LawAlliance Limited

Sathon Office

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Chairman: Mr. Piphob Veraphong
Number of partners: 1 Number of lawyers: 4
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, tax driven financial securities products, transfer pricing, corporate restructuring, M&A, equity, debt investments and international transactions.

The firm has undertaken strategic advisory works in tax audits and court disputes involving unprecedented tax issues, which require, not only the legal know-hows, but also intellectual grasp in varieties of industries.

Main Areas of Practice:
Tax Advice & Planning
Tax Based Transactional & Contract
Tax Driven M&A & Corporate Structure
Upstream Oil & Gas Tax Regime
Tax Audit & Dispute

1 partner, 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 utilization and refreshment for the group companies.

Upstream Oil & Gas Tax Regime:
The firm, with the lead of Prof. Piphob Veraphong, is greatly renowned as specialists for petroleum income tax involving the upstream oil and gas businesses. The firm has represented petroleum companies in a number of tax audits, appeals and disputes.

Tax Audits & Litigations:
LawAlliance Limited represents clients, and provides strategic advices, in tax disputes that arise at all levels, i.e. appeal at the administrative level and the disputes at court levels. Most precedent cases that the firm undertook involved complex analysis of legal issues. The firm performs tax disputes procedures, e.g. negotiations for a favorable settlement and detailed preparation of cases and evidences/witnesses to be presented in the court.
The firm also assists the clients at the tax audit level, e.g. prepares appropriate evidences, explanations to the assessment officials, and participates in the tax audit and appeal procedures. With the in-depth knowhows in tax laws and established litigation experiences, the firm has undertaken the tax dispute cases, and being the key adviser in setting litigation strategy for a number of controversial disputes arising in the upstream oil and gas industries, manufacturing companies (e.g. automobile parts and lifts) , power industries, property developers, and financial institutions.