Weerawong C&P continues to shine in the Chambers and Partners 2021 rankings

Weerawong C&P continues to shine in the Chambers and Partners 2021 rankings

With 8 practice areas and 12 ranked individuals recognized, Weerawong C&P is a leading law firm in Thailand.

Our Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A practices continue to maintain our lead in Band 1 for the 12th consecutive year.

Our Restructuring/Insolvency practice has retained the coveted Band 1 ranking for 9 consecutive years.

Thank you, clients and friends, for  your support. We will continue to do our best for you.

Banking & Finance
Band 3

Full-service firm able to provide assistance to clients with acquisition and real estate finance, especially acting for borrowers. Also often represents international banks on financing transactions in Thailand. Adept at handling project and infrastructure finance, as well as Thai banking regulatory issues, for clients from sectors such as telecommunications, energy and retail.

A client praises the team's "excellent service, including strong negotiation skills and knowledge."

Weerawong Chittmittrapap and Sunyaluck Chaikajornwat are key contact for clients.

Capital Markets
Band 1

Market-leading practice, regularly advising both local and international clients. Acts extensively on the issuer side, including on high-value IPOs, bonds and debentures, as well as REITs. Also instructed by prominent financial institutions acting as guarantors, dealer managers and agents. Regularly instructed by clients in the energy and infrastructure space, as well as in finance and telecoms. Well respected by overseas law firms for its Thai law expertise.

"It is a very, very strong firm and would be on top of everyone's list," reports one impressed source.

"Weerawong C&P has strong credentials advising many Thai clients on various types of transactions," notes another interviewee.
Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt Band 1 maintains a leading reputation among commentators, acting on both ECM and DCM matters. Described by one client as "a very good and experienced lawyer," she often handles transactions in the telecoms, real estate, energy and finance sectors.

Corporate/M&A
Band 1

Distinguished practitioners, highly respected for handling complex M&A transactions and private equity investments. Also proficient in company restructurings and transactions involving infrastructure funds, regularly advising leading Thai and international clients on inbound and outbound investments. Able to advise clients on related competition or regulatory issues involving transactions. Especially acts in the real estate, power, telecoms, media and retail sectors.

"It is a professional, experienced and knowledgeable law firm," notes a client, who adds that "their strength is access to senior lawyers as well as many young and smart associates who are extremely helpful and committed to clients."

Another interviewee comments that "out of ten, I would rate their service an 11 based on my impression of their quality of service. The team is filled with energy-driven people."

Weerawong Chittmittrapap Senior Statesman  is highly respected for his many years of experience handling corporate transactions in Thailand. He also has strong expertise in corporate governance, as well as SEC regulations.

Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt Band 2 earns strong market recognition for her experience in M&A transactions, as well as related antitrust issues. Also active on corporate governance issues, her deals are in many sectors including energy, media and telecoms.

Sunyaluck Chaikajornwat Band 4 is noted for his busy M&A practice, including deals in the real estate and retail sectors. He acts extensively for leading Thai and regional corporates on transactions in Thailand.

Sakchai Limsiripothong Band 3 is noted for Employment.

Dispute Resolution
Band 3

Respected practice advising clients from various sectors, including energy, finance, real estate and telecommunications, on litigation and arbitration. Often handles cases relating to fraud, employment, land and bankruptcy disputes, among others. Frequently mandated by domestic and global companies on civil and administrative cases.

A client says: "The firm's preparation of documents and related information has always been very impressive and thorough. Their research process and teamwork are excellent."

An interviewee notes: "Their quality is really good, they respond quickly and, when we have specific demands, they acknowledge them and can gather all the details we give them, providing very useful opinions."

Phisit Dejchaiyasak Band 4 is well regarded by market sources for his extensive experience in Thailand's dispute resolution area. Active on Thai litigation and arbitration, he represents leading Thai corporates, including family-owned businesses, in a range of shareholder, contractual and construction disputes.

According to a client, Sakchai Limsiripothong Band 3  is "a very intelligent and experienced lawyer on litigation and international arbitration and, with him, we are able to settle our disputes with satisfaction." He often handles labour and bankruptcy cases, as well as a broad range of other general disputes.

Projects & Energy
Band 2

Full-service firm with considerable expertise in PPP projects. Regularly instructed on prominent rail, road, airport and port infrastructure developments, particularly on behalf of government entities. Also advises leading Thai companies on financings and acquisitions in the oil and gas, power and renewable energy spaces. Clients in this space benefit from its ability to leverage the firm's impressive M&A department.

An interviewee reports that "they are very good and leading in Thailand in terms of PPP contracts" and have "an understanding of the key issues."

Jirapat Thammavaranucupt Up and Coming  regularly advises government entities on PPP infrastructure projects in Thailand's rail, aviation, port and road sectors. A source reports that "he is always contactable and does good homework in preparation for engagements we might have, and he is a good negotiator who knows how to conduct himself during meetings with government agencies."

Real Estate
Band 2

Well-established practice, regularly advising prominent Thai real estate developers and financial institutions across a range of mandates. Adept in handling the acquisition and financing of hotel, residential, office, retail and mixed-use developments. Mandated on local and international matters, including real estate litigation. Also handles capital markets transactions in the real estate sector. Combines the strength of its corporate, financing and disputes teams to handle a full range of real estate matters.

A client remarks: "Their quality of service is very good since they work to protect our best interests, and they have good knowledge about negotiating contracts with other parties."
Another interviewee confirms that the team is "recommendable for its notable track record in real estate industry deals."

Weerawong Chittmittrapap and Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt are key contacts for clients.

Restructuring/Insolvency
Band 1

Strong litigation department with significant experience on major bankruptcy cases. Advises leading Thai and foreign creditors, debtors and plan administrators on debt restructuring, rehabilitation plans and insolvency proceedings. Regularly mandated on sophisticated cases involving companies in various sectors including manufacturing, energy, real estate and telecommunications. Often involved in cases with significant cross-border elements. Full-service firm that regularly draws on team members from other departments for restructuring and insolvency matters.

Represented EY Corporate Advisory Services, in its capacity as plan administrator, in relation to the USD1 billion business restructuring of Saha Farms and Golden Line Business.

Natthida Pranutnorapal  Up and Coming has a growing reputation for her expertise in business restructuring, which spans the manufacturing, real estate and energy industries. She acts for creditors and debtors, as well as plan administrators.

Suntus Kirdsinsap Band 1 focuses on litigation and is highly experienced in relation to insolvency proceedings. He is often mandated by Thai debtors, as well as plan administrators, on business rehabilitation in the real estate, energy, food and beverage, manufacturing and telecoms sectors.

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
Band 3

Frequently represents leading telecommunications and media companies on a range of matters, including financings, acquisitions, disputes and regulatory issues. Often advises on transactions relating to e-commerce and telecommunications infrastructure, while its contentious practice includes entertainment licensing and telecommunications concession cases. Able to advise clients on matters relating to data centres. Especially acts for prominent Thai clients in this space, as well as foreign corporates.

Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt Band 2  is "very specialised in telecommunications issues," say market commentators, who stress her previous in-house experience in this sector. She acts for leading Thai telecommunications and media companies on acquisitions, disputes and restructuring.

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