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Baker McKenzie

Corporate/M&A

6 ranked lawyersBand 1ThailandAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Baker McKenzie has a strong group of corporate lawyers in Thailand, handling the full range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including corporate restructuring and tax issues. Possesses particular expertise in the real estate, pharmaceutical, insurance, retail, technology and energy sectors. Assists Thai corporates with outbound transactions, while it also has a specialised Japan Advisory Group for inbound work. Also represents a large number of global conglomerates in Thai investments. Possesses dedicated antitrust experts within its team to advise on merger control.

Strengths

A client declares: "I have been immensely impressed by Baker McKenzie's services," adding that "they have been our go-to team."

An interviewee adds: "It is a great team to work with. The team are very professional and very commercial as well, which is exactly what we want as a client. The team are very good and they always respond very promptly and are contactable."

Work highlights

Baker McKenzie's team in Bangkok advised Altimeter Growth on the Thai aspects of its USD39.6 billion merger with Grab Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Peerapan Tungsuwan leads the firm's pharmaceutical sector M&A practice, as well as the team's Japan-focused desk. She often assists international investors into Thailand, as well as domestic corporates investing at home or abroad.

Sivapong Viriyabusaya has an active M&A practice, especially in the insurance sector. He also has expertise in transactions in the energy industry.

Sorachon Boonsong attracts impressive market recognition for his expertise across different types of M&A, such as real estate and insurance sector transactions. He often represents leading Thai corporates in key M&A investments.

Sumet Orsirivikorn often handles big-ticket insurance M&A, as well as deals in the manufacturing and energy industries. A client says: "He is a very safe pair of hands. Whatever matter he is working on will be looked at and thought about in a lot of detail."

Thananan Sangnuan earns impressive market recognition, advising on large M&A deals in the finance and technology sectors. A market source indicates that "she does a great job."

Theppachol Kosol has strong expertise in public M&A, including related SEC and SET regulations. His recent work also includes corporate reorganisation.

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Thailand

Corporate/M&A


Peerapan Tungsuwan
Band 2
Sivapong Viriyabusaya
Band 4
Sorachon Boonsong
Eminent Practitioners
Sumet Orsirivikorn
Band 4
Thananan Sangnuan
Band 4
Theppachol Kosol
Band 3