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Pakpoom Suntornvipat

Partner, R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited

Practice Area:

General Corporate Commercial

Bachelor of Law, Chulalongkorn University, 1990,
Master of Law in International and Business Law (English Program), Kyushu University, Japan, 1997

T +66 2656 1991
E pakpoom.s@rajahtann.com

Pakpoom is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial Practice of R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited. Pakpoom is a licensed Thai lawyer.

Experience 

Pakpoom has more than 27 years’ experience in his legal practice. Pakpoom focuses his practice on project development, asset sale transactions, litigation, debt restructuring, insolvency matters and regulatory compliance, with additional work in the areas of corporate, commercial, and other securities and financing transactions.

Prior to joining Rajah & Tann, Pakpoom spent more than 20 years in international law firms in Thailand. He has represented major clients in transactions involving a wide range of industries in Thailand.

Project Development and Asset Sale Transactions

  • Advised Thai authorities in the development project of U-tapao International Airport in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), Thailand.
  • Advised an international leading retailer on land acquisition/lease for Tesco Lotus Supercentre.
  • Advised a group of wood manufacturing companies in the sale and transfer of more than 500 Rai of land and factories to an investor.
  • Advised a group of frozen seafood export companies in the sale and transfer of several pieces of land and factories to an investor.
  • Advised a group of creditors in the sale and transfer of several pieces of land of a debtor to an investor.
  • Advised an international bank in the sale and transfer of several pieces of land and factories of a group of debtors to an investor.
  • Advised a bulk terminal service company on lease of seaport under a concession agreement with the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Represented a leading audit firm in connection with a wrongful act claim.
  • Represented the management of a leading direct sale company in connection with a fraud-related claim.
  • Represented a major medical equipment producer in multiple civil court proceedings arising from disputes in relation to a joint venture agreement.
  • Represented an international transportation association in connection with a wrongful act claim and a fraud-related claim.
  • Represented a multi-national tobacco company in connection with disputes with the Thai Excise, Customs and Revenue departments.
  • Represented auto-parts manufacturing companies in connection with criminal charges and proceedings.
  • Represented a foreign petroleum company in connection with labour cases.
  • Represented a telecommunications company in connection with a contractual dispute in the Administrative Court.
  • Advised a Thai construction company on a contractual dispute.
  • Advised a Thai manufacturing company on a contractual dispute.
  • Advised a Japanese hotel management company on a dispute regarding a Thai hotel management agreement.

Insolvency and Restructuring

  • Represented a Thai distributor company in connection with the business reorganisation of a computer store operator.
  • Represented a foreign creditor in connection with debt restructuring of steel manufacturing companies.
  • Represented a Thai weaving mill company in its business reorganisation.
  • Represented a Thai dyeing & finishing company in its business reorganisation.
  • Represented Thai financial creditors in connection with the business reorganisation of a telecommunication company.
  • Represented a group of textile companies in their business reorganisation.
  • Represented a foreign manufacturing company in its business reorganisation.
  • Represented a foreign creditor in connection with the business reorganisation of a steel manufacturing company.
  • Represented a Thai property company in connection with the business reorganisation of an office building owner.
  • Represented a foreign department store in its business reorganisation.
  • Represented a Thai bulk terminal service company in connection with its business reorganisation.
  • Represented Thai financial institutions in connection with the business reorganisation proceedings of tuna canning companies.
  • Represented a group of wood-based manufacturing companies in connection with their business reorganisation.
  • Represented Thai and foreign financial institutions in connection with the business reorganisation proceedings of an agricultural products manufacturing company.
  • Represented an international transportation association in several bankruptcy cases of its debtors.
  • Advised a Japanese trading company on bankruptcy proceeding of its debtor.

Distressed Debt Sale

  • Advised a Thai commercial bank on the sale of portfolio of non-performing loans.
  • Advised a Thai asset management company on the sale of portfolio of non-performing loans.
  • Advised an export – import bank on the sale of portfolio of non-portfolio of non-performing loans.

Corporate

  • Advised a group of major telecommunications companies in Japan in the sale of shares in their Thai subsidiaries as part of the global business restructuring.
  • Advised several foreign investors in the sales of shares in Thai companies.
  • Advised several foreign investors in the acquisition of Thai companies.
  • Advised an industrial estate company in connection with a commercial contract.
  • Advised a multi-national superstore company in connection with commercial contracts.
  • Advised a Thai bank on the offer for sale of approximately 75% of its enlarged issued share capital.
Memberships/Directorships
  • Member, Thai Bar Association, 1996