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Thailand

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Chandler MHM Limited

Chandler MHM Limited is known for its strong relationships with domestic and foreign banks, though it has taken steps to develop its borrower-side client base in recent years. Of particular note, the practice group was strengthened by the arrival of recommended partner Joseph Tisuthiwongse, who joined the team in 2018 from Clifford Chance (Bangkok). The banking and finance group has seen a high volume of energy project financing work, and is especially active in renewable energy projects in other ASEAN countries. Highlights included Tisuthiwongse advising The Siam Commercial Bank, Bangkok Bank, TISCO Bank and the Export-Import Bank of Thailand on the provision of financing for the development of a 650MW hydropower project in Laos. Senior partner Jessada Sawatdipong is another leading figure in the department; he advised the Singapore branches of Mizuho Bank and Standard Chartered Bank on the $1.95bn financing to ThaiBev to support its acquisition of a stake in Vietnam's Sabeco Brewery. Supattra Sathapornnanon and Pranee Klinratana stand out for their experience in cross-border project finance deals, and the department also benefits from its large pool of experienced associates including Nopamon Thevit Intralib.

Leading individuals

Jessada Sawatdipong - Chandler MHM Limited

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Chandler MHM Limited

Chandler MHM Limited had a busy 2017-2018 marked by heightened levels of M&A in industry sectors including real estate and tourism. While M&A constitutes a large part of the practice, the team also handles a range of commercial and regulatory work. Already well-positioned to assist Japanese clients with their investments into the country, the firm further strengthened that particular niche through its merger with Japanese firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto following a long period of close integration. Seiji Akimoto, in particular, is a popular choice for Japanese companies in M&A. Cross-border work is a mainstay for the department; Ratana Poonsombudlert and Jutharat Anuktanakul advised a foreign sovereign wealth fund on a joint venture for the development of a real estate project in various Asian countries. In terms of personnel developments, Joseph Tisuthiwongse joined the firm in 2018 from Clifford Chance (Bangkok), Pranat Laohapairoj has been promoted to counsel, while Prisna Sungwanna and Supasit Boonsanong left to establish a new firm. David Beckstead has joined as of counsel from Tilleke & Gibbins.

Leading individuals

Ratana Poonsombudlert - Chandler MHM Limited

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Chandler MHM Limited

Chandler MHM Limited has a proven track record in the renewable energy space, having acted on solar, wind, biomass and hydro-power projects in Thailand and across Southeast Asia. Outside of the renewables space, it is sought out for its knowledge of oil and gas, petrochemical and mining projects. The firm is a popular choice for financial institutions, including some of Thailand's biggest banks, but it is also equipped to act on the sponsor and borrower sides of transactions. In recent work, Joseph Tisuthiwongse and a team that included associate Nopamon Thevit Intralib acted on the lender side of a syndicated financing project for a 650MW hydro-power project in the Bolikhamsai Province of Laos; the lenders were The Siam Commercial, Bangkok Bank, TISCO Bank and the Export-Import Bank of Thailand. In M&A, Jessada Sawatdipong and a team advised major renewable energy producer BCPG on the cross-border syndicated financing for its acquisition of geothermal assets in Indonesia. Senior partner Ratana Poonsombudlert is well known in energy and natural resources and has acted on the owner and lender side of various mining and oil and gas projects. Also of note are Albert Chandler, Supattra Sathapornnanon and Pranee Klinratana. Nuanporn Wechsuwanarux has rejoined the firm as counsel.

Leading individuals

Jessada Sawatdipong - Chandler MHM Limited

Ratana Poonsombudlert - Chandler MHM Limited

Next Generation Partners

Nopamon Thevit Intralib - Chandler MHM Limited

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Chandler MHM Limited

Chandler MHM Limited established a significant REITs practice with the hire of senior associate Tananan Thammakiat and a group of associates from Charin & Associates. Thammakiat and her team advise on the establishment and capital increases of REITs and property funds for public offering (PFPOs) and also work with partners in the firm handling a range of real estate projects and M&A. Susumu Hanawa is another name to note; he has broad experience in real estate investments in Southeast Asia, often representing leading Japanese developers. Lender-side work also features, with recent highlights including Jessada Sawatdipong, Pranee Klinratana and Thammakiat's representation of four banks on the financing for the development of six luxury condominium projects in Bangkok.

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  • PROJECT FINANCING IN THAILAND

    Project financing is a well-established method of financing major projects in Thailand, in both the private and public sectors.
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