IFLR 1000 (2022) 

Banking and finance - Tier 4
Capital markets : Equity - Other notable
Mergers and acquisitions - Other notable
Project development - Tier 2
Restructuring and insolvency - Tier 3

Rajah & Tann’s Thailand office is located in Bangkok and houses nearly 60 lawyers under the leadership of managing partner Surasak Vajasit. Membership of the Rajah & Tann Asia network allows the firm to act on multi-jurisdictional deals.

Focusses / specialisms

R&T Asia in Thailand has a strong projects practice, primarily focusing on the infrastructure and transport sectors. The firm also boasts well-established banking and finance and restructuring practices.

Key clients

Clients include State Railway of Thailand, Krung Thai Bank, and KPMG Services.

Research period review: 31st edition (2020/2021)

The banking team was active for a mix of clients, including borrowers, lenders, pledgees and security agents on a range of confidential transactions.

On the capital markets side, the firm advised a tollway operator on its IPO on the SET.

The corporate team recently took on roles for joint venture parties and buyers in sectors, including hospitality, manufacturing, technology and real estate.

An eye-catching projects deal saw the firm assist a railway operator in the development of the first high-speed rail project in Thailand.

On the restructuring front, the firm impressed with roles for creditors in some of the most high profile insolvency transactions in Thailand.

Deal highlights: 31st edition (2020/2021)

  • Bangkok – Nong Khai high speed railway
  • Don Muang TollWay SET IPO

Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

Restructuring and insolvency
"Very responsive, providing an efficient link between us and the (Thai language) formal proceedings, anticipate what could be important to us."

Kittikun Soontarerat
"Clearly always thinking about things from the client's perspective - commercially minded; practical; provides context to assist support our understanding of the local context."