Industries
Consumer Products
Insurance
Technology

Practices
Banking and Finance
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Employment

Location
Thailand

Languages
Thai
English

Education

LLM, University of Pennsylvania

LLM, Thammasat University

LLB, Thammasat University

Pongpalin Chantrapirom
+66 2056 5804

Biography

Pongpalin Chantrapirom is an associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution department, based in Bangkok. His core area of expertise is financial litigation, which includes banking, securities, insurance, payment systems, and other financial products. He also has extensive experience in litigating consumer protection, labor and employment, breach of contract, tort, bankruptcy, administrative, and criminal lawsuits. Pongpalin is a proficient litigator in both court and arbitration proceedings. He is also familiar with overseas litigation, especially those commenced in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Pongpalin is committed to providing business-driven legal solutions to his clients, and blends practical and proactive commerciality with an in-depth understanding of contract negotiations and drafting, the genesis of most legal transactions, to provide well-rounded and practicable advice when it comes to dispute resolution.

Pongpalin holds an LLB and an LLM from Thammasat University, as well as an LLM from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed the Wharton Business and Law Certificate program. He has fulfilled the barrister-at-law requirements of the Thai Bar under the Royal Patronage, and is a member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand.


Experience
  • Represented a financial conglomerate in a THB 1.5 billion dispute against an educational institution. The case involved numerous complex and well-planned fraudulent acts partially committed by the client’s own staff members. The client was eventually cleared of all alleged liabilities and was able to charge the wrongdoers afterward.
  • Won a Court of Appeal judgment for a renowned life-insurance public company in a lawsuit where a group of its minority shareholders claimed that the process of delisting from the Stock Exchange of Thailand, and the share evaluation methods, were conducted illegally.
  • Obtained a favorable judgment for a stock brokerage in a lawsuit brought by a high-value customer who claimed for THB 83 million due to the breach of a Securities Brokerage Agreement.
  • Advised and assisted a leading Thai bank in defending against a USD 2 billion lawsuit in the UK. The dispute related to an alleged conspiracy by a group of former shareholders in a major renewable energy company in Southeast Asia that was one of the bank’s customers.
  • Secured satisfactory outcomes in many labor disputes wherein clients’ managerial-level executives claimed severance pay and other monetary remedies due to alleged unfair dismissal resulting from fraudulent activity, work rule and policy violations, low performance, or organizational restructuring.