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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

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

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 listings and client comments

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
  • "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