Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners

Thailand

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Founded in 2009, Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners is one of the most well-recognised names in the Thai legal market and is ranked at the top across all the financial and corporate rankings.

The firm provides top quality advice in banking and finance capital markets, M&A, project development and restructuring and insolvency. The firm takes on clients from a host of sectors including banking and financial services, consumer products, industrials and manufacturing, technology and telecommunication, real estate, oil and gas and energy.

Key clients include PTT Public Company, Port Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways, Exploration and Production, Asset World, HSBC, Citigroup Global Markets, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and United Overseas Bank.

During the research period the banking team took on roles for both borrowers and lenders across a range of sectors. A high-value acquisition financing mandate saw the firm advising Global Power Synergy as the borrower.

The capital markets team was active on several liability management exercises, Exploration and Production featured as a repeat client. A noteworthy capital markets highlight saw the firm advising Asset World on its IPO.

On the M&A side the firm took on roles for buyers, sellers and joint venture partners across a range of sectors.

In projects the firm often acted for government bodies; a significant development saw the company advising the Government of Thailand on drafting the new Public-Private Partnership Act. Another highlight saw the firm advising a government body on the development of the Don Mueang–Suvarnabhumi–U-Tapao high-speed railway.

The restructuring team was recently active for a range of stakeholders including debtors, creditors and administrators.

 

Deal highlights

Asset World SET IPO

Don Mueang–Suvarnabhumi–U-Tapao high-speed railway

F&N Retail Connection / Maxim’s Group joint venture

Global Power Synergy $4.1 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Glow Energy

Global Power Synergy $4.4 billion financing

Saha Farms and Golden Line Business restructuring

TTCL Public Company $85 million divestment of stake in TTCL Gas Power

U-Tapao International Airport

 

Client feedback

M&A

"Very good commitment, strong knowledge about the business and meticulous work."

 

Panuwat Chalongkuamdee

“Very good knowledge and clear in problem solving.”