stanley Private Equity

Muang Thai Life Public Company Limited

Osotspa Co., Ltd.

PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited

PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited

PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited

RATCH Group Public Company Limited

The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited

SC Capital Partners Group

Siam Makro Public Company Limited

SCB 10X Co., Ltd.

Siam City Cement Public Company Limited

Singha Ventures

Standard Chartered Bank

Star Petroleum Refining Public Company Limited


Thaioil Public Company Limited

TE Asia Healthcare Partners

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd

TPG Capital (S) Pte Ltd

True Corporation Public Company Limited

True Vision Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised True Corporation Public Company Limited (True) on its amalgamation with Total Access Communication Public Company Limited (dtac) to create a new telecom-tech company (which maintains its name as True) whose shares are listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand with the total asset value of approximately $22.6bn.
  • Advised Citi on the sale of its five consumer banking businesses in Southeast Asia. The transactions include the sale of Citi’s consumer banking businesses in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam to United Overseas Bank and its consumer banking business in the Philippines to Union Bank of the Philippines.
  • Advised Allianz Ayudhya Capital PCL on its acquisition of Aetna’s health insurance and medical service businesses in Thailand.

Chandler MHM Limited

Arkrapol Pichedvanichok helms Chandler MHM Limited's corporate and M&A practice with his broad range of experience that includes domestic and international equity capital markets transactions, as well as joint ventures and foreign investment in Thailand. The practice is entrusted by clients to handle a diverse range of hospitality, automotive and manufacturing related issues, amongst others, with notable expertise in the renewable energy and natural resources arenas. Wongsakrit Khajangson's capabilities encompass corporate matters, M&A and debt restructuring, whilst Nuanporn Wechsuwanarux's expertise extends from corporate restructurings to infrastructure projects.

Responsables de la pratique:

Arkrapol Pichedvanichok

Autres avocats clés:

Wongsakrit Khajangson; Nuanporn Wechsuwanarux; Koonlacha Charungkit-anant; Seiji Akimoto

Principaux clients

Dextra Asia Co., Ltd.

Erawan Insurance Pcl.

Kai Heng Long Global Energy Limited

Neogen Corporation

Thai Oil Public Company Limited

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted as lead counsel for Kai Heng Long Global Energy Limited, a Hong Kong-based energy company, to acquire 100% of the shares in LAUGFS Gas (Bangladesh) Ltd, which is one of the largest LPG distributors in Bangladesh.
  • Advised a private equity investor which is a shareholder of KAMU KAMU Company Limited (KAMU) on the sale of 25% of its shareholding to PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited (OR).
  • Advised Thai Oil Public Company Limited (“TOP”) in relation to the disposal of 10.78% of its shares held directly in Global Power Synergy Public Company Limited (“GPSC”) to PTT Public Company Limited and, one of PTT’s subsidiaries, Siam Management Holding Co., Ltd.

DLA Piper

The ‘tight-knit team’ at DLA Piper is noted for its expertise across a full spectrum of corporate and M&A matters, such as handling strategic corporate investment, joint ventures, inbound and outbound investments and corporate restructuring. With strengths in the energy field, practice head Samata Masagee routinely assists clients with public and private M&A, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, antitrust, and general corporate and regulatory matters. Arriving from Baker McKenzie LLP in March 2023, Thananan Sangnuan contributes her vast experience in M&A, corporate and debt restructuring, takeovers and private equity to the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Samata Masagee

Autres avocats clés:

Thananan Sangnuan; Prateep Lumrungruang; Nopparat Rerkpisut; Kanokkorn Viriyasutum

Les références

‘Tight-knit team that is very well-organised.’

‘Samata Masagee is very knowledgeable legally but also commercially.’

Principaux clients

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited

Frasers Property (Thailand) Public Company Limited

Must Be Company Limited

Aetna Global Holding Limited

WHA Utilitie s & Power Public Company Limited

Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited

RATCH Group Public Company Limited

SCB 10X Co., Ltd.

Morgan Stanley (Thailand) Limited / Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd

Real Asset Development Co., Ltd.

BBGI Public Company Limited

BCPG Public Company Limited

Levi Strauss & Co.

Lotus Bakeries Corporate NV

Global Power Synergy Public Company Limited (GPSC)

Thai Oil Public Company Limited

PTT Public Company Limited

Fircroft Engineering Services Limited

Industrious National Management Company LLC

Syneos Health, Inc

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited on an acquisition of 65.99% stake in Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited from ExxonMobil Asia Holdings – operating an oil refinery, fuel wholesale and over 700 gas stations in Thailand. The transaction is valued over $1.6bn and is a milestone transaction for the client.
  • Advising John Swire & Sons Hong Kong on its expansion into Thailand, involving an acquisition of 40% shares in City Grace Co., Ltd., a landbank company and a greenfield development of a luxury residential and hotel projects in the prime area of the Bangkok city.
  • Advising Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd on its investment transactions in a pet healthcare business in Thailand through an investment in greenfield projects as well as through an acquisition of shares in existing pet hospitals.

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s broad offering encompasses a diverse range of sectors, from renewable energy and health to media and technology, alongside being increasingly active in handling transactions involving digital platforms, fintech and cannabis cultivation and sale. Stephen John Bennett steers the practice, noted by clients for his expertise in M&A, capital markets, telecoms and fintech. Key contact Somruetai Noppornprom is regularly engaged by clients to assist with M&A, fintech, financial services, capital markets and regulatory advice. Associate Tanagorn Thimasarn is also recommended. Yaowarote Klinboon departed to join Tilleke & Gibbins in January 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stephen John Bennett

Autres avocats clés:

Somruetai Noppornprom; Tanagorn Thimasarn

Principaux clients

AQ Estate Public Company Limted

Banpu Public Company Limited

Bytedance Pte. Lte.

Chubu Electric Power Company International, B.V.

Dana Spicer (Thailand) Ltd.

DEG-Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH/Risen Energy (Cambodia) Battambang Co., Ltd.

Electricity Generating Public Company Limited

G Steel Public Co.,Ltd.

Glow Energy Public Company Limited

International Finance Corporation

Marubeni Corporation

Ngern Tid Lor Company Limited

PTT International Trading USA Inc.

Tate & Lyle Plc

Tencent Holdings Limited

Thaicom Public Company Limited

The Blackstone Group (HK) Limited

Sabuy Technology Public Company Limited

SCB 10X Co., Ltd.

SUEZ Environmental Services Co., Ltd

Synnex (Thailand) Public Company Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Acting as Counsel to EGCO as investor’s counsel in connection with co-investors through funds managed by ARES Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) to acquire, through a series of interim mergers, a substantial majority interest in Apex Clean Energy Holdings, LLC (Apex Clean Energy). EGCO’s co-investment resulted in the acquisition of 17.46% indirect interest in Apex Clean Energy.
  • Acting as buyer’s Thai counsel to ENEOS Corporation, as purchaser, in its 115bn yen acquisition of the global elastomers business of JSR Corporation.
  • Acting as buyer’s counsel to China Literature on the sale and exchange of all its existing shares in Ookbee U Company Limited for approximately 17.14% of shares in Ookbee Company Limited by Cloudary Holdings Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the China Literature).

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited

Praised for its ‘toughness, intelligence and a commercial point of view’, the team at Siam Premier International Law Office Limited is noted for its expertise across a diverse array of matters, including private and public M&A, due diligence, joint ventures and leveraged buy-outs. The practice is jointly led by ‘intelligent’ Chatchavej ChitvarakornMaythawee SarathaiLinda Osathaworanan, Saithip MansriTorsakul Cunvong and Kanokon Worachanyawong. Chitvarakorn routinely advises clients on global acquisitions and Sarathai’s expertise includes all aspects of foreign investment in Thailand, including M&A, corporate structures and registration.

Responsables de la pratique:

Chatchavej Chitvarakorn; Maythawee Sarathai; Linda Osathaworanan; Saithip Mansri; Torsakul Cunvong; Kanokon Worachanyawong

Les références

‘They know well what the clients really expect.’

‘Always providing timely and experienced services.’

‘Excellent understanding of Thai law and even more important application. Toughness, intelligence and a commercial point of view.’

Principaux clients

Azelis S.A.

Atlantic Mills (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

Hai Di Lao Proprietary (Thailand) Limited

DigitalBridge Group, Inc.

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Azelis S.A. in connection with due diligence and preparing and negotiating terms and conditions of the share sale and purchase agreement in its acquisition of a majority stake in Catalite Co.; Ltd.
  • Representing Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson on an asset carve0out transaction of its internet of things business, where the transferred assets in Thailand are employees, customer contracts and fixed assets.
  • Representing DigitalBridge Group, Inc. in its acquisition of AIMS Data CEntere Holding Sdn Bhd.

Thanathip & Partners Legal Counsellors Limited

With a client roster that includes publicly listed companies, private equity firms, start-ups and fintech companies, Thanathip & Partners Legal Counsellors Limited is regularly engaged by clients for advice regarding a broad array of M&A, joint ventures and public takeovers. The practice is jointly led by Thanathip Pichedvanichok and Chawaluck Sivayathorn Araneta, who both possess a wealth of experience in handling high-profile transactions, private and public M&A and various joint ventures.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thanathip Pichedvanichok; Chawaluck Sivayathorn Araneta

Autres avocats clés:

Nat Boonjunwetvat; Kornjan Tangkrisanakajorn; Nitchaya Vaneesorn

Principaux clients

Linden Capital Partners

Streetcorner Ecommerce

Bain Capital Credit


Kasikorn Vision (Kasikornbank)


Polar Bear Mission

Unison Group

Tradewater International

BSCM Foods


Navis Capital Partners

Mr. Surachai Chetchotisak


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Unison Group, a leading pharmaceutical and healthcare products manufacturer and distributor across Thailand and overseas, on the disposal of equity interest in companies within the group to B.Grimm Healthcare.
  • Advised Tencent, a world-leading internet and technology company and also China’s biggest social network and gaming company, and its group companies on their further investment in Series C fundraising by Ookbee.
  • Advised Kasikorn Vision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kasikornbank, in its joint venture with J Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of JMT Network Services, under the name “JK Asset Management” engaging in managing non-performing loans and non-performing assets.

Tilleke & Gibbins

Spearheaded by Charunun Sathitsuksomboon, Tilleke & Gibbins advises clients on corporate and commercial matters across the automotive, consumer products, manufacturing and technology sectors, to name a few. The team handles energy-related M&A, spinoffs and joint ventures, as well as working with notable public and private companies on a diverse array of matters. Key contact Supasit Boonsanong specialises in cross-border transactions, particularly in the energy sector, while Yaowarote Klinboon, who joined the practice from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in January 2023, possesses strengths in handling M&A work arising post-IPO.

Responsables de la pratique:

Charunun Sathitsuksomboon

Autres avocats clés:

Supasit Boonsanong; Yaowarote Klinboon; Supasit Saypan

Principaux clients

Amarenco Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

ATS Automation Tooling

AQ Estate PCL

Beryl 8 Plus PCL

GPV Group

Green Tech Ventures PCL


Nuovo Plus Co., Ltd.

Valeura Energy


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Amarenco Asia Pacific on its THB 15bn joint venture with Power System & Solutions for the joint development of ground-and rooftop-mounted solar power plants with a collective capacity of up to 500 MW.
  • Advised Valeura Energy on its complex acquisition of secondary offshore oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Thailand from Mubadala Petroleum.
  • Advised Beryl 8 Plus PCL on a series of acquisitions in Thailand to build a digital transformation ecosystem.

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners‘s expertise covers a full range of services, including corporate governance, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts, to name a few. Sunyaluck Chaikajornwat leads the practice, counting major corporations and real estate and investment companies in their roster. Weerawong Chittmittrapap is noted for his capabilities in managing strategic transactions, while Chumpicha Vivitasevi is also recommended. Former practice co-head Vipavee Kaosala joined Clifford Chance's Hong Kong office in July 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sunyaluck Chaikajornwat

Autres avocats clés:

Weerawong Chittmittrapap; Chumpicha Vivitasevi

Kudun & Partners

Praised for its 'unwavering commitment to excellence and in-depth understanding of Thailand's corporate landscape', Kudun & Partners is well-versed in handling an expansive range of corporate and M&A work, such as share and asset sales, spin-offs, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. The team is also noted for its expertise across the industrial, real estate and e-commerce sectors, among others. Founding partner Kudun Sukhumananda's expertise covers the acquisition and disposal of equity interest in publicly listed companies, and jointly leads the practice alongside Ekachai Chotpitayasunon.

Responsables de la pratique:

Kudun Sukhumananda; Ekachai Chotpitayasunon

Autres avocats clés:

Kom Vachiravarakarn; Kongkoch Yongsavasdikul

Les références

‘In a recent transaction that was both complex and urgent, the team members were always approachable and willing to respond to requests for support.’

‘Kudun is a local Thai practice that performs to the highest international institutional standard. A law firm is in our view only as good as the team in place.’

‘Kudun are exceptional.’

Principaux clients

Thanulux Public Co., Ltd. (“TNL”)

E transport Holding Company Limited, a subsidiary company of Energy Absolute Public Company Limited

Bay Computing Co., Ltd. (“Baycoms”)

S Global Limited

Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited

Platt Finserve Company Limited (PFS)

Shiseido (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

NBD Healthcare Company Limited

Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Public Company Limited (Saha Group)

Radiant Power Co., Ltd. and Jetion Solar (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Altitude Development Co., Ltd.,

Nova Empire Public Company Limited

King Gen Public Company Limited

Wow Factor Public Company Limited (“W”)

Nature Best Food Co., Ltd.

King Marine Foods Company Limited

Taokaenoi Food & Marketing Public Company Limited (“TKN”)

Primestreet Capital, Beacon Venture Capital, Krungsri Finnovate, and KASIKORN X

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Thanulux Public Co., Ltd. as lead counsel on a restructuring and expansion of its investment involving five reputable listed companies, which are Saha Pathana Inter-Holding, BTS Group Holdings, Noble Development, and Rabbit Holdings (formerly known as U City).
  • Represented Thai investors of Shiseido (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Shiseido Thailand) and Shiseido Thailand on Shiseido Thailand’s spin-offs of its Laura Mercier products to an Asia-Pacific operating arm of Orveon Global US LLC. and of its personal care products to Japanese-sponsored Fine Today (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Represented Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (“EA”) in connection with the disposition of 100% investment in E Transport Holding Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of EA, consisting of nine subsidiaries and an associate company, via a highly complicated process of Entire Business Transfer (EBT) to Thai Smile Bus Co., Ltd.

SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd

SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd’s varied client roster includes Japanese, Thai, and international investors, international investment banks and financial institutions. The practice possesses considerable experience across corporate ventures, international corporate finance and a broad array of M&A, working with clients in manufacturing, logistics, pharma and finance industries. Joint practice head Jirapong Sriwat’s expertise includes advising on, structuring, and leading high-value domestic and cross-border transactions, while co-leads Nuttaros Tangprasitti and Apinya Sarntikasem strengthen the practice with their broad range of expertise across M&A, joint ventures and various other corporate matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jirapong Sriwat; Nuttaros Tangprasitti; Apinya Sarntikasem

Autres avocats clés:

Natrada Ruangwuttitikul

Principaux clients

Itocho Corporation

GA technologies Co., Ltd.

Nippon Steel Corporation

Meta Corporation Public Co., Ltd.

NETA Auto (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Capital A Group (AirAsia)

Aurelius Group

J-Will Partners, K.K.

Kobe Steel, Ltd.


Nippon Sanso (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.

More Foods Innotech Co., Ltd.

CoorsTek, Inc.

Principaux dossiers

  • Conducted extensive legal due diligence on a Thai subsidiary in connection with our client’s purchase of shares in a Singaporean company (DOCQUITY HOLDINGS PTE. LTD.) which has subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand.
  • Provided advice on insider information and trade secrets in connection with our client’s evaluation and completion of the deal, where Nippon Steel Corporation acquired 49.99% of the shares in G Steel Public Co. Ltd. and 49.9% of the shares in G J Steel Public Co. Ltd., both of which are listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
  • Assisted a client with the establishment of a private limited company at the beginning of 2022.

The Capital Law Office Limited

Led by Chatri Trakulmanenate, Paradorn Leosakul, Pakdee Paknara, Patcharaporn Pootranon and Thanasak Chanyapoon,  The Capital Law Office Limited's broad offering extends from share and asset acquisitions and tender offers to amalgamations and corporate restructuring. The department counts hospitality, energy, aviation and retail businesses in its expansive client roster.

Responsables de la pratique:

Chatri Trakulmanenate; Paradorn Leosakul; Pakdee Paknara; Patraporn Milindasuta; Thanasak Chanyapoon

Principaux clients

Scan International Public Company Limited

Thai Plaspac Public Company Limited

Innobic (Asia) Co., Ltd. / Innobic LL Holding Co., Ltd./ PTT Public Company Limited

Advance Info Services Public Company Limited

Same as no. 3 above

Lakeshore Capital Partners Co., Ltd.

A group shareholders of Nam Seng Insurance Public Company Limited holding approximately 75% of the total issued shares

BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited

Boon Rawd Supply Chain Co., Ltd., Pongrawee Co., Ltd. and Shareholders of Pongrawee Co., Ltd.

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised AIS on acquisition of shares in Triple T Broadband to become Thailand’s second largest broadband operator.
  • Advised AMATA Corporation in its restructuring of utilities services business and industrial services business to its newly formed subsidiary through transfer of shares and entire business transfer to minimize capital gain to be incurred.

Axis Consultants (Thailand) Limited

Routinely acting for a range of corporate and multinational companies, Axis Consultants (Thailand) Limited has a wealth of experience in managing issues in the manufacturing, service and technology sectors. The practice is jointly led by Peter Burke, whose expertise covers the full spectrum of M&A and corporate transactions, and Iain Melville, who acts as a senior consultant on various transactions. Senior associate Swangchit Tricharoenwiwat's strengths lie in the corporate secretariat realm, entrusted by clients with compliance matters and regulatory filings.

Responsables de la pratique:

Peter Burke; Iain Melville

Autres avocats clés:

Swangchit Tricharoenwiwat

Les références

‘Very commercial and rational. Almost as if I had my own in-house lawyers.’

‘Peter Burke understands complex situations and when to pursue them or cut bait even if it means he does. He looks after the client first.’

‘Peter Burke and Swangchit Tricharoenwiwat are competent, reliable and always make themselves available when requested.’

DFDL Legal & Tax

Capable of handling cross-border deals in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, DFDL Legal & Tax advises clients on inbound and outbound investments and projects, regulatory and compliance issues, combining their legal and tax expertise to do so. The team counts government organisations, start-ups and Thai and international corporations in its varied client roster. Leading the team is Audray Souche, with her particular experience in handling energy and infrastructure projects; her fellow practice heads include David Doran, Vinay Ahuja, Nipaporn Supha-UtchaichanKraisorn Rueangkul and Walanchathas Sanguanwong.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Doran; Audray Souche; Vinay Ahuja; Nipaporn Supha-Utchaichan; Kraisorn Rueangkul; Walanchathas Sanguanwong

Les références

‘Very good expertise in Thailand regulatory landscape related to operations, real estate, corporate structure.’

‘I was very satisfied with the great expertise, responsiveness, ability to adapt to a complex and sophisticated M&A cross-border transaction.’

Principaux clients


Adrad Holdings

Pan Orient Energy

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Ardian, a leading private equity firm, in acquiring a majority of shares in GreenYellow, a leading French player within the energy sector in a EUR 1.4bn deal.

Herbert Smith Freehills (Thailand) Limited

Herbert Smith Freehills (Thailand) Limited’s strengths lie in public and private M&A, as well as demonstrable expertise in cross-border transactions. The team is particularly active across energy, TMT and food and beverage sectors, among others. Praised as 'efficient and commercially driven', Nonnabhat (Niab) Paiboon leads the practice with her substantial experience in cross-border transactions, in addition to the acquisition and divestiture of corporate divisions. Krittichai Sumranbumrung routinely advises and represents clients on regulatory compliance and a variety of corporate transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nonnabhat (Niab) Paiboon

Autres avocats clés:

Krittichai Sumranbumrung

Les références

‘Nonnabhat (Niab) Paiboon is an efficient and commercially driven lawyer, who demonstrated good knowledge of M&A.’

‘The team comprises specialists that who get answers you want fast. Collaboration is seamless.’

‘Nonnabhat (Niab) Paiboon is an expert in corporate and M&A, advising a broad range of clients in complicated transactions.’

Principaux clients

Telenor Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Telenor Group, the Norwegian state-owned telecommunications company and one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications companies in connection with the amalgamation of Thailand’s Total Access Communication Public Company Limited (“dtac”) and True Corporation Public Company Limited (“True”) to create a new company.

KPMG Law Thailand

KPMG Law Thailand fully integrated the ZICO Law Thailand corporate team into its practice in December 2022. The growing team covers a multitude of services, from M&A legal advisory and due diligence to corporate restructuring transactions and various other corporate matters. Kannika Boontaim helms the team, with both legal and tax expertise in relation to M&A and reorganisations. Threenuch Bunruangthaworn has vast experience of aiding Thai and foreign multinational clients in setting up their business operations and advising on relevant laws regarding foreign investment legal compliance. Boonyaporn Donnapee and Siriorn Sae-liew are other names to note in the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Kannika Boontaim

Autres avocats clés:

Threenuch Bunruangthaworn; Boonyaporn Donnapee; Siriorn Sae-liew

Principaux clients

Golden Lime Public Company Limited (“GL”)

Nippon Paint (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Panasonic Appliances Cold Chain Co., Ltd.

Thai Nippon Foods Co., Ltd.

Toray Textile Public Company Limited

Wisesight (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Bioscience Animal Health Public Company Limited

RS Components Group

Global Green Chemical Public Company Limited

Allianz Ayudhya Capital Public Company Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted as M&A buy-side lead counsel for RS Components Group, a company under RS Group PLC (UK parent company listed on the London Stock Exchange) in the acquisition of shares in Domnick Hunter RL (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Advising Global Green Chemical, a listed company on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, in providing legal advice on the entire business transfer of Thai Fatty Alcohols Co., Ltd. to GGC and assisted with the implementation.
  • Advising on the implementation of the business restructuring between STP and NS-SUS by means of entire business transfer.

LawPlus Ltd.

Capable of handling a wide variety of corporate and M&A matters, LawPlus Ltd. is well-versed in the TMT arena, as well as trade competition, employment and real estate law. Kowit Somwaiya, Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij and Usa Ua-areetham jointly lead the practice. Suwanvajukkasikij has extensive experience in assisting clients with corporate, M&A and corporate transactions, while Ua-areetham is well-versed in e-commerce, personal data protection and cross-border transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Kowit Somwaiya; Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij; Usa Ua-areetham

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright demonstrates cross-border capabilities in the corporate and M&A domain, being regularly involved in matters such as joint ventures, venture capital investments and due diligence. The firm is pre-eminent in a variety of sectors from infrastructure and technology to consumer goods and hospitality. The practice is helmed by Teerin Vanikieti, who has been recently engaged by clients for assistance with cross-border transactions across industries such as energy and technology. Tassanai Kiratisountorn is another name to note in the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Teerin Vanikieti

Autres avocats clés:

Tassanai Kiratisountorn

Les références

‘Their proactive, diligent, and business-savvy approach has been consistently impressive.’

‘I would like to give a special mention to Tassanai Kiratisountorn and Teerin Vanikieti from the Thailand office. Their advice has always been appropriate, practical and pragmatic.’

‘Very professional, solution-oriented team. Understand clients’ needs well and fully on top of Thai legal issues.’

Silk Legal

Silk Legal operates across a broad variety of sectors for local and international clients. Founder and managing partner Jason Corbett, who 'embodies expertise and dedication', is an insolvency specialist, advising clients on cross-border insolvency, M&A and a host of commercial transactions. New York qualified associate Don Chaiyos Sornumpol is considerably experienced in handling corporate and commercial, technology and foreign direct investment issues, with a focus in drafting and reviewing contracts.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jason Corbett

Autres avocats clés:

Don Chaiyos Sornumpol

Les références

‘Jason Corbett is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled leader of this practice.’

‘Exceptionally strong team, who are very responsive and commercial.’

‘Jason Corbett is a very impressive individual with a true entrepreneurial flair for the business side.’

Principaux clients

EQIBank Limited

One Thumb Mobile Ltd.

Monaker Ltd.

Xpdite Ventures Co., Ltd.

Virtual Realms Co., Ltd.

Thai Bauer Co., Ltd.

RCS Asia Co., Ltd.

Paragon Digital Lifestyle Co., Ltd.

BlueZilla Venture Capital Limited

Nemisis Litigation Fund

Alphabit Strategic Limited



Advising clients across the energy, transport and telecoms sectors, among others, SRPP Ltd. is routinely engaged by clients for assistance with EPC agreements, strategic matters and a broad variety of M&A, including international transactions and corporate divestitures. The practice is led by Panuwat Chalongkuamdee, Natira Siripun and Chositar Daecharux, who all possess a multitude of experience in high-profile national and international transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Panuwat Chalongkuamdee; Natira Siripun; Chositar Daecharux

Les références

‘Experienced and pleasant mannered team to work with. Efficient in delivering legal output to meet necessary deadline required.’

Principaux clients

Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company

ADK Holdings Inc.

Advance mPay Co., Ltd.

Ananda Development Public company Limited

Arun Plus Co., Ltd.

Bangchak Corporation Company Limited

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

Bangkok Cycle Industrial Co., Ltd.

BCPG Public Company Limited

Bhiraj Buri Holding Company Limited

Bound and Beyond Public Company Limited

Bain Capital, LP.

BSS Holdings Company Limited

Charoen Pokphand Group Co., Ltd.

CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited

Dhipaya Insurance Plc.

dtac TriNet Co., Ltd.

Dusit Food Company Limited

Dusit Thani Public Company Limited

Eternal Energy Public Company Limited

FinAccel Pte Ltd

Fujitsu (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Global Renewable Power Company Limited

Global Renewable Power Operating Company Limited

GMM Public Company Limited

Helmsman LLC

Home Product Center Public Company Limited

Innopower Company Limited

IRPC Clean Power Company Limited

I Squared Capital

KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited

Kasikorn Carabao Co., Ltd.

Kiatnakin Bank Public Company Limited

K-nex Corporation Co., Ltd.

Lanxess Deutschland GmbH

Latham & Watkins LLP

Liberator Securities Co., Ltd.

Mercer Investment Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Japan

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nation International Edutainment Public Company Limited

Omya AG

Pacific Cannovation Co., Ltd

Paramount Global Sdn Bhd

Primates Enterprise, Ltd

Prime Street Advisory (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Pruksa Holding Public Company Limited

PTT Public Company Limited

PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited

Rabbit Care Co., Ltd.

Siam Power Co., Ltd.

Singha Ventures

Sino-Pacific Trading (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

SiS Distribution (Thailand) Public Company Limited

Sithiporn Associates Company Limited

TAC Holding Co., Ltd.

The Bank of Yokohama

The Bangkok Pathology-Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Total Access Communication Public Company Limited (DTAC)

U City Public Company Limited

Unique Engineering and Construction Public Company Limited

Von Bundit Company Limited

Warrix Sport Company Limited

Withers KhattarWong LLP

Xtransfer Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Lenskart Solutions Private Limited and its group companies on the acquisition of Owndays Inc., the parent firm of Owndays Kabushiki Kaisha, an optical and eyewear shop in Japan.
  • Advised PTT Public Company Limited and its subsidiary, Arun Plus Co., Ltd., to form a joint venture with Global Power Synergy Public Company Limited, namely Nuovo Plus Company Limited with a registered capital of THB 4,200,000,000, to invest in the Battery Value Chain to advance the electric car market.
  • Advised Unique Engineering and Construction Public Company Limited on the disposition of land to Suphannimit Co., Ltd. and 100% shares in Unique Real Co., Ltd., the subsidiary of UNIQ, to Ms. Korapat Suviwattanachai, who is the former director of UNIQ.

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

Piyanuj (Lui) Ratprasatporn leads the team at Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited, which centrally focuses on the energy, transport and infrastructure fields. The team’s variety of undertakings include cross-border M&A, post-closing integration matters, sale and purchase agreements and joint venture agreements. Ratprasatporn specialises in compliance and legal requirements in relation to corporate and commercial operations and foreign direct investment in Thailand. Key contact Ivy Liu assists clients with cross-border transactions, among other issues. Kasma Visitkitjakarn is another key member of the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Piyanuj Ratprasatporn

Autres avocats clés:

Ivy Liu; Kasma Visitkitjakarn

Les références

‘They are professional.’

Principaux clients

Atlantic Forwarding Ltd.

Guardforce AI Co., Ltd.

Infinity Spa Services Company Limited

LIV Golf Limited

MML Partnership Capital VII SCSp

Thai Rent A Car Holding Co Ltd

Xiamen C&D Inc.

Pin An Medicare Management Co., (Hong Kong) Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Atlantic Forwarding on the establishment of its Thai freight forwarding operations.
  • Advising Guardforce AI on its NASDQ underwritten public offering & uplisting.
  • Advised LIV Golf on its entry to the Thai market to host the LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok golf tournament.