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SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd acts on a wide remit of matters including foreign direct investment, international corporate finance, and restructurings. Chavalit Uttasart has cross-border experience in Myanmar while Hideshi Obara works on corporate reorganisations. Partner Nilobon Tangprasit provides an expertise on corporate recovery, assisting both Thai and foreign clients in the public and private sectors. Nuttaros Tangprasitti and Jirapong Sriwat are likewise recommended for work in the sphere of mergers, joint ventures and corporate governance.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd's litigators act on administrative law disputes, bankruptcy and banking litigation. Chavalit Uttasart is leading the team and displays a broad expertise having represented clients in matrimonial disputes, assisting hospitality and restaurant operators and cases dealing with confidential information and trade secrets. Also of note is Vira Kammee who has built up four decades of expertise advising a wide range of clients, including foreign institutions.

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Key clients

Siam Makro Public C., Ltd.

TMB Bank Public Co., Ltd.

Asefa Public Co., Ltd.


Central Laboratory (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Intel Corporation

J Trust Co., Ltd.

Brand’s Suntory International Co., Ltd.

BMT Pacific Ltd.

Intellectual property Tier 3

SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd acts for global pharmaceutical companies, automobile manufacturers and petrochemical companies in respect of all aspects of IP protection. Team head Phatthrawat Nakaranuruck assists clients in the public and private sectors on matters such as licensing and distributorship agreements and technology transfer transactions. Kallayarat Chinsrivongkul is noted for her patent and trademark prosecution experience while managing partner Chavalit Uttasart has a broad practice in respect of IP protection and IT cases.

Firm Overview:
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