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Managing Partner: Satoshi Kawai, Niwes Phancharoenworakul
Number of partners: 13
Number of lawyers: 47
Languages: Thai, English, Japanese, French, Myanmar

Firm Overview:
Chandler MHM Limited (Chandler MHM) has represented clients in Thailand since 1974, and is one of the few local law firms with qualified Thai, US, and Japanese lawyers. Clients benefit from the firm’s long experience in Thailand and Southeast Asia, and from offices in Japan, China, Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Chandler MHM lawyers are sought out for their expertise in complex cross-border banking, merger and acquisition, and energy and natural resources projects, and for niche expertise in REITs/Capital Markets. They deliver legal solutions that are practical, innovative and consistently responsive to clients’ needs.

Practice Areas
Banking & Finance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Energy & Natural Resources
REITS/Capital Markets
Restructuring & Insolvency
Tax & Regulatory
Labour & Employment

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking and Finance:

The legal specialists in this practice group are known for advising on Thailand’s and neighboring countries’ most significant transactions.
Expertise: Syndicated loans, single-lender loans, project financings, refinancings, and all forms of security arrangements. Cross-border focus on, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam.
■ Advised international banks on cross-border financing to a leading Thai F&B group in support of a share acquisition in one of Vietnam’s top beverage companies. This and an earlier project, combined for ranking as the largest share sale in Vietnam in 2017
■ Advised Thai banks on cross-border financing of one of Laos’ largest hydropower projects; installed capacity of 650 MW with three generating units
■ Advised a major Japanese real estate developer on a cross-border investment through share acquisition in six property developments in Bangkok, including a joint venture with a Thai listed group
Contact: Jessada Sawatdipong
Tel: +662 266 6485, Ext 207
Email: [email protected]

Mergers & Acquisitions:
This highly experienced practice group is recognised for the scope of its legal expertise, client calibre and industry range. M&A lawyers act for MNC’s, and large, local corporates on projects in Thailand’s and Southeast Asia’s key industry sectors; energy and natural resources, ICT, logistics, retail, property, high-value manufacturing.
Expertise: Negotiating land acquisitions, rights of way, contracts, financing terms, government approvals, and advising on Board of Investment schemes.
■ Advised a Japanese multinational on the cross-border acquisition of a Thai battery manufacturing company, including advising on a tender offer for shares in the target company and its subsidiaries
■ Advised an Israeli company listed on the Tel Aviv stock exchange on the cross-border acquisition of a majority share interest in two major Thai manufacturers/exporters of food ingredients in Thailand and the Asia-Pacific region
■ Advised a Hong Kong-based equity management group on the cross-border acquisition of a public power company in Thailand, and on conversion of secured/unsecured debt and liabilities to equity
Contact: Ratana Poonsombudlert
Tel: +662 266 6485, Ext 118
[email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
This practice group is award-winning and draws on the combined strengths of banking and finance and M&A lawyers. Specialists advise on complex projects in Thailand and Southeast Asia; focus on major infrastructure projects.
Expertise: In-depth knowledge of industry trends and legislative developments affecting all aspects of the energy sector; oil and gas, petrochemical, and renewable energy, including — hydropower, solar, wind, biomass, waste-to-energy, and mining.
■ Advised a major Thai bank on financing to a multinational pipeline service for construction of a fuel pipeline from Ayudhaya Province in Central Thailand, to the country’s Northern provinces
■ Advised a listed Thai engineering company on acquisition of shares in another, Thailand listed company, including due diligence on multiple solar power plants in four separate locations cross-country
■ Advised Thai banks on cross-border project financing for development of a 4-phased 220 MW solar plant in Myanmar. Work involved close coordination with government agencies
Contact: E.T. Hunt Talmage III
Tel: +662 266 6485, Ext 124
Email: [email protected]

REITs/Capital Markets:
Specialist lawyers in the REIT practice group advise on a range of transactions in this niche area of the law, and on capital markets: issuance/offering of equity and debt securities, acquisition of securities for business takeovers, and advising on compliance issues for securities law matters.
Expertise: Establishment and capital increases for REITs, property funds for public offerings (PFPOs), securities, including IPOs, real estate, M&A. Focus on Thailand for domestic/international offerings, with sectors including: shopping malls, factories, warehouses, office/residential buildings and hotels.
Contact: Tananan Thammakiat
Tel: +662 266 6485, Ext 405
Email: [email protected]


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