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Kobchai Nitungkorn

Senior Associate


Kobchai Nitungkorn is a senior associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial department in Bangkok. His primary area of practice focuses on projects, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions.

Kobchai regularly works with companies across a wide range of sectors, such as manufacturing, retail, e-commerce, consumer products, food and beverages, transportation and aviation, petrochemicals, insurance, technology, and energy. He is experienced in leading legal due diligence and drafting and negotiating commercial contracts for M&A transactions. He is also experienced in advising on and negotiating transaction documents for the development of energy projects in Thailand and the region. In addition, he provides companies with legal advice related to corporate governance, foreign investment regulations, corporate restructuring, regulatory compliance, and administrative laws.

Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Kobchai worked in the Bangkok office of another law firm, where he assisted clients with M&A transactions, energy and other major investment projects, and matters related to government contracts. Kobchai holds an LLM from Columbia Law School and an LLB from Chulalongkorn University.


  • Acted as lead counsel to IDX-listed PT Kalbe Farma Tbk., through its subsidiary Kalbe International Pte. Ltd., in its acquisition of a 49% stake in Alliance Pharma Co., Ltd., a leading distributor of medical devices and pharmaceutical products in Thailand.
  • Assisted a leading listed Thai energy company in a major business expansion into the retail sector by advising on establishment of a new subsidiary and drafting related agreements.
  • Represented a trading house in all aspects of establishing a joint venture with a Thai partner for the development of rooftop solar installations in Thailand. Among other things, this entailed advising on the shareholders’ agreement, the private PPA (power purchase agreement) template, rooftop leases, supply and construction agreements, and regulatory considerations.
  • Represented one of Thailand’s top private power producers in the THB 3.3 billion acquisition of a 100% interest in a subsidiary of one of the biggest power-producing companies in Thailand.
  • Assisted one of the world’s largest duty-free business operators in bid submission, drafting of joint venture agreement, and negotiating commercial arrangements for a duty-free concession from the Airports of Thailand.
  • Represented a listed Japanese consumer goods conglomerate in its acquisition of a market leader in Southeast Asia for hygiene products, including by carrying out due diligence and merger control as both parties were market leaders in Thailand.
  • Acted for a Thai holding company focused on the telecommunications industry in its acquisition of newly issued shares in an operator and provider of a wide range of innovative products and technological services for construction and facility management..
  • Represented the subsidiary of a leading beer manufacturer in Thailand on the acquisition of the majority of shares in a food company that through its own stores and franchise agreements operates more than 100 outlets, primarily in Thailand.
  • Advised one of the world’s biggest poultry processors and marketers on its acquisition of a poultry business in Thailand as part of a global acquisition strategy. Upon completion, its market share in Thailand would make it the second biggest player in the market.
  • Represented a leading beverage company in its investment as a joint venture partner in a technology company in Thailand that is a leader in the digital mobile space and an expert in social media for e-commerce. The deal involved multiple shareholders and detailed negotiations with the Thai shareholder group.
ABOUT Kobchai






    LLM, Columbia Law School

    LLB, Chulalongkorn University


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