Cynthia M. Pornavalai is a champion of business rights in Thailand. From advising foreign investors on mergers, acquisitions, banking and finance, and investing in Thailand to counseling major players in the Thai property market to helping lenders or debtors through debt restructuring and business reorganization matters, Cynthia’s practice is as varied as the business goals of her successful clients.
Cynthia is fluent in English, Japanese, Filipino, and Thai. Cynthia received in-depth legal training at Kyoto University, completing her LLB, LLM, and Doctor of Laws course. Drawing on her strong Japanese language and legal skills, she has developed a niche practice helping Japanese businesses invest and succeed in Thailand.
Also a prolific author and an in-demand speaker, Cynthia has penned numerous authoritative texts and has spoken in various conferences in Thailand and abroad. She is a Founding Member of the International Insolvency Institute and a member of the Japanese Securities Dealers Association.
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 recognizes Cynthia as a leading lawyer in Thailand in the areas of Corporate/M&A and Real Estate.
Doctor of Laws course, Kyoto University
LLM, Kyoto University
LLB, Kyoto University
BA, University of the Philippines
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