Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

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Thai, English


LLM, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

LLB, Thammasat University

Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn is a lawyer in the Tilleke & Gibbins corporate services group. He advises clients who wish to establish and operate a business in Thailand (e.g. limited company, representative office, branch office, alien business license and alien business certificate, corporate secretary services, etc.) and who seek advice on immigration and work permit matters.

Chaiwat also specializes in property acquisition (land, building, and condominium unit) in Thailand by advising clients on property laws, conducting property due diligence and title searches, reviewing any requisite agreements, preparing required documents, and representing clients at the land office to register property rights. 

He regularly contributes his legal expertise to investment and real estate research projects conducted by the World Bank.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Registered and documented the replacement of the board of directors of a foundation.

  • Assisted a medical center with company formation in a short period of time to facilitate the timely commencement of business operations.

  • Helped a global pharmaceutical client close a large commercial deal in Thailand and obtain an Alien Business License in a short period of time in order for the client to commence business operations per the client’s schedule.

  • 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.

  • Represented a group of investors in their acquisition of beachfront properties for resort development.

  • Helped a U.S. enterprise that successfully bid for a large IT project to commence and continue operations in Thailand, including securing long-term visas and work permits for a number of IT specialists of various nationalities and providing general legal counsel.

  • Represented a group investing in various high-end villa projects targeting the European market in Hua Hin and Phuket.

  • Assisted a leading Korean cosmetics manufacturer to acquire shares from the Thai majority shareholder in its joint venture company, and eventually restructure and convert it into a wholly owned subsidiary. From reviewing relevant agreements, conducting a full due diligence, and correcting discrepancies found, to post-completion registration, the Tilleke & Gibbins team provided a complete range of services.

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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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October 31, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins to Host Annual Employment Law Forum on November 28, 2017

Chusert Supasitthumrong, Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn, Kitti Thaisomboon, Nutavit Sirikan

From the amendment of the Labor Protection Act (LPA) to the announcement of several significant Supreme Court decisions, there have been a number of important developments in Thai labor and...

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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 12, 2017

Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn to speak at Danish CEO Club Event

Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

On September 18, 2017, Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn, an attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Corporate and Commercial department, will give a presentation on “Director Responsibilities – What to...

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July 4, 2017

AMCHAM Thailand Event: Legal Updates Affecting SMEs

Alan Adcock, Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

Alan Adcock, a partner and deputy director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property and regulatory affairs groups, and Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn, an attorney-at-law in the firm's corporate...

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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 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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February 27, 2017

PLC Agricultural Law Global Guide 2017 – Thailand Chapter

Salil Siriwat, Siradapat Ratanakorn, Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn, Michael Ramirez

The Thailand chapter of Practical Law Company’s recently published Agricultural Law Global Guide  was written by lawyers from Tilleke & Gibbins. The guide provides a comparative overview of...

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January 10, 2017

Getting the Deal Through – Real Estate 2017, Thailand Chapter

Theerapat Sombatsatapornkul, David Beckstead, Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

Theerapat Sombatsatapornkul, David Beckstead, and Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn, all members of the Tilleke & Gibbins corporate and commercial team, have co-authored the Thailand chapter for the...

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December 6, 2016

Thailand: New Controls to be Introduced for Residential Building Construction Agreements

Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

Effective from January 1, 2017, all contracts to construct residential buildings will be subject to contract control under the Consumer Protection Act B.E. 2522 (1979) and the Royal Decree...

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