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Somboon Kitiyansub

Partner

Somboon Kitiyansub

Bangkok

T:+662 205 8509

Somboon Kitiyansub is a corporate and finance lawyer based in Bangkok. His practice includes corporate and finance work, with an emphasis on banking, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investment.

Somboon has broad experience of structuring and negotiating acquisitions, joint ventures, private sector participation in government projects, climate change and renewable energy and other financial matters. His practice also includes debt restructuring and workouts and corporate recovery.

Somboon graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from Chulalongkorn University and a Master of Law degree from the University of Iowa. He joined the Bangkok practice as a partner in 2002.

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  • Representative experience

    General Corporate

    • Advising MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited on the capital increase of MFC Industrial Investment Property and Leasehold Fund and rights offering of 75,000,000 investment units by the Fund. The proceeds of the capital increase were subsequently used to acquire 7 factories and land in TFD Industrial Estate and 17 leasehold warehouses in Kingkaew, Samut Prakan Province and extend leasehold land in Laem Chabang Industrial Estate. The transaction is valued at Baht 750 million (approximately USD 25 million).
    • Advising SCB Asset Management Company Limited on the establishment of TICON Industrial Growth Leasehold Property Fund, the domestic and international public offering of 555,000,000 investment units by the Fund and the acquisition of 56 factories and warehouses and freehold and leasehold land in seven locations.  The transaction is valued at Baht 6.05 billion (approximately USD 201.67 million).
    • Advising and conducting legal due diligence for MFC Energy Fund, a mutual fund managed by MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited, on its THB355 million acquisition of up to 20% equity interest in Cellennium (Thailand) Company Limited, a manufacturer of innovative vanadium redox flow batteries.
    • Advising Suez-Tractebel S.A. on its full settlement with its Thai joint venture partners in Pro-En Technologies, Ltd., a Thai energy engineering contractor.
    • Advising GE Money Retail Bank Public Company Limited on banking and corporate regulatory issues in relation to obtaining a banking license and a foreign business license and effecting a recapitalisation for the retail bank conversion.
    • Assisting GE Capital (Thailand) Limited on application for insurance brokerage license and structuring the co-operation with insurance operators for several insurance innovative products related to hire-purchase and retail financing businesses.
    • Advising GE Consumer Finance on the establishment of its Regional Operating Headquarters, and application for certificate under the Amity and Economic Relations Treaty between the U.S.A. and Thailand.
    • Advising the investors, Swiss Port and Commercial Transport International, on acquiring a license to undertake air cargo terminal business under the concession of The Airport of Thailand Public Company Limited (formerly Airports Authority of Thailand).

    M&A

    • Advising Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited and its subsidiary, BCP Innovation Pte Ltd in equity private placement and debt facilities to Lithium Americas Corp., a listed company in Toronto Stock Exchange, for the development of lithium mining project in Argentina, with the right for off-take lithium produce for such project, value in total of US$112 Million.
    • Advising BCPG Public Company Limited, a listed subsidiary of Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited in its investment of US$355 million for 33% in Star Energy Group Holdings Pte. Ltd. which are operating through its own set-up project companies conducting 3 largest geothermal power plants in Indonesia.
    • Advising Synnex (Thailand) Public Company Limited, a Thai listed company and one of Thailand's leading computer and IT products distributors, on the joint venture acquisition of approximately 75% of BAF (Thailand) Co., Ltd. which operates a motorcycle leasing business.  The joint venture parties are Com7 Public Company Limited and Mitsui Group.  The total offer value is THB 670.5 million (approximately USD 20.1 million).
    • Advising NFC Fertilizer Public Company Limited on the corporate restructuring necessary to resume trading on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, after exiting its court sanctioned rehabilitation plan, including its acquisition of business from Chemicals and Aromatic (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.
    • Advising WP Energy Public Company Limited on the corporate restructuring necessary to resume trading on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
    • Advising shareholders of Andaman Power and Utility Company Limited, a Thai company which currently operate a power plant in Myanmar with up to 20MW capacity, on the disposal of shares to United Power of Asia Public Company Limited.
    • Advising United Power of Asia Public Company Limited on the relisting of its shares on the Stock Exchange of Thailand and assisting on various corporate secretarial work.
    • Advising World Gas (Thailand) Company Limited in its amalgamation with Picnic Corporation Public Company Limited which created WP Energy Public Company Limited, a company having the second largest market share of LPG sale in Thailand.
    • Advised Sona Petroleum Berhad, a special purpose acquisition company listed on the Malaysian stock exchange, on its US$280 million acquisition of a 40% stake in the Greater Bualuang Area located in the Gulf of Thailand.
    • Advising Asia Infrastructure Fund Private Limited in its disposal of the entire issued shares in AIF Toll Road Holdings (Thailand) Limited, a Thai incorporated entity which holds 29.45% stake in Don Muang Tollway Public Company Limited to a Hong Kong incorporated entity. Don Muang Tollway Public Company Limited is a Thai incorporated entity which operates the elevated toll road under a concession granted by the Thai government.
    • Advising IRPC Public Company Limited on its sale of 51% equity stake in IRPC Clean Power Company Limited, a company established for development of 240MW gas-fired power projects, to Global Power Synergy Company Limited, a power's arm of PTT Group.
    • Advised Soleq PTE Ltd, a private equity fund based in Singapore, on its legal due diligence and THB 552 million acquisition of 100% interest in ESPP Co., Ltd, the developer and operator of 3 solar power plants with aggregate capacity of 16 MW in Ubon Ratchathani Provinces.
    • Advising Soleq PTE Ltd, a private equity fund based in Singapore, on its legal due diligence and THB 1,512 million acquisition of 100 % interest in Union Eco Power Co., Ltd group of companies which include 7 operating companies each a developer and operator 8 MW VSPP solar power project (with a total capacity of 56 MW) in Sukhothai, Kamphaengphet and Tak Provinces.
    • Part of international team advising The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on the sale of its retail banking and wealth management business in Thailand to Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited (BAY). The sale, which is subject to various conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals and approval by the shareholders of BAY, involved gross assets with a value of approximately THB17.5 billion (approximately US$553 million) at 31 December 2011.
    • Advising SS National Logistics Co., Ltd. on the THB6.4 billion acquisition of 41.54% of shares in Serm Suk Public Company Limited, the exclusive bottler and distributor of PepsiCo Group's beverage products in Thailand.
    • Advising PTT Aromatics and Refining Public Company Limited on its amalgamation with PTT Chemical Public Company Limited, creating a new listed company with the estimate market capitalisation of THB340 billion, ranking fourth on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
    • Advising True Corporation Public Company Limited on its approximately US$200 million acquisition of Hutchison's mobile telecommunications entities in Thailand.
    • Advising Banpu Minerals (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the Stock Exchange of Thailand listed Banpu Public Company Limited, in the offer to acquire 80.1% in Centennial Coal Company Limited, a company listed on the Australia Stock Exchange, with a total offer value of A$2.234 billion. 
    • Advising the MFC Energy Fund, a mutual fund managed by MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited, on its THB54.9 million acquisition of up to 24.99% equity interest in L Solar 1 Company Limited, an operator of solar power plant.
    • Advising MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited, the manager of the Multi-National Residence Property Fund, on the acquisition by the Fund of a portfolio of Thai properties worth approximately US$34 million.
    • Advising Babcock & Brown Toll Roads Holdings (Thailand) Limited on its agreement to acquire an interest of 29.45% in Don Muang Tollway Public Company Limited.
    • Advising Ministry of Finance, the Plan Administrator of Thai Petrochemical Industry Public Company Limited, in relation to the recapitalisation and the sale of the shares to the strategic investors, comprising PTT Plc, Government Pension Fund, Government Saving Bank and Vayubhak Fund 1, as part of the implementation of the Court sanctioned business reorganisation plan.
    • Advising Ministry of Finance, acting as the Plan Administrator of Thai Petrochemical Industry Public Company Limited, on the sale of shares of TPI Polene Public Company Limited by way of e-auction with respect to business reorganisation plan of Thai Petrochemical Industry Public Company Limited.
    • Advising Sinochem Corporation on its proposed acquisition of a substantial minority interest in Thaioil Company Limited and its affiliates.
    • Advising Indian Oil on its proposed acquisition of a gas station operation from Kuwait Petroleum (Q8).
    • Advising Orange SA on the sale of interests in its joint venture mobile telecommunication operator, TA Orange, to Thai counter-party, and on related financing obligation matters.
    • Advising Hanson PLC on the auction sale of its quarry and aggregates businesses in Thailand.
    • Advising Nippon Life Insurance Company on its acquisition of additional stake in Bangkok Life Assurance Limited, via a general offer made to all other shareholders of Bangkok Life Assurance Limited.
    • Advising Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited on the acquisition of its interest in Bangkok Life Assurance Limited via a general offer to all shareholders of Bangkok Life Assurance Limited.
    • Advising private investors in acquisition of 50% interest in 124 Communications Limited.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited on the potential sale of the business and non-core assets of Thai Amarit Brewery Company Limited in accordance with the court-sanctioned business reorganisation plan.

    Privatisation

    • Being a key member of the researcher team  appointed and sponsored by the Council of State to conduct comprehensive research on "Privatisation Laws and Regulations: Comparative Study on UK, Japan and France Experiences", Somboon is responsible for the study on UK experience, which includes British Telecom and the liberalisation of the electricity and water systems. The research includes a suggested model law governing the privatisation process in Thailand.

    Real Estate

    • Advising on insolvency and pre-litigation issues and further representing and advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited in a reorganisation petition against President Park Group (real estate developer).
    • Advising on insolvency and pre-litigation issues and further representing and advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited in a reorganisation petition against Bangkok Thanee Hotel (the operator of the former "Hotel Nikko Mahanakorn") as part of an attempt to restructure its shareholding and to oust the minority shareholder's management team.

    Capital Market

    • Advising The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in its role as the escrow agent in the initial public offering of shares by TOA Paint (Thailand) Public Company Limited.
    • Advising The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in its role as the escrow agent in the initial public offering of shares by B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited.
    • Advising The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in its role as the escrow agent in the initial public offering of shares by Global Green Chemicals Public Company Limited.
    • Advising The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in its role as the escrow agent in the initial public offering of shares by Banpu Power Public Company Limited.
    • Advising The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in its role as the escrow agent in the initial public offering of shares by Star Petroleum Refining Public Company Limited.
    • Advising TICON Management Company Limited, the Settlor and the REIT Manager on the establishment of TICON Freehold and Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust (TREIT), the third Real Estate Investment Trust established in Thailand, and the public offering of 342,500,000 units of the trust. The proceeds of the sale of trust units together with loan from Bangkok Bank PLC were subsequently used to acquire 25 warehouses, 20 factories and associated lands in 10 locations. The trust units of TREIT were listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. The transaction is valued at 4.228 billion Thai Baht (approximately US$ 132 million).
    • Advising MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited on the establishment of MFC Industrial Investment Property and Leasehold Fund (Fund), the public offering of 97,000,000 units of the Fund and the acquisition by the Fund of 12 factories and land in TFD Industrial Estate Bangphakong District, Chachoengsao, 2 factories and land in Nava Nakorn Industrial Promotional Zone Klong Laung District, Pathumthani and 18 factories with leasehold rights in land in Laem Chabang Industrial Estate Sriracha, Chonburi. The transaction is valued at Baht 970 million (approximately USD 32.3 million).
    • Advising BBL Asset Management Company Limited, the fund manager of TICON Property Fund, on the 6th capital increase and rights offering of 150,721,940 investment units by the Fund. The proceeds of the capital increase were subsequently used to acquire 27 factories and land in seven locations. The transaction is valued at Baht 1.57 billion (approximately USD 52.4 million).
    • Advising BBL Asset Management Company Limited, the fund manager of TPARK LOGISTICS Property Fund, on the 2nd capital increase and rights offering of 176,300,960 investment units by the Fund. The proceeds of the capital increase were subsequently used to acquire 36 factories and land. The transaction is valued at Baht 1.99 billion (approximately USD 66.6 million).
    • Advising MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited, the manager of MFC Amazing A-la Andaman Property Fund, on the acquisition by the Fund of Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort & Spa, valued at approximately THB 2 billion (US$66 million).
    • Advised BBL Asset Management Co., Ltd., the fund manager of TICON Property Fund, on the 4th capital increase and public offering of 164,203,200 investment units by the Fund. The proceeds of the capital increase were subsequently used to acquire 35 factories and associated land. The transaction is valued at THB1.78 billion (approximately US$60 million).
    • Advising BBL Asset Management Co., Ltd. and Ticon Logistics Park Company Limited on the establishment and public offering of 153,300,000 units of TPARK Logistics Property Fund and the acquisition by the Fund of 15 factories, including a refrigerated distribution centre.
    • Advising MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited, the manager of the MFC-Strategic Storage Property Fund, on the acquisition by the Fund of approximately US$18 million property portfolio comprising 4 cold storage and warehouse facilities in 4 locations.
    • Advising CIMB Securities (Thailand) Company Limited and DBS Vickers Securities (Thailand) Company Limited, the joint lead managers, on the public offering of 120,000,000 treasury shares of Supalai Public Company Limited, one of Thailand's leading listed real estate companies.
    • Advising CAT Telecom Public Company Limited in the proposed privatisation and its initial public offering including ESOPs.
    • Advising the domestic and international lead underwriters, led by Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Public Company Limited and Kim Eng Securities Pte. Ltd., in respect of approximately US$96 million initial public offering of Bangkok Metro Public Company Limited, the operator of the Bangkok subway system.  BMCL IPO is the second-largest IPO in 2006, second only to the Rayong Refinery IPO.
    • Advising the Airports Authority of Thailand in relation to its corporatisation and privatisation which included an initial public offering and listing.
    • Advising Merrill Lynch Phatra Securities Company Limited in relation to the initial public offering of Krungthai Card Public Company Limited.
    • Advising Merrill Lynch Phatra Securities Company Limited in relation to the public offering of the Financial Institution of Development Fund's shares in Krung Thai Bank Public Company Limited.
    • Advising Seamico Securities Public Company Limited in connection with the public offering of TPI Polene Public Company Limited.
    • Advising Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited, Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited, CIMB-GK Securities (Thailand) Limited, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and TMB Bank Public Company Limited, as arrangers on the issues of THB30 billion (US$1 billion) secured debentures under the Guaranteed THB Debentures Programme of Toyota Leasing (Thailand) Company Limited, guaranteed by Toyota Motor Finance (Netherlands) B.V. under Dutch law.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited as legal arranger on the issue of THB 7.4 billion debenture programme by Vinythai Public Company Limited.

    Projects

    • Advising The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) and Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited on the US$53 million refinancing of the Bangkok Cogeneration 110MW SPP Project.
    • Advising the project company on Houay Ho Power Project in Laos, US$100 million project financing of a 150MW hydro electric power project.  This included negotiation and documentation of all project documents, bridge financing documents, restructuring, negotiating price indexation with EGAT and subsequently advising the original sponsors on the sale of the project company to Tractebel S.A.
    • Advising a joint venture of Unocal and Electricity Generating Company Limited on bidding process and pre-acquisition advice in relation to a proposed acquisition of an SPP Project to be disposed under a reorganisation plan including an intensive legal due diligence exercise.

    Debt Restructuring

    • Advising World Gas (Thailand) Company Limited in its amalgamation with Picnic Corporation Public Company Limited which created WP Energy Public Company Limited, a company having the second largest market share of LPG sale in Thailand
    • Advising Thai - German Products Public Company Limited, a major stainless steel company listed in the Stock Exchange of Thailand, on the preparation of its business reorganisation plan under the Bankruptcy Court's supervision for the restructuring of its THB3.6 billion debt and the implementation of the business reorganisation plan approved by the Bankruptcy Court.
    • Advising the Ministry of Finance, acting as the Plan Administrator of Thai Petrochemical Industry Public Company Limited (TPI), in relation to the implementation and the proposed amendments of the court-sanctioned rehabilitation plan of TPI, including an extensive due diligence exercise in relation to the disposal of shares to investors under the rehabilitation plan. This is the largest debt restructuring in Thailand and one of Asia's highest profile debt restructurings for a group of companies with debts of US$3.7 billion, involving more than 100 financial creditors.
    • Advising Ministry of Finance, the Plan Administrator of Thai Petrochemical Industry Public Company Limited (TPI), in relation to the recapitalisation and the sale of the shares to the strategic investors, comprising PTT Plc, Government Pension Fund, Government Saving Bank and Vayubhak Fund 1, as part of the implementation of the Court sanctioned business reorganisation plan.
    • Advising IRPC Public Company Limited (formerly Thai Petrochemical Industry Public Company Limited) in several aspects as to business reorganisation of Rayong Tank Terminal Company Limited, as part of the overall restructuring of TPI Group's business organisation.
    • Advising Tuntex Textile (Thailand) Company Limited on the debt restructuring of its THB2.3 billion existing debts and its business reorganisation proceedings.
    • Advising Siemens AG in relation to the restructuring of the Skytrain project in Bangkok. Siemens was the main supplier in this US$1 billion elevated rail mass transportation system.
    • Advising Siemens AG, Lincas Electro-Vertriebs-Geselschaft m.b.H and Siemens Limited, in relation to the submission of a claim for debt repayment in the business reorganisation proceedings of Tanayong Public Company Limited.
    • Advising Rayong Bulk Terminal Company Limited acting as the planner in its business reorganisation to restructure its THB4.7 billion debts under the Bankruptcy Court's supervision. The business reorganisation process involved various negotiations with the lead creditors including three leading Thai commercial banks, the Asset Management Corporation and the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand.
    • Advising Lehman Brothers (Thailand) Limited, as a strategic investor, on the business reorganisation process of Somprasong Land Public Company Limited.
    • Advising The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in relation to the restructuring of a US$30 million debt owed by two Thai associated companies.
    • Advising The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Ekachart Finance Public Company Limited on a dollar and Baht refinancing of US$20 million and THB687 million project debt of Thai Tank Terminal Limited, a joint venture between Thailand's National Petrochemical Public Company Limited and Vopak Holdings International B.V. of the Netherland.
    • Advising KR Precision Public Company Limited on the restructuring of its debts and in negotiations with Prudential Asset Management Asia which acquired a substantial equity interest in the company -nominated by International Financial Law Review as Asian Restructuring Deal of the Year 1999.
    • Advising the planner and the plan administrator on various issues relating to the implementation of the court-sanctioned reorganisation plan of Thai Amarit Brewery Company Limited, including the potential sales of the business and the non-core assets.
    • Advising the plan administrator and the major financial creditor on the amendments to the court-sanctioned reorganisation plan of UB Haworth (Thailand) Company Limited.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited, The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited and Krung Thai Bank Public Company Limited on the restructuring of the debt of TelecomAsia, which involved the investment of US$150 million in the company by a non-Thai entity.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited on the restructuring process of C.P. Land Company Limited.
    • Advising Siam City Cement Public Company Limited and its shareholders on the restructuring of its long term debt, which involved substantial investment by a foreign entity (Holderbank) in the company.
    • Advising the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US EXIM) on the restructuring of debts of (amongst others) Thai Modern Plastics and Thai Olefins.
    • Advising Siemens AG on debt restructuring process of Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTSC).
    • Representing Siemens AG on claim submission in the business reorganisation case of Tanayong Public Company Limited.
    • Advising the planner and the financial creditors on the business reorganisation of Rayong Bulk Terminal Company Limited.

    Banking and Finance

    • Advising The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited on a US$115 million acquisition financings granted to PACE Development Corporation Public Company Limited and Olive Acquisition Corporation for purchase of 100% shares in Dean & DeLuca, Inc. and its worldwide subsidiaries.
    • Advising 8 lenders, consisting of The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited, Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited, Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited, Land and Houses Bank Public Company Limited, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited on the financing of a portfolio of 12 gas-fired cogeneration projects in Thailand, with the aggregate generating capacity of 1,470 MW, sponsored by Gulf Energy Development Company Limited and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
    • Advising IRPC Clean Power Company Limited on the financing of 2 gas-fired cogeneration projects, with the aggregate generating capacity of 240MW, involving Government Savings Bank, Krungthai Bank Public Company Limited, Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited and Land and Houses Bank Public Company Limited as lenders.
    • Advised Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited on THB13 billion (approximately US$440 million equivalent) secured term facility to Charoen Pokphand Holding Company Limited for right-offer subscription of shares in True Corporation Public Company Limited, the third largest telecommunications operator in Thailand.
    • Advising HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG on the Thai law aspects in relation to its provision of €100 million borrowing base financing for KMR Stainless group.
    • Advising The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited on the THB 5,476 million financing of ten solar PV projects, with the aggregate capacity of 72MW, under investment portfolio of Soleq Pte Ltd, an investment vehicle of Equis Fund Group.
    • Advising United Overseas Bank Limited on acquisition financing of 2 aircrafts Boeing B777-300ER with MSN 41522 and 41523 with respect to Thai Airways International Public Company Limited.
    • Advising Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited on acquisition financing of 1 aircraft Boeing B777-300ER with MSN 41524 with respect to Thai Airways International Public Company Limited.
    • Advising FLY Leasing Limited on acquisition financing of 2 aircrafts Boeing B737-800 with MSN 33593 and 33594 with respect to Nok Airlines Public Company Limited.
    • Advising FLY Leasing Limited on acquisition financing of 1 aircraft Boeing B737-800 with MSN 37774 with respect to Nok Airlines Public Company Limited.
    • Advising FLY Leasing Limited on acquisition financing of 1 aircraft Airbus A319-100 with MSN 2634 with respect to Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited.
    • Advising Intrepid Aviation Management Ireland Limited on acquisition financing of 1 aircraft Boeing 777-300ER with MSN 41520 with respect to Thai Airways International Public Company Limited.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited and The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited on the financing of THB9,805 million facilities for the construction of two 100 MW gas-fired cogeneration power plant project of Ratchaburi World Cogeneration Company Limited, a company jointly owned by Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company Limited, one of the largest power company in Thailand, and the TAF Group.
    • Advised CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited on its THB 1,800 million loan to Tesco Lotus Retail Growth Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund to fund the borrower's acquisition of certain freehold and leasehold properties used for Tesco Lotus stores.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited and The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited on a crossed boarder syndicated term facility in the principal amount of USD 220,000,000 granted to PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical TBK (CAP) for repurchasing its secured notes and refinancing its existing debts.  CAP, is currently listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, the leading suppliers of petrochemical product to various Indonesian manufacturing industries.
    • Advising Total Access Communication Company Limited on its acquisition of a THB 10 billion term loan from a club of Japanese banks, consisting of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd, Bangkok Branch, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., Bangkok Branch and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Bangkok Branch, to be used for funding a fee for the license to operate 3G mobile services on the 2.1GHz spectrum and development of its 3G mobile network.  
    • Advising Total Access Communication Company Limited on its acquisition of THB 30 billion credit facilities from Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited to be used for funding a fee for the license to operate 3G mobile services on the 2.1GHz spectrum and development of its 3G mobile network.
    • Advising Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited on legal due diligence concerning My Resort @ River Project (Project) and on THB 844 million Credit Facilities Agreement for the loan granted to Equity Residential Chaophya Co., Ltd for the refinancing of its existing debts owed to Thanachart Bank Public Company Limited as well as for the marketing and operating of the Project.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited and other syndicated lenders, namely Krung Thai Bank Public Company Limited, CIMB Bank Berhad Labuan Offshore Branch and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Thai) Public Company Limited on a USD 740,000,000 credit term facilities granted to CPF Investment Limited, a subsidiary of Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited, to finance the acquisition of ordinary shares and convertible preference shares in C.P. Pokphand Co., Ltd. which are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
    • Advising Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited on the USD 38.5 million term loan facilities and USD 1.5 million working capital facilities granted to DMS Property Investment Private Limited, a joint venture company incorporated under the law of Maldives jointly owned by Dusit Thai Properties Public Company Limited, MBK Public Company Limited, Mr. Chatri Sophonpanich and Coastline Investment PVT. Ltd.
    • Advising Total Access Communication Public Company Limited on obtaining the THB 30 billion credit facilities from Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited.
    • Advising TOT Public Company Limited on a THB14.7 billion term loan facility from Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited and United Overseas Bank (Thailand) Public Company Limited to fund the construction of its third generation mobile network (3G).
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited on a THB6 billion credit facility granted to Map Ta Phut Olefins Company Limited, a joint venture of The Siam Cement Public Company Limited and The Dow Chemical Company of U.S.A, for financing the construction of its Naphtha Based Olefins Cracker Project.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited on a THB1.4 billion credit facility granted to Rayong Terminal Company Limited, a joint venture company between The Siam Cement Public Company Limited and The Dow Chemical Company of U.S.A., to finance the construction of the jetty and storage tank.
    • Advising Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited on the THB85 million short term credit facility granted to The Holistic Health Company Limited to finance the payment of shares in the Evason Phuket Limited and investment units in the Phuket Island Property Fund and the renovation of the Evason Phuket Resort & Six Senses Spa.
    • Advising Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited on legal due diligence concerning My Resort Bangkok Project and My Resort @ River Project and on THB818 million and THB696 million Credit Facilities Agreements for the refinancing of existing debts owed to several banks as well as the financing of the remaining construction costs of the Projects.
    • Advising CUEL Swiber Offshore (Thailand) Limited, a subsidiary of CUEL Limited, on a THB2.02 billion credit facility provided by The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited., to finance the purchase and installation of the Derrick Lay Barge, having approximately of 20,311 gross tonnage.
    • Advising Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited on the US$8.5 million credit facility provided to IPSTAR Australia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Thaicom Public Company Limited, to refinance its existing short term debts.
    • Advising Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited on the THB1.35 billion term loan facilities and THB50 million working capital facilities granted to Soneva Kiri Resort Company Limited for the construction of the Soneva Kiri Resort on Kood Island, Trat Province.
    • Advising Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited on the THB1.5 billion term loan facilities and THB50 million working capital facilities granted to The Evason Phuket Limited for the purposes of refinancing, renovation and operation of the Evason Phuket Resort & Six Senses Spa in Phuket Province.
    • Acting for syndicated lenders, including Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited, Thanachart Bank Public Company Limited and The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited on THB90 million Term Loan Facility and THB70 million Working Capital Facility provided to Pimai Salt Company Limited for the construction and operation of Pimai V Project.
    • Acting for DBS Bank Limited in relation to a US$24 million standby letter of credit facility made available to Tele Engineering and Services Company Limited. Our Bangkok office was responsible for Thai law security arrangements.
    • Advising Thai Petrochemical Industry Public Company Limited (TPI), on a US$1.2 billion scheme debt repayment and bridge refinancing, including a syndicated US$400 million Thai Baht denominated facility and a syndicated US$400 million Japanese Yen denominated facility.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited on THB2 billion refinancing facilities and THB980 million working capital facilities granted to Millennium Steel Public Company Limited and its subsidiaries.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited on the extension of a THB 1.75 billion term loan facility to Tata Steel (Thailand) Public Company Limited, a Thai subsidiary of Tata Steel Limited (India). 
    • Advising Siemens and B. Grimm Group on the US$650 million successful joint venture tender to construct the Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link under the concession granted by the State Railways of Thailand and related structured financing from a bank syndication led by KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited and Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited.
    • Advising United Overseas Bank (UOB) as arranger of US$33.5 million and THB60 million senior term loan, revolving credit and letter of credit facilities and a US$7.5 million warrant backed mezzanine term loan made available to Modern Asia Environmental Holdings (MAEH). This transaction is understood to be the first leveraged financing transaction of its kind in Asia and involved UOB arranging both senior and mezzanine debt on a joint security basis without structural subordination of the mezzanine debt.
    • Advising United Overseas Bank (UOB) on a US$35 million warrant backed bridge secured loan facility made available to WM Holdings Limited in connection with the leveraged buy-out of Modern Asia Environmental Holdings (MAEH) by a HSBC (Private Equity) led consortium.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited on the negotiation and preparation of THB2 billion loan agreement for providing a financial support to Vinythai Public Company Limited.
    • Advising Thanachart Bank Public Company Limited, Bank of Ayudhaya Public Company Limited and The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited on a THB2 billion project finance facility for Pimai Salt Company Limited.
    • Advising GE Capital (Thailand) Limited on the sale and leased-back of the printing equipment with Nation Multimedia Group, a major publishing company in Thailand. The five-year financing of the transaction in the form of THB 800 million promissory note purchase facilities provided by KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited and BankThai Public Company Limited.
    • Advising GE Asia Finance Public Company Limited on structuring sale lease-back transactions and creation of the relevant securities.
    • Advising GE Capital (Thailand) Limited on structuring and other aspects of machinery and equipment leasing business.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited and the issuer on the recapitalisation and amendment of the terms and conditions of a THB7 billion debenture of one of Thailand's major petrochemical producers.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited on THB2 billion term loan and credit facilities granted to Canadoil Pipe Limited.
    • Advising Société Générale Bangkok Branch on US$180 million financing of the Sepon copper project in Laos involving EIB, Hermes, various European development finance institutions and commercial banks.

    Energy Project

    • Advising 8 lenders, consisting of The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited, Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited, Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited, Land and Houses Bank Public Company Limited, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited on the financing of a portfolio of 12 gas-fired cogeneration projects in Thailand, with the aggregate generating capacity of 1,470 MW, sponsored by Gulf Energy Development Company Limited and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
    • Advising IRPC Clean Power Company Limited on the financing of 2 gas-fired cogeneration projects, with the aggregate generating capacity of 240MW, involving Government Savings Bank, Krungthai Bank Public Company Limited, Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited and Land and Houses Bank Public Company Limited as lenders.
    • Assisting on due diligence exercise and advising on investment structure for PTT International Company Limited on the proposed acquisition of interest in two combined cycle power plants located in Luzon Island, the Philippines.
    • Advising Thai Oleochemical Company Limited, a subsidiary of PTT Chemical Public Company Limited in the sale of the Multi Purpose Reactor Plant to Emeryoleo Specialties (M) Sdn Bhd.
    • Assisting on due diligence exercise and advising on investment structure for PTT International Company Limited on the proposed acquisition of interest in assets in Papua New Guinea.
    • Advising PTT International Company Limited on its acquisition of an interest in Value Creation Inc and the participation of PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited in an oil sands projects in Alberta, Canada.
    • Advising PTT International Company Limited on acquiring up to a US$325 million stake in SBI, a coal subsidiary of Straits Resources Limited.
    • Advising PTT Public Company Limited on the proposed joint venture investment for the development of naphta-cracker and polyolefin projects in the Philippines.
    • Advising PTT Public Company Limited in connection with its proposed acquisition of shares in a greenfield 'aromatics' plant project in Oman.
    • Advising PTT Public Company Limited on its proposed sale of shares in PTT Chemical Public Company Limited to Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C.
    • Advising PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited together with Singapore Petroleum Company and Resourceful Limited, on their several acquisition of an aggregate 10% participating interest in Block B offshore Cambodia from Cooper Energy.
    • Advising PTT Chemical Public Company Limited on its proposed acquisition of equity interest in Thai Synthetic Rubbers Co Ltd., a joint venture company led by UBE Industries, Inc.
    • Advising Société Générale Bangkok Branch on US$180 million financing of the Sepon copper project in Laos involving EIB, Hermes, various European development finance institutions and commercial banks.
    • Advising The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) and Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited on the US$53 million refinancing of the Bangkok Cogeneration 110MW SPP Project.
    • Advising the project company on Houay Ho Power Project in Laos, US$100 million project financing of a 150MW hydro electric power project.  This included negotiation and documentation of all project documents, bridge financing documents, restructuring, negotiating price indexation with EGAT and subsequently advising the original sponsors on the sale of the project company to Tractebel S.A.
    • Advising a joint venture of Unocal and Electricity Generating Company Limited on bidding process and pre-acquisition advice in relation to a proposed acquisition of an SPP Project to be disposed under a reorganisation plan including an intensive legal due diligence exercise.
    • Advising the Ministry of Finance, acting the Plan Administrator of Thai Petrochemical Industry Public Company Limited on the proposed amendments to its business reorganisation plan, which is the largest restructuring in Thailand and one of Asia's highest profile debt restructurings for a group of companies with debts of US$3.7 billion, involving more than 100 financial creditors.
    • Advising Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited on a THB6 billion credit facility granted to Map Ta Phut Olefins Company Limited, a joint venture of The Siam Cement Public Company Limited and The Dow Chemical Company of U.S.A, for financing the construction of its Naphtha Based Olefins Cracker Project.
    • Advising Thai Petrochemical Industry Public Company Limited (TPI), on a US$1.200 billion scheme debt repayment and bridge refinancing, including a syndicated US$400 million Thai Baht denominated facility and a syndicated US$400 million Japanese Yen denominated facility.
    • Advising the MFC Energy Fund, a mutual fund managed by MFC Asset Management Public Company Limited, on its THB54.9 million acquisition of up to 24.99% equity interest in L Solar 1 Company Limited, an operator of solar power plant.
    • Advising Sinochem Corporation on its proposed acquisition of a substantial minority interest in Thaioil Company Limited and its affiliates, which included an extensive due diligence review of the potential target.
    • Advising Indian Oil on its proposed acquisition of a gas station operation from Kuwait Petroleum (Q8), one of the largest gas station operators in Thailand.

    Renewable Energy

    • Advising The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited on the THB 5,476 million financing of ten solar PV projects, with the aggregate capacity of 72MW, under investment portfolio of Soleq Pte Ltd, an investment vehicle of Equis Fund Group.
    • Advising Vestas Australian Wind Technology P/L on Thai law-related matters with respect to undertaking of its potential renewable energy related businesses in Thailand.
    • Advising Armstrong Asset Management Pte. Ltd. on the structuring and implementation of its quasi-equity investment in Annex Power Limited, a Thai construction company specialized in engineering, procurement and construction services in the area of renewable energy projects.
    • Advising Soleq PTE Ltd, a private equity fund based in Singapore, on its legal due diligence and THB 552 million acquisition of 100% interest in ESPP Co., Ltd, the developer and operator of 3 solar power plants with aggregate capacity of 16 MW in Ubon Ratchathani Provinces.
    • Advising Soleq PTE Ltd, a private equity fund based in Singapore, on its legal due diligence and THB 1,512 million acquisition of 100 % interest in Union Eco Power Co., Ltd. group of companies which include 7 operating companies each a developer and operator 8 MW VSPP solar power project (with a total capacity of 56 MW) in Sukhothai, Kamphaengphet and Tak Provinces.
    • Advising Partners Group on its financing of and potential equity investment in two 103.5 MW wind farm projects in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
    • Advising MFC Energy Fund managed and advised by MFC Asset Management Plc on its acquisition of 24.99% in L Solar Co Ltd., a 8 MW solar project located in Prachin Buri Province, Thailand.
    • Conducting a due diligence on a biomass project in Thailand for RWE Power AG.
    • Advising Sindicatum Clean Energy Pte Ltd (a subsidiary of Sindicatum Carbon Capital Holdings Limited), on structured investment by its affiliate in two CDM landfill biogas project and a very small power project in Bangkok and Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.
    • Advising Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation (Public Organisation) on the proposed establishment of Thailand Carbon Fund and related regulatory framework issues.
    • Advising Dan Chang Bio-Energy Co., Ltd, a Thai CDM project company, on the implementation of Dan Chang Bio-Energy Cogeneration Project, an organic waste composting project, and in relation to the drafting of ERPA for the sale of carbon credits to be generated from the project.
    • Advising Phu Khieo Bio-Energy Co., Ltd, a Thai CDM project company, on the implementation of Phu Khieo Bio-Energy Cogeneration Project, an organic waste composting project, and in relation to the drafting of ERPA for the sale of carbon credits to be generated from the project.
    • Advising the MFC Energy Fund, a mutual fund managed by MFC Asset Management Plc, on its THB 355 million acquisition of up to 20 per cent equity interest in Cellennium (Thailand) Company Limited (Cellennium), a manufacturer of innovative vanadium redox flow batteries.
    • Advising and conducting legal due diligence for Climate Change Capital on its purchase of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from 2 CDM projects, biomass power generation and biogas from ethanol production, in Thailand.
    • Advising Vichitbhan Plantation Company Limited, a Thai CDM project company, on the implementation of the organic waste composting project and in relation to a potential dispute over the ERPA.
    • Advising Natural Power Company Limited and Pure Carbon Services GmbH on their joint investment with Modern Green Power Company Limited in relation to development of a biogas CDM project in Krabi Province.
    • EEA Fund Management Ltd - advising EEA on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Korat Waste to Energy Company Limited (a Thai company) and the CERs and VERs to be generated through its CDM project.
  • Admissions
    • Lawyer, qualified in Thailand