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

Tilleke & Gibbins

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Department


Practice Areas: Corporate Services, Commercial Transactions and M&A, Capital Market Compliance and Advisory


Kobkit Thienpreecha, a partner and director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, has been a leading corporate lawyer with the firm for over a decade. Having been selected as counsel by numerous foreign clients that wish to do business in Thailand—ranging from private entrepreneurs to multinational industrial manufacturers, traders, and service providers from various industries—Kobkit excels at designing targeted, legitimate, and practical solutions for foreign business start-up structures.

Kobkit also specializes in offering diverse legal support services at the highest standard, including antitrust and trade competition, company incorporation, joint ventures, M&A, investment promotion, Foreign Business License, capital markets and IPOs, 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, which further his reputation, attract referrals, and build his incomparable clientele.

Kobkit has received remarkable recognitions by several publishers. He was ranked as a “Recognized Practitioner” in Corporate/M&A practice in the 2019 edition of Chambers, while the Legal 500 Asia Pacific  2019 rankings note that clients speak of Kobkit as a “go-to-guy” for corporate and M&A work, and elsewhere in the guide he is identified as a “capital markets specialist.” Kobkit was also ranked as “leading lawyer” in Asialaw Profiles 2019, and as one of the top 100 lawyers in Thailand by Asia Business Law Journal.

Known for delivering sharp and reliable advice, Kobkit’s performance is outstanding and dynamic, as represented by his involvement in IPOs, securities transactions, M&A deals, bids for government projects, joint ventures, shareholders’ disputes, and NGO licenses.


Thai, English


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

Lawyer Rankings

Thailand > Banking and finance

Tilleke & Gibbins advises local and foreign banks, investment firms and financial institutions on a range of banking and finance matters including asset finance, corporate lending and loan projects. Santhapat Periera, who assists Thai Banks in the regional expansion into jurisdictions including Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, jointly heads up the practice with Kobkit Thienpreecha and Cynthia M. Pornavalai who is noted for handling property and real estate financing transactions.

Thailand > Capital markets

Tilleke & Gibbins acts for local, regional and international clients on a range of capital markets transactions, including securities regulatory matters, derivatives and financial restructurings. Director of the firm’s corporate and commercial group, Kobkit Thienpreecha, co-leads the team and is noted for his expertise in investment funds and IPO’s. Banking and finance specialist Santhapat Periera acts for investment funds, asset management companies, and financial institutions, and advises on all forms of financial instruments.

Thailand > Corporate and M&A

Tilleke & Gibbins is praised for its ‘strong presence and experience in the M&A field, both domestically and regionally’. The team acts for clients across various industries, including the automotive, energy, life sciences, insurance and technology sectors. Charunun Sathitsuksomboon, Cynthia M. Pornavalai, Athistha Chitranukroh and Kobkit Thienpreecha jointly head up the practice group. Sathitsuksomboon is ‘experienced and responsive in M&A transactions’, and Chitranukroh is particularly experienced in acting for clients in the insurance and technology sectors.