Chanvit Prachayapipat

Counsel


Contact Details

T: + 66 2 264 8000
F: + 66 2 657 2222
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Chanvit Prachayapipat is counsel in the foreign direct investment practice group and the corporate and transactional practice group. He has over 15 years’ experience advising domestic and multinational clients in a wide variety of corporate and commercial transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He is the author of several articles on corporate-commercial law in Thailand.

Recent Experience

Representation of Thai Oil Public Company Limited in relation to the THB 21,321 million joint venture agreement re the lease of state properties (30-year land lease agreement) with the Ministry of Finance under public private partnership law. 

Advising and assisting Big C Supercenter Public Company Limited in relation to the preparation of documents and information for clarification of its business practices for the Office of Trade Competition Committee. (30 March 2020)

Advising and assisting CP All Public Company Limited in relation to the preparation of a competition law compliance manual for the operation of its convenience store business. (28 February 2020)

Representation of NauticAWT Limited in the acquisition of 35% of the total issued and paid-up capital of Rich Restaurant Company Limited (“RRCL”).  RRCL is a limited company incorporated in Thailand and principally engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of food products in restaurants and franchises. It operates a fast casual restaurant business and franchises the same under the name “Chokdee Dimsum” which is an award-winning brand that serves high quality and a wide variety of Chinese-style dim sum and bak kut the in its branches across Thailand in addition to providing catering services through its central kitchen. The deal announced on SGX on 10 January 2020.

Advised P.C.S. Machine Group Holding Public Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of forged steel and aluminum parts, molds and other metal components for automotive and electronic products, in the entire business transfer of its subsidiaries in Thailand, namely, P.C.S. Precision Works Co., Ltd., P.C.S. Die Casting Co., Ltd. and P.C.S. Forging Co., Ltd. The deal closed on 12 July 2019.

Representation of Thaioil Marine Co., Ltd. (TM), a subsidiary of Thai Oil Public Company Limited, in its acquisition of 45% shares in TOP Maritime Services Co., Ltd. (TMS) from existing shareholders, increasing the TM shareholding of TMS to 100%. The transaction was valued at THB 81 million (USD 2.4 million) and closed on 21 June 2018.

Advising and assisting PTT Public Company Limited in relation to the preparation of a competition law compliance manual and the related training for PTT teams, in coordination with international counsel. (18 January 2018)

Representation of Oaktree Capital on the business combination of its portfolio company Fitness First Asia and Celebrity Fitness, a portfolio company of Navis Capital Partners, to create one of the largest fitness club networks in Asia. The combined entity, Evolution Wellness Holdings, includes 152 wholly-owned fitness clubs across Asia, almost 7,000 employees and approximately 400,000 members. The deal, valued at approximately USD 500 million, closed in July 2017.

Representation of PTT Public Company Limited in PTT Group’s business restructuring involving the transfer of certain petrochemical businesses, propane business chain and bioplastic business chain, including the related service businesses, to PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited. The share and asset transfers valued at THB 26.3 billion (approximately USD 771 million) closed on 3 July 2017.

Representation of GE Capital Group, including its subsidiaries in Hong Kong on the sale of its stake in Alpha Capital Asset Management Co., Ltd. to a new strategic investor. Weerawong C&P has advised the GE Capital Group on transactions in Thailand since its entrance into the financial sector as a management company. The transaction closed on 28 January 2016.

Representation of Berli Jucker Public Company Limited (BJC) in its acquisition of a controlling stake (58.56%) of Big C Supercenter PCL (Big C) from Geant International BV, a subsidiary of Groupe Casino, in March 2016 and an additional stake (39.38%) in a tender offer in May 2016. The total acquisition price was THB 204.3 billion (approximately USD 5.83 billion).

Education

LL.M., Chulalongkorn University
2001

LL.B., (Honours) Chulalongkorn University
1998

Citizenship

Thai

Languages

Thai and English

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