Charoen Kanthawongs

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F: +66 2056 5678

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Office

Languages

Thai, English

Education

PhD, Syracuse University

MA, Syracuse University

LLB, Chulalongkorn University

Dr. Charoen Kanthawongs is of counsel at Tilleke & Gibbins and a former Member of Parliament for the Democrat Party, having served as an elected Member continuously for 12 consecutive terms from 1974 to 2013. He is currently an advisor to the firm’s government relations group.

Dr. Charoen’s dedicated service to the government of Thailand began in 1973. In the course of his illustrious career, Dr. Charoen has served as the Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, the Deputy Minister of Education, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, and the Deputy Secretary General to the Prime Minister. Dr. Charoen has also served in a number of distinguished legislative capacities including as Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Vice Chairman, Coalition Government Whip in Parliament; Spokesman, the House Committee on National Budget; Chairman, House Committee on House Affairs; and Chairman, House Committee on Science, Technology and Environment. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Democrat Party.

A Ph.D. graduate in Higher Educational Administration from Syracuse University, Dr. Charoen has been a champion of education in Thailand. He founded Bangkok University—one of Thailand’s largest private universities—and was its President for 26 years. He has also lectured at Chulalongkorn University.

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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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Tilleke & Gibbins Wins Three Asialaw Firm of the Year Awards

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November 4, 2016

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

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September 28, 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Domestic Law Firm of the Year at TrustLaw Awards

Based on our “effort and enthusiasm in supporting pro bono clients over the last year,” Tilleke & Gibbins has been named the “2015 Domestic Law Firm of the Year” at this year’s TrustLaw Awards....

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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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January 15, 2016

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2016

The Guide to Doing Business in Thailand, published by Tilleke & Gibbins in association with Lex Mundi, provides a comprehensive overview of the legal and business environment for investors...

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January 7, 2015

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins, in association with Lex Mundi, has published the latest edition of the Guide to Doing Business in Thailand. The guide provides a comprehensive overview of the legal and...

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March 20, 2013

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2013

Published by Tilleke & Gibbins in association with Lex Mundi, the Guide to Doing Business in Thailand  provides a comprehensive overview of the legal environment for investors entering the...

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