Firm Profile > Chandler MHM Limited > Bangkok, Thailand

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

Projects and energy Tier 1

Chandler MHM Limited focuses on cross border work, enabled by the firm's broad presence in Asia. The team acts for local and international lenders as well as sponsors on power and infrastructure projects. Department head and co-managing partner Jessada Sawatdipong is notable for his project finance work and cross-border energy and natural resources and infrastructure expertise.

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Key clients

BCPG Indochina Co., Ltd.

China Harbour Engineering Company Limited

China Railway signal and Communication (CRSC) International Co., Ltd.

Banking and finance Tier 2

Chandler MHM Limited has a broad reach across Asia  giving the firm great breadth and reach in the advice it can give on a cross-border basis. Local and international lenders are advised in a range of sectors such as energy, financial services and natural resources. Jessada Sawatdipong heads up the team and provides expertise in relation to project finance including energy and infrastructure projects in Thailand and in bordering countries. Joseph Tisuthiwongse is of note, with specialised experience in project and acquisition finance, focusing on the renewable energy sector. Supattra Sathapornnanon is notable for her project finance expertise.

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‘Friendly and good coordination. Open to our questions and suggestions and find the solution between lender and borrower in a timely way.’

‘Ms. Pranee Klinratana – Very experienced in banking and finance practice. Good suggestions and proficient in drafting and negotiating contract. Timely responses.’

‘The team we have worked with has more experience. When we asked any questions, they can help us clarify the solution.’

‘CMHM is by far the pre-eminent lender side firm in Bangkok. Every major Thai bank uses them as their counsel of choice for difficult mandates, especially project finance where they are also a leader. A stable team (more than 20 years for their main partners) plus excellence in quality (both in Thai and English language) means they really are in a league of their own. As Thai banks have reached out beyond the borders of Thailand into Laos, Myanmar and elsewhere, CMHM has been their counsel of choice on Thai law matters.’

‘Jessada Sawatdipong is widely acknowledged as being the best banking and finance practitioner in Thailand. He is always responsive, concise and is able to command the table in negotiations. Thai banks listen to his sage advice.’

‘Chandler MHM has a very experienced banking and project finance team. They have been in the market for a very long time and have a lot of expertise. I have known lawyers at the firm for many years. They have a stable and reliable team. We have a good working relationship. I can pick up the phone anytime to talk with partners there. The work is consistently of high quality, they know what they are doing. I feel they understand my business and are nice to work with. I have a lot of trust in them.’

‘Supattra Sathapornnanon is a joy to work with. We have a good working relationship. I have found her to be very responsive and caring. I can rely on her advice as she has a lot of expertise. She really understands the market and our business. I find her advice is pragmatic. This saves us a lot of time.’

Key clients

BCPG Indochina Co., Ltd.

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited (BBL)

BCPG (Lomligor)

Alliance Clean Power Co., Ltd.

The Siam Commercial Bank

Mercuria Investment

National Australia Bank

United Overseas Banking, Singapore

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Chandler MHM Limited has a strong regional presence in Southeast Asia, providing corporate advice on a cross- border basis. An area of strength for the firm in relation to M&A work is the energy and natural resources sectors. Arkrapol Pichedvanichok acts on strategic acquisitions and public takeovers in Thailand. Seiji Akimoto is an expert on corporate acquisitions and reorganisations with an additional specialism in cross-border M&A.

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‘Good analysis with accurate advice provided.’

‘They understand the business, offer possible solutions, and are fast in their response.’

Key clients

Food Factors Company Limited

NTT Data

Thanachart Bank PCL


Dispute resolution Tier 3

Chandler MHM Limited's dispute resolution has extensive experience of litigation in the Thai courts and specialized courts, such as the Administrative Court, Bankruptcy Court and Labour Court. The firm also represents creditors, debtors and other stakeholders on the restructuring of corporate debts. Chatchai Inthasuwan is the head of team and has worked on corporate and commercial disputes as well as  administrative cases.

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Real estate and construction Tier 3

Chandler MHM Limited's real estate and construction practice advises local and overseas investors, especially prominent Japanese property developers. Tananan Thammakiat's speciality lies in REIT's and wider real estate transactions and she co-leads the team alongside Susumu Hanawa who is an expert on real estate funds and finance, as well as cross border transactions experience involving Indonesia and Vietnam. The firm's REIT team works with sponsors, asset owners and fund managers.


‘The uniqueness of the real estate team of Chandler MHM is the great combination of Thai lawyers and Japanese lawyers. As a Japanese investor, we usually have questions regarding the difference between Thai law system and Japanese law system. Their team is able to efficiently advise from both Thai law perspective and Japanese law perspective, which is incomparable strength of the team.

‘Susumu Hanawa is a partner leading the real estate team of Chandler MHM. He has been involved in many real estate transactions especially in which a Japanese investor makes investment in Thailand. He has a lot of experience and knowhow in such transactions and so he can give us practical advice based on such experience. In addition, he always tries to seek possible solutions for the client, and he is open and flexible for such discussions to create a new type of scheme. Also, he leads and manages the team well to complete any transactions even with difficult issues and with limited timeline.

‘Chaveeporn Vithayanupong is a senior associate who is a core member of the real estate team of Chandler MHM. She works very hard for the client. In a transaction of our investment deal, we had very limited time schedule. In the transaction, she worked very hard until late at night everyday including holidays, thanks to which we successfully reached the closing.’


Key clients

The Siam Chemicals Public Company (SCC)

Singha Estate Public Company Limited

CIMB Thai Bank Public Company (CIMBT)

GLAND Office Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust

KrungThai Bank Public Company Limited (KTB) and Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited (BAY)

Bhiraj REIT Management Company Limited

Prospect REIT Management Company Limited

WHA Industrial REIT Management Co., Ltd

Nomura Real Estate

Dusit Thani PLC

Mercuria Investment

Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and project financing Jessada Sawatdipong +66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing Joseph Tisuthiwongse +66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing Maria Makanas +66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing Pranee Klinratana +66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing Supattra Sathapornnanon +66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing Susumu Hanawa +66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing David Beckstead +66-2-009-5000
Banking and project financing Tip-apa Limvichai +66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Arkrapol Pichedvanichok +66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Jutharat Anuktanakul +66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Koonlacha Charungkit-anant +66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Nuanporn Wechsuwanarux +66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Peangnate Sawatdipong +66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Pranat Laohapairoj +66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Seiji Akimoto +66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Wongsakrit Khajangson +66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Hidetomo Futami +66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Isorn Chandrawong +66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Nirawan Parkpeeranun +66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Panupan Udomsuvannakul +66-2-009-5000
Corporate and M&A Somporn Manodamrongtham +66-2-009-5000
Energy and natural resources Hiroki Kishi +66-2-009-5000
Energy and natural resources Jessada Sawatdipong +66-2-009-5000
Energy and natural resources Joseph Tisuthiwongse +66-2-009-5000
Energy and natural resources ET Hunt Talmage III +66-2-009-5000
Energy and natural resources David Beckstead +66-2-009-5000
Energy and natural resources Nuanporn Wechsuwanrux +66-2-009-5000
Dispute Resolution Nathee Silacharoen +66-2-009-5000
Dispute Resolution Waree Shinsirikul +66-2-009-5000
Dispute Resolution Ittirote Klinboon +66-2-009-5000
Dispute Resolution Peerapat Pongrojphao +66-2-009-5000
Dispute Resolution Wuttipong Wuttikul +66-2-009-5000
Capital Markets Arkrapol Pichedvanichok +66-2-009-5000
Capital Markets Tananan Thammakiat +66-2-009-5000
Capital Markets Worapan Wuttisarn +66-2-009-5000
REITs Tananan Thammakiat +66-2-009-5000
REITs Worapan Wuttisarn +66-2-009-5000
Real Estate Susumu Hanawa +66-2-009-5000
Labour and Employment Peangnate Sawatdipong +66-2-009-5000
Labour and Employment Waree Shinsirikul +66-2-009-5000
Labour and Employment Isorn Chandrawong +66-2-009-5000
Labour and Employment Somporn Manodamrongtham +66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Joseph Tisuthiwongse +66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Nathee Silacharoen +66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Nuanporn Wechsuwanrux +66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Seiji Akimoto +66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Ittirote Klinboon +66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Nirawan Parkpeeranun +66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Tip-apa Limvichai +66-2-009-5000
Restructuring and Insolvency Wuttipong Wuttikul +66-2-009-5000
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Chatchai Inthasuwan  photo Mr Chatchai Inthasuwan Senior Partner
Mr Arkrapol Pichedvanichok  photo Mr Arkrapol Pichedvanichok Senior Partner
Mr Jessada Sawatdipong photo Mr Jessada Sawatdipong Co-Managing Partner
Ms Chisako Takaya  photo Ms Chisako Takaya Chisako is a Co-managing partner at Chandler MHM Limited.  She specializes in…
Number of lawyers : 106
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