Charuwan Charoonchitsathian

Counsel
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F: +66 2056 5678

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Office

Languages

Thai, English

Education

LLM, University of Nottingham

LLM, University of Queensland

LLB, Thammasat University

Charuwan Charoonchitsathian is a counsel in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, where she advises multinational clients on a wide range of legal matters related to their commercial operations in Thailand. She is particularly well-regarded for her expertise in business reorganization, corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and data protection, with a focus on clients involved in the energy and technology sectors.

Charuwan has over a decade of experience advising clients in Thailand, and has previously held senior positions at some of Bangkok’s largest and most well-respected international firms, as a well as a leading boutique energy firm. She is a barrister-at-law certified by the Thai Bar Association and a lawyer licensed with the Lawyers Council of Thailand.

  • Assisted a Thai renewable energy company in connection with its investment in solar business in Myanmar.

  • Assisted a client in obtaining all required project licenses, and structuring and executing all required agreements, for a 45 MW wind farm project valued at over THB 1 billion (USD 32 million). 

  • Assisted a Thai power plant with submission of its bidding proposal under the SPP Hybrid Firm Program for a 27 MW biomass power plant project.

  • Advised a small power producer (SPP) gas-fired power plant project in Thailand on development of a gas turbine contractual service agreement.

  • Assisted a SET-listed bank on conducting legal due diligence on two very small power producer (VSPP) solar power plants in Chantaburi province and Saraburi province in Thailand.

  • Conducted legal due diligence on a 9.9 MW biomass project in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand, for a commercial bank.

  • Assisted a cogeneration power company with development of the long-term service agreement for a gas turbine generator for a small power producer (SPP) gas-fired power plant project in Thailand.

  • Conducted legal due diligence for a major Thai bank, as the lender, on a small power producer (SPP) project for development of a 122.26 MW combined-cycle cogeneration power plant in Anthong province, Thailand.

  • Advised a SET-listed electricity distribution company in connection with its proposed investment in a rooftop solar company.

  • Advised a publicly listed Thai printing company in connection with its acquisition of the printing business of one of Thailand's largest media companies.

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September 21, 2020

ALB M&A 2020: Tilleke & Gibbins Earns Repeat Honors in Thailand and Vietnam Rankings

The Asian Legal Business  (ALB ) 2020 M&A rankings were recently released, and Tilleke & Gibbins has again been recognized for its consistently strong M&A practice across the...

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September 21, 2020

Asialaw Profiles 2021: Tilleke & Gibbins Dominates the Thailand Rankings

The recent publication of Asialaw Profiles 2021, a guide to the leading Asian law firms, saw Tilleke & Gibbins further maintaining its dominance of the legal market in Thailand. The firm earned...

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August 27, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Wins Thailand Firm of the Year in Asialaw Awards 2020

In the recently announced Asialaw Awards 2020, Tilleke & Gibbins was named Thailand Firm of the Year in the Client Service Excellence category, in recognition of the firm’s full-service client...

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August 18, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Named to Inaugural ALB Trailblazers List

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named to Asian Legal Business’ inaugural ALB Trailblazers list, which recognizes firms that are applying innovative strategies to deal with pressing legal issues,...

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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 firm...

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September 16, 2020

COVID-19 Resource Center

As the global COVID-19 situation develops, Tilleke & Gibbins is dedicated to ensuring that our clients remain up to date on the most important legal developments in Southeast Asia as they happen...

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September 2, 2020

Renewables in CLMVT and the Potential for Wind Power

With interest in renewable and sustainable energy sources rapidly increasing worldwide, the nations of the Mekong region are beginning to incorporate innovative power generation options into their...

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August 31, 2020

Bank of Thailand Revamps Know-Your-Customer Procedures for E-Money Service Operators

Teelada Rujirawanichtep, Nopparat Lalitkomon, Charuwan Charoonchitsathian

A recent notification from the Bank of Thailand (BOT) has introduced new know-your-customer (KYC) guidelines for e-money businesses, updating the country’s regulatory regime to accommodate the...

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March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Status Update for Southeast Asia - March 18, 2020

The effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic on Southeast Asia are a deep concern shared by all with connections to the region. To encourage clear understanding of the facts on the ground, Tilleke...

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January 28, 2020

Thailand's Draft Life and Non-Life Insurance Acts Pass Cabinet Approval

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, Charuwan Charoonchitsathian, Sappaya Surakitjakorn

In late 2019, Thailand’s cabinet approved in principle the draft amendments to the Life Insurance Act B.E. 2535 (1992) and Non-Life Insurance Act B.E. 2535 (1992). The key changes introduced by the...

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