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Siam Premier International Law Office Limited
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999/9 RAMA 1 ROAD, PATHUMWAN
BANGKOK 10330
Thailand

Thailand > Capital markets Tier 2

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited handles a range of capital markets matters, including IPOs, secondary offerings and capital raisings. The practice is jointly led by Kulkanist Khamsirivatchara, who has experience in securities and stock exchange law mandates, Linda Osathaworanan and Saithip Mansri who advises on IPOs. Suttiphat Khamsirivatchara's practice covers derivatives and capital market transactions.

Key clients

Krungthai Card PCL

Home Product Center PCL

Frasers Property (Thailand) Public Company Limited

PTG Energy Public Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised KTC on its placement-offering of long-term debentures and equity under medium-term note program.  
  • Acted for HomePro on the placement-offering of long-term debentures and equity.
  • Advised FPT on its placement-offering of long-term debentures and equity under the medium-term note program (MTN).

Thailand > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited advises both domestic and international clients on the full spectrum of public and private corporate and M&A work. Linda Osathaworanan, Chatchavej Chitvarakorn, Saithip Mansri, Torsakul Cunvong and Kanokon Worachanyawong jointly lead the practice group. Praised as ‘one of the best M&A lawyers in the market’, Chitvarakorn advises on global acquisitions dealing with Thai assets, as well as acting for foreign insurers and insurance companies in relation to corporate restructuring. Osathaworanan ‘provides the best solution’ in corporate finance matters, and Bancha Wudhiprecha handles domestic and transnational commercial and M&A transactions.

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Testimonials

‘The SPI team is always responsive and cooperative for the success of the projects. They provide reasonably detailed and helpful advice based on their deep knowledge of law and understanding of the business and client’s needs.’

‘Linda Osathaworanan is a reasonable and sensible M&A lawyer, who understands clients’ needs and provides the best solution in difficult situations.’

”Chatchavej is one of the best M&A lawyers in the market who has an excellent deal management skill.’

Key clients

S.F. Holding Co., Ltd.

Isuzu Motors Limited

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

PDI Energy Company Limited

Colonnade Acquisition Corp

Husqvarna AB

Hillhouse Capital Management, Ltd.

Pacific International Lines (Private) Ltd

Shanghai Highly (Group) Co., Ltd.

Thailand > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited's client roster features both domestic and foreign clients. ‘Experienced litigator’ Techatat Udomsiri focuses on disputes involving employment, criminal charges, intellectual property and administrative proceedings. Commercial litigator Kong Suriyamontol counts commercial banks, construction and engineering contractors, mining companies, and property developers as his key clients, while Bancha Wudhiprecha handles antitrust investigations, as well as contractual disputes with aircraft parts manufacturers. The highly experienced litigator Sumit Masrungson also has notable expertise in alternative dispute resolution.

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Testimonials

‘Siam Premier International is a very progressive, domestic Thai law firm. It has strong domestic capabilities across many different sectors and have succeeded in blending in highly capable foreign lawyers and their international experience. This is a very powerful combination which is not common in domestic Thai law firms.’

‘Techatat Udomsiri – partner of Siam Premier and an extremely experienced litigator. Techatat has immense experience with Thai court proceedings and international arbitration. Highly respected by his clients and peers.’

Key clients

Innotech Asset Management Ltd.

Deimos Space S.L.U.

Siemens Limited Thailand

Vanakiat Phatthana Co., Ltd.

Piriya Property Development Co., Ltd.

Sino-Pacific Trading (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Department of Foreign Trade

Jye Land Co., Ltd.

One Up Co., Ltd.

PTT Exploration and Production PCL (for Carigali-PTTEPI Operating Sdn Bhd)

PTTEP Siam LTD.

Charn Issara Residence Co., Ltd.

Ubon Bio EthanolPublic Company Limited

Thailand > Labour and employment Tier 2

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited advises Thai and foreign clients on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious labour and employment matters, including termination of employment, labour disputes and employment issues relating to company reorganisation. The ‘knowledgeable’ team is co-led by Rawat Chomsri, who acts for domestic and multinational clients on industrial relations matters, as well as a mix of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Practice co-leader Sumit Masrungson focuses on employment disputes.

Testimonials

They are knowledgeable and full of experience. Their teamwork, dedication and support are admired.

Their teamwork, dedication and supportive is admired.

Key clients

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited

Thailand > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited acts for clients on hotel developments and management agreements, as well as advising on a range of real estate matters in the residential, industrial and retail sectors. Practice co-leader Chatchavej Chitvarakorn advises Thai and foreign developers and hotels on development projects and M&A transactions, in addition to acting for government agencies and multination corporations on construction projects. Praphan Phichaiwatkomol jointly leads the practice alongside Chitvarakorn and has experience in foreign investments, while associate Ajjima Kanokmaneechotikul focuses on the property development of resorts, hotels and mixed-use properties.

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Testimonials

‘Chatchavej Chitvarakorn is supportive and accommodating.’

Key clients

Amata Corporation Public Company Limited

Isuzu Motors Limited

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

Chevron (Thailand) Limited

Padaeng Industry Public Company Limited

Hesco Food Industry Co., Ltd.

Asia Debt Management Hong Kong Co., Ltd.

InterContinental Hotel Group

Radisson Pattaya

Hyatt International Asia Pacific Limited

Thailand > Banking and finance Tier 3

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited acts for commercial banks, public sector entities and other financial institutions on asset, real estate and project financing transactions. Practice co-leader Suttiphat Khamsirivatchara has experience in bank lending transactions, particularly structured finance, while practice co-leader Nithi Soomswasdi advises on financial institutions regulations, as well as handling banking, domestic and cross-border lending and project finance matters. Torsakul Cunvong assists insurers and commercial banks with drafting and negotiating bancassurance agreements.

Key clients

Krungthai Card PCL

Home Product Center PCL

Frasers Property (Thailand) Public Company Limited

PTG Energy Public Company Limited

Prime Road Power Public Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising KTC with respect to placement-offering of long-term debentures and equity under Medium Term Note Program.  
  • Advised HomePro with respect to placement-offering of long-term debentures and equity.
  • Assisted Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch with the credit facilities amount of $9m granted by the client and other financial institutions.

Thailand > Projects and energy Tier 3

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited handles a range of contentious and non-contentious projects and energy matters, including joint venture agreements, project financing and disputes arising out of energy projects. Rawat Chomsri, who advises clients on project investments in Thailand and Laos, jointly heads up the practice alongside Chatchavej Chitvarakorn, who has experience in infrastructure and construction work, as well as PPP matters.

Key clients

The Port Authority of Thailand

Chevron (Thailand) Limited

Electricity Generating Authority Thailand

Irradiance Solar Co., Ltd.

Amata Corporation Public Company Limited

Prime Road Power Public Company Limited

PTG Energy Public Company Limited

Thailand > Tax Tier 3

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited has a wealth of experience advising on tax aspects of M&A and corporate transactions, transfer pricing and the tax aspects of investment structuring. The practice is also adept to represent clients in tax litigation and disputes. Praphan Phichaiwatkomol heads up the team and has experience in handling tax-efficient investment structures and international tax planning matters, while associate Keerada Rungtanakiat focuses on the tax issues arising out of inbound and outbound investments.

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Key clients

Kaljaruek Holdings Company Limited

HSH-Siam Chaophraya Holdings Co., Ltd.

Siamese Asset Public Company Limited

Megabangna Avenue Co.,Ltd.

Siam Premier is a leading independent Thai law firm, advising foreign and local clients on the full spectrum of domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, major projects, regulatory matters and disputes in Thailand.

Established in 1990, we have a strong history of providing pragmatic and innovative solutions to our clients’ legal challenges, enabling our clients to unlock opportunities and achieve commercial outcomes.

Our relationship-focused approach includes working closely with our clients to understand their needs, challenges and business objectives, while closely monitoring local legal developments. This approach, coupled with our deep sector experience, enables us to deliver solutions designed to give our clients the commercial edge.

We frequently work with leading law firms from across the globe on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes, where we add value by understanding the nuances of local challenges, navigating complex regulatory frameworks, and providing valuable insight into the local business and legal environment in Thailand.

Driven by our clients’ needs in an ever-changing landscape, our forward thinking and diverse team of lawyers are dedicated to delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients, wherever their businesses take them.

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Managing Partner: Corporate/M&A, Antitrust and Competition, Foreign Direct Investment, Insurance, Projects & Energy, PPPs, Real Property & Construction, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Chatchavej Chitvarakornspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Founding Partner Phisud Dejakaisayaspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Deputy Chairman Apichart Chirabandhuspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Partner: Corporate Commercial Bancha Wudhiprechaspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Partner: Corporate/M&A, Foreign Direct Investment, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Antitrust and Competition Kanokon Worachanyawongspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Partner: Litigation and Dispute Resolution Kong Suriyamontolspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Partner: M&A, Capital Markets, Securities Regulations, Public Company and Corporate, Foreign Investment, Litigation Strategy Kulkanist Khamsirivatcharaspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Partner: Corporate/M&A, Foreign Direct Investment, Capital Markets Linda Osathaworananspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Partner: Banking & Finance, Debt Restructure, Mergers & Acquisitions Nithi Soomswasdispi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Partner: Taxation, Foreign Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial, Corporate, Property Praphan Phichaiwatkomolspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Partner: Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Employment & Labour, Foreign Direct Investment, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Rawat Chomsrispi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Partner: Corporate/M&A, Commercial, Capital Markets Saithip Mansrispi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Partner: Corporate / M&A, Commercial, Banking & Finance Siripun Kriangwattanapongspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Partner: Litgation and Dispute Resolution Techatat Udomsirispi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Partner: Banking & Finance, Corporate Commercial Torsakul Cunvongspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Senior Consultant: Corporate Commercial, Foreign Direct Investment, Capital Markets, Real Property & Construction, Employment & Labour Piyamarn Pongtornpipatspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Senior Consultant: Litgation and Dispute Resolution, Labour & Employment Sumit Masrungsonspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Special Counsel: Litigation and Dispute Resolution Chakrapong Boonchanspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Special Counsel: Litigation and Dispute Resolution Kasem Pumpuangspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Special Counsel: Litgation and Dispute Resolution, Labour & Employment Somchai Yungkarnspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
Consultant: Real Property Sawat Sangkavisitspi-info@siampremier.com+6626461888
PhotoNamePositionProfile
 Chakrapong Boonchan  photo Chakrapong BoonchanSpecial Counsel
 Apichart Chirabandhu  photo Apichart ChirabandhuDeputy Chairman
 Chatchavej Chitvarakorn  photo Chatchavej ChitvarakornManaging Partner
 Rawat Chomsri photo Rawat ChomsriPartner
 Torsakul Cunvong  photo Torsakul CunvongPartner
 Phisud Dejakaisaya photo Phisud DejakaisayaFounding Partner
 Kulkanist Khamsirivatchara photo Kulkanist KhamsirivatcharaPartner
 Siripun Kriangwattanapong  photo Siripun KriangwattanapongPartner
 Saithip Mansri  photo Saithip MansriPartner
 Sumit Masrungson photo Sumit MasrungsonSenior Consultant
 Linda Osathaworanan  photo Linda OsathaworananPartner
 Praphan Phichaiwatkomol  photo Praphan PhichaiwatkomolPartner
 Piyamarn Pongtornpipat  photo Piyamarn PongtornpipatSenior Consultant
 Kasem Pumpuang  photo Kasem PumpuangSpecial Counsel
 Sawat Sangkavisit  photo Sawat SangkavisitConsultant
 Surakiart Sathirathai  photo Surakiart SathirathaiChairman of the Board of Directors, Siam Premier International Law Office Ltd.…
 Nithi Soomswasdi  photo Nithi SoomswasdiPartner
 Kong Suriyamontol  photo Kong SuriyamontolPartner
 Techatat Udomsiri  photo Techatat UdomsiriPartner
 Kanokon Worachanyawong  photo Kanokon WorachanyawongPartner
 Bancha Wudhiprecha  photo Bancha WudhiprechaPartner
 Somchai Yungkarn  photo Somchai YungkarnSpecial Counsel
Number of lawyers : 90+
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Other office : Lao Premier International Law Office Limited, Vientiane, Lao PDR

SIAM PREMIER APPOINTS NEW MANAGING PARTNER

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited, one of Thailand’s leading independent law firms, today announces the appointment of Chatchavej Chitvarakorn as its new Managing Partner, effective 1 October 2020. Chatchavej succeeds Phisud Dejakaisaya — one of the firm’s founding partners — after 30 years at the helm.