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Industrials and Manufacturing

We have consistently been involved in providing transactional services to a number of Thai and international clients engaging in a broad range of industrials and manufacturing related businesses, including those concerning building materials, chemicals, industrial, packaging, paper and printing materials, petrochemicals, machinery, and steel.

During the course of our involvements especially our due diligence and contract negotiations, our team has regularly contacted a number of regulatory authorities such as BOI, IEAT, local governments and land offices, and etc. and have had numerous opportunities to review, and advise on regulatory and commercial issues concerning, a number of key commercial contracts, including business cooperation, joint venture, financing, security agreements, EPC contracts, construction contracts, distribution agreements, manufacturing agreements, and etc. which enable our team to have a better understanding of the relevant industry as well as their respective licensing requirements and other key regulatory compliance related issues.

Notable transactions include:

  • Acquisition by Golden Lime from the Ministry of Finance and CPB Equity of approximately 99% equity interest of Thai Marble Corporation Limited through a bidding process

  • Advising Alliance Laundry in its general commercial terms and conditions, as well as its engineering and construction related contract

  • Strategic alliance between Tri-En Solution and Toenec Corporation

  • Advising a Thai subsidiary of China Nuclear in relation to its EPC contracts

  • Advising TPV Technology, an internationally-renowned monitor and TV manufacturer listed on both the Hong Kong and Singapore Stock Exchanges, in connection with its acquisition of properties in Thailand for its Thailand operation

  • Advising (in conjunction with Skadden Arps as the lead counsel) Joyson KSS Auto Safety S.A. in connection with its entry into a USD 900,000,000 senior multicurrency term and revolving facility agreement with (i) Deutsche Bank Tokyo Branch, (ii) Mizuho Bank and (iii) China Merchants Bank for financing the global acquisition of Takata

  • Acquisition by CITIC Capital and Humanwell Healthcare of Thailand’s sexual wellness business of Ansell Limited and related financing

  • Acquisition by Golden Lime, a leading manufacturer and distributor of lime and calcium carbonate, of Saraburi Quick Lime

  • Divestiture by Korphaibool Family to Hitachi Chemical Group of approximately 43.9% shares in Hitachi Chemical Storage Battery, a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive and motorcycle batteries under the “3K” brand

  • Acquisition by CE Lime (a joint venture company between Carmeuse (an international producer of lime and lime-related products with more than 150 years of experience) and GP Group) of an initial 45% equity interest in Golden Lime, followed by a tender offer

  • Acquisition by IRPC of approximately 25% interest in UBE Chemicals (Asia) Public Company Limited, a leading petrochemical company engaging in caprolactam and nylon 6 related businesses

  • Migration of securities issued by Apex International Company Limited from Taiwan’s GreTai Securities Market to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (involved in relation to its Thai subsidiary)

  • Block trade transaction by Credit Suisse of approximately 4.5% equity interest in IRPC held by the Government Pension Fund of Thailand

  • Debt and Capital Restructures of G Steel and G J Steel (only in respect of those completed in early 2013)

  • Global demerger of information management business of Brambles Industries Limited, an operator of Recall brand

  • Disposition by Thailand Equity Fund (which is co-invested by Lombard) of 23.33% interest in S. Pack & Print Public Company Limited to Oji Paper

  • Disposal of a significant interest in Prepack Packaging to SCG Group

  • Formation of a Joint Venture between A. Schulman and SCG Chemicals

  • Disposition by Thailand Equity Fund (which is co-invested by Lombard) of 23.33% interest in S. Pack & Print Public Company Limited

  • Acquisition by Vanachai Group of the Saraburi plant of Thai Plywood Co., Ltd., a state owned enterprise regulated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

  • 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 facility from Bank of Ayudhya and (ii) Baht 1,200 million term loan facilities from Mizuho Bank, Bangkok Branch

  • Advising BlueScope Steel Thailand on Baht 2.5 billion Term Loan Facility from HSBC, Bangkok Bank, and The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Bangkok Branch

  • Mergers between BlueScope Steel and Nippon Steel as regards BlueScope Steel’s operation in Thailand and a business spin off

  • Disposal by BlueScope Steel of its shares in BlueScope Steel Thailand

  • Issue and offering by DaimlerChrysler Thailand of Baht 3,000,000,000 Guaranteed Debentures No. 1/2003 Due 2006

  • Issue and offering by Thai Union of up to 10,000,000 new shares, with the first ever NVDRs conversion features.

  • Issue and offering by Thai Central Chemical of US$60,000,000 3¾% Convertible Bonds due 2003