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Tel:
Work +66 2 264 8000
Fax:
Fax +66 2 657 2222
Email:
Web:
https://www.weerawongcp.com

Panuwat Chalongkuamdee

Tel:
Work +662 264 8000
Email:
Web:
www.weerawongcp.com
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Work Department

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

Position

Partner

Career

Panuwat represents bidders, targets and controlling shareholders in a wide spectrum of public and private transactions, including negotiated and contested acquisitions and divestitures, demergers, minority investments and carve-out transactions. He also advises senior management, boards of directors and shareholders on corporate governance matters. He has experience in a wide range of industries, including banking, energy and natural resources, food and beverage, health and medical services, insurance, media and technology.

Notable transactions include: PTT THB 121 billion restructuring of its oil marketing and retail business; Dusit Thani USD 1.05 billion joint venture with Central Pattana for a large scale real estate project in Bangkok; Taobao USD 1 billion acquisition in the Lazada Group; Oaktree Capital USD 500 million combination to create one of the largest fitness club networks in Asia; Siam Commercial Bank sale of its stake in The Siam Commercial Samaggi Insurance to ACE Group; Thai Bev’s USD 11.7 billion acquisition in Fraser & Neave.

Languages

English, Thai

Member

Lawyers Council of Thailand, admitted 2004

Thai Bar Association, admitted 2007

Notarial Services Attorney, admitted 2014

Education

LL.B. (1st Class Honors)
Chulalongkorn University, 2004


Thailand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

The highly regarded corporate and M&A department at Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners has played a role in some of the largest corporate deals in Thailand and throughout the region. Recently, this has included advising ThaiBev on the acquisition by Vietnam Beverage (an associated company of ThaiBev) of a 53.6% stake in Sabeco Brewery, and also acting for PTTEP in relation to its acquisition of a 22.2% stake in the Bongkot project from Royal Dutch Shell; the latter deal increased PTTEP's overall stake to a majority shareholding. On the sell side, Panuwat Chalongkuamdee advised Rexel on the disposal of its Southeast Asia operations to private equity firm American Industrial Acquisition Corporation. Further, the firm's knowledge of acquisition financing, environmental law, competition and IP allows it to provide comprehensive service from the initial stages of a transaction to post-acquisition issues. Renowned senior partners Weerawong Chittmittrapap and Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt jointly head the corporate department. Sunyaluck Chaikajornwat and Samata Masagee are also among the team's leading practitioners. Chinnavat Chinsangaram has left the firm to work at the Public Legal Aid Foundation.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners handles a range of real estate, engineering and construction projects, and with a full-service offering, it is able to draw on the expertise of its capital markets, banking and M&A lawyers to provide a well-rounded service to its real estate clients. Weerawong Chittmittrapap and Panuwat Chalongkuamdee acted for Dusit Thani Group on a joint venture mixed-use real estate development project which will include residences, retail and office spaces and a large green space. The firm’s contentious practice is of particular note; combining its real estate expertise with its top-tier litigation capabilities, it is able to take on complex construction disputes, including arbitration and administrative court proceedings. Real estate M&A also features. Corporate and capital markets specialist Khemajit Choomwattana is another member of the team and has a prominent practice in property funds and REITs. Chinnavat Chinsangaram has left the firm to work at the Public Legal Aid Foundation.

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