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Tilleke & Gibbins provides efficient, cost-effective, business-oriented representation on property transactions. We work with domestic and multinational companies to develop tailored solutions for regional investment and global growth.

Our integrated approach, combining issues of banking and finance, commercial transactions (especially, joint ventures), insurance, regulatory affairs, tax, and, when necessary, dispute resolution and litigation, has earned us the trust of sophisticated investors and developers throughout Southeast Asia. As seasoned practitioners, we specialize in solutions that synthesize relevant business issues and our clients’ goals.

Profitable real estate opportunities can be fleeting in the forward-moving economies of Southeast Asia. We help our clients in all industries, from manufacturing to hospitality, recognize and capitalize on these opportunities.

Among our recent matters, we have:

  • Advised a major Japanese construction company in a USD 140,000,000 mixed-use office, condominium and serviced apartment project in Hanoi, including all licensing matters, land title issues, zoning variances, land subdivision, joint venture negotiations, corporate governance, and property management regulations.

  • Advised a key client on its various property joint venture projects with a major property group, including financing agreements, project joint venture agreements, and legal and tax structuring of specific condominium projects.

  • Represented one of the world’s most recognizable fashion and luxury goods retailers in several commercial real estate disputes in Thailand arising from the disputed termination of a 30-year franchisee relationship. This representation includes negotiation and settlement of lease hold and commercial franchisee contracts with both the outgoing franchisee and the incoming franchisee partner, one of Southeast Asia’s largest and most successful commercial retailers.

  • Helped a major U.S. hospitality chain to structure, draft, and negotiate management contracts and conduct due diligence for six hotel, resort, and condominium projects in compliance with Vietnamese law, including  land title, zoning issues, complex brand licensing, and various taxation issues.

  • Acted as counsel to the developer of various condominium projects in Pattaya. Our involvement covered all aspects of the condominium project, including legal structuring of investor groups, financing, land acquisition, and contracts.

  • Represented a client as a joint defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by the owner of adjacent land. The land owner petitioned the court to register a right-of-way across our client’s land to a public road. The trial court rendered judgment in favor of our client and dismissed the land owner’s complaint.

  • Advised on a mixed development of an entire island, including land acquisition, development and construction permits, joint venture agreements, financing, customer and supplier contracts, and the legal and tax structure.

  • Assisted an international investor with all legal aspects of a land deal, including corporate structure, contract negotiation, and transfer of property. The investor secured ownership of over 20 individual plots of prime beachfront property, which allowed for the eventual establishment of a high-end resort project valued at over THB 1,500,000,000.

  • Restructured the complete set of home loan documents for a global financial institution. The documentation set includes the facility agreement, mortgage agreement, and tripartite agreements between the bank, borrowers, and real estate developers.

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March 22, 2017

Nwe Oo to Speak at Myanmar Infrastructure Summit 2017

Nwe Oo

Nwe Oo, a senior attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Myanmar office, will speak at the 3rd Myanmar Infrastructure Summit 2017, on the topic of “Myanmar’s Condominium Law of 2016: A...

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February 27, 2017

Waewpen Piemwichai to Speak at Seminar for Thai Investors into Vietnam

Waewpen Piemwichai

On March 16, Waewpen Piemwichai of Tilleke & Gibbins will speak at a seminar at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok with the theme of “Vietnam: Integration – Opportunities – Growth.” The event, co...

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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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January 19, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Earns Spot in First-Ever “Emerging Markets Experts” List by Asian Legal Business

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Asian Legal Business (ALB)  has published an “Emerging Markets Experts” list for the first time, with Tilleke & Gibbins among 11 firms across Asia named to the list.


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January 13, 2017

Fifteen Tilleke & Gibbins Lawyers Receive Recognition in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 Rankings

Chambers Asia-Pacific  has recognized 15 Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers and consultants for their impressive legal knowledge and expertise, capabilities, and client-focused services...

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December 17, 2015

Getting the Deal Through – Real Estate 2016, Thailand Chapter

Cynthia M. Pornavalai, Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

Getting the Deal Through – Real Estate 2016  provides a guide to property and real estate law in 26 jurisdictions worldwide. Cynthia M. Pornavalai, partner, and Chaiwat...

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September 4, 2015

Rights and Duties of Joint Owners in a Condominium Project

Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

Condominiums are a particularly desirable form of residence for those living in the city because they offer convenience and often a variety of common facilities. There are, however, several...

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September 2, 2015

PLC Commercial Real Estate Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2015/16 – Vietnam Chapter

Vinh Quoc Nguyen

The 2015/16 edition of Practical Law Company’s Commercial Real Estate  guide provides overviews of commercial real estate laws and regulations in 22 jurisdictions worldwide. Vinh...

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May 29, 2015

Completing Your Construction Project in Thailand

Before you embark on designing and building your dream home—or business—in Thailand, pause for a moment.  As exciting and full of potential as your...

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April 3, 2015

Effects of a Land and Buildings Tax on Condo Owners

Kasamesunt Teerasitsathaporn

As has been widely reported, the Finance Ministry has proposed a new property tax on land and building owners. However, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has decided to delay the new tax, citing...

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