We are excited to share that Nonnabhat (Niab) Paiboon has joined us as a corporate partner in Bangkok starting from 31 August 2022. She adds specialist M&A and competition/anti-trust law expertise to Asia, enhancing our offering for both domestic Thailand and cross-border transactions with her dual qualification in Thailand and England & Wales. Niab’s arrival is our firm’s latest development in expanding our Southeast Asia corporate practice, where our client and M&A market activity levels remain strong.
Niab has over 12 years’ of experience advising clients on complex public and private M&A transactions in a wide range of sectors, some highlights of her work include advising
- Tesco plc on the sale of Tesco’s entire interest in its business in Thailand to C.P. Group which was the largest corporate acquisition ever in Thailand in 2020
- Engie Global Developments B.V. on the disposal of its entire 69.1% interest in Glow Energy. This was Thailand’s largest completed M&A deal and Asia’s largest M&A deal in the power sector for 2018-19
- TMB Bank Public Company Limited on its approximate USD5.5bn merger with Thanachart Bank Public Company Limited, marking the largest bank merger in Thailand
As part of our Asia corporate team, Niab will also work alongside our market-leading Bangkok disputes team, and our regional finance and disputes practice to provide comprehensive legal support for Thai and international clients.