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Tilleke & Gibbins provides efficient, cost-effective, business-oriented representation on property transactions. We work with domestic and multinational companies to develop tailored solutions for regional investment and global growth.

Our integrated approach, combining issues of banking and finance, commercial transactions (especially, joint ventures), insurance, regulatory affairs, tax, and, when necessary, dispute resolution and litigation, has earned us the trust of sophisticated investors and developers throughout Southeast Asia. As seasoned practitioners, we specialize in solutions that synthesize relevant business issues and our clients’ goals.

Profitable real estate opportunities can be fleeting in the forward-moving economies of Southeast Asia. We help our clients in all industries, from manufacturing to hospitality, recognize and capitalize on these opportunities.

Among our recent matters, we have:

  • Advised a major Japanese construction company in a USD 140,000,000 mixed-use office, condominium and serviced apartment project in Hanoi, including all licensing matters, land title issues, zoning variances, land subdivision, joint venture negotiations, corporate governance, and property management regulations.

  • Advised a key client on its various property joint venture projects with a major property group, including financing agreements, project joint venture agreements, and legal and tax structuring of specific condominium projects.

  • Represented one of the world’s most recognizable fashion and luxury goods retailers in several commercial real estate disputes in Thailand arising from the disputed termination of a 30-year franchisee relationship. This representation includes negotiation and settlement of lease hold and commercial franchisee contracts with both the outgoing franchisee and the incoming franchisee partner, one of Southeast Asia’s largest and most successful commercial retailers.

  • Helped a major U.S. hospitality chain to structure, draft, and negotiate management contracts and conduct due diligence for six hotel, resort, and condominium projects in compliance with Vietnamese law, including  land title, zoning issues, complex brand licensing, and various taxation issues.

  • Acted as counsel to the developer of various condominium projects in Pattaya. Our involvement covered all aspects of the condominium project, including legal structuring of investor groups, financing, land acquisition, and contracts.

  • Represented a client as a joint defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by the owner of adjacent land. The land owner petitioned the court to register a right-of-way across our client’s land to a public road. The trial court rendered judgment in favor of our client and dismissed the land owner’s complaint.

  • Advised on a mixed development of an entire island, including land acquisition, development and construction permits, joint venture agreements, financing, customer and supplier contracts, and the legal and tax structure.

  • Assisted an international investor with all legal aspects of a land deal, including corporate structure, contract negotiation, and transfer of property. The investor secured ownership of over 20 individual plots of prime beachfront property, which allowed for the eventual establishment of a high-end resort project valued at over THB 1,500,000,000.

  • Restructured the complete set of home loan documents for a global financial institution. The documentation set includes the facility agreement, mortgage agreement, and tripartite agreements between the bank, borrowers, and real estate developers.

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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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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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October 8, 2020

Noppramart Thammateeradaycho to Speak in International Construction Arbitration Webinar

Noppramart Thammateeradaycho

On November 11, 2020, Noppramart Thammateeradaycho, counsel in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute...

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July 4, 2019

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2019

As part of its membership in Lex Mundi, Tilleke & Gibbins has published an updated edition of its Guide to Doing Business in Thailand for 2019.This guide offers...

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July 3, 2019

Amnesty Made Available to Illegal Hotel Business Operators in Thailand

Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

On June 12, 2019, Order No. 6/2562 of Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) entered into force.

The order grants amnesty to business operators running premises that are not...

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June 11, 2019

PLC Corporate Real Estate Global Guide 2019 – Vietnam Chapter

Vinh Quoc Nguyen

Partner Vinh Quoc Nguyen, an expert on Vietnamese real estate laws, provided the chapter on Vietnam for Practical Law’s Corporate Real Estate Global Guide 2019, a high-level comparative overview...

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May 17, 2019

Amendments to Thailand’s Factory Act

Cynthia M. Pornavalai, Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

The Factory Act (No. 2) B.E. 2562 (2019) and Factory Act (No. 3) B.E. 2562 (2019) were published in Thailand’s Government Gazette  on April 30, 2019. These will amend the Factory Act...

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March 15, 2019

New Land and Building Tax Act in Thailand

Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

Thailand’s new Land and Building Tax Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (the “Act”) came into effect on March 13, 2019. Payment of land and building tax under the new Act will be required from January 1, 2020,...

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