Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Featured Publication: Guide to Bankruptcy Law in Thailand 2020
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Tilleke & Gibbins helps creditors, debtors, and other stakeholders survive and thrive in uncertain economic times. We help clients reach commercial goals, including achieving maximum value from corporate assets, favorable loan terms, equitable distribution of assets and company closure, and business renewal via reorganization or restructuring. We are innovative in our outlook and zealous in our execution.

Our assistance begins at the inception of a deal. Our banking and finance specialists assist clients in properly documenting commercial lending and other financial transactions. Our proactive approach means that our clients can rely on the documentation to solve future lender-borrower disputes.

Our assistance is multifaceted. When we represent a debtor in an insolvency situation, we may negotiate with creditors on the pre-bankruptcy composition of debts, provide advice on employment and labor matters, defend brands and corporate names, explore the client’s tax exposure, and obtain protection for directors through contractual arrangements.

Our dedicated bankruptcy and restructuring group is supported by experts in commercial transactions and M&A, corporate services, dispute resolution and litigation, employment, insurance, intellectual property, property, and tax. By working across legal disciplines, we provide our clients with solutions that are comprehensive, practical, and durable.

Among our recent matters, we have:

  • Obtained court approval of a bankruptcy claim in the amount of nearly THB 120,000,000. Our representation included submitting the application for debt repayment, providing supplemental explanations and evidence, and proving our client’s right to the sum.

  • Obtained court approval of bankruptcy claims in  amounts of over THB 75,000,000 (company 1), THB 75,000,000 (company 2), and THB 150,000,000 (company 3). Our representation included submitting the application for debt repayment, providing supplemental explanations and evidence, and proving our clients’ right to the sums.

  • Assisted a client with business reorganization. Our representation included providing legal advice, preparing and submitting the debt repayment application, attending the creditors’ meeting, and attending court hearings.

  • Represented a client in a bankruptcy case. Our representation included providing legal advice, preparing and submitting a petition for an absolute receivership order and the debt repayment application, attending various meetings with the official receiver, and attending court hearings.

  • Facilitated the restructuring of large commercial entities, including a U.S.-Thai Treaty of Amity company engaged in engineering and construction.

  • Assisted our client, a jewelry exporter, with its claim under trade credit insurance and in recovering on its claim in bankruptcy proceedings filed against the client’s trading partner pursuant to the United States Bankruptcy Code. The combined recovery rates from the bankruptcy and insurance policy claims exceeded 95% of the client’s exposure.

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July 21, 2020

John Frangos to Speak on Thai Airways Business Rehabilitation at NYSBA Meeting

John Frangos

On July 21, John Frangos, partner and deputy director of Tilleke & Gibbins dispute resolution group and head of...

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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 25, 2020

Nuanchun Somboonvinij Joins Debtor Management Webinar Cohosted by Tilleke & Gibbins and Marsh

Nuanchun Somboonvinij

On July 2, Nuanchun Somboonvinij, attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group in Bangkok, will...

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June 5, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins to Offer Business Rehabilitation Webinar for Listed Companies in Thailand

Alongkorn Tongmee, Jamorn Pornponwat, Nuanchun Somboonvinij

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the world have been facing severe financial disruption, forcing an increasing number of companies to seriously consider major business...

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June 10, 2020

Bankruptcy Court Accepts Thai Airways’ Business Rehabilitation Petition

John Frangos

On May 26, 2020, Thai Airways International PCL submitted a petition for business rehabilitation, including a list of creditors, to the Central Bankruptcy Court. The court accepted the petition...

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June 9, 2020

Government of Vietnam Issues Resolution to Boost Post-Pandemic Economy

Vinh Quoc Nguyen

On May 29, 2020, the government of Vietnam issued Resolution No. 84/NQ-CP, which mandates a number of economic relief and recovery measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures...

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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 28, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Guide to Bankruptcy Law in Thailand 2020

Most economists agree that the COVID-19 pandemic is hastening a global recession on a scale unseen since the Great Depression. As large-scale quarantines, business closures, and a sharp fall in...

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April 27, 2020

COVID-19 and Aircraft Leases: Lessor Options under Thai law

Nuanchun Somboonvinij, John Frangos

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a devastating effect on Thailand’s aviation industry. Both international and domestic flights have been dramatically curtailed or stopped altogether. When operations...

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