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Tilleke & Gibbins helps clients achieve the goals of accessing and lending capital in Southeast Asia. Through long-term relationships with domestic and international businesses, financial institutions, investors, and governmental entities, we consistently deliver insight and results. 

We represent high-growth businesses seeking to generate capital by listing securities on regional stock exchanges and by securing financing. We collaborate with our commercial transactions and M&A team to help multinational corporations invest in Southeast Asia and regional companies invest abroad, by assisting with the financial aspects of foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions.

We represent major local and foreign banks, securities brokers and dealers, investment firms, and other financial institutions on licensing and establishment and ongoing regulatory compliance.  Our banking and finance specialists also advise on all types of financial instruments (including loans, securities, mutual funds, property funds, bonds, and derivatives), financial workouts and restructuring, and investment in regional assets and capital markets. We partner with experts in our tax group to deliver integrated legal advice. 

Read about some of our recent representative work below. Tilleke & Gibbins has:

  • Advised a consortium of financial institutions on telecommunications laws in connection with their bids to provide credit facilities (totaling THB 15.85 billion) to a major telecommunications operator for the expansion of a 3G mobile network and infrastructure.

  • Served as local counsel to a Chinese bank in a USD 60,000,000 loan transaction to finance a portion of an expressway project. We also advised the bank with respect to a USD 6,500,000 loan transaction to finance an automotive assembly company.

  • Facilitated client growth and increased capital for business operations by converting the client’s business from a private to a public company and listing its securities on the Market for Alternative Investment (MAI) stock exchange.

  • Selected from several candidate law firms to assist a reputable Thai manufacturer in the IPO process, including preparation, conversion to public company, SEC filing, and SET listing. Several years after the IPO, the company has greatly prospered such that the owner has become one of the ten richest persons in Thailand. We are proud to continue representing this client.

  • Secured a license for our client to operate as a dealer of derivatives and related securities with the Thai SEC and obtained other necessary licenses and permits for our client to operate in Thailand.

  • Advised a multinational financial institution on documents required from a Thai company as security for financing of over GBP 28,000,000 for a major construction project. We acted as Thai legal advisers when our client lent an initial GBP 23,500,000 in a refinancing of facilities. We provided legal opinions on the transaction from a Thai law perspective and, subsequently, on amendments and restatements of the facilities agreement.

  • Represented two major Japanese banks in preparing security documents for a syndicated loan financing valued at approximately USD 190 million.

  • Represented a private equity fund controlled by a subsidiary of one of Asia’s largest banking and finance groups. A Share Subscription and Investment Agreement, an Undertaking Agreement, and a Disclosure Letter were prepared for investment into a major rubber company in Thailand.

  • Represented a leading export finance institution in structuring a substantial and complex loan to a company in Vietnam and in registering the loan with the State Bank of Vietnam.

  • Assisted the leading investment banking firm in Vietnam with obtaining an investment license for a landmark project in central Vietnam. This development involves complex sub-units and various financing structures.

  • Advised a North American banking institution on a host of Vietnamese banking regulations regarding investment accounts, electronic banking, check clearing and international payment services, ACH transactions, foreign exchange services, and other issues.

  • Advised a coalition of European banks regarding Vietnamese law on secured aircraft finance and provided annual updates on changes to same.

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Marina Sar

T:+855 23 964 210

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Phnom Penh

Phuong Thi Minh Tran

T:+84 28 628 45682

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Ho Chi Minh City

Sochanmalisphoung Vannavuth

T:+855 23 964 210

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Phnom Penh

Nopparat Lalitkomon

T:+66 2056 5646

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Bangkok

Nitikar Nith

T:+855 23 964 210

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Phnom Penh

Thammapas Chanpanich

T:+66 2056 5561

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Bangkok

Passanan Suwannoi

T:+66 2056 5603

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Bangkok

Nu Thi To Nguyen

T:+84 24 3772 5545

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Hanoi

Vinh Dinh Tran

T:+84 28 6284 5679

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Ho Chi Minh City

Giang Thi Lan Nguyen

T:+84 28 628 45675

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Associate
Ho Chi Minh City
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ALB Power List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked Among Top Law Firms in Asia

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ALB SEA Law Awards 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated in Three Firm of the Year Categories

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AEC: Moving Toward a Common Market for Financial Services

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Allowing Foreign Investment in the Yangon Stock Exchange Is Good News for Myanmar

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Amendments Proposed to Vietnam’s Law on Investment and Law on Enterprises

Amended versions of Vietnam’s 2014 Law on Investment and 2014 Law on Enterprises, two of the key laws governing companies (including foreign companies) doing business in Vietnam, will be...

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Amendments to the Securities and Exchange Act B.E. 2535 (A.D. 1992)

The Securities and Exchange Act 1992 has recently been amended by the Securities and Exchange Act (No. 4), which among other changes, sets forth major amendments in three important areas: (1)...

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