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DLA Piper

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Thailand > Banking and finance

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Praised as ‘a first port of call for any foreign financier contemplating an investment in Thailand’, DLA Piper’s workload includes matters concerning leveraged and acquisition finance, corporate lending, project and real estate finance, as well as general banking issues. The practice is also trusted by financial institutions to advise on M&As, equity investments, asset sales and regulatory mandates. Waranon Vanichprapa, who acts for domestic and international banks, as well as multinational corporations, on financing and restructuring transactions, jointly leads the team alongside ‘outstanding banking and finance partnerTimothy Tan, whose practice lies in acquisition financing and leveraged buyouts.

Thailand > Restructuring and insolvency

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Waranon Vanichprapa – DLA Piper

DLA Piper handles contentious restructuring and insolvency matters, including investigations, litigation and enforcements, as well as advising major banks, financial institutions, funds, corporate borrowers and lenders on financial and debt restructuring mandates. Waranon Vanichprapa, who acts for Thai and international banks in restructuring and bankruptcy issues, jointly leads the team alongside Timothy Tan, who has experience advising on debt restructuring transactions across Asia. Komson Suntheeraporn acts for creditors in rehabilitation proceedings and is another key contact in the team.

Thailand > Projects and energy

DLA Piper advises local and international banks, investment funds, issuers, borrowers and corporate investors on a broad range of matters, including M&A transactions, in addition to the financing and refinancing of energy projects. Waranon Vanichprapa leads the team and focuses on bank lending transactions, acquisition and project finance mandates, as well as cross-border deals, in the energy sector. The practice also relies on the expertise of Samata Masagee, who is instructed by Thai energy companies on M&As.

Vietnam > Foreign desks

DLA Piper has offices in Japan, Thailand and Singapore and its lawyers offer expertise in corporate and M&A matters, projects and energy mandates, as well as disputes in Vietnam. Tokyo-based partner Lance Miller leads the firm’s Vietnam-focused practice and has assisted clients with their investment and expansion into Vietnam, in addition to supporting companies on outbound investments. Waranon Vanichprapa in Bangkok is notable in the banking and finance arena, and Samata Masagee, also based in Bangkok, is a key name to note in the corporate space, especially regarding both public and private M&A. Singapore-based David Kuo is a US and Hong Kong qualified lawyer handling corporate financing transactions, and Singapore-based Maurice Burke heads the investigations practice since joining the firm from Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee in April 2021.

Myanmar > Foreign desks

DLA Piper’s versatile foreign desk practice is spread across the firm’s offices in Singapore and Bangkok, with Singapore-based Vincent Seah at the helm. Seah acts for domestic and international sponsors, investors and energy companies on solar and gas projects in Myanmar, while Bangkok-based Samata Masagee advises on cross-border energy projects, in addition to telecoms and retail foreign inward investments. The Bangkok office is also home to Waranon Vanichprapa, who handles banking and finance mandates.