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Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Thailand > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners’s multifaceted disputes practice includes a variety of civil and criminal cases in relation to anti-corruption, fraud and real estate, among others. In addition, the team routinely handles media and public relations issues. Practice head Phisit Dejchaiyasak possesses vast experience in domestic and cross-border disputes, while Sakchai Limsiripothong is well-versed in managing commercial, criminal, bankruptcy and administrative matters before the courts. Rapinnart Prongsiriwattana represents major corporations in a multitude of litigation and arbitration cases.

Practice head(s):

Phisit Dejchaiyasak

Thailand > Projects and energy Tier 1

Weerawong Chittmittrapap and Banphot Kittikinglert jointly lead the team at Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners, and advise on a varied suite of matters including concessions, project finance and public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects, with notable experience in managing oil, gas and power projects. Its client roster extends from government agencies to financial institutions and private entities. Chittmittrapap has recently handled significant infrastructure projects, as well as working with the Government of Thailand, and Kittikinglert operates across a diverse array of projects from ports and highways to public private investment projects. Jirapat Thammavaranucupt departed the firm to join TTT+Partners in September 2023.

Practice head(s):

Weerawong Chittmittrapap; Banphot Kittikinglert

Key clients

Office of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EECO), Government of Thailand

PTT Public Company Limited

Port Authority of Thailand

Department of Highways

Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited

BTS Group Holding Public Company Limited

U-Tapao International Aviation Company Limited

Italian Thai Development Public Company Limited

Northern Bangkok Monorail Company Limited

Eastern Bangkok Monorail Company Limited

State Enterprise Policy Organization (SEPO), Ministry of Finance, Government of Thailand

Global Power Synergy Public Company Limited

PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited

PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited

Wind Energy Holding Co., Ltd.

Planet Energy Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Altervim Company Limited

Thai Oil Public Company Limited; Thaioil Marine Co., Ltd.

TTCL Public Company Limited

Thailand > Capital markets Tier 2

With a client roster that extends from public companies to financial institutions, Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners regularly acts for clients on equity and debt instruments, public offerings and private placements, to name a few. Practice head Trinuch Chuenchomlada's experience encompasses IPOs and numerous securities law issues, while Weerawong Chittmittrapap is also active in the capital markets arena. Wittaya Kaewkungsadan is well-versed in debt and equity market transactions, and senior associate Jongtip Tangsripairoje, whose practice has particular strengths in debt market offerings, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Trinuch Chuenchomlada

Key clients

aCommerce Group PLC

Jasmine International PLC

CPN Retail Growth Leasehold Property Fund

Asset World PCL

True Properties

Origin Property PCL

Britania PCL

Ananda Development PLC

BTS Group Holdings PCL

Kerry Express PCL

Bangkok Airways PCL

Asia Aviation PCL

J&T Express Thailand

Big C Retail Corporation Public Company Limited

SCG Cement-Building Materials Company Limited

DXN Holdings Bhd.

OISHI Group Public Company Limited

Sri Trang Gloves (Thailand) Public Company Limited

Toa Paint (Thailand) Public Company Limited

Deestone Corporation PLC

Thai Beverage PCL

BeerCo Limited

KCG Corporation PLC

AAS Auto Service Co., Ltd.

Pilatus Marine PLC

Tanachira Retail Corporation Co., Ltd.

Siam Commercial Bank

Credit Suisse

Macquarie Bank

Bangkok Bank

Krungthai Asset Management

Citigroup Global Markets Limited, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, ING Bank N.V., Singapore Branch

BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Standard Chartered Bank

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

UBS AG (Hong Kong) Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (Asian Development Bank)

Thailand > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners‘s expertise covers a full range of services, including corporate governance, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts, to name a few. Sunyaluck Chaikajornwat leads the practice, counting major corporations and real estate and investment companies in their roster. Weerawong Chittmittrapap is noted for his capabilities in managing strategic transactions, while Chumpicha Vivitasevi is also recommended. Former practice co-head Vipavee Kaosala joined Clifford Chance's Hong Kong office in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Sunyaluck Chaikajornwat

Thailand > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners's multi-disciplinary service offering includes pre-litigation, litigation, and out-of-court restructurings, as well as assisting with the implementation of local and cross-border negotiations for creditors and debtors. The team has also recently been involved in a variety of rehabilitation work. Practice head Natthida Pranutnorapal has experience in corporate transactions, business reorganisation and insolvency, while senior counsel Suntus Kirdsinsap is adept at managing debt restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings. Senior partner Weerawong Chittmittrapap also remains a key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Natthida Pranutnorapal

Key clients

Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited

Saha Farms Company Limited and Golden Line Company

Business Limited as EY Corporate Advisory Services Company Limited

EY Corporate Advisory Services Company Limited

Triple T Broadband Public Company Limited

Export Import Bank of the United States

Jasmine Public Company Limited

Sahaviriya Plate Mill Public Company Limited

Bridge View Company Limited

Pace Development Corporation Public Company Limited and

Dean & DeLuca Inc.

BravoNext S.A.

Thailand > Banking and finance Tier 3

Counting domestic and international lenders and borrowers in its client roster, Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners‘ banking and finance practice is routinely engaged to handle energy and infrastructure project financing, real estate financing and general corporate financing, among others. Steering the practice is Weerawong Chittmittrapap, who is well-versed in assisting clients with a range of banking and finance issues. Sunyaluck Chaikajornwat has recently represented syndicated lenders and banks in financing matters.

Practice head(s):

Weerawong Chittmittrapap

Other key lawyers:

Sunyaluck Chaikajornwat

Key clients

Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited and SCB X

Public Company Limited

Rabobank (Singapore) (HQ the Netherlands)

ADK Marketing Solutions INC

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

United Overseas Bank Limited (Singapore)

Global Power Synergy Public Company Limited

Thai Beverage Public Company Limited

Northern Bangkok Monorail Company Limited

Eastern Bangkok Monorail Company Limited

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited

Advisory: Bank of America; Handelsbanken

Thailand > Dispute resolution: international arbitration Tier 3

Thailand > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners's client roster includes a wide range of private and institutional investors, as well as owners and developers to whom it offers advice across the breadth of real estate matters, assisting on due diligence, mortgage restrictions, hotel licencing matters, land use rights and leasing. Practice head Sunyaluck Chaikajornwat heads the real estate team’s M&A, banking and finance offering, while Chusak Suwanpuchai is sought after for his knowledge of land and construction matters.

Practice head(s):

Sunyaluck Chaikajornwat

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Asset World Public Company Limited

Dusit Thani Public Company Limited

Ananda Development Public Company Limited

PACE Development Corporation Public Company Limited

Index Living Mall

U City Public Company Limited

Central Pattana Public Company Limited

Amburaya Hotel & Resorts Group

LH Hotel Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust

Frasers Property (Thailand) Public Company Limited

Thailand > TMT Tier 3

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners leverages data privacy, IP and regulatory expertise to handle matters on behalf of e-commerce, media and telecoms clients. Phisit Dejchaiyasak is entrusted by telecoms and internet service providers to assist with a variety of disputes, and Rapinnart Prongsiriwattana is another key name to note in the practice. Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt left the practice in March 2023.

Key clients


Go-Jek Singapore Pte. Ltd.



VGI Global Media

Plan B Media

Hero Experience (Marvel)

Symphony Communications Public Company Limited

CAT Telecom Public Company Limited

Prananporn Co., Ltd.

Total Access Communications Public Company Limited (DTAC)

Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS)

Jasmine International Public Company Limited

SF Group

The firm: Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltd., one of Thailand’s largest independent law firms, offers a full range of legal services. Formerly the Bangkok office of White & Case LLP, which commenced business in Thailand in 1993, Weerawong C&P became an independent law firm in 2009, combining international standards with local knowledge and expertise.

Consistently recognised in the top tiers of The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000 and Asialaw Profiles as a leading law firm, Weerawong C&P was awarded National Firm of the Year by FinanceAsia in 2019-2021,  by Asian Legal Business in 2016-2019 and by IFLR1000 in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020 and 2023. The firm is known for ‘going beyond’ in achieving results for clients by implementing strategies that have not been previously approached.

Areas of practice
Banking and finance: the firm advises Thai and international banks, borrowers and other clients on all aspects of banking and finance transactions in the Asia Pacific region, including bank lending, project finance and acquisition financing, as well as a broad range of domestic regulatory matters.

Capital markets: the firm represents issuers, underwriters, placement agents, security holders, investors, corporate trustees and other participants in a wide variety of debt, equity and derivative offerings in domestic and international markets.

Corporate/M&A: the firm represents purchasers, sellers, advisors, lenders and financial intermediaries in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts and divestments.

The firm also advises on competition and antitrust matters.

Dispute resolution: the firm provides comprehensive dispute resolution services for domestic and international clients. The team has extensive expertise and experience in all practice areas and industry sectors, with litigators representing clients in both the English and Thai languages.

International trade: the firm represents foreign and domestic clients in WTO/International trade and trade remedies investigations, including antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard investigations. The firm also advises clients on trade and investment strategy and policy, including free trade agreements and trade compliance.

Projects and energy:  the firm advises on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, financing and capital markets transactions, including infrastructure funds and public private partnerships, in relation to energy, projects and e-funds in Thailand. The firm also advises on corporate and regulatory matters in relation to renewable energy, petroleum and power generation projects, airports, rail transport and ports.

Real estate, construction and engineering: the firm provides services in all aspects of commercial real estate and investment matters, including hotels and resorts, residential and multi-purpose projects and related financing.

Restructuring and insolvency: the firm is one of the few law firms in Thailand that can provide integrated, multi-disciplinary services in both pre-litigation and litigation, including out-of-court restructurings.

Technology, media and telecommunications: the firm advises and represents some of the top telecommunication, media and technology providers in Thailand in multibillion-baht financing; set-up and restructuring; commercial, licensing and regulatory matters; and high-profile, precedent-setting disputes.

Department Name Email Telephone
Projects and banking Weerawong Chittmittrapap
Projects Banphot Kittikinglert
Capital markets and securities Weerawong Chittmittrapap
Corporate advisory and governance Weerawong Chittmittrapap
Litigation and arbitration Phisit Dejchaiyasak
Litigation and arbitration Suntus Kirdsinsap
Litigation and arbitration Sakchai Limsiripothong
Litigation and arbitration Rapinnart Prongsiriwattana
M&A Weerawong Chittmittrapap
M&A Sunyaluck Chaikajornwat
Competition and anti-trust Chumpicha Vivitasevi
Restructuring and insolvency Suntus Kirdsinsap
Restructuring and insolvency Natthida Pranutnorapal
Restructuring and insolvency Sakchai Limsiripothong
TMT Phisit Dejchaiyasak
TMT Rapinnart Prongsiriwattana
Energy, infrastructure and project finance Weerawong Chittmittrapap
International trade Apisith John Sutham
Capital Markets Wittaya Kaewkungsadan
Capital Markets Trinuch Chuenchomlada
Litigation Raweepun Pitakchatiwong
TMT Raweepun Pitakchatiwong
Number of lawyers : 100