Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

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

Practices

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.

  • 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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February 23, 2017

Cyber Risks and Security: Panel Discussion at Asia Insurance Brokers’ Summit

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, of counsel in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, will join the 5th Asia Insurance Brokers’ Summit to provide her legal insights in a special panel on...

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February 15, 2017

Boardroom Briefing on Product Liability in the F&B Sector

John Frangos, Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

On February 22, Marsh, a global leader in insurance brokerage and risk management, and Tilleke & Gibbins will host a boardroom briefing to discuss product liability risks in the food and beverage...

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January 13, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins’ TMT Practice in Thailand Receives Highest Ranking by Chambers

Tilleke & Gibbins technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) practice group in Thailand has been recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific  with a “Band 1” ranking for the fifth consecutive...

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November 16, 2016

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 for IP and TMT in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been ranked in “Tier 1” for Intellectual Property and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications in Thailand in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, a guide to the...

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November 4, 2016

Asialaw Profiles 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Leads All Firms in Rankings in Thailand

Asialaw Profiles 2017, a guide to the leading domestic and regional firms in the Asia Pacific, has awarded top rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins in Thailand. The rankings, which are determined...

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May 5, 2017

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2017

As part of its membership in Lex Mundi, Tilleke & Gibbins has published an updated edition of its Guide to Doing Business in Thailand for 2017.This guide offers a broad introduction to all of the...

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April 4, 2017

Thailand: E-Insurance Regulations Issued – Effective August 2017

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

Thailand’s Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) has issued new notifications concerning the criteria, procedures, and conditions for (1) offering insurance policies for sale through electronic...

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February 22, 2017

Thailand Insurance Market Liberalization: Relaxation of Foreign Shareholding Limits

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

The long-term growth forecast for Thailand’s insurance industry is quite positive, with increasing income, an ageing population, low market penetration rates, increased market liberalization in the...

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January 20, 2017

New Computer Crimes Act to Tackle Cybercrime amid Public Concerns over Online Freedom

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

The Thai government’s attempts to revamp the 2007 Computer Crimes Act (CCA) and grant authorities more power to investigate and apprehend perpetrators of increasingly diverse cybercrimes has raised...

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January 19, 2017

Thailand: Relaxation on Foreign Shareholding Limits for Insurance Companies

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

The Ministry of Finance has issued two separate Notifications, published yesterday, with immediate effect, in the Government Gazette, that will relax the foreign shareholding and board limits for...

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