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Baker McKenzie is experienced in handling offshore and onshore fundraising structures, divestment of distressed businesses, debt restructuring, and protection of creditor rights. The department acts for Bangkok Commercial Asset Management Company, Bank of China and Credit Suisse, among others. In a recent work highlight, it assisted a client in the aviation industry with the repossession of an aircraft following a breach of contract and subsequent bankruptcy proceedings. Wynn Pakdeejit and Kitipong Urapeepatanapong head up the practice.

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltd represented Triple T Broadband in matters relating to the debt restructuring of parent company TT&T, which involved debts totalling $2bn, and a further $160m owed to a government-owned entity. Other clients include Krung Thai Bank, Saha Farms and Ernst & Young. Suntus Kirdsinsap and Chinnavat Chinsangaram co-head the practice, and Sakchai Limsiripothong is also recommended.

Allen & Overy (Thailand) Co, Ltd handles matters in the real estate, energy, telecoms and banking sectors, acting for lenders, debtors and investors. Dumnern Subpaisarn heads the three-partner practice.

DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited has been acting for a ‘white knight’ investor with regards to the recapitalisation and debt structuring of Royal Chemie Group, in a cross-border matter involving six jurisdictions. The practice also assists manufacturing, food, energy and investment fund clients, among others. Chanvitaya Suvarnapunya, Supreedee Nimitkul and Timothy Tan are the department co-heads.

Linklaters’ practice specialises in corporate restructuring. Pornpan Chayasuntorn - and Sutthipong Koohasaneh are both well regarded by clients.

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised companies on the required corporate restructuring in order to be relisted on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). In other work, the team acted for NFC Fertilizer Public Company during negotiations with its various creditors after completing a sanctioned rehabilitation plan. Somboon Kitiyansub heads the department, which includes recently promoted partner Tassanai Kiratisountorn.

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited handles restructuring matters, distressed debt transactions and petitions for liquidation. Apichart Chirabandhu and Bancha Wudhiprecha are key figures.

At Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited, clients include Suretank and Conceria Cadore. Regarding the latter, the firm advised the Italian leather goods manufacturer in bankruptcy proceedings against ACT Leather Thailand. Christopher Osborne heads the practice.

DFDL represents clients in restructuring, rehabilitation and distressed M&A matters. A recent mandate saw the practice advising on the restructuring of three subsidiaries following the takeover of a technology firm, an instruction led by Audray Souche.

LS Horizon Limited recently represented Sojitz Corporation in bankruptcy proceedings due to unpaid rent on an aircraft lease, a matter led by Prechaya Ebrahim. Lersak Kancvalskul is also a key figure.

LawPlus Ltd. acts for creditors and lenders, among other clients. Kowit Somwaiya and Prasantaya Bantadtan lead the practice.

Mayer Brown JSM specialises in cross-border restructuring and distressed M&A. The department recently acted for Standard Chartered in the business reorganisation of the Canadoil Group, which owed the bank $40m. Department head Maythawee Sarathai is ‘good at coming up with commercial solutions in complex situations’.

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