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22ND FLOOR, MERCURY TOWER, 540 PLOENCHIT ROAD, LUMPINI, PATHUMWAN, BANGKOK 10330, THAILAND
Tel:
Work +66 2 264 8000
Fax:
Fax +66 2 657 2222
Email:
Web:
www.weerawongcp.com
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners, Samata Masagee, Bangkok, THAILAND

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Samata Masagee

Tel:
Work +662 264 8000
Email:
Web:
www.weerawongcp.com
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Work Department

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

Position

Partner

Career

With over 10 years’ experience, Samata advises domestic and international clients on public and private mergers, acquisitions and disposals as well as restructurings and reorganisations. She has extensive experience in cross border M&A in various industry sectors: energy; technology and telecommunications; agriculture, food manufacturing and retailing; and financial institutions.

In 2018, Samata was named as a top 40 under 40 lawyer in the Asia Pacific region by Asian Legal Business.

Languages

English, Thai

Member

New York State Bar, admitted 2013

Thai Barrister-at-Law, admitted 2008

Education

LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, USA, 2009 (Fulbright Scholarship Program)

LL.B. (1st Class Honors), Chulalongkorn University, 2005


Thailand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

The highly regarded corporate and M&A department at Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners has played a role in some of the largest corporate deals in Thailand and throughout the region. Recently, this has included advising ThaiBev on the acquisition by Vietnam Beverage (an associated company of ThaiBev) of a 53.6% stake in Sabeco Brewery, and also acting for PTTEP in relation to its acquisition of a 22.2% stake in the Bongkot project from Royal Dutch Shell; the latter deal increased PTTEP's overall stake to a majority shareholding. On the sell side, Panuwat Chalongkuamdee advised Rexel on the disposal of its Southeast Asia operations to private equity firm American Industrial Acquisition Corporation. Further, the firm's knowledge of acquisition financing, environmental law, competition and IP allows it to provide comprehensive service from the initial stages of a transaction to post-acquisition issues. Renowned senior partners Weerawong Chittmittrapap and Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt jointly head the corporate department. Sunyaluck Chaikajornwat and Samata Masagee are also among the team's leading practitioners. Chinnavat Chinsangaram has left the firm to work at the Public Legal Aid Foundation.

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TMT

Within: TMT

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners’ extensive telecoms-sector experience is underpinned by the firm’s market-leading corporate, litigation and finance practices, ensuring strong workflows in this area. The TMT group also counts media and entertainment companies among its clients and has developed an active fintech practice, where it provides advice to multinational technology companies on Thailand’s regulatory environment. Telecoms service provider Jasmine International is a significant client; in recent work, Passawan Navanithikul assisted it on a THB8.5bn facility granted by The Siam Commercial Bank to be used for refinancing and on-lending to its group companies. In M&A, a team led by senior partner Weerawong Chittmittrapap acted for an investment company in the purchase of 50% of the total shares of a media and TV company. On the contentious side, highlights included Rapinnart Prongsiriwattana’s filing of a successful motion to lift an injunction against assets of a mobile operator, another of the firm’s key clients. The department is co-led by telecoms expert Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt and Samata Masagee, who has an impressive track record in corporate transactions for TMT companies.

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