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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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Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

Vinh Quoc Nguyen

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Partner
Ho Chi Minh City

Aye Thuzar Hlaing

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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

David Duncan

T:+66 2056 5538

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Consultant
Bangkok

David Beckstead

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Consultant
Bangkok

Timothy Wales

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Yangon
Bangkok
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January 15, 2018

Tilleke & Gibbins to Host Seminar on Islamic Financial Services

Cynthia M. Pornavalai

The Islamic financial sector has grown at a significant rate over the past several years, and currently represents over USD 2 trillion in global market value. As Islamic finance becomes...

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January 12, 2018

Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Earns Nomination for Thailand Law Firm of the Year

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tiziana Sucharitkul

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated as Thailand Law Firm of the Year in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2018. The firm has earned nominations for the award seven times since 2010, and...

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January 9, 2018

Two Tilleke & Gibbins Team Members Recognized in Who’s Who Legal Data 2018

Jeffrey J. Blatt, David Duncan

The debut edition of Who’s Who Legal Data  has recognized two members of Tilleke & Gibbins’ technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) practice as experts in the...

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January 8, 2018

Tilleke Promotes Four New Partners in Thailand and Vietnam

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, Kien Trung Trinh, Loc Xuan Le, Vinh Quoc Nguyen

Regional Southeast Asian law firm Tilleke & Gibbins is pleased to announce the promotion of four new members of the firm’s partnership in Thailand and Vietnam, effective January 2018.

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December 12, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Earns Top Rankings in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been recognized with Band 1 rankings for its Intellectual Property, Insurance, and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) practices in Thailand in the 2018...

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February 14, 2013

PLC Doing Business in … Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2013 – Thailand Chapter

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut, Kobkit Thienpreecha, Weerawat Distapinyo, David Duncan, Sriwan Puapondh, Michael Ramirez, Anake Rattanajitbanjong, Passanan Suwannoi

In association with Lex Mundi, Practical Law Company has now published the latest edition in its series of guides on how to do business in jurisdictions worldwide. The Thailand chapter, written by...

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January 25, 2013

AEC: Moving Toward a Common Market for Financial Services

David Duncan

A common market for financial services will be one of the major components of the ASEAN Economic Community when it takes effect at the end of 2015. This will represent a significant change for...

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January 11, 2013

Regulation of Investment Advisors in Thailand

Kitti Thaisomboon

Many people in Thailand are now focused on their personal investments. Investors want to know the products in which to invest and how to plan their finances. They are therefore increasingly...

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September 5, 2012

The Report: Thailand 2012 – Legal Framework

The Report: Thailand 2012, published by Oxford Business Group, provides an in-depth analysis of different sectors of the Thai economy. Tilleke & Gibbins contributed the legal section...

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July 11, 2012

Guide to Doing Business in Thailand for Japanese Investors

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut, Sriwan Puapondh, Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn, Charunun Sathitsuksomboon, Ampolphan Sriduangchan, Kobkit Thienpreecha, Titikaan Ungbhakorn

This Japanese-language Guide to Doing Business in Thailand was prepared by Tilleke & Gibbins in collaboration with Nishimura & Asahi, the Lex Mundi member firm for Japan. Written for...

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