Kudun and Partners

Thailand

Address:
23rd Floor, Unit C & F, Gaysorn Tower
127 Ratchadamri Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan
Bangkok, 10330
Thailand

+66 (0)2 838 1750

+66 (0)2 838 1795


Key contacts:

Partner: Kudun Sukhumananda
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Partner: Troy Schooneman
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Head of China Practice: Mayuree Sapsutthiporn (林小丁)
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 14 partners with over 50 associates
Practice expertise: Capital Markets, M&A, Private and Public Equity, Corporate Restructuring and Business Rehabilitation, Tax
Industry expertise: Energy, Financial Services, Automotive, F&B, Real Estate
Languages: English, Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese, Dutch, German
Dedicated foreign desk: China Practice
Network memberships: The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM), World Services Group (WSG), Pride Partners International™(PPI)


As businesses today face a constantly evolving environment, a paradigm-shifting approach to legal advice is required.

Founded in 2015, Kudun and Partners is a modern and award-winning full-service law firm led by some of South East Asia’s most accomplished lawyers from a desire to provide more commercially minded and creative legal advice to our clients. Since inception, we have attracted many lawyers from various large international firms and representing various entities on transactions in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia.

Clients value our responsiveness and distinctly commercial attitude, as well as our passion for developing forward-thinking, innovative strategies and solutions that respond to their unique business needs. In only six years since our inception, we have been awarded the highly coveted Thailand Law Firm of the Year by The Legal 500 Southeast Asia Awards 2020/2021, a reflection of the firm's commitment to deliver work that exceeds expectations and raise industry standards.

Team members are bilingual with a strong command of English to easily assist our foreign clients. Apart from English and Thai, some members speak fluent Chinese, German, Korean and Bahasa Malaysia.

Kudun and Partners is the exclusive member representing Thailand in the World Services Group, one of the most prominent and largest networks of independent law firms in the world

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax

As of February 2021, Kudun and Partners is delighted to be representing World Services Group (WSG) as Thailand’s exclusive representation for the network with more than 120 prominent member firms representing worldwide clients in more than 150 jurisdictions and throughout the United States and Canada. WSG is notable for inviting only one firm from each jurisdiction having the highest professional reputation within the professional community and unparalleled depth of practical experience to join WSG.

Firm wide

  • Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm of the Year – Honorable Mention by In-House Community, 2019 and 2021
  • Visionary Law Firm of the Year – Newcomer by In-House Community, 2020
  • Rising Star Law Firm by Asian Business Law Journal, 2020

Capital Markets

  • Thailand Firm of the Year by In-House Community, 2019 and 2021
  • Band 3 by Chambers & Partners, 2020 - 2021

Corporate and M&A

  • Recognized Practitioner by Chambers & Partners, 2020
  • Notable law firm by IFLR1000, 2019 – 2021

Dispute Resolution

  • Tier 2 by The Legal 500, 2021
  • Law Firm of the Year by Global Law Experts Awards, 2019 - 2021
  • Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal, 2020
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Notable law firm by Asialaw, 2021
  • Notable law firm by IFLR1000, 2020

Tax

  • Thailand Firm of the Year by In-House Community, 2019 and 2021
  • Tier 2 in General Corporate Tax by World Tax, 2020 - 2021
  • Tier 2 in Private Client by World Tax, 2020 – 2021

  • Aviation and shipping
  • Banking and financial services
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Industrials and manufacturing
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Materials
  • Media and entertainment
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Technology and telecommunications

  • Capital Markets: Debt and Equity - Kudun and Partners has one of the leading capital markets practices in Thailand. Led by 5 partners, we represent issuers, underwriters, investors, placement agents and trustees in IPOs, secondary stock offerings, debt and bridge financings, convertible debt offerings, equity and derivative, REITs and private equity transactions.
  • Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions (domestic and cross-border transactions) - Our M&A lawyers can assist from either the buyer side or the seller side from deal inception to business integration through all stages of a transaction including performing due diligence on the target or preparing the business for sale, contract drafting and negotiating, deal execution and coordinating the closing across multiple jurisdictions, and exit strategy planning and integrating the operations of the resulting business.
  • Dispute resolution, Litigation and Arbitration - We appear before all Thai Courts and arbitration proceedings on all disputes including administrative and commercial disputes, construction and telecommunication, employment and compensations, intellectual property, criminal law, and white-collar crime.
  • Restructuring and Insolvency – We represent creditors, debtors, distressed debt purchasers, financial institutions, and plan administrators including some of the highest net worth individuals. Our latest mandate includes the official representation of the largest group of creditors consisting of 87 savings cooperatives in Thai Airway Public Company Limited’s business rehabilitation.
  • Foreign Direct Investment - Thanyaluck Thongrompo's recent addition to the team as an expert in permits and licenses applications, regulatory and compliance work further bolstered the team's capabilities in advising on investment structuring, the establishment of investment entities, obtaining licenses and permits, escrow services, and applying for tax and other investment privileges from the Board of Investment, Thailand.
  • Tax and Corporate Restructuring - We emphasize M&A investment structuring and tax optimization, pre-and post-IPO corporate restructurings and business spin-offs, wealth management and tax planning for corporations, family offices and high net worth individuals, transfer pricing, tax disputes, estate tax planning, and indirect tax matters.
  • China Practice – We offer a one-stop solution for Chinese inbound and outbound investment in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia led by Mayuree Sapsutthiporn (林小丁),a highly capable native Chinese lawyer with over 15 years of experience in Thai law and fluent in Chinese, English and Thai.

While we continue to serve clients from various industries, we are known for our strengths and in-depth knowledge and experience in sectors such as automotive, financial services including non-banks, renewable energy, oil and gas, real estate, TMT, entertainment, data processing, industrial packaging and manufacturing.