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The Capital Law Office

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Partners: Chatri Trakulmanenate, Paradorn Leosakul, Pakdee Paknara, Patraporn Milindasuta
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 19
Languages: English, Thai

Firm Overview:
Founded in 2013, The Capital Law Office is an independent and fast-growing law firm with a strong focus on capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. The firm offers a full range of high quality legal services with a deep understanding of its clients’ businesses and needs as well as the market practice.

Main Areas of Practice:

Capital Markets:
3 partners, 16 fee earners
The capital market team has extensive and unparalleled experience in advising both issuers and underwriters on many precedent-setting cases involving complex and innovative issues in the Thai capital markets. Fully equipped with unrivalled dedication and commitment on each transaction, the team provides a full range of services for capital markets, including issuance of equity, equity linked products, debt instruments and derivatives in domestic and international markets.
Recent cases include:
■ Representation of Canopus International Limited in the issuance of USD$200 million zero coupon secured exchangeable bonds, exchangeable into ordinary shares of Indorama Ventures Plc., Thailand’s largest integrated polyester producer and the world’s second largest PET producer, in reliance on Regulation S under the US Securities Act
Partner: Chatri Trakulmanenate
■ Representation of Phatra Securities Plc. as financial advisor and lead underwriter for Praram 9 Hospital Plc., in the USD$66.91 million IPO and listing of shares on the Stock Exchange of Thailand
Partner: Patraporn Milindasuta
■ Representation of Phatra Securities Plc. in the USD$39.27 million overnight placement of 16,000,000 shares of Workpoint Entertainment Plc. and USD$75.76 million overnight placement of 100,000,000 shares in B. Grimm Power Plc.
Partners: Patraporn Milindasuta, Paradorn Leosakul
■ Representation of TTCL Plc. in the IPO of its subsidiary, TTCL Power Holdings Pte. Ltd., a company incorporated in Singapore and listing of its shares on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (Primary Listing)
Partner: Paradorn Leosakul
■ Representation of various companies in doing the IPO e.g. Dohome Plc., Prima Marine Plc., After U Plc., Thai Nippon Rubber Industry Plc., Sahakol Equipment Plc., TPBI Plc., Kingsmen C.M.T.I. Plc., Ladprao General Hospital Plc., BJC Heavy Industries Plc., Thaire Life Assurance Plc., etc.
Partners: Chatri Trakulmanenate, Paradorn Leosakul, Patraporn Milindasuta
Key Clients: Indorama Ventures Plc., BTS Group Holdings Plc., VGI Global Media Plc., Thai Plaspac Plc., Phatra Securities Plc., C.A.S. Paper Co., Ltd.
Contacts: Chatri Trakulmanenate, Paradorn Leosakul, Patraporn Milindasuta
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

M&A & Corporate Governance:
4 partners, 13 fee earners
The M&A team advises clients on the full range of private and public M&A transactions, including share and asset acquisitions and disposals, tender offers, reverse takeovers, joint ventures, amalgamations and corporate restructuring. Lawyers have represented sellers and purchasers in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. The team has in-depth knowledge and extensive experience to overcome potential challenges inherent in M&A transactions with a view to ensuring that clients’ legal and commercial interest are well protected. The team also has a strong understanding of industry issues across a wide range sectors, e.g. financial services, aviation, insurance, petrochemical, healthcare, media, real property, hospitality and food.
Recent cases include:
■ Representation of King Power Maha Nakorn Company Limited, an entity within the King Power Group of Companies, in the USD$509.09 million acquisition of hotel business, observatory deck and residential units in Thailand’s iconic MahaNakhon Building, Cube Building and its retail business from Pace Development Corporation Plc.
Partner: Chatri Trakulmanenate
■ Representation of VGI Global Media Plc. in the USD 178.79 million acquisition of 23% equity stake in Kerry Express (Thailand) Limited, Thailand’s No. 1 express delivery service provider who is a subsidiary of Hong Kong listed Kerry Logistics Network Limited
Partner: Paradorn Leosakul
■ Representation of U City Plc. in the USD$439.39 million entire business transfer of Unicorn Enterprise Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of BTS Group Plc., engaging in the property business
Partner: Paradorn Leosakul
■ Representation of Thai Plaspac Plc. in the USD$88.79 million acquisition of 80% shares in Sunrise Containers Limited in India
Partner: Chatri Trakulmanenate
■ Representation of Thai Nippon Rubber Industry Plc. in the acquisition of 100% shares in Box Asia Group International Limited from OJI Holdings Corporation and its group companies
Partner: Chatri Trakulmanenate
■ Representation of Sansiri Plc. in its USD$66.5 million joint venture with Tokyu Corporation to develop a residential project, Taka Haus
Partner: Pakdee Paknara
Key Clients: King Power International Co., Ltd., Indorama Ventures Plc., BTS Group Holdings Plc., VGI Global Media Plc., Thai Plaspac Plc., Phatra Securities Plc., C.A.S. Paper Co., Ltd., Thai Nippon Rubber Industry Plc.
Contacts: Chatri Trakulmanenate, Paradorn Leosakul, Pakdee Paknara, Patraporn Milindasuta
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]