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Jessada Sawatdipong, joint managing partner of Thailand’s Chandler MHM, talks about running a firm with lawyers and staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures, keeping up with the expectations of clients, and why it’s important to be an employer of choice.  
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In May 2019, Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) officially became law. Echoing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) somewhat, the PDPA regulates personal data collection, storage and dissemination. But while further regulatory developments are required to ensure the law can be fully implemented, businesses should be seeking out legal help to ensure they are compliant now — and not dragging their heels — say lawyers.
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Thai law firm Chandler MHM has hired veteran lawyer Chatchai Inthasuwan in Bangkok as a senior partner and head of its dispute resolution practice from DLA Piper, where he held a similar role.
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Thai law firm Chandler MHM has hired corporate lawyer Arkrapol Pichedvanichok as a senior partner and co-head of its mergers and acquisitions practice. Akrapol was a partner at Allen & Overy's Bangkok office until 2015.
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Allen & Overy has advised Laos’ Phonesack Group and Thailand’s Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO) in the $1 billion Nam Theun 1 hydroelectric power project.
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Chandler MHM has hired four lawyers from Clifford Chance’s Bangkok office including partner Joseph Tisuthiwongse, months after the UK firm announced it would be ceasing its Thai operations.