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Featured Publication: Overview of Real Estate in Vietnam
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Tilleke & Gibbins provides efficient, cost-effective, business-oriented representation on property transactions. We work with domestic and multinational companies to develop tailored solutions for regional investment and global growth.

Our integrated approach, combining issues of banking and finance, commercial transactions (especially, joint ventures), insurance, regulatory affairs, tax, and, when necessary, dispute resolution and litigation, has earned us the trust of sophisticated investors and developers throughout Southeast Asia. As seasoned practitioners, we specialize in solutions that synthesize relevant business issues and our clients’ goals.

Profitable real estate opportunities can be fleeting in the forward-moving economies of Southeast Asia. We help our clients in all industries, from manufacturing to hospitality, recognize and capitalize on these opportunities.

Among our recent matters, we have:

  • Advised a major Japanese construction company in a USD 140,000,000 mixed-use office, condominium and serviced apartment project in Hanoi, including all licensing matters, land title issues, zoning variances, land subdivision, joint venture negotiations, corporate governance, and property management regulations.

  • Advised a key client on its various property joint venture projects with a major property group, including financing agreements, project joint venture agreements, and legal and tax structuring of specific condominium projects.

  • Represented one of the world’s most recognizable fashion and luxury goods retailers in several commercial real estate disputes in Thailand arising from the disputed termination of a 30-year franchisee relationship. This representation includes negotiation and settlement of lease hold and commercial franchisee contracts with both the outgoing franchisee and the incoming franchisee partner, one of Southeast Asia’s largest and most successful commercial retailers.

  • Helped a major U.S. hospitality chain to structure, draft, and negotiate management contracts and conduct due diligence for six hotel, resort, and condominium projects in compliance with Vietnamese law, including  land title, zoning issues, complex brand licensing, and various taxation issues.

  • Acted as counsel to the developer of various condominium projects in Pattaya. Our involvement covered all aspects of the condominium project, including legal structuring of investor groups, financing, land acquisition, and contracts.

  • Represented a client as a joint defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by the owner of adjacent land. The land owner petitioned the court to register a right-of-way across our client’s land to a public road. The trial court rendered judgment in favor of our client and dismissed the land owner’s complaint.

  • Advised on a mixed development of an entire island, including land acquisition, development and construction permits, joint venture agreements, financing, customer and supplier contracts, and the legal and tax structure.

  • Assisted an international investor with all legal aspects of a land deal, including corporate structure, contract negotiation, and transfer of property. The investor secured ownership of over 20 individual plots of prime beachfront property, which allowed for the eventual establishment of a high-end resort project valued at over THB 1,500,000,000.

  • Restructured the complete set of home loan documents for a global financial institution. The documentation set includes the facility agreement, mortgage agreement, and tripartite agreements between the bank, borrowers, and real estate developers.

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Name Position Office

Cynthia M. Pornavalai

T:+66 2653 5559

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Partner
Bangkok

Kasamesunt Teerasitsathaporn

T:+66 2653 5799

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Partner
Bangkok

Michael K. Lee

T:+84 8 3936 2069

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Partner
Ho Chi Minh City

Anh Thi Phuong Pham

T:+84 8 3936 2077

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Associate
Ho Chi Minh City

Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

T:+66 2653 5507

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Associate
Bangkok

Ittirote Klinboon

T:+66 2653 5798

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Associate
Bangkok

Kitti Thaisomboon

T:+66 2653 5539

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Associate
Bangkok

Kornkieat Chunhakasikarn

T:+66 2653 5804

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Associate
Bangkok

Nitipong Boonsong

T:+66 2653 5810

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Associate
Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

Noppadon Treepetchara

T:+66 2653 5791

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Associate
Bangkok
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June 13, 2015

Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Honors Tilleke & Gibbins

The Sixth Annual Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Awards were presented during the 2015 Lex Mundi Leadership Summit and Annual Conference in New Orleans, and Tilleke & Gibbins, the Member Firm...

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June 9, 2015

ALB Diversity List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Counted Among Top Firms

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Tilleke & Gibbins has been included in the first edition of the Diversity List, a list compiled by Asian Legal Business—forming part of the magazine’s “Women in Law” feature—that...

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May 14, 2015

David Lawrence to Participate as a Panelist at Questex Hotel Investment Conference

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David Lawrence, a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group, will participate as a panelist at the Questex 7th Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference on “Investment...

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April 16, 2015

Asian Legal Business: Tilleke & Gibbins Voted Employer of Choice 2015 in Thailand

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

For the third year in a row, Asian Legal Business  has named Tilleke & Gibbins “Employer of Choice” in Thailand, solidifying our reputation as one of Asia’s best law firms to...

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March 16, 2015

ALB Power List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked Among Top Law Firms in Asia

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of Asia’s legal market, Asian Legal Business  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins among the top ten “domestic” law firms in Asia in the inaugural...

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May 29, 2015

Completing Your Construction Project in Thailand

Ahmet Yesilkaya

Before you embark on designing and building your dream home—or business—in Thailand, pause for a moment.  As exciting and full of potential as your...

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April 3, 2015

Effects of a Land and Buildings Tax on Condo Owners

Kasamesunt Teerasitsathaporn

As has been widely reported, the Finance Ministry has proposed a new property tax on land and building owners. However, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has decided to delay the new tax, citing...

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March 9, 2015

Capturing Opportunity: Myanmar’s Hotel and Tourism Boom

Michael Ramirez, Nwe Oo

Since Myanmar liberalized its economy in 2011, the country has experienced a surge of foreign direct investment and visiting tourists. Official government figures show that tourist arrivals have...

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January 16, 2015

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2015 – Vietnam Chapter

Jim Dao, Tu Ngoc Trinh

Jim Dao and Tu Ngoc Trinh, registered foreign attorney and attorney-at-law of the Tilleke & Gibbins corporate and commercial group in Vietnam, have coauthored the Vietnam chapter of The...

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January 15, 2015

PLC Corporate Real Estate Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2014/15 – Vietnam Chapter

Vinh Quoc Nguyen

The 2014/15 edition of Practical Law Company’s multi-jurisdictional guide to Corporate Real Estate, presented in a Q&A format, provides an overview of corporate real estate in 26...

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