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T: +66 2056 5995
T: +84 24 3772 5633
T: +855 23 964 210

T: +66 2056 5995
T: +66 2056 5995
T: +95 1 255 208

Tilleke & Gibbins is a renowned one‐stop center for legal advice and assistance on all corporate needs, affording clients convenience and economy of costs. We specialize in the mechanics of starting and operating a business in Thailand, Vietnam, and across the Mekong region, including registration, licenses and permits, company secretarial services, tax matters, employment, immigration, regulatory affairs, and property. We have the depth and breadth within our firm to provide advice tailored to your unique business operations.

We support entrepreneurs throughout Southeast Asia, from multinational corporations to startup companies and everyone in between, including SMEs. Our firm has:

  • Secured an Alien Business License for the world’s leading online booking website, which was a first and landmark achievement in this industry. Despite the fact that the governing authorities normally reserve all tourism operations for Thai nationals, we succeeded in convincing these decision makers of the great value that this business would add to Thailand and its economy. We coordinated and secured the approval of each authority and, ultimately, obtained the Alien Business License for our client.

  • Represented the world’s leading car seat maker in critical negotiations with the Board of Investment (BOI) on potential revocation of all benefits and privileges, which could have led to damages of over USD 20,000,000. In addition to our overwhelming victory at the BOI, we successfully obtained several Alien Business Licenses, which will allow the clients’ subsidiaries in Thailand to provide service to affiliates in the region.

  • Represented a leading electronic toll collection system provider as its sole legal counsel since the commencement of its operations in Thailand in 2006. In this capacity, we have assisted our client in bidding for government contracts, obtaining BOI promotion, and all other compliance matters.

  • Assisted a leader in branded lifestyle apparel on all aspects of establishing a Regional Operating Headquarters (ROH) in Thailand, including legal assistance on leasing approximately 1,000 square meters of office space.

  • Assisted a subsidiary of a Korean manufacturing conglomerate in establishing a branch office in Thailand to operate a service business for a project of an international energy company.

  • Applied for and obtained an investment certificate for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. This included researching complex licensing and capitalization issues to limit the company’s liability and advised on the proper amount of investment capital.

  • Assisted a successful Malaysian trading company in establishing a representative office in Thailand to source consumable and non-consumable products, verify the quality of the products, and report to its head office.

  • Helped a diversified steel products company select the appropriate Vietnamese business model  and adapt their documents for doing business in Vietnam.

  • Helped a multinational company establish a foreign direct investment company engaged in the import/export and distribution of mobile phones and computers.  The established company is one of the few foreign-owned companies permitted to do business in this sector in Vietnam.

  • Advised a leading pharmaceutical company that previously operated as a representative office in Vietnam on establishing a pharmaceutical import company.  We assisted the client with closing its representative office and establishing the wholly-owned foreign enterprise to import pharmaceutical products.

  • Provided in-depth advice to a global software solutions provider on doing business in Vietnam.

  • Advised an international technology company on operating a representative office in Vietnam, including advising on the scope of work of a representative office, employment matters, tax matters, and government filing requirements. We prepared Vietnamese and English versions of labor contracts.

  • Prepared the application dossier and all additional documentation required to establish a 100% foreign-owned company engaging in the distribution of industrial tools in Vietnam. We also assisted the client with leasing office space.

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Name Position Office

Charunun Sathitsuksomboon

T:+66 2056 5541

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

John King

T:+855 23 964 210

E-mail

Partner
Phnom Penh
Bangkok

Kobkit Thienpreecha

T:+66 2056 5534

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Piyanuj (Lui) Ratprasatporn

T:+66 2056 5533

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Thomas J. Treutler

T:+84 24 3772 5633

E-mail

Partner
Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City

Anake Rattanajitbanjong

T:+66 2056 5510

E-mail

Associate
Bangkok

Aye Thuzar Hlaing

T:+95 1 255 208

E-mail

Associate
Yangon

Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

T:+66 2056 5507

E-mail

Associate
Bangkok

Chuyen Hong Huu Le

T:+84 28 3936 2079

E-mail

Associate
Ho Chi Minh City

Daraboth Kim

T:+855 23 964 210

E-mail

Associate
Phnom Penh
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November 4, 2016

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

Tilleke & Gibbins has been placed at the top of the legal market in Vietnam in the 2017 edition of Asialaw Profiles, a guide to the leading domestic and regional firms in the Asia...

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November 4, 2016

Asialaw Profiles 2017 Recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Myanmar

Tilleke & Gibbins, which expanded its client service offerings through offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Myanmar over the past three years, was ranked among the top law firms in each...

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October 17, 2016

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

John King, Santhapat Periera, Piyanuj (Lui) Ratprasatporn

Four members of the Tilleke & Gibbins team across Southeast Asia have been recognized as Leading Lawyers by the IFLR 1000 2017, a guide to the world’s top financial and corporate law...

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October 13, 2016

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

Darani Vachanavuttivong

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated in five categories in The Asian Lawyer’s Emerging Markets Awards 2016. The nominations, which include national, international, and individual...

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August 29, 2016

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm to Speak on Foreign Investment Laws in Myanmar

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Yangon office, will speak on the topic “Foreign Investment Law” in Myanmar at a seminar hosted by the Future Entrepreneurs Forum, a project...

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August 4, 2017

Direct Sales and Direct Marketing Act: New Compliance Obligations for Business Operators

Penrurk Phetmani, Nutavit Sirikan

Amendments to Thailand’s Direct Sales and Direct Marketing Act (No.3), B.E. 2560 (2017) were published in the Government Gazette  on May 17, 2017, and will become effective on...

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July 11, 2017

Thailand: New Obligations for Employers and Employees under Reformed Law on Foreign Workers

Kobkit Thienpreecha

In order to resolve the issue of illegal foreign workers in Thailand, and regulate those who hire them or help to bring them into the country, the government has urgently promulgated a new law,...

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June 21, 2017

Thailand: New Time Limit for Dividend Payments by Private Limited Companies

Charunun Sathitsuksomboon

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has passed Order 21/2560 to amend laws to facilitate doing business in Thailand, with the order entering into force on April 4, 2017.

Among...

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June 16, 2017

Thailand: Amendments to the Direct Sales and Direct Marketing Act

Penrurk Phetmani, Nutavit Sirikan

The Thai government has passed legislation that imposes more stringent rules and regulations to protect consumers from business operators engaging in direct sales and direct marketing. The...

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May 26, 2017

New Law on Criminal Liabilities for Directors: Elimination of Strict Liability Presumption

Napat Siri-armart, Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

Moving to a senior position within an organization always comes with added responsibilities. As a company director in Thailand, not only are you expected to manage the smooth operation of your...

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