The global financial climate has impacted businesses across a wide spectrum of industries. Liquidity is an issue, as is sustaining growth. At times, the only way to ensure both are maintained is to dispose of underperforming assets, acquire new assets, or enter into strategic alliances. Structuring such transactions appropriately, taking into account regulatory obligations, tax considerations and funding issues, is of key importance. The counsel of a trusted adviser is vital.
We offer clients sound, in-depth advice on merger and acquisition issues needing particular focus in Thailand, specifically for the financial services, real estate and insurance sectors. We conduct due diligence, structure and implement both public and private company merger and acquisition transactions, and advise on capital increases and share subscriptions, among others. Domestic clients take comfort in our history of successful transactions, while international firms appreciate our cross-border facility. We can help with:
- Due diligence – Identifying assets to be transferred/divested, including any encumbrances attached to them, as well as intellectual property registrations, “change in control” provisions in agreements, transfer limitations and pending litigation
- Transaction structuring – Analyzing information gathered from the due diligence process; advising on the details of structure alternatives, including the advantages and disadvantages of each; preparing an action plan and timeline; coordinating with relevant government agencies
- Transaction implementation – Drafting and finalizing necessary documentation; advising on and planning for employee transfers; obtaining necessary approvals, licenses, and/or permits; setting up new companies and/or liquidating existing companies
- General counsel – Providing advice on hostile, contested and agreed takeovers/tender offers; private company acquisitions and disposals, both domestic and multijurisdictional; privatizations; property funds as a vehicle in acquisition and debt restructuring transactions; foreign investment/regulatory laws; tax and financial structures; approval/licensing processes; joint venture issues and antitrust/competition laws; and funding issues