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Tilleke & Gibbins provides real world advice and training on antitrust and competition laws in Thailand, including merger control, price-fixing, abuse of dominance, cooperation among competitors, antidumping, and countervailing duties (CVDs). In addition, we also conduct antitrust due diligence exercises for our clients ahead of major transactions.

We understand the realities of business development in Southeast Asia and use this insight to create effective and compliant action plans for market entry and expansion in the region. In our dynamic practice, we represent clients in such diverse fields as food and beverage, aviation, film, financial services, pharmaceuticals, raw materials, technology, and textiles.

While many of our jurisdictions historically have a reputation for being relatively lax in the enforcement of competition measures, the ground is shifting as governments look to tighten their antitrust regimes and crackdown on anticompetitive practices. Tilleke & Gibbins is recognized as a thought leader and go-to advisor on these changes and have worked hard to keep our clients up to date on the implications.

Some of our recent work in this area includes:

  • Advising a world leader in flexible liquid packaging solutions on the Thailand elements of its USD 585 million global acquisition of a plastics manufacturer. We assisted the client on the entire transaction, from negotiation, to due diligence (including antitrust due diligence), to completion, including extensive advice and representation on Thailand's new merger control regime, which came into force in the course of the transaction and imposed pre-merger and post-merger approval notification requirements.

  • Represented a global insurance operator on the Thailand and Myanmar elements of their USD 6.5 billion global acquisition of the another major player in the industry. Among other things, this work involved an extensive due diligence report which covered antitrust and competition regulations in each respective jurisdiction.

  • Acted for a global chemical manufacturing giants on various Indochina elements of a vast global acquisition and USD 1.6 billion asset swap with another leader in the sector. Our team successfully assisted the client in handling the deal in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam, for which we conducted due diligence and advised on antitrust and competition law. We were also retained to continue advising on a number of post-acquisition matters.

  • Advised a global financial services provider on antitrust matters in connection with a potential acquisition and the launch of potential new lines of business in Thailand.

  • Advised one of the largest furniture and household goods manufacturers and retailers in the world on antitrust and tax implications of intercompany sale transactions in relation to their business operations in Thailand.

  • Instructed to advise a leading international e-commerce company on competition and regulatory (licensing) matters in Vietnam in connection with a significant acquisition by another leading e-commerce company.

  • Providing training to several major companies on antitrust laws and regulations in the region, including market-leaders in the banking and finance sectors, chemical manufacture and distribution, infrastructure, food and nutrition, personal care and pharmaceuticals, technology, and infrastructure sectors.

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July 14, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Highlighted in WTR Article on Diversity and Inclusion in Asian Law Firms

In a research project to celebrate Pride Month 2020, World Trademark Review  (WTR) recently set out to explore the landscape of diversity and inclusion initiatives in...

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July 3, 2020

Asialaw Awards 2020: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Three National Firm of the Year Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for three Firm of the Year Awards at the third Asialaw Regional Awards—an Asia-wide awards ceremony recognizing the best law firms across the region. The...

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June 5, 2020

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm and Nada Songsasen to Join TBAM’s Myanmar Update #6: COVID-19

Nada Songsasen, Yuwadee Thean-ngarm

On June 10, Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Yangon office and secretary-general of the Thai...

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June 1, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins and TLCA to Cohost Webinar on Investment in CLMV

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, Waewpen Piemwichai, Jay Cohen, Dino Santaniello

On June 4, Tilleke & Gibbins and the Thai Listed Companies Association (TLCA) will cohost a webinar to offer insights to Thai investors on the impact of COVID-19 on investment into Cambodia,...

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May 28, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins is proud to have been named Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year – Asia at the 2020 Counsels of the Year Awards, hosted by the Asian-Mena Counsel  ...

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May 15, 2020

Decree 35 Provides Important Guidance on Vietnam’s New Competition Law

Waewpen Piemwichai

On March 24, 2020, the government of Vietnam issued Decree No. 35/2020/ND-CP detailing a number of articles of the Competition Law (Decree 35). Decree 35 took effect on May 15, 2020, and provides...

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May 5, 2020

Lex Mundi Global Attorney-Client Privilege Guide – Thailand Chapter

Michael Ramirez

The Global Attorney-Client Privilege Guide, published by Lex Mundi, provides information on what constitutes attorney-client privilege in over 65 jurisdictions around the world. The Thailand...

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April 16, 2020

Laos Extends COVID-19 Lockdown Measures to May 3

Dino Santaniello

On April 15, 2020, the Lao Prime Minister’s Office issued Notification No. 481/PMO, which provides further recommendations on the implementation of PM Order No. 06/PM issued on March 29, 2020,...

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April 7, 2020

Unfair Trading Practice Guidelines Issued in Thailand (Bilingual Article)

Sher Hann Chua, Alan Adcock

The latest issue of Asia Franchise & Business Opportunities  magazine features an article by two of Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property...

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April 2, 2020

Hanoi Issues Further Guidelines on Implementation of COVID-19 Directive

Vinh Quoc Nguyen, Thomas J. Treutler, Kien Trung Trinh

On March 31, 2020, Vietnam issued Directive No. 16/CT-TTg of the Prime Minister of Vietnam, setting out a wide range of social distancing measures, which we covered in an earlier client alert (...

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