Main Practice Areas
Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Advisory and Corporate Governance, Dispute Resolution, Mergers & Acquisitions, Projects and Energy, Public Private Partnerships, Restructuring and Insolvency, Telecommunications, Media and Technology.
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltd. is one of Thailand’s largest independent law firms. Formerly the Bangkok office of White & Case LLP, which commenced business in Thailand in 1993, Weerawong C&P became an independent Thai law firm in 2009 and offers a full range of legal services.
Consistently recognised in the top tiers of Asian-mena Counsel, Asialaw, Chamber & Partners, IFLR and The Legal 500 as a leading firm in Thailand, Weerawong C&P received the distinction of Best Law Firm in Thailand, Finance Asia 2019, National Firm of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2017 at the IFLR Asia Awards and in 2016 – 2019 at the Asian Legal Business Awards. The firm has been recognised for ‘going beyond’ in achieving results for clients by implementing strategies that have not been previously approached.
Areas of practice
Banking and finance: the firm advises lenders, borrowers and other clients on all aspects of banking and finance in
the Asia Pacific region, including structuring, negotiating and documenting transactions that involve bank lending, project finance and acquisition financing.
Capital markets: the firm represents issuers, underwriters, placement agents, security holders, investors, corporate trustees and other participants in a wide variety of debt, equity and derivative offerings in domestic and international markets.
Corporate/M&A: Weerawong C&P represents purchasers, sellers, advisors, lenders and financial intermediaries in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts and divestments.
Litigation and Arbitration: the firm provides comprehensive dispute resolution services for domestic and international clients. The team has extensive expertise and experience in all practice areas and industry sectors, with litigators representing clients in both the English and Thai languages.
Restructuring and insolvency: Weerawong C&P is one of the few law firms in Thailand that can provide integrated, multi-disciplinary services in both pre-litigation and litigation, including out-of-court restructurings.
Technology, media and telecommunications: Weerawong C&P advises the top telecommunications, media, technology, fintech and e-commerce companies in Thailand in corporate-commercial, licensing and regulatory matters, financing and dispute resolution.
Myanmar legal and consulting services: The firm represents power companies, banks, hotels, beverage companies, and leading infrastructure and construction groups in a wide range of matters, including the development and implementation of the Dawei sea port, industrial estate, and road and rail link to Thailand. The extent of the firm’s local network in Myanmar enables the firm to present innovative solutions to local authorities as well as international best practices that are often welcomed by local decision-makers.
Real estate, construction and engineering: Weerawong C&P provides services in all aspects of commercial real estate and investment matters, including hotels and resorts, residential and multi-purpose projects and related financing.
Projects and energy: Weerawong C&P has extensive experience in projects transactions, including advising on concession and power purchase agreements, construction contracts, public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects and project finance. The firm is active in oil, gas and renewable energy, including hydro, solar and wind energy. The firm advises on regional transactions, including Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan.
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltd.
Address: 22nd Floor, Mercury Tower, 540 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330
Tel: (66) 2 264 8000
Fax: (66) 2 657 2222
Contacts: Veeranuch Thammavaranucupt, Senior Partner, Veeranuch.email@example.com
Number of employees: 200
Number of lawyers: 115
Offices in Asia: Bangkok
Year Established: 2009
Languages Spoken: English, Thai, Chinese