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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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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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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March 16, 2015

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November 12, 2014

Asialaw Profiles 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins’ Thailand Team “Highly Recommended” in Nine Practice Areas

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of the Thai legal market, Asialaw Profiles 2015  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins as a “Highly Recommended” firm in nine practice areas. The rankings, which are...

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February 18, 2014

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Law Firm of the Year 2014 by Chambers Asia-Pacific

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Thailand Law Firm of the Year 2014 by Chambers Asia-Pacific. The award was announced at Chambers Asia-Pacific’s annual Awards for Excellence ceremony, which was...

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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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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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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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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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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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