THANATHIP & PARTNERS

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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.

As an integral part of our practice, we have not only provided advice to, or acted against, certain governmental authorities in relation to their own transactions (e.g. privatisation and IPO or disposal of shares and assets) but have also regularly been in contact with a number of government and regulatory authorities in Thailand, including the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Commerce, the Bank of Thailand, Financial Institutions Development Fund (FIDF), the Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of Insurance Commission, the Office of Attorney General, the Stock Exchange of Thailand, the Revenue Department, the Office of the Board of Investment of Thailand, the Office of the Trade Competition Commission.

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

  • IPO and listing of Bangkok Asset Management (BAM), the largest IPO of financial group in Thailand as well as South East Asia, resulting in FIDF reducing its shareholding from about 99% to below 50%

  • Proposed acquisition by Metro Pacific Group of a company which is a concessionaire of a desalination project in the south of Thailand

  • Advising AIF Toll Road, 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, a constructor and operator of certain tollways in Thailand for a refinancing of Baht 1,700,000,000 from Thanachart Bank, Mizuho Bank, Bangkok Branch and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Bangkok Branch

  • Acquisition by First Pacific Group of approximately 29.45% interest in Don Muang Tollway Public Company Limited

  • Acquisition from CPB and the Privy Purse by Globex Group of the majority interest in Christiani & Nielsen, one of the leading construction companies in Thailand, which was financed via Baht 2 billion term loan facility from Bangkok Bank

  • Disposal by FIDF to CIMB Group of approximately 42% interest in BankThai through a bidding process

  • 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

  • Privatisation, IPO and listing of Airports of Thailand

  • Privatisation of Krung Thai Bank through a domestic public offering and an international placement by Financial Institutions Development Fund

  • Spin off from Krung Thai Bank and IPO and listing of Krungthai Card (KTC)