Waewpen Piemwichai

Registered Foreign Attorney

Biography

Waewpen Piemwichai is a Thai-qualified lawyer and registered foreign attorney in Vietnam with the Tilleke & Gibbins corporate and commercial group. She was based in Bangkok for seven years before relocating to the firm’s Hanoi office. Waewpen specializes in Technology, Multimedia, and Communications (TMT) industry and also has expertise in practice areas including commercial transactions, franchising, company formation and construction.

Together with her team, Waewpen helps high-profile multinational tech and telecom companies with all aspects of doing business in Vietnam. Waewpen has in-depth knowledge of various TMT matters such as data privacy, cybersecurity, telecom and IT network services, online streaming and broadcasting, cloud computing, e-commerce, and advertising.

Waewpen graduated with an LLB from Thammasat University, Thailand. She is a licensed Attorney-at-Law registered with the Lawyers Council of Thailand and a member of Thai Bar Association. Waewpen is the firm’s Vietnam office contact person for Thai speaking clients, as well as one of the firm’s representatives to the Thai Business Association and American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.

Experience

  • Advised several world-leading data communications and telecommunications equipment providers to expand businesses into Vietnam, including IT system consultation and integration services; provision of infrastructure for cloud computing services; remote management of calls over cloud; distribution and lease of IT/telecommunication equipment; and Internet access services.
  • Advised and assisted a Thai pharmaceutical company to successfully transfer employees and additionally employ staff to work in its Vietnam affiliates.
  • Served as local counsel to a global telecommunications company in acquiring optical business in Thailand, reviewed business transfer agreement and advised on all aspects of doing business in Thailand, including formation and operation of a new company, investment promotion, foreign business license for distributing and servicing of optical network equipment to mobile network operators, employment, and customs.
  • Served as local counsel and corporate secretary to a leading Swedish defense company and its Thai subsidiary; assisted the client with a project supplying fighter aircraft and military systems to the Royal Thai Navy and advised on diverse corporate matters, including company and share restructuring, legal compliance, and immigration for engineers and executives.
  • Advised a Japanese global manufacturer of electric appliances to acquire shares and majority control in its joint venture company.
  • Advised clients from various industries to set up their presences in Thailand and apply for Foreign Business License and/or investment promotion, including a leading Korean company for participation in a construction project for an offshore petroleum drilling platform, U.S. pharmaceutical companies, Japanese automotive part manufacturers, a U.K. insurance company, and an Australian securities company.
  • Advised clients from various industries in conversion of corporate structure from private limited company to a public company and list securities on the Market for Alternative Investment (MAI) stock exchange.
  • Advised a major telecommunications investor in bidding with the government authority for a license to operate mobile phone services.
  • Advised airlines from Korea and Austria in relation to quotas for international flight schedules.
ABOUT Waewpen

Industries

Technology

Practices

Corporate/M&A

Location

Languages

    Thai

    English

Education

    LLB, Thammasat University

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