January 4, 2017 Firm News

Chandler MHM Limited Starts Operations

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is pleased to announce that it has, through its Bangkok Office, integrated its business with that of a leading law firm in Thailand, Chandler & Thong-ek Law Offices Limited (“CTLO”), and CTLO has changed its name to Chandler MHM Limited (“CMHM”).  CMHM started operations on January 4, 2017.

The firm first opened its Bangkok Office, operated under the name of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Thailand) Co., Ltd., in April 2015.  Prior to its integration with CTLO, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was staffed with four Japanese lawyers and one Thai lawyer.  After this business integration, CMHM will have a significantly larger support structure, thereby establishing a stronger presence in the Thai legal market and increasing the firm’s ability to meet the growing and varied demands for legal services throughout the Southeast Asian region.

Satoshi Kawai, a partner of the firm with abundant experience in cross-border M&A and other commercial transactions, has taken the position of Managing Partner of CMHM with the current managing partner of CTLO, Niwes Phancharoenworak.  Three Japanese lawyers from Tokyo, Singapore and Jakarta have also transferred to CMHM, reinforcing the support structure in Bangkok and providing CMHM with a staff of more than 50 lawyers, including the Thai and U.S. lawyers who have joined from CTLO.  Mori Hamada & Matsumoto stands out among Japanese law firms having bases in Thailand and throughout the Southeast Asian region.

MHM will continue to encourage all its lawyers throughout the firms’ offices in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, and Yangon, as well as the Jakarta Desk and the newly-opened Chandler MHM Limited, to work seamlessly together to provide the best possible legal services for its clients.

Thank you for your ongoing support.
January 2017

Please send any inquiry about this announcement to:
Public Relations, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Tel: +81-3-6212-8330
Email: mhm_info@mhmjapan.com

Lawyers at Bangkok Office

Satoshi Kawai

Managing Partner of Chandler MHM Limited

Niwes Phancharoenworakul

Managing Partner of Chandler MHM Limited

Ratana Poonsombudlert

Jessada Sawatdipong

Masatake Yone

Seiji Akimoto

Hidetomo Futami

Susumu Hanawa

Hiroki Kishi

Reiji Hosokawa

Masaaki Ibaragi

Panupan Udomsuvannakul

Please visit our website at https://www.chandlermhm.com/portfolio for a listing of all lawyers at Chandler MHM Limited.

Related Information

Bangkok Office