Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

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Thai, English

Education

LLM, University of Wisconsin

LLM, Georgetown University

LLB, Chulalongkorn University

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh is a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group. Athistha is a highly regarded insurance specialist with expertise across a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. She leads the firm’s non-contentious insurance practice and counsels domestic and multinational clients on corporate, commercial, and regulatory issues within the insurance sector.

As part of Tilleke & Gibbins’ insurance group in the Indochina region, Athistha provides advice on regulatory compliance, policy wording and drafting, and underwriting risk assessment. She advises on the insurance and commercial aspects of market entry, regional operations, distribution and commercial agreements, strategic transactions, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and employment, among other areas.

Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Athistha served as Senior Vice President – General Counsel at American International Group (AIG), where she oversaw all operations within the legal department in Thailand. She was responsible for a wide range of legal and regulatory issues in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia and led significant restructuring, business expansion, and shared service projects. Before joining AIG Thailand, Athistha was a Counsel Member of the AIG Asia-Pacific – Regional Legal Team based in Singapore. She previously worked in private practice for a number of years at one of the world's largest law firms based in Bangkok.

Athistha is ranked as a leading insurance lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018.

She is a legal advisor to the Thai General Insurance Association – Legal & Compliance Committee, and a member of the advisory board of Insurtech Asia.

  • Advised a number of international brokers on establishment, JV arrangements, and licensing of operations in Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

  • Assisted a multinational American-based insurance corporation on its organizational restructuring and asset acquisition project, valued at THB 3 billion, in Thailand.

  • Advised the Thai subsidiary of a global broker on partnership structures with local and overseas business partners and its insurance-related advisory services in a number of Southeast Asian countries. Provided insurance regulatory advice on the client's commercial arrangements for credit facility business transactions with entities in Myanmar and Singapore.

  • Assisted a British insurance broker in setting up its online insurance products website aggregator in Thailand, including advising on business arrangement structures with the top ten leading motor insurers in the Thai market.

  • Advised a Japanese-based insurance company on the rollout of their new insurance products through both online and traditional distribution channels. Provided legal analysis for end-to-end distribution transactions, as well as associated insurance regulations, electronic transaction laws, online business operator laws, computer crime laws, and anti-money laundering regulations.

  • Advised client on structuring a partnership with one of the biggest e-commerce companies in the Southeast Asian region for exclusive distribution of extended -warranty products for online customers in Thailand.

  • Advised one of the largest property and casualty insurers on a facultative reinsurance placement for a USD 870 million hydroelectric energy project involving parties from Thailand and Laos.

  • Assisted an international insurer on data privacy and outsourcing regulatory requirements to establish a regional data center in Southeast Asia.

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January 19, 2018

Athistha Chitranukroh to Speak on Cyber Law at Annual Legal Update for IP&IT Court Judges

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, will be speaking on the topic of “Cyber Law” at the 2018 Annual Legal Update for Associate Judges of 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. The new...

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December 12, 2017

Athistha Chitranukroh to Speak at Cyber Risk Seminar

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

On December 13, Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, of counsel in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group and head of the firm’s non-contentious insurance practice, will join a panel...

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December 12, 2017

Fourteen Tilleke & Gibbins Lawyers Receive Recognition in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 Rankings

Chambers Asia-Pacific  has recognized the following 14 Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers and consultants for their impressive legal knowledge and expertise, capabilities, and client-focused services...

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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 edition...

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November 29, 2017

Spam and the Computer Crimes Act 2017: What Do Businesses Need to Know?

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

As the government seeks to elevate Thailand to the status of a high-income nation, the formation of a digital platform through the “Thailand 4.0” project is seen as an essential element of economic...

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November 17, 2017

Electronic Marketing Under Thailand’s New Computer Crime Act

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

Thailand’s amended Computer Crime Act, which took effect in May this year, has brought about much needed changes in the way businesses can conduct electronic marketing. Spammers will now face...

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October 9, 2017

Thailand: New Risk Management Regulation for Insurance Companies to Take Effect in February 2018

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

The Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) has issued notifications applicable to life and non-life insurance companies, which are intended to emphasize the importance of internal risk management...

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September 19, 2017

Technological Disruptions in the Insurance Industry

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

“InsurTech” is a term that people may not be able to find a definition for, even in modern dictionaries. There is no Thai translation of it, or for its sister term “FinTech.” The popular opinion is...

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August 31, 2017

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 overview of...

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