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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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Cynthia M. Pornavalai

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Partner
Bangkok

Kobkit Thienpreecha

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Partner
Bangkok

Santhapat Periera

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Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

Aye Thuzar Hlaing

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Yangon

Daraboth Kim

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Phnom Penh

Passanan Suwannoi

T:+66 2056 5603

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Associate
Bangkok

Sophea Sin

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Associate
Phnom Penh

Vinh Quoc Nguyen

T:+84 28 3936 2061

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Associate
Ho Chi Minh City

David Duncan

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Consultant
Bangkok

David Beckstead

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Bangkok
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July 31, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Three TrustLaw Pro Bono Awards

In recognition of Tilleke & Gibbins’ pro bono practice, our firm has been nominated for the following awards at the 2017 TrustLaw Awards:

May 23, 2017

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins with 2017 Country Award for Thailand

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Tilleke & Gibbins has won the 2017 Who’s Who Legal Country Award for Thailand at a ceremony that took place at Plaisterers’ Hall in London on May 15. This is the second year that the Thailand...

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April 12, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Named ALB Employer of Choice 2017

For the fifth year in a row, Tilleke & Gibbins has been named “Employer of Choice” in Thailand in a survey conducted by Asian Legal Business.

The rankings were determined...

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April 12, 2017

ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Earns Nominations in Four Categories

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for two national categories and two regional categories in the Asian Legal Business  Southeast Asia Law Awards 2017. This year’s winners will...

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February 1, 2017

Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Top Contender for Thailand Law Firm of the Year Award

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tiziana Sucharitkul

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for the Thailand Law Firm of the Year Award 2017 by Chambers Asia-Pacific. The firm has been nominated for the award six times since 2010, and was...

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December 22, 2014

PLC Doing Business In … Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2015 – Myanmar Chapter

Michael Ramirez, Nwe Oo

In association with Lex Mundi, Practical Law Company has published the latest edition in its series of Q&A-style guides to doing business in jurisdictions around the world. The Myanmar chapter...

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October 17, 2014

Understanding the Asean Collective Investment Scheme

Cynthia M. Pornavalai

In the latest step towards the integration of Asean capital markets, Thailand-based fund managers can now offer retail funds directly to investors in Malaysia and Singapore —and vice versa —...

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May 14, 2014

Thailand Legal Basics

Thailand Legal Basics, a valuable primer for foreign investors, explores all aspects of living and doing business in Thailand. Written by Tilleke & Gibbins, the book begins with an...

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December 25, 2013

PLC Doing Business In … Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2014 – Thailand Chapter

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Sriwan Puapondh, Kitti Thaisomboon, Michael Ramirez, Anake Rattanajitbanjong, Napat Siri-armart, Kasma Visitkitjakarn, Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

The key to developing a successful business lies not only with having good entrepreneurial spirit and skills, but also with having sound knowledge of the laws and regulations that affect you and...

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August 23, 2013

Licensing Exemptions for Foreign Securities Firms

Kobkit Thienpreecha

The Stock Exchange of Thailand has taken many steps in recent years towards gradual liberalisation of the country's capital market. For example, more foreign products are now permitted to be...

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