Thailand Practice

We provide comprehensive legal support for clients conducting business in Thailand, drawing on our considerable “on-the-ground” knowledge and capabilities in Thailand augmented by our recent business integration with a leading Thai law firm.

We were one of the first Japanese law firms to develop expertise in Thailand, having seconded our lawyers to leading law firms in Thailand since the early 2000s prior to establishing our own presence in Bangkok in 2012.

In January 2017, we established Chandler MHM Limited (“CMHM”) by integrating our office in Bangkok with a leading Thai law firm, Chandler & Thong-ek Law Offices Limited. The integration has enabled us to establish a stronger presence in the Thai legal market and enhances our ability to meet the varied demands for legal services in the region. Our team of more than 50 lawyers in Thailand is internationally recognized for their legal expertise in banking and finance, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities, dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency, tax and regulatory law – with a focus on complex, cross-border, international business transactions.

As a result of favorable business developments in Thailand, including a lowering of corporate tax rates, we have seen an increase in demand for legal assistance with large-scale matters, such as acquisitions of publicly-traded companies, real estate property developments, energy development projects, and auctions of government-owned companies. Based on our years of experience in and commitment to the Thai legal market, we, through CMHM, are able to offer a full range of legal services – from assistance with large-scale M&A transactions and energy development projects, to advising on employment issues, legal compliance, and other general corporate matters.

Thailand Practice:People

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Thailand Practice:Newsletters

MHM Asian Legal Insights
MHM COVID-19 Updates in Asia (April 2020)
MHM Asian Legal Insights
MHM Asian Legal Insights Special Edition Vol.3 (April 2018)
Arbitration in Thailand

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Thailand Practice:News

Top Rankings received from asialaw 2023-24
Top Rankings Received from IFLR1000 2023
Top Rankings Received from Chambers Global 2023
Our lawyers recognized by IFLR Asia Best Lawyers 2022
Firm receives awards at asialaw Awards 2022/23

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Thailand Practice:Seminars

Jul. 11, 2023External Seminars
"Current Status and Key Points of Carve-out M&A (Part 60): Commentary Focusing on Complex Multinational Carve-out Cases"
Jul. 1, 2020External Seminars
"Thailand Private Client - Virtual Round Table"
Jul. 17, 2019MHM Seminars
"New personal data protection law in Thailand"
Jul. 15, 2019MHM Seminars
"Data Protection Developments in Japan and Thailand (with Singapore Case Study)"
Sep. 29, 2017MHM Seminars
CMHM Seminar “Key Features of and Latest Updates to the Anti-Competition Law”

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Thailand Practice:Publications

"M&A Rules in Emerging Asian Countries - Fourth edition"
Magazine Article
"Asian Real Estate Development - Overview of Exit Options for Real Estate Projects and Points to Consider Regarding Exit to REITs and S-REITs in Various Countries from Legal and Tax Perspectives"
"Current Status of Mobile Games in Thailand and Legal Considerations When Releasing Mobile Games"
"Key Points of Design of Schemes and Legal Due Diligence for Investment in and Acquisition of Start-ups in Thailand"
"Are Electronic Signatures Valid in Thailand? - Points to Note When Signing Electronic Contracts in Thailand"

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