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DFDL Legal & Tax

NO. 3, RAJANAKARN BUILDING, AA FLOOR, SOUTH SATHORN ROAD, YANNAWA SUB-DISTRICT, SATHORN DISTRICT, BANGKOK METROPOLIS 10120, THAILAND
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Work +662 059 4090
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Web:
www.dfdl.com

Rashane Leerabandhu

Tel:
Work +66 2 636 3282
Email:
Web:
www.dfdl.com/locations/thailand/thailand-advisers/rashane-leerabandhu/
DFDL

Work Department

Thailand
Corporate & Commercial Practice Group

Position

Partner
Head of Corporate and Commercial Practice Group

Career

Rashane has been in practice for over 30 years, gaining extensive legal experience as in-house counsel in major Thai corporations as well as counsel in leading international law firms such as Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to joining DFDL, Rashane was Head of the Corporate and Commercial practice at an international law firm in Thailand.He has special expertise in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, mutual funds and real estate development and construction finance as well as infrastructure projects. He regularly represents clients on acquisitions and developments in the hospitality, insurance,healthcare, and real estate sectors. Recently, he acted as local counsel on an aircraft financing matter for a major leasing company and represented a major airline in forming a joint-venture to launch a domestic airline in an ASEAN country. He has also taken a leading role in advising a French contractor in a competitive bidding for monorail projects in the greater Bangkok area.

Languages

Thai, English

Member

Thai Bar Association

Education

Rashane holds an LL.B. from Thammasat University and an LL.M. from the University of London (London School of Economics).


Thailand

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Leveraging an extensive presence across the ASEAN region, DFDL Legal & Tax has a strong focus on regional energy, infrastructure and real estate projects. Much of its banking and finance work occurs in the context of project and real estate finance, which continue to be active areas. In one example of its strength in cross-border project financing and development, a team led by Walter Heiser advised a sponsor on the financing aspects of what will be the largest multiple dam cascade hydropower project in Laos; that team also included China-desk head Ivy Liu and regional legal advisors Briana Olson and Kunal Sachdev. Other clients in the development finance space include local and international financial institutions, foreign law firms and a variety of corporate borrowers. Fintech, e-commerce and cryptocurrencies are additional areas of expertise, and are also areas in which practice head Vinay Ahuja has developed a particular niche. The department also draws on the expertise of Nipaporn Supha-Utchaichan and Rashane Leerabandhu, both of whom have broad experience in finance, projects and M&A.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

The regional M&A team at DFDL Legal & Tax includes Thailand-based lawyers with local and international experience, who benefit from the support of colleagues based in other ASEAN countries. The firm's China and India desks, both of which are led by Bangkok-based partners, are additional draws for Chinese and Indian investors. The China desk in particular was strengthened by the hire of Oliver James Ting in March 2018, who re-joined the firm from an in-house position in Beijing. Energy, mining and infrastructure-related M&A is a mainstay, with recent highlights including the firm advising Royal Dutch Shell on the sale of its stake in the Bongkot natural gas field to PTTEP; this matter was handled by a cross-office team including Thailand managing director Audray Souche, Kraisorn Rueangkul and legal adviser Prateep Lumrungruang. Other names to note include Rashane Leerabandhu, who has over 30 years of legal experience, and Nipaporn Supha-Utchaichan, who is noted for her 'crystal clear, objective and practical advice’.

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