Antitrust and Competition

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Tilleke & Gibbins provides real world advice and training on antitrust and competition laws in Thailand, including merger control, price-fixing, abuse of dominance, cooperation among competitors, antidumping, and countervailing duties (CVDs). In addition, we also conduct antitrust due diligence exercises for our clients ahead of major transactions.

We understand the realities of business development in Southeast Asia and use this insight to create effective and compliant action plans for market entry and expansion in the region. In our dynamic practice, we represent clients in such diverse fields as food and beverage, aviation, film, financial services, pharmaceuticals, raw materials, technology, and textiles.

While many of our jurisdictions historically have a reputation for being relatively lax in the enforcement of competition measures, the ground is shifting as governments look to tighten their antitrust regimes and crackdown on anticompetitive practices. Tilleke & Gibbins is recognized as a thought leader and go-to advisor on these changes and have worked hard to keep our clients up to date on the implications.

Some of our recent work in this area includes:

  • Advising a world leader in flexible liquid packaging solutions on the Thailand elements of its USD 585 million global acquisition of a plastics manufacturer. We assisted the client on the entire transaction, from negotiation, to due diligence (including antitrust due diligence), to completion, including extensive advice and representation on Thailand's new merger control regime, which came into force in the course of the transaction and imposed pre-merger and post-merger approval notification requirements.

  • Represented a global insurance operator on the Thailand and Myanmar elements of their USD 6.5 billion global acquisition of the another major player in the industry. Among other things, this work involved an extensive due diligence report which covered antitrust and competition regulations in each respective jurisdiction.

  • Acted for a global chemical manufacturing giants on various Indochina elements of a vast global acquisition and USD 1.6 billion asset swap with another leader in the sector. Our team successfully assisted the client in handling the deal in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam, for which we conducted due diligence and advised on antitrust and competition law. We were also retained to continue advising on a number of post-acquisition matters.

  • Advised a global financial services provider on antitrust matters in connection with a potential acquisition and the launch of potential new lines of business in Thailand.

  • Advised one of the largest furniture and household goods manufacturers and retailers in the world on antitrust and tax implications of intercompany sale transactions in relation to their business operations in Thailand.

  • Instructed to advise a leading international e-commerce company on competition and regulatory (licensing) matters in Vietnam in connection with a significant acquisition by another leading e-commerce company.

  • Providing training to several major companies on antitrust laws and regulations in the region, including market-leaders in the banking and finance sectors, chemical manufacture and distribution, infrastructure, food and nutrition, personal care and pharmaceuticals, technology, and infrastructure sectors.

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May 31, 2019

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Firm of the Year at the Asialaw Regional Awards 2019

Tilleke & Gibbins is pleased to announce that the firm was named Thailand Firm of the Year at the Asialaw Regional Awards 2019, which took place on May 30, in Hong Kong. This esteemed award...

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May 21, 2019

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Firm of the Year at 2019 WWL Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins is proud to announce that the firm was named Thailand Firm of the Year at the 2019 Who’s Who Legal Awards ceremony, which was held on May 16, at the Gibson Hall in London....

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April 12, 2019

Tilleke & Gibbins Named ALB Employer of Choice 2019

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named an “Employer of Choice” in Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam in this year’s rankings from Asian Legal Business (ALB).

The Employer of...

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March 31, 2019

Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Six Asialaw Regional Awards

Asialaw  has announced the shortlist for the second Asialaw Regional Awards, in which Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for six Firm of the Year Awards—four in national...

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March 25, 2019

Tilleke & Gibbins to Host Southeast Asia Outbound Investment Forum in HCMC

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, Loc Xuan Le, Linh Thi Mai Nguyen, Jay Cohen, Dino Santaniello, Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

On March 28, in Ho Chi Minh City, Tilleke & Gibbins will hold its first Southeast Asia Outbound Investment Forum for Vietnamese companies. The event, organized in association with the Vietnam...

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September 1, 2020

A Practical Approach to Navigating Anti-Dumping Cases in Vietnam

Nu Thi To Nguyen, Nam Ngoc Trinh

As Vietnam continues to integrate into the world economy via bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, tariff barriers in the country have gradually been removed. This has made Vietnam an even...

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May 15, 2020

Decree 35 Provides Important Guidance on Vietnam’s New Competition Law

Nu Thi To Nguyen, Waewpen Piemwichai

On March 24, 2020, the government of Vietnam issued Decree No. 35/2020/ND-CP detailing a number of articles of the Competition Law (Decree 35). Decree 35 took effect on May 15, 2020, and provides...

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May 5, 2020

Lex Mundi Global Attorney-Client Privilege Guide – Thailand Chapter

Michael Ramirez

The Global Attorney-Client Privilege Guide, published by Lex Mundi, provides information on what constitutes attorney-client privilege in over 65 jurisdictions around the world. The Thailand...

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April 16, 2020

Laos Extends COVID-19 Lockdown Measures to May 3

Dino Santaniello

On April 15, 2020, the Lao Prime Minister’s Office issued Notification No. 481/PMO, which provides further recommendations on the implementation of PM Order No. 06/PM issued on March 29, 2020,...

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April 7, 2020

Unfair Trading Practice Guidelines Issued in Thailand (Bilingual Article)

Sher Hann Chua, Alan Adcock

The latest issue of Asia Franchise & Business Opportunities  magazine features an article by two of Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property...

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