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Finance

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 advise and assist our clients in typical and complexed banking and financing transactions, restructuring and insolvency (R&I), M&A, and banking regulations and compliance including those concerning fintech, 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.

Capital Markets Experie

Finance Experiences

Loan General Banking and Finance Restructuring

Our lawyers have acted for both lenders and borrowers in a number of syndicated and bilateral loan transactions, including the following:

  • Advising (in conjunction with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP as the lead counsel) Joyson KSS Auto Safety S.A. and certain of its subsidiaries in connection with its entry into a USD 900,000,000 senior multicurrency term and revolving facility agreement with (i) Deutsche Bank AG, Tokyo Branch, (ii) Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and (iii) China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. The funds will primarily be used for financing the global acquisition by Key Safety Systems Group of businesses and assets of Takata Corporation Group

  • Advising NS Bluescope (Thailand) Limited, a leading international supplier of steel products, in connection with its obtaining of (i) Baht 1,300 million term loan facilities from Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited, and (ii) Baht 1,200 million term loan facilities from Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Bangkok Branch

  • Advising Richee Holding Alliance Co. Ltd (the owner of Pullman Bangkok Hotel G) and a subsidiary of Pioneer Hospitality Siam GBR (the owner of Pullman Pattaya Hotel G) on Baht 1,500 million term loan facility from United Overseas Bank (Thai) Plc.

  • Advising AIF Toll Road Holdings (Thailand) Limited, a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, the largest toll road operator in the Philippines, and a holder of 29.45% interest in Don Muang Tollway Public Company Limited, a constructor and operator of certain tollways in Thailand, in respect of a refinancing of the existing term loan with Thanachart Bank Public Company Limited with Baht 1,700,000,000 Term Loan Facility Agreement from Mizuho Bank Ltd, Bangkok Branch and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Bangkok Branch

  • Advising Pace Development Corporation Public Company Limited in connection with the senior secured debt financing granted by Apollo and Goldman Sachs to two of its subsidiaries for the development and completion of the MahaNakhon Tower, the potentially tallest observation deck and rooftop bar in Thailand, and an adjacent retail building, as well as a partial repayment of the secured loans to the bank lenders

  • Advising CE Lime (Thailand) Limited in respect of a financing of Baht 1,020,000,000 Term Loan Facilities from TMB Bank for the acquisition of 52.13% equity interest in Golden Limited Public Company Limited (a leading manufacturer and distributor of lime and calcium carbonate)

  • Advising AIF Toll Road Holdings (Thailand) Limited, a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, the leading infrastructure investment firm in the Philippines, and a holder of 29.45% interest in Don Muang Tollway Public Company Limited, a constructor and operator of certain tollways in Thailand, in respect of a financing of Baht 2,100,000,000 Term Loan from Thanachart Bank Public Company Limited

  • Advising Maxwin Builders Limited (the owner of the Amari Atrium Hotel) on Baht 1 billion Term Loan Facility from Bangkok Bank

  • Advising Globex Corporation Limited on the term loan facilities obtained from Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited for the acquisition of the majority interest in Christiani & Nielsen in an aggregate principal amount of Baht 2,005,800,000

  • Advising MBK Public Company Limited on US$12,000,000 Revolving Working Capital Facility from The Bank of Nova Scotia

  • Advising BlueScope Steel (Thailand) Limited on Baht 2,500,000,000 term loan facilities from The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Limited, Bangkok Branch

  • Advising GFPT Nichirei (Thailand) Company Limited on Baht 1,170,000,000 credit facilities from Mizuho Corporate Bank, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Limited, Bangkok Branch, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Bangkok Branch and TMB Bank Public Company Limited

  • Advising Standard Bank as arranger in relation to US$ 100,000,000 term loan facility to Siam Capital Developments (Hong Kong) Limited

  • Advising Taiwan Cooperative Bank Ltd. in relation to the pledge of listed shares as security for US$ 100,000,000 term loan facility to Richpoint Company Limited

  • Advising Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited on Baht 500,000,000 term loan facility to Oriental Copper Company Limited

  • Advising TMB Bank Public Company Limited on Baht 1,112,164,753.17 term loan facility to Bangkok Ranch Public Company Limited

  • Advising Standard Bank as arranger in relation to US$ 123,000,000 Term Loan Facility Agreement to Siam Rail Transport and Infrastructure Co., Ltd.

  • Advising Seacon Development Public Company Limited on Baht 1,200 million loan facility from Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited and Thanachart Bank Public Company Limited

  • Advising Boonkongchuen Land Co., Ltd. on Baht 213 million loan facility for the construction cost of the Rest Detail Hotel in Hua Hin from Thanachart Bank Public Company Limited

  • Advising Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited on Baht 2,800 million loan facility to Grace Ivory Limited

  • Advising TMB Bank Public Company Limited on US$50,000,000 term loan facility for Macquarie Bank Limited

  • Advising Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited on Baht 110 million credit facilities to Penn Asia

  • Advising Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited on Baht 750 million credit facilities to Nobel NC