IFLR1000: Tier 1 in Capital Markets and M&A for Eight Consecutive Years

Weerawong C&P’s Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions practices have been ranked in tier 1 for the eighth consecutive year in the recently published International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000) legal directory.

Clients interviewed by IFLR1000 researchers also commented on the Banking & Finance practice, “They are excellent. They beat our expectations by far”, as well as the Restructuring & Insolvency practice, “Very knowledgeable and highly experienced.”

Earlier this year, Weerawong C&P was awarded National Firm of the Year by the International Financial Law Review.


Banking and finance, Tier 2
Capital markets, Tier 1
M&A, Tier 1
Project development, Tier 2
Restructuring and insolvency, Tier 2

Financial and corporate

Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners is one of the largest local Thai law firms.

The banking team has advised both Thai and foreign banks, and is also an advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Thailand. One significant cross-border financing deal saw the firm representing GEP (Myanmar) in the financing for the first phase of its 220MW solar power plant in Minbu, which is one of the biggest solar plants in Southeast Asia. The facility agreement for this first phase was valued at $48 million.

In M&A a highlight saw the firm acting for Taobao China in an acquisition of a controlling stake in the Lazada Group, a leading e-commerce platform in South East Asia.

Key clients include HSBC, Krung Thai Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, CJ Morgan Co, Sahaviriya Steel Industries and TMB Bank.

Client feedback

“Expertise in the restructuring and insolvency area. They have a few very senior partners who are extremely good at what they do. They also are not too strict to the mandate and are flexible to do more if scope creeps and they try very hard to manage the work.” – M&A, refinancing

“Very high quality in all areas. Their working style and work product is on par with quality law firms in the US and UK. Strong technical expertise with real world commercial sensibilities and strong execution skills.” – Banking and finance, M&A

“The team is large and has good expertise in various sectors covering all major sectors in Thailand. The senior partners are the strongest individual lawyers. The lawyers are very attentive to the transaction.” – Capital markets

Individual Lawyers

Weerawong Chittmittrapap
Market leader  
Practice areas: Banking, M&A

Chinnavat Chinsangaram
Highly regarded
Practice areas: Banking, M&A

Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt
Notable practitioner
Practice area: Capital markets

Khemajit Choomwattana
Notable practitioner
Practice area: Capital markets

Passawan Navanithikul
Market leader  
Practice area: Project finance
Industry sectors: Banking, Energy, Food and beverage, Shipping

James Lawden
Highly regarded
Practice areas: Capital markets, Banking

Client feedback

Suntus Kirdsinsap “Very knowledgeable and highly experienced in the restructuring and insolvency area.”

Passawan Navanithikul and Nattaporn Pengkul “They are excellent. They beat our expectations by far. The two of them are very detail oriented, very responsive, able to deliver high standards of work in a tight time frame, and are able to provide commercially viable advice.”

Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt “Very strong in all areas of technical expertise and knowledge of the Thai market.” “One of the sharpest individual lawyers we have ever worked with. Veeranuch has a strong commercial sense and is very attentive to detail and is highly regarded among other professionals.”


Market Leader
True leaders of their field, these lawyers have a track record of high profile innovative deals and are recognised as the standout performers in their country or practice area.

Highly Regarded
Lawyers who are highly regarded by their peers and possess a strong transactional record and positive client feedback.

Notable Practitioner
Lawyers who have advised on one or more deals featured in IFLR1000 Deal Data

IFLR1000 provides tiered rankings of the leading financial and corporate law firms for different regions, markets and practice areas, accompanied by analysis of the market trends and the business environment. The rankings are based on in-depth research, interviews and surveys conducted with clients, peers, and other in-house counsel. For more information, please visit the IFLR1000 website:  https://www.iflr1000.com/Firm/Weerawong-Chinnavat-Partners/Profile/3251#rankings


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