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Media, Telecommunications and Entertainment

In light of the continuing waves of innovative and modernised technologies (disruptive or otherwise), we have been keeping taps and gradually developed our experience and expertise and market knowledge, as well as maintained our keen interest in innovation.

Apart from our assistance in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, business cooperation, fund raisings and general corporate and commercial practices, we have provided tailor made legal advice on compliance and regulatory requirements 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 to tech and start-up companies across diverse industries and sectors, including finance, securities, healthcare, consumer and retail related businesses. Over several years, we have worked alongside the international law firms to advise a number of world’s leading tech companies including Adyen, Airbnb, Alipay, Apple Pay, Blue Pay, Grab, Oppo, Paypal and Tencent.

Notable transactions include:

  • Advising EatLab, a Thai-based startup providing data analytic services for restaurants, on (i) its Series A fundraising by way of crowdfunding, and (ii) its business collaboration with SABUY Technology and Easy Restaurant in relation to an artificial intelligence platform “EATLAB.AI”

  • IPO and listing by TDCX Inc., a provider of digital customer experience solutions, of American depositary shares representing Class A ordinary shares on the New York Stock Exchange

  • Advising RS on its joint venture with PLAN B Media and Nation International Edutainment, under the name “RSPlanB”

  • Advising Hetrakul Family in connection with a disposal of their entire interest in NewTV to JKN Global Media

  • Advising Tencent in (i) its acquisition from Ookbee of 30% interest in WECOMICS, an online platform for user generated comics and cartoons, and (ii) its further investment in Series C fundraising by Ookbee

  • Proposed IPO and listing of a multinational digital marketing company (with a number of group companies in Thailand on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading (SGX-ST)

  • Deal counsel for the first and second rounds of fund raising by Deeple, a renowned and leading advanced AI Chatbot start-up in Thailand

  • Advising PharmCare Group on its commercial contracts with certain qualified pharmacies and other healthcare service providers in the network and its partnered insurance companies in relation to its web-based platform called “PharmCare”

  • Advising certain investors in their investment in Series A and Series B fund raising by Finnomena, a leading fintech start-up in Thailand

  • Advising on a disposal by the key executive of his interest in TBWA, an Omnicom Group company

  • Advising PayPal in its business operation in Thailand and regulatory issues concerning e-payment and other corporate matters

  • Investment by TYO Asia in Rabbit’s Tale, a leading digital marketing agency in Thailand

  • Advising a few online platform operators including Grab and Airbnb in connection with compliance and relevant laws and regulations concerning an e-payment business and licensing requirements in respect of their operation in or relating to Thailand

  • Advising Ticket Melon, one of the leading platform service providers of online ticketing solution for events in Thailand with secured payment and analytical channels, on its first fund raising

  • Block trade of approximately 5% interest in BEC World

  • Advising Dentsu Aegis Network on a number of investment, business cooperation, commercial contracts and agreements as well as its regulatory compliance

  • IPO and listing of Symphony Communication

  • Advising Merlin Entertainment Group in connection with its acquisition of Siam Ocean World

  • Investment by Lombard Group in Asia Soft, a leading online game company in Southeast Asia as part of its IPO

  • IPO and listing of Nation International Edutainment

  • IPO and listing of Nation Broadcasting Corporation

  • Spin-off of the two principal subsidiaries, Nation Broadcasting Corporation and Nation International Edutainment by NMG Group

  • Advising Scenario in connection with its establishment of a joint venture with BEC Tero for staging, promoting and organising stage shows, including a well known international musical theatrical show, CATS

  • Public offering of treasury shares and private placement of up to 8,000,000 new shares by GMM Media

  • Acquisition of 32.40% interest and disposal of 12.40% interest by GMM Media in Matichon

  • Acquisition of 23.60% interest by GMM Media in Post Publishing

  • Acquisition by Singapore Telecom of approximately 20% interest in Advance Info Services (AIS)