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Transport in Thailand

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

Active across the aviation, maritime, automotive and logistics sectors, Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited has demonstrable experience in handling the full range of contentious and non-contentious mandates, in addition to regulatory issues. The team notably acts for clients on international marine matters, as well as domestic litigation cases. With noteworthy expertise in dry shipping, practice co-leader Kay Kian Tan handles disputes concerning bills of lading, charterparties and commodities, including crude oil products, coal and rice. Based in Sydney, fellow co-head Alan Polivnick advises on all aspects of aviation and airline operations, including finance and leasing, M&A, insolvency and restructuring and disputes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Kay Kian Tan; Alan Polivnick

Les références

‘A very collaborative team.’

‘Really helpful, responsive and knowledgeable.’

Principaux clients

Air Charter Services



LATAM Airlines Group

MUFG Bank Ltd



Aperia HS-HAN

Crowell & Moring

El Al Israel Airlines


Ince GD

Baker McKenzie LLP

Baker McKenzie LLP's key undertakings in the transport domain extends from road and rail-related PPP infrastructure projects to aviation and automotive matters. The team is regularly entrusted by a diverse array of clients, including global manufacturers and international suppliers, with aviation specialists on hand to cover regulatory compliance issues and licensing mandates. The practice is led by Suriyong Tungsuwan, who has experience in the automotive industry, and Sawanee Sethsathira, who advises on project development and finance of power, in addition to petrochemical and infrastructure projects in Thailand. Viroj Piyawattanametha's capabilities include assisting clients with PPP-related matters, while Permsak Krairiksh's aircraft leasing and financing expertise further strengthens the practice. Chavapol Akkaravoranun is another key name to note in the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Suriyong Tungsuwan; Sawanee Sethsathira

Autres avocats clés:

Viroj Piyawattanametha; Permsak Krairiksh

Les références

‘Professional and practical advice with the consideration of company’s business operations. Providing legal advice to us on a timely basis.’

Principaux clients

Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited

PTT Public Company Limited

Energy Absolute Public Company Limited

Eastern Water Resources Development and Management Public Co., Ltd.

Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised PTT Public Company Limited and its subsidiaries in relation to a joint venture project between PTT and an affiliated company of Foxconn Group, aiming to develop and establish an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing hub of the ASEAN region in Thailand, from the negotiation phase to successful establishment of the joint venture company.
  • Represented E Smart Transport Company Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (Energy Absolute), in relation to a THB 600m syndicated loan arrangement for the financing of an electric ferry fleet for the mass rapid transport system in Bangkok.
  • Acted as owner’s legal counsel and assisted the consortium of BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited, Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited, Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction Public Company Limited and RATCH Group Public Company Limited in successfully obtaining credit facilities worth THB 5.3bn for M6 project and up to THB 4.2bn for M81 project.

Tilleke & Gibbins

Pre-eminent in the aviation sector, Tilleke & Gibbins is routinely entrusted with aircraft transactions and financings by a multitude of clients, including airlines, air cargo firms and insurers, among others. The practice is jointly led by John Frangos, who is regarded for his aviation and dispute capabilities, and Santhapat Periera, who demonstrates strength on the transactional side of aviation-related matters. Noppramart Thammateeradaycho leads the shipping team, advising on ship arrests and collisions, as well as marine casualties, in addition to being involved in maritime insurance disputes.

Responsables de la pratique:

John Frangos; Noppramart Thammateeradaycho; Santhapat Periera

Les références

‘Great availability, commercial and practical.’

Principaux clients


Carlyle Aviation

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company

Euler Hermes

GE Capital Aviation Services

Jeju Air

Pacific Air Holdings

Pratt & Whitney

Sky Leasing

Spafax LLC

China Shipping

Japan Transport Engineering Company

Maersk Line


Seafarers’ Rights International

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Carlyle Aviation in claiming $10m in damages in connection with breached Aircraft Lease Agreements on three leased Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
  • Acted as Thai legal counsel to aircraft lessors in connection with a sale and leaseback transaction involving four Airbus A320-200 aircraft with a leading budget airline.
  • Advising a world-leading P&I club on a substantial maritime dispute in Thailand involving five ship arrest petitions, collectively valued at THB 200 million, filed against our client’s vessel.

JTJB International Lawyers Co Ltd

JTJB International Lawyers Co Ltd excels in the shipping, maritime and transport arena, capable of handling a range of matters, from charterparty contracts and hire of maritime labour to the sale and purchase of vessels and commodity trade agreements. Managing partner Naiyachon Tathong spearheads the practice and is noted for his expertise in handling maritime disputes, such as charterparty claims, demurrage claims, bunker claims, and arrest of vessel and cargo claims.

Responsables de la pratique:

Naiyachon Tathong

Les références

‘Great collaboration with international offices gives the client more accurate details for critical issues.’

‘Naiyachon Tathong has a strong business attitude.’

Principaux clients

Asia Green Energy Public Company Limited

Log Plus Mining Services Company Limited

Olam international Limited

Ceva Logistic (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

COSCO SHIPPING Lines (Thailand) Co., Ltd

Namyong Terminal Public Company Limited

Seahorse Ferries Co., Ltd.



Thai Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd


Oriental Produce Co., Ltd

Double A (1991) Public Company Limited

Pantos Logistics (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

KCTC Thai Logistics Co., Ltd.

Tyson Poultry (Thailand) Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Olam (Thailand) on the demurrage claim brought by the carrier in amount of THB 21m.
  • Provide advice to group of the biggest rice trader in Thailand on the demand for outstanding demurrage by the carrier at $2.1m.
  • Advised Asia Green Energy Public Company Limited to shipping contracts and trading transactions over 50 transactions.