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Our track record is built on more than 20 years of headline-making deals. Our Thailand Focus Group, led from the firm's South East Asia hub in Singapore, delivers world-class service and the highest quality international law advice to our clients by combining deep local experience with access to global insights through the Clifford Chance network.

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 understand local-market practicalities. 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
  • The financing of Berli Jucker's US$6.2bn acquisition of Big C
  • Burgos Wind Project in the Philippines
  • The Nam Ngiep 1 Hydro Power Project in Laos    

Recent highlights


  • Asia-Pacific Law Firm of the Year
    Chambers Asia Pacific and Greater China Region Awards 2023
  • Innovative Law Firm (headquartered outside of Asia Pacific)
    FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia 2023
  • Innovative Lawyers in Transforming Industries
    FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia 2023
  • International Firm of the Year
    IFLR Asia Pacific Awards 2022

Recent assignments include advising:

  • Royal Dutch Shell on the sale of its 22% stake in the Bongkot gas field and adjoining acreage offshore Thailand to PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) for US$750 million. (2018)
  • TPG Capital on an investment into a healthcare business in South East Asia, including Thai assets (2018)
  • MUFG Bank, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited on the financing of one (1) Airbus A350-900 aircraft to be leased to Thai Airways Public Company Limited (2018)
  • PTTEP on a consent solicitation and two cash tender offers relating to its US$1 billion Subordinated Perpetual Capital Securities (2017)
  • Kris Energy on the sale of a portfolio of assets in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia (2017)
  • Bank of China Limited and Bank of China (Thai) Public Company Limited on the financing of one (1) Airbus A350-900 aircraft to be leased to Thai Airways Public Company Limited (2017)
  • A major mainland Chinese corporation in relation to its investment into Thailand and SE Asia involving electronic payment systems and electronic money (2016)
  • A syndicate of banks and financial institutions on an up to US$650 million secured credit facility for AerCap Holdings N.V., one of the world's largest aircraft leasing companies based in Ireland. The credit facility was used to finance AerCap's acquisition of a portfolio of nine new narrowbody and widebody aircraft from Boeing and Airbus (2016)
  • On the offering of the first domestic USD bonds of Thai Union, a world-renowned seafood processor (2016)
  • Acting as lenders' counsel on the financing for BJC Group in connection with the tender offer of shares in Big C Supercenter Public Company Limited (2016)

Directory and client comments

Chambers and Partners, Asia Pacific, 2023

  • Tier One in Corporate & Finance (Expertise Based Abroad), Thailand, 2023

Client comments

  • "The team at Clifford Chance has performed well and delivered the services in a professional manner. The firm's experiences have provided us with some good examples, especially during the key terms negotiations."



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