Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut

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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. 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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May 15, 2017

Thailand Automotive and Logistics Summit: Presentation on Labor and Employment Law

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, has been invited to speak on the topic of “Legal Aspects of Labor Law in Thailand” at the Thailand...

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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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October 27, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins Annual Employment Law Forum 2016: Focus on Termination

Chusert Supasitthumrong, Kitti Thaisomboon, Nuanchun Somboonvinij, Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut

For this year’s Annual Employment Law Forum, Tilleke & Gibbins will present a Thai-language seminar focusing on termination of employment—a topic that is always a top concern for corporate...

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June 16, 2016

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut to Speak at 10th Annual Employment Law Asia Congress

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, will speak at the “10th Annual Employment Law Asia Congress – Understanding Your Legal Risks and...

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February 9, 2016

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut to Discuss Business Laws at BCCT Legal Open Forum

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut

The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) will host a Legal Open Forum on business laws affecting investors in Thailand. The event will feature a panel of four experienced practicing lawyers...

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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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August 7, 2015

Marrying a Thai Citizen Is a Straightforward Affair

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut

Thailand is a popular tourist destination attracting millions of foreigners to its vibrant cities and windswept shores each year. While many of these foreigners fall in love with the food, others...

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