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Wanwanuch Pornlert

Senior Associate


Wanwanuch Pornlert is a senior associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group in Bangkok. She has extensive experience advising domestic and international clients across a range of industries on corporate and commercial legal matters, including market entry and company establishment, company’s dissolution and liquidation, business restructuring and reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign business laws, and Board of Investment (BOI) promotion. She also has additional background and expertise in personal data protection laws.

Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Wanwanuch worked as a legal consultant and manager in one of the Big Four professional service firms for almost nine years, during which she focused on providing legal advice and implementation services to Japanese businesses operating in Thailand. Wanwanuch graduated with an LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Aberdeen and an LLB from Thammasat University, and she holds a lawyer’s license from the Lawyer’s Council of Thailand.


  • Advised clients in various industries (e.g., automotive, electronics, appliances, steel manufacturing, etc.) on legal and tax matters for group restructuring in Thailand, such as amalgamation, entire business transfer, and partial business transfer.
  • Assisted a Japanese client in the automotive parts industry in implementing a partial business transfer and amalgamation of two subsidiaries in Thailand and obtaining a tax exemption related to the transactions.
  • Assisted a Japanese automotive parts company with an entire business transfer by means of cash consideration by two subsidiaries in Thailand and obtaining a tax exemption related to the transaction.
  • Assisted a word-leading steel group company in implementing an entire business transfer via two Thai subsidiaries’ share consideration and helped the client obtain a tax exemption related to the transaction.
  • Advised a major Japanese construction company on an exit from a joint venture with a Thai company and arrangement of new joint venture with another Thai company.
  • Assisted a company in one of the world’s leading advertising groups in conducting legal due diligence for proposed share acquisition of target companies engaged in digital agency business in Thailand.
  • Assisted and represented a sell-side party in the closing transaction of a share acquisition of a major electronics and electric appliances company, as well as assisting a buy-side party in the closing transaction of a share acquisition in a major automobile company.
  • Advised on settlement of assets and liabilities and a cash circulation plan for three Thailand subsidiaries of a Philippines-based company to avoid bankruptcy and facilitate business termination in Thailand, as well as assisting in the dissolution and liquidation of those subsidiaries.
  • Advised and assisted on personal data protection laws and provided personal data protection compliance training to clients in various industries, including a major group company in water and housing products, a major engineering solutions company, and two major IT solutions companies.
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    LLM, University of Aberdeen

    LLB, Thammasat University


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