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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
Tel:
Work +662 059 4090
Email:
Web:
www.dfdl.com

Nipaporn Supha-Utchaichan

Tel:
Work +66 26 363 282
Email:
Web:
www.dfdl.com/locations/thailand/thailand-advisers/nipaporn-supha-utchaichan/
DFDL

Work Department

Thailand

Position

Country Partner, Thailand

Career

Nipaporn is Country Partner for DFDL Thailand. Her areas of expertise include corporate matters with an emphasis on foreign direct investment, corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions and financings. She has led numerous merger and acquisition projects, involving full due diligence and the drafting and review of transactional documents. Nipaporn specializes in Thai and international tax law and is experienced in tax structuring for both inbound and outbound investments. She has provided advice on compliance of Financial Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) (i.e. US tax laws) and implementation of FATCA guidance, and has been a speaker at FATCA training sessions for Thai financial institution clients. 

Languages

Thai, English

Member

Attorney-at-law license issued by the Law Society of Thailand

Education

Nipaporn holds a Master of Laws from Queen Mary University of London, UK, a Master of Laws from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and a Bachelor of Laws from Assumption University, Thailand.


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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