Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

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T: +66 2056 5600
F: +66 2056 5678

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Office

Languages

Thai, English

Education

LLM, University of Wisconsin

LLM, Georgetown University

LLB, Chulalongkorn University

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh is of counsel 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 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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November 15, 2017

Asialaw Profiles 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Leads Rankings in Thailand

Regional law firm Tilleke & Gibbins has again distinguished itself as the dominant domestic law firm in Thailand in Asialaw Profiles 2018, a guide to the top domestic and regional firms in the...

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September 19, 2017

ALB M&A Rankings 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Among Top Regional M&A Practices

Tilleke & Gibbins continue to strengthen its profile as one of the most capable mergers and acquisitions practices in Southeast Asia, and was recently recognized in the Asian Legal Business...

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September 8, 2017

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh to Speak at Forum on Strategic Risk

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, of counsel in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, will be sharing her insights on good corporate governance and minimization of directors and officers...

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August 4, 2017

Seminar on Thailand’s New Trade Competition Law: Challenges for Business Operators

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

Thailand’s new Trade Competition Act B.E. 2560 (2017) (TCA) was published in the Government Gazette  on July 7 and will come into force on October 5. The new TCA is expected to lead to many...

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July 25, 2017

Alan Adcock and Athistha Chitranukroh to Speak at LES Thailand Event on July 31

Alan Adcock, Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

Alan Adcock, partner and deputy director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property and regulatory affairs group, and Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, of counsel in the firm’s corporate and...

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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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May 31, 2017

Thailand’s New Trade Competition Act: A Step Toward More Stringent and Effective Enforcement

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, Nutavit Sirikan

Thailand implemented its main competition law, the Trade Competition Act (TCA) B.E. 2542 in 1999, and was the first country to do so in the ASEAN region. The 1999 TCA focused primarily on prevention...

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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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