Chairman: Mr. Piphob Veraphong
Managing Director: Mr. Thanasak Chanyapoon
Number of partners: 1
Number of lawyers: 5
Languages: English, Japanese, Thai
Firm Overview: LawAlliance was founded in 2002 by a team of tax specialists led by Prof. Piphob Veraphong, one of the best recognised tax lawyers in Thailand. The firm has since dedicated to tax advices and planning for sophisticated commercial transactions, petroleum and power projects, financial products, securitization, transfer pricing, corporate restructuring, M&A, equity and debt investments, international securities transactions, and the unprecedented matters in tax audits and strategic advisers for tax disputes.
Majority of tax planning schemes and advices that the firm involves require both tax laws and industrial savvies, academic and pragmatic analytical skills, foreseeability of potential tax issues and risks, and efficiencies to articulate the most sensible interpretation for tax disputes to the tax authorities and the courts. Tax advices that the firm delivers include those in respect of the strategic planning and tax driven transaction as well as custom duties.
Main Areas of Practice:
Tax Advice & Planning
Tax Based Transactional & Contract
Tax Driven M&A & Corporate Structure
Upper Stream Oil & Gas Tax Regime
Tax Audit & Disputes
1 partner, 1 managing director, 2 directors, 1 associate
Tax Advice & Planning:
Provision of in-depth research and analysis for the matters requiring commercial and transactional perceptive. Tax advices rendered by the firm encompasses those for purposes of tax administrations and compliances, tax driven corporate restructurings and M&A, transaction structuring and contract drafting, tax audit and litigation strategies at both tax authorities and the court levels.
Tax Driven Corporate Restructurings:
In respect of M&A, the firm has acted for a wide range of clients in a variety of industry sectors, including financial, telecommunications, hospitals, retail, hotel and resorts, property developments, power generators, educational institutions, automobile parts manufacturer, foods and beverages. The firm has pioneered in the use of highly tax driven structures for the transfer or acquisition of businesses, profits distributions and tax loss utilisation and/or refreshment for the group companies.
Upper Stream Oil & Gas Tax Regime:
The firm, with a lead of Prof. Piphob Veraphong, is greatly renowned as specialists for petroleum income tax and other tax issues involving the upstream Oil & Gas businesses , including various power industries. The firm has represented petroleum companies in a number of tax audits, appeals and disputes.
Tax Audits & Disputes:
Provision of strategic advices and representing clients in tax disputes involving the complex analysis of legal and tax issues, which minimises the impact that may disrupt their businesses, e.g. through a clear presentation of tax issues and procedural tactics, negotiations for a favorable settlement and detailed preparation of cases and evidences/witnesses to be presented in the court.