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Other Capabilities

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.

We have provided a broad range of advice to a number of clients from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with an aim to achieving effective and practical solutions for conducting their business in Thailand. Apart from typical outbound investment by these Chinese clients through M&A, foreign direct investment and business cooperation, we have been given a number of opportunities to work with top Chinese and well known international firms (e.g. Fangda Partners, Tian Yuan, Denton, Jones Day, Latham & Watkins, King & Wood Mallesons, and Kirkland & Ellis) and their clients on listing and IPO, fund raising, financing, banking regulations and compliance, and general corporate and commercial.

Notable transactions include:

  • 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

  • Advising J&T Express Group in its investment and the restructuring of its group companies in Thailand

  • Advising Carlye on a formation of a joint venture company with Taiwanese major shareholders together with its indirect acquisition of the 26 per cent equity interest in Sushi Express and Sushi Express (Samoa), a conveyor-belt sushi chain across Asia

  • Advising a company engaging in higher education services in the People’s Republic of China, in its acquisition of equity interest in Shinawatra University

  • Advising Koos Group in connection with its investment in or by KGI Thailand

  • Advised ChemChina Petroleum Corporation in its potential investment in Thailand including the proposed business co-operation with an operator of the refinery in Thailand

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

  • 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 KGI Group in various regulatory aspect in connection with their investment in Thailand and related transactions

  • IPO and listing of Boyaa Interactive International on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (involved in relation to its Thai subsidiary)

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

  • Acquisition by a subsidiary of Hydoo Group of approximately 36% interest in Hydoo Best Group, an operator of the Trust City project near Suvarnabhumi Airport

  • Listing by Weiye Holdings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (involved in relation to its Thai subsidiary)

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

  • Advising Cathay Financial Holdings, Taiwan’s largest financial holding company, in a strategic investment through an acquisition of 9.9% shares in Sawad

  • Acquisition by China YuHua Group of Stamford International University

  • Advising BCEGT Thai International in relation to, certain commercial contracts and relevant financing and security arrangements