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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Somboon Kitiyansub

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Corporate, M&A and securities



Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

London-based, Jeff Smith leads the South East Asia team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which regularly advises on big-ticket power and infrastructure projects in Indonesia together with associate firm TNB & Partners. Singapore-based project finance expert Nick Merritt is recommended, as is corporate finance specialists Stephen Woods and Craig Loveless. Bangkok-based M&A expert Somboon Kitiyansub is also worthy of note. Other key names in the team include Stephen Begley, also in Singapore, and of counsel Laurie Pearson. Also recommended is Yu-En Ong, who is an expert in acquisition and asset finance.

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Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The ‘dedicated’ and ‘service-minded’ team at Norton Rose Fulbright stands out for its longstanding relationships with major financial institutions. It has a ‘strong background in project finance deals’ and is also active in acquisition finance and corporate finance. The team has considerable experience in cross-border transactions, where it works closely with colleagues across its office network in Asia and further afield. Corporate and finance specialist Somboon Kitiyansub heads the Bangkok office and handles a variety of banking, M&A and debt restructuring work. Tassanai Kiratisountorn and senior associate Chormas Premsirinirund are also recommended.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Benefiting from an extensive international office network, Norton Rose Fulbright is regularly involved in cross-border corporate transactions. In 2017 and 2018, the corporate group picked up a number of new clients and maintained active relationships with many of its longstanding clients, which include major multinational corporations and banks. The team has particular strengths in the areas of power, renewable energy and infrastructure, and many of its recent corporate deals have taken place in these sectors. The team also handles M&A in the TMT and real estate sectors. Somboon Kitiyansub and senior associates Haruethai Boonklomjit and Aimsarin Jirasatapananon are names to note.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Norton Rose Fulbright has a proven track record acting for lenders in large energy and infrastructure projects. Globally, the firm stands out for its specialised infrastructure, mining and commodities group, which is active in multiple markets. In Thailand, the projects team is co-led by Bangkok office head Somboon Kitiyansub and ‘service-minded’ partner Tassanai Kiratisountorn, who has an impressive banking and project finance practice. The team often works with colleagues in Singapore on large, multi-jurisdictional transactions. The team also assists its Thai clients expanding their operations internationally. Senior associate Chormas Premsirinirund is ‘strong in drafting and coordinating tasks in multi-party transactions’.

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