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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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November 13, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Firm of the Year in Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Thailand Firm of the Year at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020, held on November 12, 2020. Notably, this award marks the fifth consecutive...

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November 10, 2020

Tiziana Sucharitkul Speaks at IBA 2020

Tiziana Sucharitkul

On November 19, 2020, Tiziana Sucharitkul, co-managing partner at Tilleke & Gibbins and director of the firm's regional disputes resolution practice, will join a panel of managing partners...

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November 6, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Three Women in Business Law Awards Asia-Pacific 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated in three firm-wide categories in the Women in Business Law Awards Asia-Pacific 2020. The awards, which are organized each year by Euromoney to recognize...

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November 4, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins to Offer Trade Competition Webinar for Listed Companies in Thailand

Kobkit Thienpreecha, Nutavit Sirikan

The Trade Competition Act B.E. 2560 (2017) was a landmark piece of legislation for Thailand, intended to facilitate a free and fair market and support government economic policy by improving...

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October 29, 2020

AMCHAM Thailand Recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins at 2020 CSR Excellence Awards

On Tuesday, October 27, Tilleke & Gibbins was singled out for an award for exceptional corporate social responsibility (CSR) work during the past 12 months at the 2020 CSR Excellence Awards,...

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March 11, 2020

Getting the Deal Through – Foreign Investment Review 2020, Vietnam Chapter

Nam Phuong Nguyen, Phuong Thi Minh Tran

Attorneys from Tilleke & Gibbins’ offices in Vietnam have contributed the Vietnam chapter to the Foreign Investment Review 2020, a global guide to the legal and regulatory...

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March 2, 2020

The Development of Trade Competition Legislation in Thailand

Nopparat Lalitkomon, Sappaya Surakitjakorn

The competition law regime in Thailand has recently undergone a number of significant changes and promising developments, starting with the implementation of the Trade Competition Act B.E. 2560 (...

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March 2, 2020

Competition Litigation: New Rules for Criminal and Administrative Actions

Noppramart Thammateeradaycho

On January 17, 2020, Thailand’s current Trade Competition Commission (TCC) again showed their proactive approach to enforcement by issuing guidelines for competition litigation under the Trade...

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January 28, 2020

Practical Law Global Guide: Doing Business in Thailand 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins authors have provided the latest update to the Thailand Q&A section of Doing Business in… , a Q&A-style guide published by Thomson...

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December 24, 2019

Thailand Issues Restrictions on Unfair Trade Practices in Franchise Businesses

Kobkit Thienpreecha, Sappaya Surakitjakorn, Alan Adcock, Sher Hann Chua

On December 6, 2019, the Notification Regarding the Guidelines for the Consideration of Unfair Trade Practices in Franchise Businesses was issued to prevent franchisors from adopting overly...

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