Supasit Saypan

Consultant
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T: +66 2056 5994
F: +66 2056 5678

Practices

Office

Languages

Thai, English, Hindi

Education

LLM, Thammasat University

LLB, University of Exeter

Supasit Saypan is a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group in Bangkok. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, where he regularly advises domestic and international clients across various industries on company establishment and licensing in Thailand, including obtaining Foreign Business Licenses and securing investment promotion from Thailand’s Board of Investment. He also assists clients in conducting legal due diligence ahead of mergers, acquisitions, and other commercial transactions; advises on Thai customs law including import and export licenses, import duty privileges, bonded warehouses, advanced customs rulings, and compliance with customs procedures; and assists in a range of family-related private client work, including adoption and inheritance.

Supasit graduated with an LLB from the University of Exeter, a leading university in the United Kingdom, and received an LLM from Thammasat University in Thailand. He is fluent in Thai, English, and Hindi.

  • Regularly advising international clients across various industries on 100% foreign ownership solutions in Thailand, including obtaining Foreign Business Licenses and securing investment promotion from Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI).

  • Assisted several clients in conducting due diligence investigations and providing legal analysis for mergers, acquisitions of shares, and entire business transfers.

  • Assisted a global luxury fashion brand in market entry and company establishment, product importation, and corporate secretarial services for its business operations in Thailand.

  • Represented a leading American multinational manufacturer of advanced electronic components with its THB 1 billion investment in Thailand via promotion privileges granted by the BOI, including advice on land ownership for construction of a local production hub in Southeast Asia.

  • Acting as a corporate secretary for various Fortune 500 clients to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements under Thai laws.

  • Assisted a world-leading manufacturer of dental implants, dental instruments, and other related dentistry products, in establishing a wholly owned subsidiary in Thailand for wholesale, retail, and aftersales service businesses activities.

  • Advised a client in a dispute against its director for breach of fiduciary duties and director’s liabilities under Thai law.

  • Assisted a client with issues relating to the inheritance of his father who was suffering from various illnesses and therefore did not have the capacity to sign any documents related to the inheritance. We assisted the client to prepare a living will in accordance with his father’s wishes.

  • Represented a company director who was being removed from his directorship in a way that breached the company’s internal regulations. We presented all of the possible outcomes to the client and assisted him to draft an appeal letter for consideration by the Department of Business Development to suspend any removal of his role as director of the company.  We successfully obtained the suspension.

  • Assisted an international nongovernmental organization that supports animal welfare to establish its legal presence in Thailand.

  • Provided assistance to a foreign couple to legally adopt a child in Thailand out of foster care.

  • Acted for a direct sale and direct marketing company in the United States to discuss and negotiate a takeover deal with a Thai Company. The case involved many complex legal issues, such as compliance with the Foreign Business Act and the implementation of an international direct-sales scheme.

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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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May 28, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins is proud to have been named Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year – Asia at the 2020 Counsels of the Year Awards, hosted by the Asian-Mena Counsel  In-House...

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April 16, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Visionary Client Service Award

In-House Community, the well-respected publishing house behind Asian-Mena Counsel  magazine, has announced the shotlist for its 2020 Visionary Client Service Providers awards, naming Tilleke...

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April 13, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Named ALB Employer of Choice 2020 in Thailand and Vietnam

Tilleke & Gibbins has once again been named as an “Employer of Choice” in Thailand and Vietnam in this year’s listings from Asian Legal Business  (ALB). This now marks eight...

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April 6, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Attorneys Lead AMCHAM Thailand Webinar on Corporate and Tax Relief Measures during the COVID-19 Crisis

Kobkit Thienpreecha, Supasit Saypan, Varapa Aurat

On April 8, Kobkit Thienpreecha, partner and director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, will lead a webinar organized by the American Chamber of Commerce members to discuss...

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July 29, 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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June 5, 2020

BOI Launches New COVID-19 Relief Measures for Promoted Companies

Supasit Saypan, Kobkit Thienpreecha

Many companies that operate in Thailand under promotion by the Board of Investment (BOI) are encountering unique challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. Delays to logistics systems and fund remittance...

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June 4, 2020

Thailand Sets New Security Standards for Electronic Meetings

Supasit Saypan, Kobkit Thienpreecha

On May 26, 2020, Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society issued a new Notification Re: Security Standards of Meetings via Electronic Means, which came into effect the following day. The...

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March 25, 2020

COVID-19: Companies in Thailand Granted Limited Relief from Statutory Annual Meeting Requirements

Kobkit Thienpreecha, Supasit Saypan

COVID-19: Companies in Thailand Granted Limited Relief from Statutory Annual Meeting Requirements The Department of Business Development (DBD) of Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has given companies...

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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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