Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

Partner and Director, Corporate and Commercial

Biography

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh is a partner and director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, head of the firm’s insurance practice, and joint head of the firm’s technology industry group. She represents multinational and local insurers and reinsurers on a range of key matters, including market entry, M&As, insurtech, and regulatory compliance across Southeast Asia. She also regularly advises technology clients on privacy and data protection, fintech, regtech, digital currencies, and more.

Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Nop served as General Counsel of an American multinational corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, where she oversaw all operations within the legal department in Thailand. She was responsible for a wide range of legal and regulatory issues in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, and led significant restructuring, business expansion, and regional shared service projects. Nop was previously an Asia-Pacific Regional Legal Counsel for the same multinational corporation in Singapore. She also worked in private practice for almost a decade at the Bangkok office of a leading international law firm.

She serves as an advisor to the Thai General Insurance Association, an advisory board member of Insurtech Asia, the firm’s representative to the Thai Fintech Association, and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Asia (CIPP/A) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Nop is ranked as a Band 2 practitioner in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018,  and recognized as an “authority on non-contentious insurance” by Asialaw Profiles.  In 2018 she was named one of Asia’s top 40 lawyers under 40 by Thomson Reuters’ Asian Legal Business. 

Experience

  • Advising a multinational American corporation listed on the S&P 500 on a number of M&A transactions, including its corporate restructuring in Thailand, conversion into a public company, transfer of an entire business to one of its Thai entity and a joint venture arrangement.
  • Advising one of the world’s largest international insurance broker groups on its M&A and corporate restructuring in Thailand, including a joint venture arrangement with Thai investors and investment structuring in the Indochina region.
  • Advising one of the world’s largest search engine companies on setting up operations in Thailand, including drafting, negotiating, and reviewing an extensive range of business and technology transactional arrangements. This includes setting up the client’s insurtech and fintech business partnership with a local business operator.
  • Assisted a British insurance broker in an insurtech matter, involving setting up its online insurance products marketplace in Thailand and advising on business arrangement structures with all of the top ten leading motor insurers in the Thai market.
  • Advising a global technology company, based in Asia, on regulatory matters related to beacon devices, over-the-top (OTT) businesses, and data privacy regulatory requirements.
  • Advising a global social media/technology company, based in Korea and Japan, on one of its largest joint venture arrangements with one of the largest local mobile carriers and transportation operators for its e-payment system and fintech-related business in Thailand.
  • Advised one of the largest property and casualty insurers on a facultative reinsurance placement for a USD 870 million hydroelectric energy project involving parties from Thailand and Laos.
  • Providing advice to a leading American broadband and telecommunications company on the launch of its fintech business in Thailand, and on data privacy regulatory matters.
ABOUT Athistha (Nop)

Location

Languages

    Thai

    English

Education

    LLM, University of Wisconsin

    LLM, Georgetown University

    LLB, Chulalongkorn University

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