Natthida Pranutnorapal

Partner


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F: + 66 2 657 2222
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Natthida Pranutnorapal has extensive experience in business reorganization, insolvency, debt restructuring and related transactions. She represents domestic and international clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, for example, real estate, steel, energy, food and beverage, hotels, agriculture, and import-export, in business rehabilitation proceedings, as well as out-of-court turnaround and litigation.

Recent Experience

Representation of Pace Development Public Company Limited, and its affiliates in Thailand, as well as Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited, 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 Bridge View Company Limited, the company operating the Montien Riverside Hotel, in its THB 3 billion (USD 95 million) business rehabilitation. Weerawong C&P advised and represented  Bridge View on its negotiation with major creditors, terms and conditions of repayment of debt under the rehabilitation plan and court proceedings in 2018-2019.

Representation of EY Corporate Advisory Services Company Limited (EY) as the plan preparer of Energy Earth Public Company Limited (EARTH), a listed company engaging in the mining, importing, and distribution of coal, as well as power projects in Thailand and internationally, in its THB 23 billion (USD 726 million) business rehabilitation in 2017-2019. Weerawong C&P advised and represented EY in relation to its rehabilitation plan and contentious court proceedings.

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.

Representation of the major creditors of Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK Limited, comprising Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited, Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited, Krung Thai Bank Public Company Limited, and TISCO Bank Public Company Limited, in the process of dissolution and winding up of the company in the United Kingdom, as well as accumulation, sales, and distribution of proceeds of the assets to the creditors, with an approximate total amount of claims of THB 30 billion. 

Representation of Sahaviriya Plate Mill Public Company Limited in its THB 6 billion business reorganization.

Representation of EY Corporate Advisory Service Company Limited (EY), as the plan preparer and plan administration in the USD 1 billion restructuring and rehabilitation of Saha Farms Company Limited and its affiliate Golden Line Business Company Limited. This was the largest (in terms of the debt value and the number of creditors) on-going debt restructuring process filed with the Bankruptcy Court in 2014.The business rehabilitation plan was approved on 20 August 2015. Restructuring Deal of the Year, Asia Business Law Journal, 2016

Representation of Ladprao Plaza (and the Imperial Lad Prao Mall) in the filing of a petition with the Bankruptcy Court and implementation of the THB 1 billion business reorganization plan.

Representation of Nakornthai Strip Mill Public Company Limited in its amendment of a business reorganization plan under the Bankruptcy Act.

Representation of Marine Group (consisting of three companies) in its debt restructuring under the Bankruptcy Act.

Representation of Burapa Steel Industries Company Limited in its capital restructuring and business reorganization plan.

Representation of Advance Research Group Company Limited in an appeal of the results of the Provincial Electricity Authority electronic auction.

Representation of CMIC Development Company Limited in its THB 3,150 million debt restructuring under the business reorganization process of the Bankruptcy Act.

Representation of Thai Denmark Swine Breeder Public Company Limited in its debt restructuring of THB 885 million under the business reorganization process of the Bankruptcy Act.

Representation of Kiatnakin Bank Public Company Limited, the creditor of Thai Central Steel Public Company Limited, in its objection to the business reorganization plan under the business reorganization process of the Bankruptcy Act.

Representation of Bangkok Steel Industry Public Company Limited in its THB 59,091 million debt restructuring of under the business reorganization process of the Bankruptcy Act.

Representation of Nok Airlines Company Limited in its corporate and commercial transactions.

Representation of Utility Business Alliance Company Limited in its capital restructuring and implementation of the business reorganization plan.

Representation of PTK Metal Company Limited in its THB 5,882 million debt restructuring under the business reorganization process of the Bankruptcy Act.

Publications

‘Thailand’, Restructuring & Insolvency - Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, 2012-2020

‘Thailand’, The Insolvency Review, The Law Reviews, 2016-2018
 

Education

LL.M., International Business Law, The University of Essex, UK, 2014

LL.M., Ramkhamhaeng University, 2005

LL.B., Thammasat University, 2001

Certificate - Rights of Creditors and Debtors: Problems, Obstacles and Strategies for Reorganization Plan Administration, Central Bankruptcy Court, 2005

Thai Bar Association, admitted 2002

Citizenship

Thai

Languages

Thai, English

Recent Accolades

Outstanding – Restructuring & Insolvency, Asialaw, 2015-2021

Tier 1 - Restructuring & Insolvency, Rising Star, The Legal 500, 2009-2020

Tier 1 - Restructuring & Insolvency, Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2013-2020

Tier 1 - Restructuring & Insolvency, Highly Regarded Lawyer, IFLR1000, 2021

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