We provide comprehensive advice and services on private and public takeovers and complex M&A transactions and are regularly in contacts with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), and a number of other governmental authorities. The number and variety of deals with which our team have been involved give us a valuable pool of experience to draw from, and help ensure that we stay up-to-date with current structures as they develop in the field of M&A and corporate finance.
We have also advised our clients on merger control requirements and their interplay with various transactions. Not only have we successfully assisted our clients on a number of high profile transactions in complying with merger control requirements, including pre-merger filing and post-merger notification as administered by the Office of the Trade and Competition Commission (OTCC), but we have also worked closely with our clients in identifying anti-competition issues at the early stage of the transactions and forming step plan to secure clearance or complete requisite filings in a timely manner. On cross-border transactions, we have worked alongside leading international law firms in coordinating multijurisdictional filings for our clients.
In addition to global corporations, leading Thai companies, PEs and top investment banks, we are very keen to foster relationships with, and be part of an entrepreneurial journey of, start-ups. This leads to our heavy involvement in assisting in various stages of a number of renowned start-ups in finance, securities, healthcare, retails and consumer industries, ranging from a pre-formation, various rounds of fund-raising to strategic exit.
With nearly 30-year experience of our partners in capital and financial markets, we are very well placed to advise a broad range of Thai securities laws, including not only regulatory and compliance, but also a variety of equity and debt capital markets transactions and REITs. Our team has extensive experience as Thai counsels in a number of high profile concurrent equity domestic and international offerings under Rule 144A and Regulation S of U.S. Securities Act, including a number of ground breaking transactions in Thailand history. Apart from Thai, foreign and multinational corporations, our clients include both Thai and foreign investment banks and world leading PEs and offshore funds.
As part of our integrated services, we provide advice to our clients who are foreign entities, banks, corporations and funds, wishing to offer securities in Thailand and ESOP for their group employees in Thailand.
We have in-depth knowledge and extensive experiences in Thai banking regulations and, together with our M&A and capital markets specialists, are very well placed to advise our clients in complexed banking and financing transactions, restructuring and insolvency (R&I), M&A, and banking regulations and compliance including those concerning fintech, electronic payment and personal data protection.
Financing, M&A and Banking Regulations
We offer both transactional and regulatory advice and services to not only international and domestic lenders, non-bank financial institutions, and fintech companies but also investment banks, corporate and PE clients in connection with their investment in commercial banks, non-bank and fintech companies. Our wealth of experience in managing cross-border transactions and complex financings, M&A and in banking regulations and compliance enables us to assist our clients with integrated advice on a broad spectrum of innovative financing products as well as the more traditional ones with our first-class services and practical solutions.
Fintech and Payment
As IT and technologies have become a significant part of banking and financial service industry, we are very well placed to provide our clients with our comprehensive regulatory guidance to not only start-up tech companies but also leading global players. We have worked closely and regularly with leading international law firms and their clients in a broad range of digital and payment related matters, including E-payment, E-wallet, E-marketplace, payment gateway, P2P payment networks, lending arrangements, cryptocurrencies and digital asset trading platforms. Given the considerably sophisticated and complex nature of application of these new technologies which vary from one jurisdiction to the others, we are prepared to guide our clients through this very challenging frontier in finding practical solutions in light of the developing regulatory framework.
Restructuring and Insolvency
With our insight experience from not only creditors’ but also debtors’ and investors’ perspectives, we are well placed to assist our clients in every aspect of the restructuring process (both in and out of court restructuring and workouts) with a view to preserving value, finding creative solutions and providing practical guidance to legal difficulties in the rescue process for both creditors and debtors whilst ensuring that new investors are fully protected with proper documentations and proper process before new money can be injected into a distressed company.
Whilst our work is predominantly transactional, we do provide a wide range of regulatory advice on commercial contracts as well as a number of specific industries, including insurance, healthcare, hospitality, IT, power, media agency, online platforms, real estate, construction, retail and wholesale. With extensive experience in assisting leading companies, investment banks and international clients, including world and regional private equity and global law firms, our team understand and appreciate their commercial objectives and requirements for quick response and practical solutions.
As part of our main practice areas, we have assisted clients in various cross border transactions including Chinese and Japanese deals, and in various aspects of transactions ranging from bidding and auction sale, IPO and international offerings and listings, private equity and asset and investment management, privatisation and government relations and restructuring and insolvency (R&I). We also actively advise clients on a variety of regulatory frameworks including data protection, merger control and fintech and electronic payment as well as those relating to tech and startup companies.