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Chandler MHM Limited
17th and 36th Floor, Sathorn Square Office Tower
98 North Sathorn Road
Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Thailand

Thailand > Projects and energy Tier 1

Equipped with ‘quality, knowledge and experience on project finance, especially in the energy and power sectors’, Chandler MHM Limited acts for local and international lenders and sponsors on power and infrastructure projects, and benefits from the firm’s presence in Asia Pacific to handle cross-border work. ‘Terrific operatorJessada Sawatdipong heads up the practice and specialises in project finance, with a particular focus on cross-border natural resources and energy matters. Joseph Tisuthiwongse is active in the renewable energy sector, while counsel David Beckstead is noted for his ‘commercial sense and industrial insight’ when representing lenders and sponsors in a range of projects.

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Testimonials

‘Chandler MHM teams are equipped with quality, knowledge and experience on project finance, especially for energy and power sector. They can provide the flexible solution and suggestions for what is a “must have”, “should have” and “nice to have”.’

‘Jessada Sawtidpong is a terrific operator with the ability to manage complex lending groups and drive solutions to difficult issues. Undoubtedly the premier banking and projects lawyer in Thailand.’

‘David Beckstead, counsel, was the one we relied on. While bulk of communication was with other associates, he presented as appropriate to give us advice with commercial sense and industrial insight professionally.’

‘An outstanding practice with a combination of Thai and international counsel which has the required depth and breadth of resource. They can handle a broad range of work and can offer creative solutions to complex problems. Has a strong reputation and can deliver.’

Absolutely the best energy and finance team in Thailand. Incredible depth across banking, security issues, project development and land issues. Out performs the international firms in Thailand with complete fluency across Thai and English. Widely acknowledged by leading banks in the market as being the lender firm.

Jessada Sawtidpong is a terrific operator with the ability to manage complex lending groups and drive solutions to difficult issues. Undoubtedly the premier banking and projects lawyer in Thailand.

Key clients

B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

BCPG Indochina

China Development Bank

China Harbour Engineering Company Limited

Export-Import Bank of Thailand

Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam

Lomligor Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of BCPG PLC

TEPCO Power Grid, Incorporated

The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising B.Grimm, the sponsor, on the non-recourse financing for the development of 7 small gas-fired power plants which will have a combined capacity of 980 megawatts with an approximate total value of THB 40bn.
  • Advised the lenders on the financing for the development and operation of a 257 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Vietnam.
  • Assisting Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited (“BBL”) and China Development Bank, Guangdong branch (“CDB”), as Thai lenders’ counsel with the financing of a 343km fuel oil pipeline covering 5 Provinces from Saraburi Province to Khon Khaen Province and associated storage facilities in Khon Kaen Province.

Thailand > Banking and finance Tier 2

Chandler MHM Limited‘s team of ‘effective negotiators’ is particularly experienced in acting for lenders on a range of cross-border financing matters, including energy, power, infrastructure and real estate projects. Practice co-leader Jessada Sawatdipong is noted for his expertise in project financing, with a focus on energy and natural resources mandates in the region. Practice co-leader Joseph Tisuthiwongse handles cross-border project and acquisition finance matters, particularly in the renewable energy sector. Supattra Sathapornnanon is praised as ‘one of the best in the market, particularly for project and cross-border financings’, and Pranee Klinratana takes a ‘methodical and diligent’ approach when handling project financing transactions.

Testimonials

‘The firm has provided us with a consistently impressive service. Their business-orientated approach and understanding of the issues makes them effective negotiators. Overall, we have had a consistently positive experience using this firm in terms of responsiveness and client service.’

‘Chandler MHM provides practical advice and support for the completion of transactions.’

‘Pranee Klinratana has been working with us for a long time on many financial transactions. She understands our structure and requests very well.’

‘Supattra Sathapornnanon is very knowledgeable and experienced, one of the best in the market, particularly for project and cross-border financings. She is pragmatic and collaborative in her approach which makes negotiations easier and easy to work with. She is able to support us in the most complex transactions, yet is able to explain things in a easy to understand way.’

‘The Chandler team is very strong in banking and finance. They have extensive experience in this field and also help us in difficult deals.’

‘Pranee Klinratana is noted for her strong client skills and is a nice person to work with. Very service minded. Her approach is methodical and diligent. She can be relied upon to support us in brining projects to a close.’

‘The team has excellent service with a high level of commercial awareness and very responsive. This is one of the most experienced diverse teams in the market, we have worked with them for many years. Their commitment and ability to solve problems helps us to get the deals done.’

Key clients

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

BCPG PLC

China Development Bank, Guangdong branch

Export-Import Bank of Thailand

B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited

Krungthai Bank PCL

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Bangkok Branch

The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam

The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited

United Overseas Bank Singapore

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Asian Development Bank (ADB), Kasikornbank and Bangkok Bank on the financing for the development and operation of a 257 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Vietnam.
  • Acted as Thai lenders’ counsel, assisting Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited and China Development Bank, Guangdong branch, with the financing of a 343km fuel oil pipeline covering five provinces from Saraburi Province to Khon Khaen Province and associated storage facilities in Khon Kaen Province.
  • Advising B.Grimm, the sponsor, on the non-recourse financing for the development of seven small gas-fired power plants, which will have a combined capacity of 980 megawatts (MW), with an approximate total value of ฿40bn.

Thailand > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Chandler MHM Limited advises domestic and international clients, including Japanese corporates, on a range of corporate matters, and is noted for its expertise in the energy and natural resources, and technology and telecoms sectors. Practice head Arkrapol Pichedvanichok handles strategic acquisitions and public takeovers, and Wongsakrit Khajangson focuses on M&A transactions. Seiji Akimoto is noted for his expertise in corporate acquisitions and reorganisations, while Nuanporn Wechsuwanarux counts energy, consumer goods, manufacturing sector companies as her main clients.

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Testimonials

‘Chandler MHM lawyers have always been responsive and understands what legal objectives are required by clients. Nuanporn Wechsuwanarux, as the key point of contact for our firm has always been accessible, responding in a timely manner and also cooperates well with lawyers from other law firms.’

‘Full service firm with strong corporate capabilities. Cast of partners have strong international practice experience.’

‘A leading professional team with true business understanding, dedication and commitment, deliverable flexibility and know how to achieve with a right risk management.’

Key clients

Alibaba

Blockfint Company Limited

CAT Public Company Limited

Lazada

Thai Oil Public Company Limited

TOT Public Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised TOT Public Company Limited / CAT Public Company Limited on the merger/amalgamation of Thailand’s two major telecommunications companies, in a $10bn deal.
  • Advised Thai Oil Public Company Limited on the restructuring of its shareholding in its power business.
  • Advised a company within the group of Alibaba/Lazada (the purchaser) on an acquisition of an e-commerce business from Synagie Corporation Ltd., a Singapore company, valuing at approximately $61.7m.

Thailand > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Chandler MHM Limited is experienced in representing local and international clients in the Thai courts and the specialised courts on a broad range of disputes, including employment, insurance, as well as administrative contract cases. Following the retirement of Chatchai Inthasuwan in December 2020, the practice is now led by Waree Shinsirikul, who joined the firm in January 2021 from Professional Advisory & Law Ltd and specialises in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Newly promoted partner Nathee Silacharoen is another key contact.

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Thailand > Labour and employment Tier 3

The cross-practice team at Chandler MHM Limited represents local and international clients on a range of employment contentious and non-contentious matters, including terminations of employment, labour union matters, review of employment agreements and employment aspects of corporate restructurings. The team is jointly led by Chisako Takaya who handles employment matters in relation to restructurings, and Waree Shinsirikul and Nathee Silacharoen who both handle labour and employment disputes.

Thailand > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Chandler MHM Limited is praised for its ‘track record and experience in REITs in Thailand’, and acts for sponsors, asset owners and fund managers in this space. The real estate and construction practice also advises local and overseas investors, particularly Japanese developers, in all aspects of property developments. Tananan Thammakiat, who specialises in REITs, jointly leads the practice alongside Susumu Hanawa, who has ‘plenty of experience’ in real estate funds and finance, as well as handling cross-border transactions involving Indonesia and Vietnam.

Testimonials

Mr. Susumu Hanawa has plenty of experience with support, for Japanese companies who do their business in Thailand.’

The team has good track record and experience in REITs in Thailand which we have work with them on capital markets deal. The team can deliver good service and solutions. We can contact them quite easily, so the deal was going well.’

Key clients

Bhiraj Office Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust (by Bhiraj REIT Management Company Limited)

GLAND Office Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust (by GLAND REIT Management Company Limited)

Hemaraj Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust (by WHA Industrial REIT Management Co., Ltd.)

INET Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust (by INET REIT Management Co., Ltd., a company within Internet Thailand Public Company Limited)

Prospect Logistics and Industrial Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust (by Prospect REIT Management Co., Ltd., a company within Prospect Development Company Limited group)

Impact Growth Real Estate Investment Trust (by RMI Company Limited)

SCCP REIT Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Prospect Development Company Limited in setting up the Prospect Logistics and Industrial Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust (PROSPECT) and the REIT Manager to manage the REIT in Thailand.
  • Represented SCCP REIT Company Limited, a company within SCCP Group in an investment in assets in Japan.
  • Advised GLAND Office Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust (GLANDRT) on the divestment of all its assets to the CPN Retail Growth Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust (CPNREIT).

Thailand > Insurance

Chandler MHM Limited focuses on disputes related to insurance claims, particularly in the maritime sector, as well as regulatory issues. Waree Shinsirikul, who recently joined the firm in January 2021 from a private practice, leads the group alongside Nathee Silacharoen, who specialises in dispute resolution.

Thailand > Restructuring and insolvency

Chandler MHM Limited advises creditors on debt rehabilitation matters arising out of the aviation and manufacturing sectors. Joseph Tisuthiwongse heads up the practice alongside Waree Shinsirikul, who joined the firm in January 2021, and newly promoted partner Nathee Silacharoen.

Chandler MHM Limited, which is one of the leading independent full-service law firms in Thailand, was formed on 1 January 2017 when Chandler & Thong-ek Law Offices Limited, one of the leading law firms in Thailand, integrated its practice with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, one of the largest full-service Tokyo headquartered international law firms.

Combining an international standard of practicing law with decades of local experience in the Thai legal environment, our team of over 100 lawyers is internationally recognized for its legal expertise. We offer an in-depth understanding of the Thai political and economic environment and long-standing experience in Southeast Asia including Myanmar, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Cambodia.

With an established pool of lawyers in Thailand, supported by an extensive network of lawyers across the ASEAN region, we believe we are well-equipped to meet and exceed your legal servicing expectations.

Chandler MHM is a member of World Law Group.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and project financing Jessada Sawatdipongjessada.s@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing Joseph Tisuthiwongsejoseph.t@cmhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing Maria Makanasmaria.m@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing Pranee Klinratanapranee.k@cmhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing Supattra Sathapornnanonsupattra.s@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing Susumu Hanawasusumu.hanawa@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing David Becksteaddavid.b@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing Tip-apa Limvichaitip-apa.l@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Arkrapol Pichedvanichokarkrapol.p@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Jutharat Anuktanakuljutharat.a@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Koonlacha Charungkit-anantkoonlacha.c@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Nuanporn Wechsuwanaruxnuanporn.w@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Peangnate Sawatdipongpeangnate.s@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Pranat Laohapairojpranat.l@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Seiji Akimotoseiji.akimoto@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Wongsakrit Khajangsonwongsakrit.k@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Hidetomo Futamihidetomo.futami@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Isorn Chandrawongisorn.c@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Nirawan Parkpeeranunnirawan.p@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Panupan Udomsuvannakulpanupan.u@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Somporn Manodamrongthamsomporn.m@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Energy and natural resources Hiroki Kishihiroki.kishi@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Energy and natural resources Jessada Sawatdipongjessada.s@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Energy and natural resources Joseph Tisuthiwongsejoseph.t@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Energy and natural resources ET Hunt Talmage IIItalmage@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Energy and natural resources David Becksteaddavid.b@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Energy and natural resources Nuanporn Wechsuwanruxnuanporn.w@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Dispute Resolution Nathee Silacharoennathee.s@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Dispute Resolution Waree Shinsirikulwaree.s@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Dispute Resolution Ittirote Klinboonittirote.k@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Dispute Resolution Peerapat Pongrojphaopeerapat.p@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Dispute Resolution Wuttipong Wuttikulwuttipong.w@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Capital Markets Arkrapol Pichedvanichokarkrapol.p@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Capital Markets Tananan Thammakiattananan.t@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Capital Markets Worapan Wuttisarnworapan.w@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
REITs Tananan Thammakiattananan.t@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
REITs Worapan Wuttisarnworapan.w@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Real Estate Susumu Hanawasusumu.hanawa@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Labour and Employment Peangnate Sawatdipongpeangnate.s@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Labour and Employment Waree Shinsirikulwaree.s@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Labour and Employment Isorn Chandrawongisorn.c@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Labour and Employment Somporn Manodamrongthamsomporn.m@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Joseph Tisuthiwongsejoseph.t@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Nathee Silacharoennathee.s@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Nuanporn Wechsuwanruxnuanporn.w@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Seiji Akimotoseiji.akimoto@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Ittirote Klinboonittirote.k@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Nirawan Parkpeeranunnirawan.p@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Tip-apa Limvichaitip-apa.l@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Wuttipong Wuttikulwuttipong.w@mhm-global.com+66-2-009-5000
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Arkrapol Pichedvanichok  photo Arkrapol Pichedvanichok Senior Partner
Jessada Sawatdipong photo Jessada SawatdipongCo-Managing Partner
Waree Shinsirikul photo Waree ShinsirikulWaree is a Partner at Chandler MHM Ltd. (CMHM). She specialises in litigation…
Nathee Silacharoen photo Nathee SilacharoenNathee is a Partner at Chandler MHM Ltd. (CMHM), and has been with…
Chisako Takaya  photo Chisako Takaya Chisako is a Co-Managing Partner of Chandler MHM, she has extensive experience…
Tananan Thammakiat photo Tananan ThammakiatTananan is a partner at Chandler MHM. She specializes in Real Estate…
V. Joseph Tisuthiwongse  photo V. Joseph Tisuthiwongse Joseph is a Partner at Chandler MHM Limited. Prior to joining the…
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