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 has strengths across the region in the development and finance of infrastructure, renewable, and conventional energy projects, acting for developers, lenders, and investors. The team is jointly led by Audray Souche, who has particular expertise in the mining sector, and Walter Heiser, who specialises in the electric power and coal industries and has decades of experience in project finance in Thailand, Laos and China. Walanchathas Sanguanwong is also recommended for energy-sector matters.

Key clients

Lomligor

South Pole Carbon Asset Management

International Finance Corporation

Power China

Macquarie Capital

B. Grimm

TMT Tier 2

Leveraging a strong regional presence DFDL Legal & Tax is able to handle complex cross-border transactions and has become an attractive choice for regional fintech transactions. A key contact for fintech and cryptocurrency matters is Vinay Ahuja, who advises Citibank on a range of matters including offshore products and financial services to Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Corporate lawyer Kraisorn Rueangkul has been increasingly active in the fintech space, and Ivy Liu recently assisted Chunghwa Telecom with its application to the Thailand Board of Investment regarding its investment in Thailand.

Key clients

Axion Ventures

Beehive Asia

Deliveree

Eatigo

True Internet Data Center

Chunghwa Telecom

Mastercard

Lew Yeo Hotel Management

Banking and finance Tier 3

DFDL Legal & Tax covers the full range of banking and finance services and has a record of acting for both domestic and international banks. In addition, the team has experience of the development of banking products and payment services. Vinay Ahuja is the head of the regional banking, finance and technology practice, and is a key figure for blockchain and crypto-currency mandates. Walter Heiser is a project finance specialist with a particular involvement in the power and energy sectors, and Rashane Leerabandhu is another recommended contact. Associate Walanchathas Sanguanwong has been signled out as an up-and-comer in the team.

Key clients

Credit Suisse

Citibank

Revolut

Mastercard

Beehive Asia

Norfund

Corporate and M&A (including capital markets) Tier 3

DFDL Legal & Tax is instructed by international companies investing in Thailand and also by Thai companies in domestic and regional corporate transactions in the energy, aviation, financial services and hospitality sectors. Practice head Rashane Leerabandhu has expertise in corporate finance and M&A, and also has niche specialism in mutual funds. Also recommended are Kraisorn Rueangkul, who acted for Grab, a ride hailing company, in relation to a $1.5bn investment from SoftBank's technology fund, and Nipaporn Supha-Utchaichan, who has wide-ranging experience in foreign direct investment, M&A and other corporate transactions across a variety of industry sectors.

Key clients

Lomligor

True Internet Data Center

Decathlon

Eatigo

Chunghwa Telecom

HLA Garment

Macquarie Capital

Grab

Real estate and construction Tier 3

DFDL Legal & Tax covers an array of work such as real estate transactions, developments and disputes in a number of sectors including retail and hospitality. and mixed use projects. Clients include developers, financiers and contractors. Jointly headed by Rashane Leerabandhu and Audray Souche, the team acts for developers, financiers, and contractors in commercial and mixed-use real estate projects. Leerabandhu has experience of corporate acquisition work in the construction and real estate industries, and Souche is has expertise in infrastructure projects, and also handles foreign investment transactions. Senior legal adviser Paul D. Volodarsky acts for property owners and developers in residential and hospitality projects.

Key clients

Anamaya Samui

Axion Ventures

Lew Yeo Hotel Management

Tax Tier 3

DFDL Legal & Tax acts for private individuals, multinationals and financial institutions in a variety of tax matters including corporate advisory work, cross-border transactions, personal investments and other tax planning mandates. Laos-based Jack Sheehan heads the firm's regional tax practice and works closely with the head of the Bangkok office, Jonathan Blaine. An international tax planning specialist, Sheehan provides advice on inbound and outbound transactions, while Blaine is noted for his work on personal investment tax planning and foreign investment in Thailand.

Key clients

Axion Ventures

Decathlon

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.


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Banking & Finance
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Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
Mergers & Acquisition
Real Estate
Employment
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