Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

Partner and Director, Corporate and Commercial
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Office

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Thai, English

Education

LLM, University of Wisconsin

LLM, Georgetown University

LLB, Chulalongkorn University

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh is a partner and director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, head of the firm’s insurance practice, and joint head of the firm's technology industry group. She represents multinational and local insurers and reinsurers on a range of key matters, including market entry, M&As, insurtech, and regulatory compliance across Southeast Asia. She also regularly advises technology clients on privacy and data protection, fintech, regtech, digital currencies, and more. 

Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Nop served as General Counsel of an American multinational corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, where she oversaw all operations within the legal department in Thailand. She was responsible for a wide range of legal and regulatory issues in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, and led significant restructuring, business expansion, and regional shared service projects. Nop was previously an Asia-Pacific Regional Legal Counsel for the same multinational corporation in Singapore. She also worked in private practice for almost a decade at the Bangkok office of a leading international law firm.

She serves as an advisor to the Thai General Insurance Association, an advisory board member of Insurtech Asia, the firm’s representative to the Thai Fintech Association, and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Asia (CIPP/A) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Nop is ranked as a Band 2 practitioner in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018,  and recognized as an “authority on non-contentious insurance” by Asialaw Profiles.  In 2018 she was named one of Asia's top 40 lawyers under 40 by Thomson Reuters' Asian Legal Business. 

  • Advising a multinational American corporation listed on the S&P 500 on a number of M&A transactions, including its corporate restructuring in Thailand, conversion into a public company, transfer of an entire business to one of its Thai entity and a joint venture arrangement.

  • Advising one of the world’s largest international insurance broker groups on its M&A and corporate restructuring in Thailand, including a joint venture arrangement with Thai investors and investment structuring in the Indochina region.

  • Advising one of the world’s largest search engine companies on setting up operations in Thailand, including drafting, negotiating, and reviewing an extensive range of business and technology transactional arrangements. This includes setting up the client’s insurtech and fintech business partnership with a local business operator.

  • Assisted a British insurance broker in an insurtech matter, involving setting up its online insurance products marketplace in Thailand and advising on business arrangement structures with all of the top ten leading motor insurers in the Thai market.

  • Advising a global technology company, based in Asia, on regulatory matters related to beacon devices, over-the-top (OTT) businesses, and data privacy regulatory requirements.

  • Advising a global social media/technology company, based in Korea and Japan, on one of its largest joint venture arrangements with one of the largest local mobile carriers and transportation operators for its e-payment system and fintech-related business in Thailand.

  • Advised one of the largest property and casualty insurers on a facultative reinsurance placement for a USD 870 million hydroelectric energy project involving parties from Thailand and Laos.

  • Providing advice to a leading American broadband and telecommunications company on the launch of its fintech business in Thailand, and on data privacy regulatory matters.

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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 year that Tilleke &...

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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 firms...

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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, held...

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October 6, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins among Southeast Asia’s Top Corporate Firms in IFLR1000 2021 Rankings

In the recently released IFLR1000  2021 rankings of the world’s best corporate and financial law firms, Tilleke & Gibbins was honored with a record 15 firm-wide rankings across all...

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September 21, 2020

ALB M&A 2020: Tilleke & Gibbins Earns Repeat Honors in Thailand and Vietnam Rankings

The Asian Legal Business  (ALB ) 2020 M&A rankings were recently released, and Tilleke & Gibbins has again been recognized for its consistently strong M&A practice across the...

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September 16, 2020

COVID-19 Resource Center

As the global COVID-19 situation develops, Tilleke & Gibbins is dedicated to ensuring that our clients remain up to date on the most important legal developments in Southeast Asia as they happen...

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September 3, 2020

Thailand Introduces Stringent Requirements for Distribution of Insurance Products

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, Sappaya Surakitjakorn, Thammapas Chanpanich

On July 31, 2020, Thailand’s Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) imposed a host of new measures aimed at regulating the issuance of insurance policies and the conduct and duties of insurance agents...

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July 30, 2020

PDPA Update: Thailand Issues Security Standards for Personal Data

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, Nopparat Lalitkomon, Thammapas Chanpanich

On July 17, 2020, Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) issued a notification in the Government Gazette setting out the minimum security standards for personal data under the...

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July 30, 2020

Regional Guide to Cybersecurity and Data Protection in Mainland Southeast Asia

The need for privacy and security has grown in tandem with the rapid proliferation of internet-enabled technologies. This is a major concern for consumers and individuals, and governments are...

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July 17, 2020

Practical Law: Digital Business in Thailand 2020

Lawyers from Tilleke & Gibbins have contributed to the new online edition of Digital Business in Thailand: Overview, a Q&A-style guide from Thomson Reuters Practical Law that provides...

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