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Apichart Chirabandhu

Partner – LLB

Specialises in: Foreign Direct Investment | Intellectual Property | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Real Property & Construction

As a partner of Siam Premier, Apichart Chirabandhu specialises in the areas of corporate & commercial and property, including real estate development, applications for land and condominium development, and property-related tax planning.

Apichart’s experience also extends to advising on stock, legal, financial institution and banking offences, as well as violations of intellectual property rights and the registration of such rights. With ten years experience in this area, he is a well known local specialist in the intellectual property field.

Some of Apichart’s most recent experience has included advising a private company in bidding and establishing a power plant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, including dealing with government authorities in relation to a power purchase agreement, and negotiating with a contractor from Norway in relation to the EPC contract. Apichart has also been involved in the development of the new international airport and advised Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services Public Company Limited in relation to facilities at the airport.

Other corporate work includes advising Air Andaman in reviewing the terms of its aircraft lease agreements and acting for Four Seasons Hotel in relation to review of its Hotel Management contracts and tax planning. Apichart has also advised JP Morgan in relation to employee termination.

Apichart’s debt restructuring experience includes advising Adkinson Securities during a share acquisition, negotiating agreements to trade in a securities company affiliated to Banque Credit Agricole and drafting rehabilitation applications for Sino Thai Engineering and Construction during its rehabilitation process. Apichart was also part of the team working on drafting the restructuring agreement of Pranda Jewelry Limited and acted as company representative at creditor meetings.

Apichart’s intellectual property experience includes advising OKI Systems (Thailand) in planning the arrest of counterfeiters, advising Microsoft during its investigation of the Thai Ministry of Education in relation to the use of illegal software and assisting Thai Boon Roong in filing an objection in defense of an application for trademark registration of a cigarette being distributed abroad.

Selected Transactional Experience

  • Advising Global Business Consultants Co., Ltd. for the preparation of proposal documents in support of Independent Power Producers Bidding requested by Energy Regulatory Commission, Thailand.
  • Advising Muang Thai Insurance Plc. in its dispute solution with a major international reinsurance company in connection with insurance claims arisen from Thailand’s major flood in 2011.
  • Advising as Thai legal counsel of Thai Airways International PLC including coordinating with its lawyers in various jurisdictions in connection with antitrust investigations and proceedings pending in various countries. This matter is the first-multi jurisdictional trade competition dispute involving a state enterprise and airline in Thailand.
  • Advising as Thai legal counsel of Thai Airways International PLC including coordinating with lawyers in the UK for pursuing a civil lawsuit against a Japanese aircraft seat manufacturer in relation to contractual disputes under English proceedings.

Tel +66 2646 1888 ext: 1009 Fax +66 2646 1919
Email Apichart@SiamPremier.com