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December 29, 2022

Tilleke & Gibbins Promotes New Partners in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City

Regional Southeast Asian law firm Tilleke & Gibbins is pleased to announce the promotion of two exceptional lawyers to the firm’s partnership, effective January 2023.

Chuyen Hong Huu Le  is based in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Ho Chi Minh City office, where she is a trusted commercial adviser to some of the most prominent international companies doing business in Southeast Asia—particularly in the aviation, life sciences, and hospitality sectors. A seasoned and practical corporate attorney with a wide range of expertise, Chuyen is particularly adept at matters relating to foreign investment and market entry, labor and employment, commercial transactions and M&A, compliance and investigations, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, and antitrust and competition. Chuyen has particular expertise in the healthcare sector (including pharmaceuticals, medtech and consumer health), where she has advised many top multinational companies on doing business in Vietnam. She also has extensive experience in the aviation sector, and assists clients with aircraft leasing/financing, aircraft-related interest registrations, and repossession. Chuyen is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I) and is regularly engaged by companies to conduct compliance investigations and audits, as well as to provide compliance training sessions for staff and business partners. She has also built extensive in-house experience through secondments as chief legal counsel in Vietnam for the world’s largest three-sector healthcare company, and as an in-house counsel for Vietnam at a world-leading medical device company operating in orthodontics. In 2021, Chuyen was recognized in Euromoney’s Rising Stars Awards Asia-Pacific.

Noppramart Thammateeradaycho  is an experienced Thai litigator with over 20 years’ experience of trial and appellate advocacy at all levels of the Thai courts, and of international arbitration including cases in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and Singapore. She is particularly sought after for her experience in arbitration and is known for her skilled navigation of both international rules (particularly UNCITRAL, SIAC, ICC, HKIAC, and GAFTA rules) and domestic rules, including those of the Indonesian National Arbitration Institute (BANI), NCAC (Cambodia), Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI), and Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC). Her practice covers various industries, including construction, insurance and reinsurance, telecommunication, and media and technology. Noppramart also has extensive experience in handling complex commercial arbitrations and she has acted as arbitrator and arbitration counsel in multijurisdictional matters in international Joint-Venture, shareholders, construction, maritime and investment disputes. She is a court member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; a member of the international arbitrator panels of several arbitral institutes including the TAI, the Shanghai Arbitration Commission (SHAC), and the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA); and is an accredited mediator of the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI). Noppramart is a former vice-chair of the Thailand branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and serves as an honorary faculty member of the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s AIAC Academy.

Discussing the appointments, Tilleke & Gibbins’ managing partners Tiziana Sucharitkul and Darani Vachanavuttivong emphasized the new partners’ contributions to the success of the firm and its clients.  Tiziana Sucharitkul commented that “the industry-focused work of these two exceptional lawyers is truly world-class, and they have become trusted business partners to some of our most significant clients. In their new roles as partners, we are certain that they will play an invaluable role in furthering Tilleke & Gibbins’ reputation as the premier law firm for doing business in Southeast Asia.”

Darani Vachanavuttivong added that “Tilleke & Gibbins has cemented a position as a regional powerhouse for corporate law and dispute resolution, and the addition of Chuyen and Noppramart to the partnership is a clear statement of our intention to continue in that direction for many years to come. They are both at the leading edge of modern legal practice with strong reputations in their fields of practice, and they are very welcome additions to the firm’s leadership.”

Tilleke & Gibbins now has 34 partners and more than 170 associates in its seven offices across Southeast Asia.

About Tilleke & Gibbins

Tilleke & Gibbins is the premier law firm for doing business in Southeast Asia. With over 200 lawyers and consultants practicing in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, the firm provides full-service legal solutions to the top investors and the high-growth companies that drive economic expansion in Asia in the key areas of commercial transactions and M&A, dispute resolution and litigation, and intellectual property.

Established in 1890, Tilleke & Gibbins has grown into the largest independent law firm in Thailand and a leading international firm across the Southeast Asian region based on its commercial focus, local knowledge, and extraordinary service. The firm’s clients include world leaders in the fields of pharmaceuticals and healthcare, energy, consumer goods and retailing, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, information technology, and telecommunications. Tilleke & Gibbins proudly helps global companies excel in Asia and domestic companies shine abroad.