Waewpen Piemwichai

Registered Foreign Attorney
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T: +84 24 3772 5618
F: +84 24 3772 5568

Practices

Office

Languages

Thai, English

Education

LLB, Thammasat University

Waewpen Piemwichai is a registered foreign attorney with the Tilleke & Gibbins corporate and commercial group. She was based in Bangkok for seven years before relocating to the firm’s Hanoi office. Waewpen advises various domestic and multinational clients to establish and operate businesses in Thailand and Vietnam. She specializes in foreign direct investment and has expertise in various practice areas, including company incorporation, joint ventures, M&A, investment promotion, foreign business licenses, specific business permits and licenses, labor, immigration and other foreign clients’ affairs.

Waewpen graduated with an LLB from Thammasat University, Thailand. She is a licensed Attorney-at-Law registered with the Lawyers Council of Thailand and a member of Thai Bar Association. Waewpen is the firm’s Hanoi office contact person for Thai-speaking clients, as well as one of the firm’s representatives to the Thai Business Association in Vietnam.

  • Advised several world-leading data communications and telecommunications equipment providers to expand businesses into Vietnam, including IT system consultation and integration services; provision of infrastructure for cloud computing services; remote management of calls over cloud; distribution and lease of IT/telecommunication equipment; and Internet access services.

  • Advised and assisted a Thai pharmaceutical company to successfully transfer employees and additionally employ staff to work in its Vietnam affiliates.

  • Served as local counsel to a global telecommunications company in acquiring optical business in Thailand, reviewed business transfer agreement and advised on all aspects of doing business in Thailand, including formation and operation of a new company, investment promotion, foreign business license for distributing and servicing of optical network equipment to mobile network operators, employment, and customs.

  • Served as local counsel and corporate secretary to a leading Swedish defense company and its Thai subsidiary; assisted the client with a project supplying fighter aircraft and military systems to the Royal Thai Navy and advised on diverse corporate matters, including company and share restructuring, legal compliance, and immigration for engineers and executives.

  • Advised a Japanese global manufacturer of electric appliances to acquire shares and majority control in its joint venture company.

  • Advised clients from various industries to set up their presences in Thailand and apply for Foreign Business License and/or investment promotion, including a leading Korean company for participation in a construction project for an offshore petroleum drilling platform, U.S. pharmaceutical companies, Japanese automotive part manufacturers, a U.K. insurance company, and an Australian securities company.

  • Advised clients from various industries in conversion of corporate structure from private limited company to a public company and list securities on the Market for Alternative Investment (MAI) stock exchange.

  • Advised a major telecommunications investor in bidding with the government authority for a license to operate mobile phone services.

  • Advised airlines from Korea and Austria in relation to quotas for international flight schedules.

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November 15, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Vietnam has Strong Showing in Asialaw Profiles 2018

In the 2018 edition of Asialaw Profiles, Tilleke & Gibbins was recognized as a leading law firm in Vietnam in seven practice areas, as follows: Outstanding: Intellectual Property; IT, Telco...

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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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April 13, 2017

Waewpen Piemwichai to Speak on Franchising in Vietnam

Waewpen Piemwichai

On April 27, attorney-at-law Waewpen Piemwichai will give a presentation on the regulatory requirements for franchising in Vietnam as a part of “Hanoi International Franchise Discovery Day.” The half...

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February 27, 2017

Waewpen Piemwichai to Speak at Seminar for Thai Investors into Vietnam

Waewpen Piemwichai

On March 16, Waewpen Piemwichai of Tilleke & Gibbins will speak at a seminar at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok with the theme of “Vietnam: Integration – Opportunities – Growth.” The event, co-...

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November 16, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam Practice Receives Three Tier 1 Rankings in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

Renowned legal publication The Legal 500 Asia Pacific  has awarded “Tier 1” rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam practice across three categories: Intellectual Property; Labor and...

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November 16, 2017

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Telecoms, Media, and Internet Laws and Regulations 2018 – Vietnam Chapter

Tu Ngoc Trinh, Waewpen Piemwichai

Experts on technology, media, and telecommunications law from Tilleke & Gibbins authored the Vietnam chapter of the latest edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Telecoms, Media...

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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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February 6, 2017

PLC Doing Business in … Global Guide 2017 – Vietnam Chapter

Attorneys from Tilleke & Gibbins have written the Vietnam chapter of Practical Law Company’s Doing Business in … Global Guide, an essential handbook for businesses looking to expand their...

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August 29, 2016

Lexology Navigator – Data Security and Cybercrime 2016 – Vietnam Chapter

Tu Ngoc Trinh, Waewpen Piemwichai

The Vietnam chapter of Data Security and Cybercrime, written by lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins, provides an overview of data security and cybercrime in Vietnam that covers the recently adopted Law...

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November 24, 2015

Bringing Brands to Vietnam

Tu Ngoc Trinh, Waewpen Piemwichai

A recent Nielsen survey concluded that Vietnam ranks third in the world in terms of consumer fondness for branded goods, with 73 percent of Vietnamese participants responding that they liked to buy...

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