Firm Profile > DFDL Legal & Tax > Bangkok, Thailand

DFDL Legal & Tax
NO. 3, RAJANAKARN BUILDING, AA FLOOR, SOUTH SATHORN ROAD
YANNAWA SUB-DISTRICT, SATHORN DISTRICT
BANGKOK METROPOLIS 10120
Thailand

Projects and energy Tier 2

DFDL Legal & Tax assists its clients with advice on transactions and regulatory matters in relation to energy, mining and infrastructure projects. This includes multi-jurisdictional project finance and development advice. Audray Souche heads up the team and is also the managing partner. She has over a decade of experience in Southeast Asia advising on green energy and transportation projects.  

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Key clients

Phonesack Group

Abt Associates / USAID

B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

Siam Commercial Bank

Seagate

A Consortium of Thai lenders (Krung Thai Bank as Inter-creditor Agent)

Total Solar

A French Multinational Company in the Airport Sector

Wheig Asia

TMT Tier 2

DFDL Legal & Tax provides interdisciplinary expertise in cybersecurity, technology, media and telecoms. It advises corporate and banking clients on issues in the TMT area in Thailand and on a cross-border basis. Vinay Ahuja is prominent on fintech matters including blockchain and cryptocurrencies while Kraisorn Rueangkul and senior legal adviser Kunal Sachdev work on technology projects across Asia including Laos and Cambodia.

Key clients

True Digital Group Co., Ltd.

Indorama Ventures Global Services Limited

Thai Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Tencent

Facebook

Australia New Zealand Banking Group

Prudential Corporation Asia

Verizon

Grab

Beehive Asia

Deliveree

Mastercard

Lew Yeo Hotel Management

Banking and finance Tier 3

DFDL Legal & Tax advises on commercial and institutional lending, acquisition and leveraged finance. The firm  also handles domestic and cross-border financing transactions. Vinay Ahuja and regional senior adviser Kunal Sachdev are co-leaders of the team. Ahuja advises borrowers, private and institutional investors, insurance companies and banks on project finance. Sachdev assists banks and international financial institutions on regulatory issues and the financing of projects. Walanchathas Sanguanwong is noted for her cross-border financing expertise and experience of energy and infrastructure matters.

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Key clients

Siam Commercial Bank

Bank of China

Siam Commercial Bank

International Finance Corporation

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC & Korea Development Bank

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

Korea Development Bank (Singapore Branch)

Woori Bank

Mastercard

Beehive Asia

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

DFDL Legal & Tax offers a range of M&A advice in addition to the regulatory, competition and tax aspects of transactions. Corporate advice is also provided to private equity firms, banks and state owned enterprises on Thai and regional matters. Rashane Leerabandhu acts for clients in the hospitality and insurance sectors, especially on acquisitions and developments. He also advises on corporate finance, particularly in the construction industry.  Nipaporn Supha-Utchaichan and Kraisorn Rueangkul act on corporate restructuring and foreign direct investment matters. Managing partner Audray Souche is an expert in energy, mining and infrastructure projects.

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Key clients

Supreme Treon

Grab

Decathlon

B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited

Wheig Asia

Real estate and construction Tier 3

DFDL Legal & Tax's practice is led by Audray Souche, managing director of the firm in Thailand, whose expertise is applied to infrastructure projects across the region. Rashane Leerabandhu, the co-head of the team, assists international clients on real estate and construction development matters. Kraisorn Rueangkul acts for clients in the oil and gas, renewable energy and aviation industries in relation to PPPs and foreign direct investment.

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Testimonials

‘The have a very strong team that covers all aspects of property including commercial and residential. They also have a good understanding of international banking and know the ins and outs of working with the BOT and BOI.’

‘Paul Volodarski is particular has a very good understanding of American and British law which comes in handy when working with international buyers which is most of the time.’

Key clients

Anamaya Company Limited

Lew Yeo Hotel Management

Tax Tier 3

DFDL Legal & Tax's practice handles all aspects of tax matters including income tax, capital gains tax, and transfer pricing. Jack Sheehan leads the team regionally and is a specialist on international tax planning and M&A, while Jonathan Blaine heads up the team in Bangkok. He counts individuals, trustees, insurers and financial institutions among his clients.  

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Key clients

Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Ltd.

Ion Pacific Limited (HK)

The firm: DFDL established a permanent presence in Bangkok in November 2005 to better service its growing client base in Thailand, especially related to Thai-based financial institutions and businesses investing in the region. Since then, DFDL has expanded and established distinct real estate (with offices in Samui and Phuket), banking and finance, corporate and commercial, energy, mining and infrastructure, tax, labor law, commercial litigation and arbitration practice groups.

Areas of practice: Our Thailand team works closely with our other offices across Asia to provide seamless and efficient international standard legal and taxation services, with an in-depth, personal knowledge of the local environment.

Our legal advisers have advised on and are well versed in a wide range of legal areas, from the feasibility phase through to the investment and operational phases.

To better serve our clients, DFDL has dedicated regional practice groups to focus the expertise from across the region with lawyers in all offices to provide unique value propositions in each location.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & Finance
Corporate & Commercial
Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
Mergers & Acquisition
Real Estate
Employment
Taxation
Photo Name Position Profile
 Vinay Ahuja  photo Vinay Ahuja Partner, Head of Indonesia Practice, HEAD OF REGIONAL bANKING, FINANCE & TECHNOLOGY…
 Nishant Choudhary photo Nishant Choudhary Partner, Deputy Managing Director & Head of MYANMAR Banking and Finance Practice 
 David Doran  photo David Doran Founding Partner
 Rashane Leerabandhu  photo Rashane Leerabandhu Partner, Thailand
 Kraisorn Rueangkul  photo Kraisorn Rueangkul Partner, Thailand
 Walanchathas Sanguanwong  photo Walanchathas Sanguanwong Partner, Thailand
 Audray Souche  photo Audray Souche Managing Partner
 Nipaporn Supha-Utchaichan  photo Nipaporn Supha-Utchaichan Partner & Thailand Deputy Managing Director