Rashane Leerabandhu > DFDL Legal & Tax > Bangkok, Thailand > Lawyer Profile

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

Thailand

Position

Partner, Thailand

Career

Rashane has been in practice for over 30 years, gaining extensive legal experience as in-house counsel in major Thai corporations as well as counsel in leading international law firms such as Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to joining DFDL, Rashane was Head of the Corporate and Commercial practice at Herbert Smith Freehills in Thailand.

He has special expertise in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, mutual funds and real estate development and construction finance as well as infrastructure projects He regularly represents clients on acquisitions and developments in the hospitality, insurance, healthcare, and real estate sectors.

Recently, he acted as local counsel on an aircraft financing matter for a major leasing company and represented a major airline in forming a joint-venture to launch a domestic airline in an ASEAN country. He has also taken a leading role in advising a French contractor in a competitive bidding for monorail projects in the greater Bangkok area. Rashane is a partner and leads the Corporate and Commercial Practice Group in Thailand.

Education

Rashane is a member of the Thai Bar and holds an LL.B. from Thammasat University and an LL.M. from the University of London (London School of Economics).

Lawyer Rankings

Thailand > Corporate and M&A

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.

Thailand > Real estate and construction

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.