Charunun Sathitsuksomboon

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Office

Languages

Thai, English

Education

LLM, Golden Gate University School of Law

LLB, Thammasat University

Charunun Sathitsuksomboon is a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Bangkok office. A pragmatic counselor and meticulous practitioner, Charunun handles a wide range of commercial transactions and related tasks, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, due diligence, foreign direct investment, cross-border transactions, corporate restructuring, and e-commerce. She also advises on the regulatory regimes surrounding same, including corporate, commercial, and trade competition laws.

She is a member of the Thai Bar Association and is a lawyer licensed with the Lawyers Council of Thailand. Charunun writes and presents on the topic of doing business in Thailand.    

  • Assisted the client in setting up a Thai-U.S. Treaty of Amity company to carry out the first number portability project in Thailand. 

  • Provided assistance to a manufacturer of beverage-filling machines to accomplish the first registration of machinery ownership by a foreign entity with no subsidiary in Thailand. In the past, only registered Thai companies or foreign entities with subsidiaries in Thailand were allowed to register such machinery ownership. The machinery was valued at USD 5,260,000. 

  • Assisted an aerospace and defense company to acquire a minority shareholding interest in three Thai companies engaged in high-tech products and related services. (Deal value: THB 205,000,000.)

  • Assisted a worldwide distributor of dental and healthcare related products, listed on the NASDAQ, in an acquisition and joint venture with a market-dominant Thai distributor of medical and dental equipment.

  • Represented a leading European security and defense company before and after a joint venture and acquisition of 40 percent shares in Thailand’s leading supplier of high-tech telecommunication products in a deal worth THB 200 million.

  • Assisted a listed Singaporean company in the hospitality industry in their acquisition of a medium-sized hotel in Thailand valued at approximately THB 600 million. Participated in all stages of the acquisition, from initial due diligence up to the transaction close, and provided guidance on all legal matters concerning local regulations surrounding corporate, property, and labor laws.

  • Provided assistance to an aesthetics beauty clinic, which has over 140 branches in Thailand, to restructure its group of companies whereby all five existing companies within the group transferred their assets and business, including 1,200 employees, requisite sanatorium and regulatory licenses, intellectual property, leases, and contracts to the newly established company. Advised on various fields of law throughout the transaction.

  • Assisted in the acquisition of a global paper chemicals business valued at EUR 153 million. Advised the client on legal due diligence, shareholding structure, forming a new legal entity, applications for related licenses, business transfer agreements, and related filings on the required procedural steps and permits before and after the acquisition. 

  • Worked closely with a leading law firm in Singapore to advise a global ICT leader in the acquisition of a solution provider of digital communications equipment and systems as well as communication networks through a share acquisition or transfer of business and assets.

  • Represented a world leader in nutritional solutions and additives for animal feed in relation to its contemplated listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Conducted legal due diligence work for two Thai subsidiaries, issued a legal opinion, and provided guidance on regulations and completing the transaction.world leader in nutritional solutions and additives for animal feed in relation to its contemplated listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Conducted legal due diligence work for two Thai subsidiaries, issued a legal opinion, and provided guidance on regulations and completing the t

  • Represented a publically traded Japanese company in connection with the proposed acquisition of the majority of shares in a leading local IT company. Completed the legal due diligence exercise which uncovered various potential legal and regulatory issues. Provided guidance on regulations and explored alternatives to rectify noncompliance issues.

  • Advised a large IT and media corporation based in Mumbai in the acquisition of an Italian company which has subsidiaries in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Thailand. The transaction was valued at approximately EUR 25 million. This project required legal assistance in various fields of law and regulations, including corporate, release of security interests, and licensing compliance.

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April 22, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Thailand Team Ranked in Tier 1 by Media Law International

Tilleke & Gibbins’ media practice in Thailand has received a “Tier 1” ranking in the 2016 edition of Media Law International, a guide to the top media law practices around the world. Researchers...

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February 10, 2016

Top Ranking Awarded to Tilleke & Gibbins’ TMT Practice in Thailand by Chambers

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of the legal market, Chambers Asia-Pacific  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins as a “Band 1” firm for its technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) practice...

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November 12, 2015

Legal 500: Tilleke & Gibbins’ TMT Practice in Thailand Ranked in “Tier 1”

Tilleke & Gibbins’ technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) group has been ranked as a “Tier 1” practice in Thailand by in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. The ranking’s...

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September 28, 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Domestic Law Firm of the Year at TrustLaw Awards

Based on our “effort and enthusiasm in supporting pro bono clients over the last year,” Tilleke & Gibbins has been named the “2015 Domestic Law Firm of the Year” at this year’s TrustLaw Awards....

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April 21, 2015

Media Law International Ranks Tilleke & Gibbins’ Media Practice as Tier 1 in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Thailand practice has received a “Tier 1” ranking in media law from Media Law International, reflecting the outstanding capabilities possessed by our Technology, Media, and...

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March 28, 2016

Who Wields the Power in a Private Thailand Limited Company?

Charunun Sathitsuksomboon

This is an outline of the respective powers of directors with binding signatory power, the Board of Directors, the Managing Director(s), the Chairman of the Board and other officers, and the...

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January 15, 2016

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2016

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

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July 10, 2015

Legal Changes Will Affect Rights and Obligations of Corporate Guarantors

Charunun Sathitsuksomboon

Guarantors are subject to a number of important obligations under Thai law. A guarantor can be held jointly liable with a debtor, or worse, solely and entirely liable as a primary debtor. In addition...

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January 7, 2015

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins, in association with Lex Mundi, has published the latest edition of the Guide to Doing Business in Thailand. The guide provides a comprehensive overview of the legal and...

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May 14, 2014

Thailand Legal Basics

Thailand Legal Basics, a valuable primer for foreign investors, explores all aspects of living and doing business in Thailand. Written by Tilleke & Gibbins, the book begins with an overview of...

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