Tilleke & Gibbins is pleased to announce that three partners will join the firm’s corporate and commercial department as of June 4, 2019, along with two counsel and four associates.
Two of the new partners—Joseph Tomkiewicz and Supasit Boonsanong—will together head the firm’s energy industry practice, acting for national and international operators in the petroleum industry, as well as companies focused on new energy technologies and renewables, such as wind and solar power. Their efforts will be focused not only on Thailand’s well-established oil and gas industry, but also on the emerging energy industry opportunities across Southeast Asia through the firm’s offices in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
Profiles of the new partners are provided below.
The new partners will be accompanied by two counsel, Charuwan Charronchitsathian and Tanadee Pantumkomon, who each have over a decade of experience handling a broad range of corporate and commercial matters at some of Bangkok’s most prestigious firms, including Chandler MHM and Baker McKenzie. They will also be accompanied by four associates.
Commenting on this development, Piyanuj (Lui) Ratprasatporn, partner and head of the firm’s corporate and commercial practice, stated that “this marks an exciting new chapter in Tilleke & Gibbins’ almost 130 year history. As a result of the new hires, Tilleke & Gibbins now boasts one of Thailand’s largest corporate and commercial teams, the broadest range of transactional experience, and the most impressive energy industry offering of any firm in the region.”
Tiziana Sucharitkul, co-managing partner and director of the firm’s dispute resolution practice, added that the new members of the team “…bolster Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial offerings to further cement our position as Thailand’s foremost full service firm. We look forward to working closely with them to add significant value to the services that we offer to our clients going forward.”
With these appointments, Tilleke & Gibbins now has 30 partners (14 of whom work in the firm’s regional corporate and commercial team) and over 150 associates across Southeast Asia.
About Tilleke & Gibbins
Tilleke & Gibbins is a leading Southeast Asian regional law firm with over 180 lawyers and consultants practicing in Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Vientiane, and Yangon. The firm represents the top investors and the high-growth companies that drive economic expansion in Asia in the key areas of commercial transactions and M&A, dispute resolution and litigation, and intellectual property.
Established in 1890, Tilleke & Gibbins has grown into the largest independent law firm in Thailand and a leading international firm in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam based on its client focus, regional expertise, and international vision. The firm’s corporate clients include world leaders in the fields of aviation, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, energy, consumer goods and retailing, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, information technology, and telecommunications, among others. Tilleke & Gibbins proudly helps global companies excel in Asia and domestic companies shine abroad.