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Chandler MHM Limited

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Managing Partner: Chisako Takaya, Jessada Sawatdipong
Number of partners: 17
Number of lawyers: 80
Languages:Thai, English, Japanese, French, Chinese, Burmese

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, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Practice Areas
■ Banking and Project Financing
■ Corporate and M&A
■ Energy and Natural Resources
■ Major Investment Projects
■ Real Estate
■ REITS / Capital Markets
■ Dispute Resolution/ Litigation Regulatory
■ Restructuring & Insolvency
■ Labour & Employment
■ Government Contracts

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking and Project Finance:
Chandler MHM’s large and experienced Banking and Project Financing practice group has a track record of advising on some of Thailand’s and neighboring countries’ most significant transactions. The group acts for local and international lenders, sponsors and borrowers, and its top tier reputation is linked to long‐standing relationships with major commercial banks in Thailand, and with leading, international financial institutions.
Contact: Jessada Sawatdipong
Tel: +66 2009 5000
Email: [email protected]

Corporate and M&A:
Chandler MHM has a highly experienced Corporate and M&A practice group, recognized for the scope of its legal expertise, and the caliber and industry range of its clients. The group acts for multinationals and large, local corporates on transactions involving Thailand’s and Southeast Asia’s key industry sectors, including energy and natural resources, petrochemicals, automotive, food and beverages, logistics, retail, property and high‐value manufacturing.
Contact: Arkrapol Pichedvanichok
Tel: +66 2009 5000
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
Chandler MHM has a long‐standing, highly recognized Energy and Natural Resources legal team, drawing on the coordinated strengths of experienced lawyers from the firm’s Banking and Project Financing, and Mergers and Acquisitions practices. The team acts for project owners, sponsors and lenders on a wide range of transactions, both in Thailand and across Southeast Asia, with a focus on Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Contact: E.T. Hunt Talmage III
Tel: +66 2009 5000
Email: [email protected]

Major Investment Projects:
Chandler MHM acts for clients on preparing and processing applications for investment promotion and on implementation of Board of Investment (“BOI”) and Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (“IEAT”) projects in the hospitality industry, petrochemicals, electronics, computers, mining, high‐end manufacturing, F&B, and other industries. Chandler MHM acts for both BOI promoted and non‐promoted companies on land acquisition and licensing (factory licenses, building permits and other approvals), and on the drafting and negotiation of shareholder, construction, consulting and financing agreements regarding establishment of new joint ventures and factories.
Contact: Jessada Sawatdipong
Tel: +66 2009 5000
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
Since its establishment, Chandler MHM has recognized the importance of the Real Estate (RE) sector in Thailand and surrounding countries. Clients include both local and overseas investors, particularly, leading Japanese property developers. Today, the firm’s Real Estate team advises on diverse aspects of property investment, such as development of new projects, acquisition, disposition and financing of existing properties, all aspects of structuring for development projects, on due diligence, and on drafting / negotiating transactional agreements and documents.
Contact: Susumu Hanawa
Tel: +66 2009 5000
Email: [email protected]

REITs / Capital Markets:
The lawyers in Chandler MHM’s REITs / Capital Markets practice group have the experience and proven capabilities to advise clients on a broad range of transactions in this highly specialized area of the law. Our team advises on: establishment and capital increases for Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”), property funds for public offering (“PFPO”s), securities, including Initial Public Offerings (“IPO”s), mergers and acquisitions, a broad range of capital markets projects, and financing related to these transactions. Capital markets work includes the issuance and offering of equity and debt securities (shares, debentures, quasi‐equity), acquisition of securities for business takeovers, and advising on compliance issues in connection with securities law matters, while mergers and acquisitions work focuses on advising local, international, public and private entities on domestic and complex cross‐border projects.
Contact: Tananan Thammakiat
Tel: +66 2009 5000
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution / Litigation, Regulatory:
Chandler MHM’s litigation team has significant experience in representing both local and international multinational companies and individuals on various legal and regulatory matters in Thailand, including administrative contract, bankruptcy, commercial, construction, employment, insurance, information technology, telecoms, international trade, intellectual property, tax and customs, and other general civil and criminal matters.
Contact: Chatchai Inthasuwan
Tel: +66 2009 5000
Email: [email protected]


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