Firm Profile > SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd > BANGKOK, Thailand

SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd

Thailand > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd represents local and foreign companies, statutory boards and government agencies on a range of M&A transactions, joint ventures, foreign direct investments and international corporate finance matters. Within the team, Jirapong Sriwat focuses on takeovers, restructurings, as well as general corporate advice; Nuttaros Tangprasitti acts for both international and domestic corporate clients; Chavalit Uttasart is noted for his cross-border experience in managing projects in Myanmar; Hideshi Obara handles corporate reorganisations; and Nilobon Tangprasit assists both domestic and foreign clients in the public and private sectors.

Key clients

CTOS Digital Sdn Bhd

Farsight Capital Pte. Ltd./Lago Shine Enterprises Ltd.

Premier Advisory Group Co., Ltd.

NokScoot Airlines Co., Ltd.

Line Maintenance Partnership (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Thailand > Dispute resolution Tier 3

The litigation and dispute resolution practice at SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd acts for local and regional clients on bankruptcy and banking litigation, as well as administrative law, insurance, employment and tax disputes. The team is led by managing partner Chavalit Uttasart and includes Vira Kammee.

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Key clients

Nok Airlines Public Co., Ltd.

Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Ltd.

Thai Kaseihin Co., Ltd

Thai Transactional Bank

Pros., Inc.

Jamco Corporation

Montri Storage Property Fund

Thailand > Intellectual property Tier 3

Led by Phatthrawat Nakaranuruck, the IP practice at SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd handles trademark prosecutions and enforcement, as well as transactions including licensing and assignments. Pavinee Bunyamissara advises on trademark prosecutions, anti-counterfeiting matters, IP transactions and trade secrets matters, while associate Narongcachon Chomsa focuses on patent prosecutions and searches.

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The firm: The firm first opened a Bangkok office in 2013, under the name Nishimura & Asahi (Thailand) Co., Ltd. In 2019, it drastically expanded its capacity in Thailand through an alliance with one of Thailand’s leading firms, SCL Group. This has created SCL Nishimura, one of Thailand’s largest law firms, as well as one of the largest, well-resourced and most diverse international business law practices in Southeast Asia. SCL Nishimura comprises over 100 lawyers and professional staff providing top-quality legal and business advisory services. Following the alliance, SCL Nishimura has a significantly larger support structure, thereby establishing a stronger presence in the Thai legal market while also meeting the growing and varied demands for legal services throughout Southeast Asia.

As of April 5, 2021, with the completion of the amalgamation of SCL Nishimura Group and our existing Bangkok office, the office is now known as SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd.

The highest global standards: The firm prides itself on combining the highest global standards with local expertise, providing high-quality legal services that promote and protect its clients’ interests. The firm’s most senior lawyers have career histories that exceed 40 years in providing services to a diverse clientele base. The firm is professional and pragmatic, analytical and creative, rigorous and open to new ideas. SCL Nishimura believe that, by combining its wealth of experience with strong teamwork, it can serve its clients both efficiently and professionally. The firm consciously and rigorously observes a high standard of professionalism, integrity and ethics.

Cutting-edge business issues: The firm works with prominent domestic and Japanese as well as global corporations, to find novel solutions for their most innovative changes and disruptive challenges.

Commitment to excellence: Through the enhancement of professional and organisational synergies — a result of the firm’s expansion — an unprecedented level of client service is made possible in highly specialised and complex areas of commercial law. The firm understands its clients’ growing needs and its fully integrated team of lawyers and professional staff are proud to share the same fundamental philosophy: An uncompromising commitment to excellence.

International presence: Headquartered in Tokyo, Nishimura & Asahi has four domestic offices in Japan and fourteen overseas offices, in Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Frankfurt/Düsseldorf, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, New York, Singapore, Taipei, Yangon, and Hong Kong.

SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd.
34th Floor, Athenee Tower, 63 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan,
Bangkok 10330
Tel: +66-2-126-9100

Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Chanakarn Boonyasith  photo Ms Chanakarn Boonyasith Partner
Ms Pavinee Bunyamissara  photo Ms Pavinee Bunyamissara Partner
Mr Vira Kammee photo Mr Vira Kammee Partner
Mr Phatthrawat Nakaranuruck photo Mr Phatthrawat Nakaranuruck Partner
Mr Hideshi Obara  photo Mr Hideshi Obara Partner
Ms Tomoko Shimomukai  photo Ms Tomoko Shimomukai Partner
Mr Jirapong Sriwat  photo Mr Jirapong Sriwat Partner
Ms Nilobon Tangprasit  photo Ms Nilobon Tangprasit Partner
Ms Nuttaros Tangprasitti  photo Ms Nuttaros Tangprasitti Partner
Mr Chavalit Uttasart photo Mr Chavalit Uttasart Partner
Number of Partners: : 10
Number of Lawyers : 52