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Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

93/1 UNIT 902, 9F GPF WITTHAYU TOWER B, WIRELESS ROAD, PATHUMWAN, BANGKOK 10330, THAILAND
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Work +66 2 665 7800
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Fax +66 2 655 7888
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www.wfw.com
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Thailand

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited focuses on aviation, shipping and energy finance matters. Recent work in the latter sector saw the practice assisting Wind Energy Development with documentation relating to a 60MW wind farm. Christopher Osborne and Alan Polivnick are key contacts.

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Corporate and M&A (including capital markets)
Corporate and M&A (including capital markets) - ranked: tier 4

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited’s strengths lie in the construction and aviation sectors; the firm recently assisted Zublin with the sale of its Thai pipe-jacking operation to aerospace group Voestalpine. In other recent work, Alan Plovinick, who ‘always makes himself available for queries and requests’, has been advising Vietjet Aviation on shareholder agreements in accordance with Thai law. Department head Christopher Osborne is also recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

The ‘knowledgeable’ team at Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limitedgets results’, and is recommended for cases involving the transport, oil and gas, and manufacturing sectors. Ratthakarn Boonnua recently acted for Ford Motor Company in a $69m dispute with an insurer, brought about by flooding in Thailand in 2011. Department head Steven Burkill and Alan Polivnick are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Ratthakarn Boonnua - Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited has a strong renewables practice with recent work involving solar, wind and hydro-electric projects. A particular highlight was advising Watabak Wind Company on a $150m 60MW wind farm development. Christopher Osborne is recommended.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

The team at Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited is ‘quick to reply and the service is excellent’. Steven Burkill and ‘first-class operatorChristopher Osborne recently acted for 24 investors at the Singapore International Arbitration Court (SIAC) and 35 investors at Thailand Arbitration Institute (TAI) in proceedings against resort developers in Koh Samui.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

At Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited, clients include Suretank and Conceria Cadore. Regarding the latter, the firm advised the Italian leather goods manufacturer in bankruptcy proceedings against ACT Leather Thailand. Christopher Osborne heads the practice.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited’s Alan Polivnick recently advised Uber on insurance, liability and regulatory matters, while Christopher Osborne assisted ICBC with a THB30bn loan facility agreement to True Move H in relation to 3G licensing from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 1

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited is rooted in maritime and shipping law, but the practice is equally adept at handling matters concerning other forms of transport; recent work includes advising Uber Technologies on regulatory matters relating to its taxi fleet. Thoresen Thai Agencies and TNB Fuel also feature on the client roster. Steven Burkill and Kay Kian Tan are recommended.

Leading individuals

Alan Polivnick - Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

Steven Burkill - Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

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Thailand: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: international arbitration
Dispute resolution: international arbitration - ranked: tier 1

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

Recent work for Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited includes acting for Thoresen in claims over payment of shipping fuel to OWB, a matter led by Kay Kian Tan. Clients also include AIG Insurance, PTT Public Company and Soonthorn Metal Industries. Steven Burkill is ‘unflappable, dedicated and knowledgeable’.

Leading individuals

Steven Burkill - Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

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