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Our track record is built on over 20 years of headline-making deals. We use our local experience, our regional offices, and our international network to get the best possible results for clients.

An on-the-ground team that's used to complex deals

Established in Thailand since 1996, Clifford Chance plays a central role in business transactions for its clients in Thailand and the Indochina region, including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

A track record built on efficient multi-office team work

Our experience has taught us how to work efficiently on complex projects and make sure that we use our resources – and our clients' time – as effectively as possible. We are used to working on fast-paced projects with teams that include local lawyers and specialist lawyers from other offices – lawyers who have worked with our Thailand team before and understand local-market practicalities.

We look carefully at how to build and manage our teams because we know that these day-to-day practicalities matter to clients. Clients say that our approach and capability, our talented lawyers, and our extended team-working delivers the right results:

Highlight transactions include:

  • The Kingdom of Thailand's THB76 billion (US$2.3 billion) inaugural government bond switching transaction
  • BTS mass transit growth infrastructure fund
  • Burgos Wind Project in the Philippines
  • The Nam Ngiep 1 Hydro Power Project in Laos

Recent highlights

Awards and milestones

  • The Kingdom of Thailand's inaugural government bond-switching offer (US$2.3 billion) – “Debt capital markets deal of the year “ – The Asian Lawyer 2015
  • DVB/KAL 10 Used Aircraft Refinancing – "Used Aircraft Deal of the Year" – Airfinance Journal Award 2015
  • Oxfam fisher folk project - CSR award - The Asian Lawyer 2015

Recent assignments

Directory listings and client comments

Legal 500: Asia Pacific 2017

  • Tier One in Banking and finance
  • Tier One in Projects and Energy

Legal 500: Asia Pacific 2015

  • Tier One in Projects and Energy

Chambers and Partners: Asia Pacific 2017

  • Tier One in Aviation: Finance – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Banking and Finance – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Capital Markets: Debt – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Capital Markets: Equity – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Corporate/ M&A – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Investment Funds: Hedge Funds – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Investment Funds: Real Estate – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Projects and Infrastructure – Asia Pacific Region

Chambers and Partners: Asia Pacific 2016

  • Tier One in Aviation: Finance – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Banking & Finance – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Capital Markets: Debt – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Capital Markets: Equity – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Corporate/M&A – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Investment Funds: Hedge Funds – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Investment Funds: Real Estate – Asia Pacific Region
  • Tier One in Projects & Infrastructure – Asia Pacific Region

Client comments

  • Fergus Evans is well known and respected in the market for his depth of knowledge in cross-border asset and structured finance across Asia. Also regarded as a prominent aircraft financing practitioner, he is described by clients as an individual with outstanding "commercial awareness in structuring discussions." He led the team's recent work for Kasikornbank. Chambers 2017
  • Andrew Matthews has extensive overseas experience, having previously practised in Moscow, Prague, Rome and Dubai. He currently leads the corporate team, impressing clients with his pragmatic approach and "deep knowledge and experience" of M&A. Recently he assisted China Mobile in its acquisition via private placement of an 18% equity stake in Bangkok-listed True Corporation. Chambers 2017
  • Fergus Evans specialises in structured and asset finance. He is regarded as one of the region's leading aircraft financing lawyers, having assisted major lenders and borrowers across Asia. Highlights include advising Cathay United Bank in the USD67 million financing to AWAS Aviation Capital for the acquisition of two aircraft. He is praised by interviewees for offering "excellent counsel with sound commercial outlook." Chambers 2016
  • “Joseph Tisuthiwongse is a project finance expert with a great deal of experience in the renewables sector... Sources comment that he provides "a lot of insight, which helps banks." He was part of the team advising the lenders on the financing of the Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower project in Laos”. Chambers 2016
  • ‘Corporate team head Andrew Matthews is considered "a wonderful person to work with“ by clients who report that he is "very commercial and very good with tactics and strategies." Matthews is frequently mandated on big-ticket cross-border M&A. He represented China Mobile in its acquisition of an 18% equity stake in True Corporation via private placement. ‘.  Chambers 2016