Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

Attorney-at-Law
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Practices

Office

Languages

Thai, English

Education

LLM, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

LLB, Thammasat University

Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn is a lawyer in the Tilleke & Gibbins corporate services group. He advises clients who wish to establish and operate a business in Thailand (e.g. limited company, representative office, branch office, alien business license and alien business certificate, corporate secretary services, etc.) and who seek advice on immigration and work permit matters.

Chaiwat also specializes in property acquisition (land, building, and condominium unit) in Thailand by advising clients on property laws, conducting property due diligence and title searches, reviewing any requisite agreements, preparing required documents, and representing clients at the land office to register property rights.

  • Assisted a subsidiary of a Korean manufacturing conglomerate in establishing a branch office in Thailand to operate a service business for a project of an international energy company.

  • Assisted a successful Malaysian trading company in establishing a representative office in Thailand to source consumable and non-consumable products, verify the quality of the products, and report to its head office.

  • Assisted a leader in branded lifestyle apparel on all aspects of establishing a Regional Operating Headquarters (ROH) in Thailand, including legal assistance on leasing approximately 1,000 square meters of office space.

  • Registered and documented the replacement of the board of directors of a foundation.

  • Assisted a medical center with company formation in a short period of time to facilitate the timely commencement of business operations.

  • Helped a global pharmaceutical client close a large commercial deal in Thailand and obtain an Alien Business License in a short period of time in order for the client to commence business operations per the client’s schedule.

  • 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.

  • Represented a group of investors in their acquisition of beachfront properties for resort development.

  • Helped a U.S. enterprise that successfully bid for a large IT project to commence and continue operations in Thailand, including securing long-term visas and work permits for a number of IT specialists of various nationalities and providing general legal counsel.

  • Represented a group investing in various high-end villa projects targeting the European market in Hua Hin and Phuket.

  • Assisted a leading Korean cosmetics manufacturer to acquire shares from the Thai majority shareholder in its joint venture company, and eventually restructure and convert it into a wholly owned subsidiary. From reviewing relevant agreements, conducting a full due diligence, and correcting discrepancies found, to post-completion registration, the Tilleke & Gibbins team provided a complete range of services.

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November 12, 2014

Asialaw Profiles 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins’ Thailand Team “Highly Recommended” in Nine Practice Areas

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of the Thai legal market, Asialaw Profiles 2015  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins as a “Highly Recommended” firm in nine practice areas. The rankings, which are...

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February 18, 2014

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Law Firm of the Year 2014 by Chambers Asia-Pacific

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Thailand Law Firm of the Year 2014 by Chambers Asia-Pacific. The award was announced at Chambers Asia-Pacific’s annual Awards for Excellence ceremony, which was...

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December 6, 2012

Tilleke & Gibbins Tops Asialaw Profiles Rankings for Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has the greatest breadth of expertise of any domestic law firm in Thailand, according to a recently released publication. In the Thailand research for Asialaw Profiles 2013,...

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February 27, 2012

Corporate and Commercial Practice in Thailand Awarded Tier 1 Ranking in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012

Chambers and Partners, a leading publisher of guides on lawyers and law firms, has ranked the Tilleke & Gibbins Corporate and Commercial practice in the top tier in Thailand in its Corporate/M...

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October 31, 2014

One-Year Visas for Foreign Condominium Owners

Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

Thai law allows foreigners—both foreign natural and juristic persons—who meet certain criteria to purchase and own condominium units in Thailand. This eligibility is, however, subject to the...

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March 19, 2014

Lex Mundi Global Practice Guide: Restrictions and Incentives on Ownership of Farmland

Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn, Theerapat Sombatsatapornkul, Sawita Bosakaranut

Agricultural expansion through farmland has been a key driver of growth in several parts of the world to cope with the increasing needs for food. In many jurisdictions, the ownership and possession...

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December 25, 2013

PLC Doing Business In … Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2014 – Thailand Chapter

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Sriwan Puapondh, Kitti Thaisomboon, Michael Ramirez, Anake Rattanajitbanjong, Napat Siri-armart, Kasma Visitkitjakarn, Ahmet Yesilkaya, Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

The key to developing a successful business lies not only with having good entrepreneurial spirit and skills, but also with having sound knowledge of the laws and regulations that affect you and your...

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November 1, 2013

Inheritance of Condominium Units by Foreigners in Thailand

Pornchai Srisawang, Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn

Condominium units are valuable properties that owners often wish to see passed on to their heirs upon their death. In Thailand, there are a significant number of foreign condominium owners, many of...

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March 20, 2013

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2013

Published by Tilleke & Gibbins in association with Lex Mundi, the Guide to Doing Business in Thailand  provides a comprehensive overview of the legal environment for investors entering the...

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