Mr Kobkit Thienpreecha > Tilleke & Gibbins > Bangkok, Thailand > Lawyer Profile

Tilleke & Gibbins
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Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Department.


Partner. Practice Areas: Corporate Services; Commercial Transactions and M&A; Capital Market Compliance and Advisory.


Kobkit Thienpreecha, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Bangkok office, has been a leading corporate lawyer with the firm for over a decade. Having been selected as counsel by numerous multinational corporations operating businesses in Thailand in diverse industries—ranging from luxury fashion brands, industrial manufacturers, automotive, retailers, financial services, and alternative energy—Kobkit excels at designing the right, legitimate, and practical solutions for foreign business start-up structures and also transactional support services at the highest standard, including joint ventures, M&A, investment promotion, Foreign Business Licenses, capital markets and securities transactions, trade competition, specific business permits and licenses, immigration, regulatory compliance, and all foreign clients’ affairs. With support from his experienced service team, Kobkit continues to overcome challenges and succeed in landmark cases. Kobkit was recently recognized as Thailand’s leading securities expert, advising the world’s leading private equity firms, investment bankers, commercial banks, and fund managers on Thai capital market regulations. With his extensive knowledge of company law and D&O liability, Kobkit regularly lectures at the Thai Institute of Directors.


Thai and English.


LLB, Chulalongkorn University; LLM, American University, Washington College of Law; LLM, University of Minnesota School of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Thailand > Capital markets

Tilleke & Gibbins undertakes a diverse range of capital markets matters including securities regulatory matters, derivatives and financial restructuring. Head of the corporate and commercial group Kobkit Thienpreecha leads the team, providing expertise on investment funds and IPO’s for domestic and internationally-based clients. Santhapat Periera, a banking and financing expert, co-leads the team and advises on all forms of financial instruments.

Thailand > Banking and finance

Tilleke & Gibbins has a client base made up of local and foreign banks, investment firms and financial institutions. The team is known for advising on the various use of financial instruments such as loans and property funds. Kobkit Thienpreecha is one of the co-leads of the practice group and acts for domestic and international clients on a range of banking and finance matters. Santhapat Periera also co-leads the team and moves between the firm’s Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam offices. Cynthia M. Pornavalai is also noted for advice to clients regarding the effects of COVID-19 in the banking and finance sector.

Thailand > Tax

Tilleke & Gibbins‘ practice handles transfer pricing, corporate income tax, international tax and the tax aspects of M&A. Consultant Varapa Aurat, who joined the practice in February 2020, co-heads the team – she assists her domestic and international clients on all aspects of tax compliance and routinely deals with the Thai tax authorities when representing clients on tax audits. Co-head Kobkit Thienpreecha is recognised for his work with US clients on local tax matters. Sriwan Puapondh has retired.