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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Managing Partner: Edward B Koehler
Asia Pacific Offices: Bangkok
International Offices: Atlanta, Austin, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Dubai, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Norfolk, Richmond, San Francisco, The Woodlands, Washington, DC
Languages: English, Chinese, Thai

Firm Overview:
Hunton Andrews Kurth (Thailand) Limited is a Bangkok-based subsidiary of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, a global law firm of over 1,000 lawyers handling transactional, litigation and regulatory matters for clients in myriad industries including energy, financial services, real estate, retail and consumer products and technology. Areas of practice focus include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, PPP, public finance and infrastructure, and privacy and cybersecurity. With offices across the USA and in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, the firm is aligned with clients’ businesses and committed to delivering exceptional service. Visit HuntonAK.com for more information.

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Main Areas of Practice:
In Thailand, the firm is licensed to provide the full range of commercial and corporate law services, drawing upon its team of Thai law-licensed lawyers, as well as cross-border matters under US and UK laws.

Energy & Infrastructure:
The firm counsels worldwide on transportation, telecommunications, water and sewer, power generation, and other infrastructure projects.
Representative transactions include:
■Counsel to Electricity Generating PCL in a US$800 million cross-border acquisition of a 49% equity interest in the 1.8 GW Paju LNG-Fired
■Power Facility in Paju City, South Korea Counsel to San Buenaventura Power Ltd., Co. on project work supporting EPC administration and claims and variations management, construction completion and taking over, fuel procurement, and commencement of commercial operation for a 458 MW supercritical generation facility
■Counsel to Electricity Generating PCL in a potential investment in an LNG liquefaction train and export facility and related works under construction in Texas

M&A:
The firm regularly advises on local and cross border M&A transactions.
Representative transactions include:
■Represented ABB Limited in its corporate restructuring for its group companies in Thailand resulting from the sale of its Power Grids business and the expansion of its existing partnership with Hitachi Ltd
■Represented Tencent in the restructuring of its investment in and joint venture with Ookbee, a leading digital and user generated content in Thailand, and the formation of a new joint venture, Wecomics
■Represented Raimon Land and KPN Land on an entire business transfer of property

Capital Markets:
The firm’s team for capital markets transactions includes lawyers with local law knowledge in the US, UK, Hong Kong, Thailand and China.
Representative transactions include:
■Advising IFC and DEG in respect of its subscription for Women Entrepreneurs Bonds, the first private sector “gender” bond in Asia Pacific issued by BAY
■Advising JPMorgan on its first issuance of listed derivative warrants in Thailand
■Advised IFC in respect of its subscription for Thailand’s first ‘green’ bond issued by TMB

Banking & Finance:
The firm represents financial institutions in corporate, project and structured financings.
Representative transactions include:
■Acted as lender’s counsel to KTB in the bilateral financing for True Iconsiam Co., Ltd. for developing ICONSIAM
■Acted as lenders counsel to TMB and KBANK in the syndicated financing for the development of the waste-to-energy power plants in Thailand
■Representing Asia Credit Opportunities I (Mauritius) Limited (ACOI) in a debt structuring in relation to G Steel PCL

Litigation:
The firm has a robust litigation practice, with a recognised expertise in class actions.
The firm has acted in the following litigations:
■Representing G Steel in its rehabilitation in the Central Bankruptcy Court
■Representing class of injured persons holding B/Es and bonds issued by IFEC
■Represented Ngern Tid Lor in defending lawsuit filed by Srisawad Power

Technology, Medias and Telecoms (TMT):
The firm regularly advises on electronic payment, digital-related business, including emerging tech, telecom and media.
Representative transactions include:
■Represented Tencent in partnering with Ookbee and its reading platforms and advised on data privacy and data protection regulations in Thailand
■Provide the regulatory advice and represent Rabbit-Line Pay Co., Ltd., a leading e-payment business operator in Thailand, in applying new e-payment license
■Represented Airpay on obtaining E-Payment License C for E-Payment via Network or Equipment, Counter Payment and E-Money/ Wallet

Hospitality & Real Estate:
The firm has significant experience with developing and financing housing projects, serviced apartments and resorts in Asia-Pacific.
Representative transactions include:
■Counsel to affiliates of a New York Stock Exchange listed private firm in the successful acquisition of a 36-story incomplete office building and condominium complex in Bangkok for acquisition, senior secured acquisition and construction financing, project management, construction and renovation management for a high quality fit-out, shareholder, counterparty due diligence, covenant compliance, completion, and risk allocation arrangements
■Counsel to an international real estate investor in the acquisition and disposal of shares and loans in project companies holding assets associated with Mahanakhon in Bangkok
■Lenders’ counsel in respect of a construction loan for the Project P-Residential, a high-end office and retail project in Bangkok

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