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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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November 13, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Firm of the Year in Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Thailand Firm of the Year at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020, held on November 12, 2020. Notably, this award marks the fifth consecutive...

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November 10, 2020

Tiziana Sucharitkul Speaks at IBA 2020

Tiziana Sucharitkul

On November 19, 2020, Tiziana Sucharitkul, co-managing partner at Tilleke & Gibbins and director of the firm's regional disputes resolution practice, will join a panel of managing partners...

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November 6, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Three Women in Business Law Awards Asia-Pacific 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated in three firm-wide categories in the Women in Business Law Awards Asia-Pacific 2020. The awards, which are organized each year by Euromoney to recognize...

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November 4, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins to Offer Trade Competition Webinar for Listed Companies in Thailand

Kobkit Thienpreecha, Nutavit Sirikan

The Trade Competition Act B.E. 2560 (2017) was a landmark piece of legislation for Thailand, intended to facilitate a free and fair market and support government economic policy by improving...

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October 29, 2020

AMCHAM Thailand Recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins at 2020 CSR Excellence Awards

On Tuesday, October 27, Tilleke & Gibbins was singled out for an award for exceptional corporate social responsibility (CSR) work during the past 12 months at the 2020 CSR Excellence Awards,...

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July 13, 2017

Thailand: New Trade Competition Act to Take Effect in October 2017

Cynthia M. Pornavalai, Praew Annez

Thailand’s new Trade Competition Act B.E. 2560 (2017) (TCA) was published in the Government Gazette  on July 7 and will come into force 90 days later on October 5. The new TCA will...

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May 31, 2017

Thailand’s New Trade Competition Act: A Step Toward More Stringent and Effective Enforcement

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, Nutavit Sirikan

Thailand implemented its main competition law, the Trade Competition Act (TCA) B.E. 2542 in 1999, and was the first country to do so in the ASEAN region. The 1999 TCA focused primarily on...

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February 6, 2017

PLC Doing Business in … Global Guide 2017 – Vietnam Chapter

Attorneys from Tilleke & Gibbins have written the Vietnam chapter of Practical Law Company’s Doing Business in … Global Guide, an essential handbook for businesses looking to expand...

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January 24, 2017

PLC Doing Business in … Global Guide 2017 – Thailand Chapter

The 2017 edition of Doing Business In…, a Q&A-style guide published by Practical Law Company in collaboration with Lex Mundi, presents an overview of...

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August 26, 2016

Reforming Thailand’s Trade Competition Commission

Thailand’s Trade Competition Act has long been perceived as a paper tiger since its conception in 1999. With the release of the new Trade Competition Bill, which may be amended, and the Trade...

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