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Anglo-American firm DLA Piper has strengthened its Bangkok office with the hire of Waranon Vanichprapa and Samata Masagee as partners from Baker McKenzie and Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners, respectively.
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Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners and Latham & Watkins have represented Asset World Corporation (AWC), Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi’s hospitality and retail arm, on its $1.6 billion listing on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
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Herbert Smith Freehills has hired disputes lawyer Warathorn Wongsawangsiri as a partner in the firm’s Bangkok office from local heavyweight Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners.
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Thailand’s Kudun & Partners has appointed corporate lawyer Troy Schooneman as a partner and head of its international practice group.
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Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners and Simmons & Simmons have represented Thailand’s Global Power Synergy Company (GPSC) on the $2.93 billion acquisition of a 69.1 percent stake in Glow Energy, with Hunton Andrews Kurth and Allen & Overy advising the sellers.
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Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners has represented Thai mass transit operator BTS Group Holdings on the 1.9 billion financing of the planned Pink Line and Yellow Line monorail systems, with Baker McKenzie Thailand representing the lenders.
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Bangkok-headquartered Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners has appointed capital markets and corporate acquisitions expert Khemajit Choomwattana as a partner from local firm LS Horizon.