Antitrust and Competition

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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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March 21, 2008

Success by the Book

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tiziana Sucharitkul

This article provides an introduction to Tilleke & Gibbins based on the firm’s winning the prestigious International Law Office Client Choice Award 2007 for Thailand.

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December 17, 2010

Interview with Cynthia M. Pornavalai on Legal Reform

Cynthia M. Pornavalai

In this interview with Business Report Thailand, Tilleke & Gibbins partner Cynthia M. Pornavalai discusses the possibility of government reform to boost investment. Cynthia examines...

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February 9, 2011

Tilleke & Gibbins Names New Partners

Alan Adcock, Nandana Indananda, Thomas J. Treutler

Tilleke & Gibbins, the largest independent law firm in Thailand, proudly announces the appointment of Alan Adcock, Nandana Indananda, and Thomas J. Treutler as Partners of the firm.

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March 17, 2011

BRT Business Leaders’ Lunch

David Lyman

David Lyman, Chairman & Chief Values Officer of Tilleke & Gibbins, was recently invited to participate in the inaugural BRT Business Leaders Lunch. Held at the JW Marriott in Bangkok, the...

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June 21, 2011

The BigChilli Magazine Interviews David Lyman

David Lyman

The BigChilli, a Bangkok-based lifestyle magazine, recently interviewed David Lyman, Chairman & Chief Values Officer of Tilleke & Gibbins. The interview highlighted the background...

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April 25, 2006

Yesteryear – Bangkok in 1956: What Was It Like When AMCHAM Thailand Was Founded?

David Lyman

In this text of a presentation for the 50th anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, David Lyman reflects on the changes he has observed in Thailand in the 50 years since...

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March 23, 2007

Are IP Rights Really Statutory Monopolies?

Two confusing economic theories mingled with commercial-economic perspectives often make the average businesspersons scratch their heads and frown. On the one hand, the policy of a free market...

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June 4, 2007

Intellectual Property and Thailand’s Trade Competition Act

There has been much discussion recently concerning the compulsory licensing by Thailand of certain patented drugs under Article 31 of the WTO TRIPS Agreement. Thailand has granted a license to...

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October 19, 2007

Doing Business in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler

On the heels of its 2006 entry into the WTO, Vietnam’s economy continues to show high growth and is generally considered the second fastest growing economy in Asia behind China. This article...

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November 9, 2007

State Procurement Challenges

When governments contract for products and services, they enter into what is commonly known as “procurement” contracts. Normally, regulations are enacted to ensure that such contracts are entered...

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