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Tilleke & Gibbins helps clients achieve the goals of accessing and lending capital in Southeast Asia. Through long-term relationships with domestic and international businesses, financial institutions, investors, and governmental entities, we consistently deliver insight and results. 

We represent high-growth businesses seeking to generate capital by listing securities on regional stock exchanges and by securing financing. We collaborate with our commercial transactions and M&A team to help multinational corporations invest in Southeast Asia and regional companies invest abroad, by assisting with the financial aspects of foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions.

We represent major local and foreign banks, securities brokers and dealers, investment firms, and other financial institutions on licensing and establishment and ongoing regulatory compliance.  Our banking and finance specialists also advise on all types of financial instruments (including loans, securities, mutual funds, property funds, bonds, and derivatives), financial workouts and restructuring, and investment in regional assets and capital markets. We partner with experts in our tax group to deliver integrated legal advice. 

Read about some of our recent representative work below. Tilleke & Gibbins has:

  • Advised a consortium of financial institutions on telecommunications laws in connection with their bids to provide credit facilities (totaling THB 15.85 billion) to a major telecommunications operator for the expansion of a 3G mobile network and infrastructure.

  • Served as local counsel to a Chinese bank in a USD 60,000,000 loan transaction to finance a portion of an expressway project. We also advised the bank with respect to a USD 6,500,000 loan transaction to finance an automotive assembly company.

  • Facilitated client growth and increased capital for business operations by converting the client’s business from a private to a public company and listing its securities on the Market for Alternative Investment (MAI) stock exchange.

  • Selected from several candidate law firms to assist a reputable Thai manufacturer in the IPO process, including preparation, conversion to public company, SEC filing, and SET listing. Several years after the IPO, the company has greatly prospered such that the owner has become one of the ten richest persons in Thailand. We are proud to continue representing this client.

  • Secured a license for our client to operate as a dealer of derivatives and related securities with the Thai SEC and obtained other necessary licenses and permits for our client to operate in Thailand.

  • Advised a multinational financial institution on documents required from a Thai company as security for financing of over GBP 28,000,000 for a major construction project. We acted as Thai legal advisers when our client lent an initial GBP 23,500,000 in a refinancing of facilities. We provided legal opinions on the transaction from a Thai law perspective and, subsequently, on amendments and restatements of the facilities agreement.

  • Represented two major Japanese banks in preparing security documents for a syndicated loan financing valued at approximately USD 190 million.

  • Represented a private equity fund controlled by a subsidiary of one of Asia’s largest banking and finance groups. A Share Subscription and Investment Agreement, an Undertaking Agreement, and a Disclosure Letter were prepared for investment into a major rubber company in Thailand.

  • Represented a leading export finance institution in structuring a substantial and complex loan to a company in Vietnam and in registering the loan with the State Bank of Vietnam.

  • Assisted the leading investment banking firm in Vietnam with obtaining an investment license for a landmark project in central Vietnam. This development involves complex sub-units and various financing structures.

  • Advised a North American banking institution on a host of Vietnamese banking regulations regarding investment accounts, electronic banking, check clearing and international payment services, ACH transactions, foreign exchange services, and other issues.

  • Advised a coalition of European banks regarding Vietnamese law on secured aircraft finance and provided annual updates on changes to same.

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Name Position Office

Cynthia M. Pornavalai

T:+66 2056 5559

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Partner
Bangkok

Kobkit Thienpreecha

T:+66 2056 5534

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Partner
Bangkok

Santhapat Periera

T:+66 2056 5995

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Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

Aye Thuzar Hlaing

T:+95 1 255 208

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Associate
Yangon

Passanan Suwannoi

T:+66 2056 5603

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Associate
Bangkok

Sophea Sin

T:+855 23 964 210

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Associate
Phnom Penh

Vinh Quoc Nguyen

T:+84 8 3936 2061

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Associate
Ho Chi Minh City

Chonticha Pirachai

T:+66 2056 5646

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Consultant
Bangkok

David Duncan

T:+66 2056 5538

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Consultant
Bangkok

David Beckstead

T:+66 2056 5591

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Consultant
Bangkok
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November 4, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized as a Leading Firm in Vietnam by Asialaw Profiles 2017

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IFLR 1000 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Lawyers Recognized in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam

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The Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated in Five Categories

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ALB SEA Law Awards 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated in Three Firm of the Year Categories

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The nominees of Asian Legal Business’s Southeast Asia Law Awards 2016 have been announced, and Tilleke & Gibbins has secured nominations in three categories, as follows:

April 20, 2016

Lex Mundi Webinar: Liberalization of ASEAN Capital Markets

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Kobkit Thienpreecha, partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Bangkok office, and Vinh Quoc Nguyen, senior associate in the firm’s Ho Chi Minh City office, will present at a webinar on “Liberalization of...

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March 8, 2017

Thailand: New SEC Notifications Provide Clarity on Investor Categories and Regulatory Requirements for Investment Advisory Services

Cynthia M. Pornavalai, David Beckstead, Nutavit Sirikan

Since the beginning of this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been actively reforming its regulations in response to the changing landscape and development of the country’s...

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February 6, 2017

PLC Doing Business in … Global Guide 2017 – Vietnam Chapter

Attorneys from Tilleke & Gibbins have written the Vietnam chapter of Practical Law Company’s Doing Business in … Global Guide, an essential handbook for businesses looking to expand...

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January 24, 2017

PLC Doing Business in … Global Guide 2017 – Thailand Chapter

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The 2017 edition of Doing Business In…, a Q&A-style guide published by Practical Law Company in collaboration with Lex Mundi, presents an overview of...

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January 23, 2017

Thailand: New Law on Interest Overcharging

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The first enactment of Thailand’s Interest Overcharging Law, which came into effect in 1932, prohibited any person from loaning money to another person and subsequently charging them interest at a...

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December 28, 2016

Thailand: Ministerial Regulation under Business Collateral Act Provides New Categories of Security Receivers

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The Business Collateral Act B.E. 2558 was enacted last year in the hopes of providing additional means for...

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