Sakaewan Boonsuriyaphan

Associate


Contact Details

T: + 66 2 264 8000
F: + 66 2 657 2222
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Sakaewan Boonsuriyaphan is an associate in the litigation and arbitration practice group as well as the restructuring and insolvency practice group. She has experience assisting and representing local and international clients in a variety of industries, including real estate development, engineering and construction, hospitality, scientific equipment and energy. She also has experience in infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships.

Sakaewan contributes to the World Bank Group’s annual report, “Doing Business”, a series of reports on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across economies, including Thailand.

Recent Experience

Restructuring and Insolvency

Representation of Pace Development Public Company Limited, and its affiliates in Thailand, in relation to the rehabilitation of Pace Development in Thailand and reorganization of its assets and businesses, namely, Dean & DeLuca Group, in the United States under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code, with a total amount of claims involved in the rehabilitation exceeding THB 30 billion.

Representation of the major creditors of Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited, Southeast Asia’s largest flat steel manufacturing complex, comprising Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited, Krung Thai Bank Public Company Limited, and TISCO Bank Public Company Limited as well as SSI TH in the THB 60 billion rehabilitation.

Dispute Resolution 

Representation of a leading construction consortium of Thai and Japanese companies regarding a construction dispute in connection with power plants in Latkrabang and Bangpoo industrial estates in Thailand. The forum was the Thai Arbitration Institute. The claims were approximately THB 860 million and THB 1,600 million, respectively. (2018 - 2020)

Representation of a leading financial services company in Thailand, its CEO, directors and executive management in relation to defending a labour law claim filed by the top legal management of the company. (2018-2019)

Representation of Global Power Synergy Public Company Limited regarding a transactional dispute concerning the acquisition of a power plant of another leading power plant owner in Thailand. (2019) 

Representation of RRB Group Private Co., Ltd., the owner of international luxury brand hotels and resorts in a labour dispute re grounds for dismissal filed by one of its high-level employees in the Central Labour Court of Thailand. (2018)

Representation of a major real estate developer in a THB 247 million (USD 7.7 million) claim against a major construction company regarding the delayed, defective, and substandard construction of a condominium project.

Representation of AIA, one of the largest life-insurance companies in Thailand, in precedent-setting cases for insurance policies in Thailand. AIA is defending multiple cases related to a popular TMAE life insurance policy held by tens of thousands of customers. These cases will set precedents for consumer protection as well as the insurance law and industry in Thailand.

Projects

Representation of the Government of Thailand, Office of the Eastern Economic Corridor of Thailand (EEC) and Thai Airways Public Company Limited in the agreement to develop the Thai-Airbus Maintenance Repair Overhaul Centre. The first of its kind, the centre will be based in the U-Tapao International Airport to serve the maintenance requirements of aircrafts.  The project will be the largest maintenance, repair overhaul center in the ASEAN region. THB 10.3 billion (USD 330 million)

Education

LL.B., Thammasat University, 2017

Citizenship

Thai

Languages

Thai, English

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