October 22, 2018 Firm News

Arkrapol Pichedvanichok joins Chandler MHM

Chandler MHM announces that a market leading, corporate lawyer, Arkrapol Pichedvanichok will join the firm in January 2019 as a Senior Partner, Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions.  He comes to the firm with a distinguished track record at Allen & Overy where he was a Partner during his last 13 years and his last role was Head of Corporate at Allen & Overy, Bangkok. A respected international commentator described Arkrapol’s legal acumen as, “wonderfully talented, sensible and well-balanced.”

Arkrapol specializes in Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets, with special expertise in complex, cross-border joint ventures, domestic and international equity capital markets transactions, with in-depth understanding of the energy and natural resources, real estate, automotive and high-value manufacturing sectors.

His impressive M&A credentials include advising the PTT group on many of their most significant M&A transactions, such as a strategic sale of Bangchak shares, the amalgamation of PTT Chemical PCL and PTT Aromatics and Refining PCL, and Thai Oil’s joint venture with Mitsui; Sojitz Corporation on its investment in AAPICO Hitech PCL; Bangkok Hospital on its acquisitions of Samitivej Hospital and Phyathai Hospital; and SRIXON Sport on its investment in manufacturing of tennis balls in Thailand. Capital Markets experience is equally impressive with representation of various corporate issuers and Thai and international underwriters for IPOs and listings of reputable Thai companies including, Thai Beverage, DTAC, ESSO, Thai Oil, CP7/11, MK Restaurant, Mega Life Science, and Thai Tap Water.

Satoshi Kawai, Co-Managing Partner of Chandler MHM said, “We are excited to have Khun Arkrapol join our M&A team. His recognition as one of the leading lawyers in the Thai M&A market, along with his extensive experience will undoubtedly benefit our clients in Thailand and in Southeast Asia. The addition of Khun Arkrapol together with the existing team led by Ratana Poonsombudlert along with other 25 team members demonstrates our commitment to growth in our M&A group and across all our practice areas.”

Arkrapol commented on his joining the firm, “I am very delighted to join Chandler MHM at this exciting time where I will work closely with Khun Ratana Poonsombudlert (M&A Co-Head) to strengthen our M&A practice and contribute to other practices for the continued growth of the firm. I have recently met various Practice Group Heads and teams of talented associates at Chandler MHM and I am highly confident that we are very well placed to give best quality service to clients in Thailand and in this region.”

Arkrapol’s assuming a key role at Chandler MHM, amplifies the firm’s premier positioning: Top Tier Firm/ Outstanding Law Firm/ Top Ranked Firm 2018, by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific, and Firm of the Year, Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm 2017, by Asian-mena Counsel, In-House Community. His new role also continues the firm’s unbroken path of 2018 strategic developments, including additions of a high-powered Banking & Finance team from Clifford Chance in January, a market-unique REIT team, and recognized litigation specialists in March, and the addition of a new Counsel with extensive energy expertise from Tilleke & Gibbins in September. Satoshi Kawai and Niwes Phancharoenworakul, Managing Partners, concurred in saying, “2018 was an exciting year for Chandler MHM, and 2019 promises the same.”

22 October 2018

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Business Development, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
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