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GC Summit Thailand

25 June 2019 |



The role of the general counsel and senior in-house advisors is in a constant state of change and expansion. Increasingly, counsel are being tasked with engineering privacy policies, defending against cyber threats, owning disputes and ensuring compliance with an ever-growing array of regulations – all the while taking ownership of the day-to-day legal challenges which directly affect the bottom line of the business.

GC Summit Thailand invites the most esteemed in-house counsel from Thailand’s most prolific companies to discuss their changing roles as in-house leaders and the challenges, issues and opportunities they are facing in 2019 and beyond. Between comprehensive panel discussions and the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow in-house counsel, GC Summit Thailand promises to be a practical, forward-looking event bringing together the region’s top legal minds.

Headline sponsor

Clyde & Co is a dynamic, global law firm focused on providing a complete legal service to clients in our core sectors. With more than 400 partners, 1800 lawyers and 2200 legal professionals, we have an extensive global presence across 6 continents. Our work is cross-border, high profile and complex and our extensive international network means we offer access to specialists with local knowledge on the ground, where and when needed. With unrivalled local and global reach, our network of offices provides support to clients in the right time zone and geographical location. The strength and depth of our experience and expertise in cross-border corporate transactions across various sectors means we have the expertise, resources and global capability to work with clients covering a range of business needs.

In association with

Tilleke & Gibbins is a leading Southeast Asian regional law firm with over 160 lawyers and consultants practicing in Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Vientiane, and Yangon. Established in 1890, Tilleke & Gibbins has grown into the largest independent law firm in Thailand and a leading international firm in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam due to client focus, regional expertise, and international vision.

The firm represents top investors and high-growth companies that drive economic expansion in Asia in the key areas of commercial transactions and M&A, dispute resolution and litigation, and intellectual property, including world-leading corporate clients in the fields of pharmaceuticals and healthcare, energy and infrastructure, consumer goods and retailing, manufacturing, financial services, information technology, and telecommunications.

Thanathip & Partners is a highly specialised law firm, providing full services in the areas of M&A, corporate finance, capital markets, foreign direct investment, banking and finance, securities and corporate laws. We are driven to excel in everything we do, and have a proven track record in managing high-profile transactions. At present, we have three partners and a team of 22 associates.

With regards to our M&A practice, our lawyers have a reputation for giving comprehensive advice to both Thai companies and multinational corporations, on public takeovers and complex M&A transactions, and on acquisitions and disposals, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC, and of the Stock Exchange of Thailand. The number and variety of deals with which our team have been involved give us a valuable pool of experience to draw from, and help ensure that we stay up-to-date with current structures as they develop in the field of M&A and corporate finance.


Topics include:

  • Managing international disputes: Effective Dispute Resolution Mechanisms; Preferences in forum shopping—choosing between the different institutions and jurisdictions; Using ADR to resolve cross-border disputes in commercial transactions

  • Cross-Border M&A Dynamics: What are we seeing in the market?

  • Issues to look out for when managing M&A transactions, How to manage these issues and minimize risks and what are the tips for a successful M&A transaction

  • Getting ahead of the Competition: Knowing Thailand’s competition act.

  • The latest changes and trends around data privacy in Southeast Asia.



Tuesday 25 June 2019


Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok, 489 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand 10110


Registration and buffet lunch: 1.00pm
1:30pm-6:00pm followed by a networking reception


Benjamin Hirasawa represents hospitality, commercial, industrial, retail and residential developers in all real property transactions. He focuses on providing practical and commercially sound advice to hospitality, real estate and corporate clients on international business transactions by advising on all aspects of the project development cycle. This expertise includes portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, private equity financings, joint ventures, start-ups, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, REIT and property fund formation and operation, and advising on management agreements, operational issues and licence agreements.

Benjamin Hirasawa
Clyde & Co

Sapna Jhangiani is a partner and a member of Clyde & Co's dispute resolution and litigation practice. She is an expert in international arbitration and has acted as advocate, Counsel or arbitrator in over 50 arbitrations governed by a variety of institutional rules (ICC, DIAC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, SIAC) as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. She has acted in several disputes relating to the hospitality industry - predominantly hotel management agreement disputes - and has advised operators on numerous issues including licences, nondisclosure agreements, dispute resolution clauses and contractual advice as to an operator’s position in light of litigation pertaining to the ownership of the hotel.

Sapna Jhangiani
Clyde & Co

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh is a partner and deputy director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, head of the firm’s insurance practice, and joint head of the firm's technology industry group. She represents multinational and local insurers and reinsurers on a range of key matters, including market entry, M&As, insurtech, and regulatory compliance across Southeast Asia. She also regularly advises technology clients on privacy and data protection, fintech, regtech, digital currencies, and more.

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh
Tilleke & Gibbins

Thanathip Pichedvanichok is the Managing Partner of Thanathip & Partners. Thanathip started his legal career with Mallesons Stephen Jacques (currently known as King & Wood Mallesons) in Sydney. After spending his first two years with Mallesons, Thanathip returned to Thailand and spent another five years with International Legal Counsellors Thailand (ILCT) and Hunton & Williams before joining Linklaters as the sole Thai corporate and securities partner at Linklaters from 1998 to February 2005. His main expertise covers all aspects of M&A, foreign direct investment, corporate finance, capital markets, IPO and listing.

Thanathip Pichedvanichok
Thanathip & Partners