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What the team is known for

Sophisticated banking practice advising major domestic and international borrowers and lenders on corporate, structured and acquisition financings. Offers noted project finance expertise, especially in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, and is also prominently active on transactions in the real estate, retail and manufacturing spheres. Often handles regional transactions out of its Thai office, including those in Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Strengths

A client attests: "Their main strengths are an ability to identify key risks and advise us how to mitigate or avoid them, their standpoint of working towards our best interests, and their years of experience in the industry."

Another interviewee praises the team's "ability to understand the critical issues and provide solutions that are best for both borrowers and lenders."

Work highlights

Acted for Charoen Pokphand, as the borrower, on four different lending facilities worth a total amount of USD11.7 billion, relating to its acquisition of Tesco's businesses in Thailand and Malaysia.

Notable practitioners

Pichitpon Eammongkolchai "has very extensive experience and is trusted by banks for his advice," comments one source. Another interviewee admires "his flexibility, commercial view and practical solutions." Active in a range of sectors, he handles acquisition finance, bilateral and syndicated loans, and refinancing transactions.

Managing associate Soammaras Ratanavanich is "exceptionally responsive" and "very well organised and able to negotiate even in difficult situations." She advises on deals in sectors such as real estate, retail and power.

Wanwisar Nakarat "has strong problem-solving skills and is able to recommend win-win solutions to clients and banks," according to a source. Another interviewee indicates that "she stands out as an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated legal professional." She advises extensively on domestic and outbound project finance.

According to a client, Wilailuk Okanurak is "very thorough and sharp in negotiations" and offers "extremely extensive experience." She continues to act on Thailand's biggest acquisition finance transactions, as well as outbound project financing.

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Overview

Our team has expertise across the full spectrum of banking matters including corporate financing, structured financing, project financing, debt restructuring, distressed debt acquisitions, acquisition financing and leveraged financing. Our sector expertise covers energy, chemicals, industrials, real estate, telecoms, food, beverage and retail.

We advise global and Thai corporations and financial institutions on their most complex and significant banking transactions in Thailand. Our clientele includes world-renowned multinational companies and Thailand’s most well-known corporations. From our Bangkok office, we handle banking and finance work in Myanmar and in the Greater Mekong region.

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20th Floor, Capital Tower

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87/1 Wireless Road

Bangkok

Bangkok

Thailand

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Thailand

Banking & Finance


Pichitpon Eammongkolchai
Band 1
Soammaras Ratanavanich
Associates to watch
Wanwisar Nakarat
Band 1
Wilailuk Okanurak
Eminent Practitioners