Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut

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Thai, English

Education

LLM, University of Southampton

LLB, Chulalongkorn University

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut leads teams handling noncontentious employment and transportation and logistics matters within Tilleke & Gibbins’ commercial group. Her major areas of practice include employment law, transportation law, and insurance regulation.

June has been recognized for her legal excellence with a “Leading Individual” ranking from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018  in the directory’s debut of its labor and employment practice coverage, with the editorial praising her “deep knowledge of Thai employment law and practical advice on how the law is applied in real-life situation.”

She represents several major multinational clients ranging from shipping companies, insurance companies, automobile manufacturers, telecommunications companies, electronics manufacturers, petroleum companies, pharmaceutical companies, and a variety of international airlines.

June advises clients on various aspects of labor and employment laws, with a focus on labor protection, employment agreements, labor unions, transfers of employment, due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, work rules and regulations, social security, and workmen’s compensation.

June is involved in all legal aspects of transportation and insurance. Her work includes advising clients with respect to maritime disputes, carriage of goods by sea, charterparty, cargo recovery, arrest, and release of ships. She also advises on ship financing, sale and purchase of ships, ship registration, and ship mortgage. She is a legal correspondent for many P&I clubs. Many clients rely on June for advice on a full range of marine insurance and general insurance matters. June and her team of attorneys provide pragmatic, detail-oriented, and focused, advice.

For several years, June has been involved in drafting and revising numerous publications on Thai labor and employment law, including those for the World Bank, Lex Mundi, Multilaw, the American Bar Association, and the Centre for International Legal Studies, as well as business-focused articles that have run in such publications as Director Magazine and the Bangkok Post. She also writes legal content for Oxford Business Group and Oxford University Press publications.

A leader in business and law, June is a frequent contributor to various seminars and committees, including those organized by the United Nations, the World Bank, the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand, the Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce, the Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce, and the Bangkok Shipowners and Agents Association. She is serving a two-year term as Vice-Chair of the Insurance Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, and is a past Membership Committee Chair.

  • Developed a restructuring strategy to effect proportionate employee terminations at the intermediate management level for a  multinational financial services company. The restructuring would also give greater responsibility to senior managers. This created the dual objectives of (1) negotiating fair severance packages for intermediate-level management personnel in the face of strict labor laws and (2) imposing greater work requirements on senior-level managers without incurring claims of effective termination. We were successful in implementing the changes without any employee objection, and today our client’s employee culture is much improved.

  • Assisted a client in its global restructuring, which required a reduction in the headcount of its Thai operations. The client sought our expertise in reducing the number of employees, while avoiding the potential for litigation relating to unfair termination. We crafted a multi-tiered solution involving voluntary resignation packages that employees would happily accept. As part of this solution, we advised the client on strategies for communicating with its employees regarding the restructuring. Ultimately, the client met its goal in headcount reduction and continues to operate in Thailand.

  • Represented a multinational supplier and services provider to the petroleum industry in the establishment of their Thailand operations. Our client's goal was to take a regionally flexible approach that would ensure continued growth of the business in the region. We worked closely with our client to develop a strategy allowing for the minimization of tax exposure for the company, while ensuring compliance with applicable employment laws.

  • Assisted a well-known provider of tools and hardware in resolving executive employment issues. This situation was very sensitive, but we managed to provide for an amicable departure without litigation.

  • Advised a global telecommunications company on various labor and employment matters. Among them, we helped this client to rationalize a broad range of global employment policies. In addition, we consulted on the many issues inherent to multi-jurisdictional expatriate employment matters.

  • Acted on behalf of a global supplier of high-pressure cylinders in the establishment of company operations in Thailand. Ramping up to establish a factory in Thailand, the company wished to engage a highly-qualified engineer to handle various tasks related to initial operations and establishing the factory.  We developed a strategy to provide for a strong employment relationship, while providing for the flexibility and accountability necessary for the future.

  • Advised on a full range of employment and labor law issues following a major acquisition of a chain of retail stores. With a focus on employee benefits and rationalization of working conditions, the work also involved standardizing employment forms, policies, and contractual terms for thousands of employees.

  • Advised a large American supplier and manufacturer of semiconductors on employment issues for its Thai subsidiaries arising from flooding. More specifically, this dealt with restructuring employment, outsourcing arrangements, recovery planning as floodwaters receded, and laying off over 1,600 employees.

  • Advised a manufacturer of electronic transactions technology on termination of employment and transitional issues following an acquisition.

  • Represented a publicly traded conglomerate in the shipping liner and shipping energy industries with its interest in developing a strategy on retrenchment of employees in Thailand as a result of shutting down its agency.

  • Represented a reinsurer in negotiating a settlement with a leading Thai bank for property damages incurred during the 2010 riots.

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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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November 30, 2017

Legal 500 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 in IP, Labor and Employment, Tax, and TMT in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Bangkok office has been ranked in “Tier 1” for Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Tax, and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications in the 2018 edition of The Legal...

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November 30, 2017

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018: Fourteen Tilleke Attorneys Named as “Leading Individuals”

The 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific  has named 14 Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers from across Southeast Asia as “Leading Individuals.” Ten of the firm's lawyers were recognized in...

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November 29, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Wins Three Asialaw Firm of the Year Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has received high accolades for its exceptional regional practice at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards, where it was named Southeast Asia Firm of the Year...

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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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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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March 30, 2016

Thailand – Employers Are Now Allowed to Submit Work Rules by e-Filing

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut

In Thailand, employers with ten or more employees must file a copy of their Work Rules (and subsequent revisions) in the Thai language to the Director-General of the Department of Labor Protection...

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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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September 9, 2015

International Employment Law (Third Edition) – Thailand Chapter

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut

The third edition of International Employment Law  (Release 4, 2015), published by the Center for International Legal Studies, provides an overview of employment law in 42 jurisdictions around...

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