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Peerapong Pornpipatkul

Senior Associate

Biography

Peerapong Pornpipatkul is a senior associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group and head of the firm’s tax practice. He specializes in tax structuring, business tax advice, corporate restructuring, and M&A. He has extensive experience advising on both domestic and cross-border tax issues (corporate/personal income tax, value added tax, specific business tax, stamp duty, customs and excise tax) on a wide variety of investment and complex business transactions, including business restructuring; entire business transfer (EBT); IP-related transactions; engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) and turnkey contracts, investment securities; related-party transactions; transfer pricing; base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) issues; and so on. With respect to corporate transactions, he assists companies with M&A and capital markets deals, including venture capital investment in start-ups, pre-IPO restructuring, share and asset acquisitions, initial share offerings (IPOs), debt securities issuance, and Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations.

Peerapong is known for his innovative and client-focused solutions, and is highly sought-after for his in-depth tax and structuring knowledge. Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, he worked at a respected U.S. law firm, a Big Four accounting firm, and the Revenue Department of Thailand, where he served as a professional-level tax audit officer.

A Thai qualified lawyer and member of the Thai Bar Association and the Lawyers Council of Thailand, Peerapong holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting, law, and political science from leading Thai universities, as well as an LLM in International Tax Law from King’s College London.

Experience

  • Acted as a lead legal and tax advisor for a leading e-platform company in Thailand for a merger with an international tech firm to secure an investment of more than USD 100 million (approximately THB 3.3 billion) from a global venture capital firm.
  • Provided legal and tax advice and implemented a transaction whereby the shareholders of an energy firm sold all of their shares to a listed company in exchange for newly issued shares (share swap) under an entire business transfer transaction, with a total value of THB 4 billion, achieving substantial tax savings.
  • Advised a public organization in relation to tax planning and tax implications, assisting with tax refund requests for VAT, customs, and excise tax arising from a new observation satellite project with a total value of almost THB 7 billion.
    Represented a pipeline development company in a VAT refund audit initiated by the Revenue Department in connection with EPC and import of goods contracts valued at more than THB 8 billion.
  • Provided a multinational electronics exporter and manufacturer listed on the SET50 with tax and legal advice on corporate restructuring via a cross-border intra-group share transfer and entire business transfer scheme under the Revenue Code, achieving the most tax-efficient outcome.
ABOUT Peerapong

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Languages

    Thai

    English

Education

    LLM, King’s College London

    BAcc, Thammasat University

    LLB, Ramkhamhaeng University

    BPolSci, Ramkhamhaeng University

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