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22ND FLOOR, MERCURY TOWER, 540 PLOENCHIT ROAD, LUMPINI, PATHUMWAN, BANGKOK 10330, THAILAND
Tel:
Work +66 2 264 8000
Fax:
Fax +66 2 657 2222
Email:
Web:
https://www.weerawongcp.com
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners, Rapinnart Prongsiriwattana, Bangkok, THAILAND

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Rapinnart Prongsiriwattana

Tel:
Work +662 264 8000
Email:
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner

Career

Rapinnart represents local and international clients in civil, criminal, bankruptcy and administrative matters. He also has expertise in banking and finance, international trade, mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the Firm, Rapinnart was legal counsel at two major corporations.

Languages

English, Thai

Education

LL.M., International Commercial Law, Nottingham University, UK, 1997

LL.B., Thammasat University, 1992


Thailand

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners occupies a space in the upper echelons of Thailand’s dispute resolution market, where it has achieved enviable successes in high-profile litigation. The litigation department works almost irrespective of industry sector, and is equipped to handle domestic disputes as well as cross-border matters, where it works closely with leading foreign firms. TMT litigation is a particular area of strength; the team has handled some of the country’s most significant telecoms disputes, which recently included Rapinnart Prongsiriwattana representing a Thai telecoms company in Administrative Court proceedings concerning certain questions of concessions, public-private law and contract law. Elsewhere, Warathorn Wongsawangsiri successfully defended an insurance company against a THB2.2bn claim by a company in the automotive sector. Other specialisms in the department include corporate criminal defence involving corporate governance and securities law; Sakchai Limsiripothong, who is one of the firm’s leading litigators, is a key contact in this space. Practice head Phisit Dejchaiyasak is well-versed in high-profile litigation and arbitration, and Pathorn Towongchuen has a broad dispute resolution practice that includes administrative law, bankruptcy and debt restructuring.

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TMT

Within: TMT

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners’ extensive telecoms-sector experience is underpinned by the firm’s market-leading corporate, litigation and finance practices, ensuring strong workflows in this area. The TMT group also counts media and entertainment companies among its clients and has developed an active fintech practice, where it provides advice to multinational technology companies on Thailand’s regulatory environment. Telecoms service provider Jasmine International is a significant client; in recent work, Passawan Navanithikul assisted it on a THB8.5bn facility granted by The Siam Commercial Bank to be used for refinancing and on-lending to its group companies. In M&A, a team led by senior partner Weerawong Chittmittrapap acted for an investment company in the purchase of 50% of the total shares of a media and TV company. On the contentious side, highlights included Rapinnart Prongsiriwattana’s filing of a successful motion to lift an injunction against assets of a mobile operator, another of the firm’s key clients. The department is co-led by telecoms expert Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt and Samata Masagee, who has an impressive track record in corporate transactions for TMT companies.

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