Chavapol Akkaravoranun

Chavapol Akkaravoranun

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Limited Attorneys at Law

Biography

Chavapol joined Baker McKenzie in April 2007. He is currently active in the Banking & Finance Practice Group where he focuses on project development and project finance. He has been involved with numerous matters related to major projects, public private partnership projects and banking & finance, including providing legal advice and recommendations on laws and regulations pertaining to the development of power projects and infrastructure projects as well as the establishment of an infrastructure fund in Thailand.

Practice Focus

Over his 12 year career, Mr. Akkaravoranun has been involved with numerous matters related to major projects, public private partnership projects and banking & finance projects, many being high profile deals that have received public recognition/ accolades. He has also been involved in advising the State Enterprise Policy Office, Ministry of Finance of Thailand in relation to the initiatives for the establishment of a governmental infrastructure fund in Thailand. He has been heavily involved in most of the major infrastructure projects (e.g., mass transits and expressways) in Thailand.

Representative Legal Matters

A selection of representative transactions in which Mr. Akkaravoranun has assisted clients includes the following:

Project Finance and Project Development

  • Acting for syndicated lenders in the project financing for the development, construction, and operation of the MRT Pink Line (Khae Rai - Min Buri session) project of Northern Bangkok Monorail Co., Ltd. and the MRT Yellow Line (Lat Phrao - Samrong session) project of Eastern Bangkok Monorail Co., Ltd.

  • Acting for syndicated lenders in the project financing of the MRT Blue Line (Extension) project of Bangkok Expressway and Metro PLC.

  • Acting for syndicated lenders in a 10,000 million financing granted to Bangkok Expressway Public Company Limited for the construction, operation, and management of the Srirat-Outer Ring Road Expressway

  • Acting for Gulf JP UT Company Limited as borrower in relation to a THB 3.9 billion project financing of the 1,600 MW gas-fired combined-cycle power plant located in Rojana Industrial Park, Thailand. This deal was named “Asia-Pacific Power Deal of the Year 2012” by Project Finance magazine

  • Acting for Gulf JP NS Company Limited in relation to USD 1.1 billion equivalent project financing of the 1,600 MW Nong Saeng gas-fired combined cycle power plant located in Saraburi Province, Thailand. This deal was named one of Asian-MENA Counsel’s “Deals of the Year 2011”

  • Acting for Electricity Generating PCL in relation to the power purchase agreement, EPC contract and project financing for its new 900 MW gas-fired combined cycle power plant located in Nakorn Sri Thammarat Province, Thailand

  • Acting for Thai Kali Co., Ltd. in relation to the construction contracts and supply contracts its potash mine and refined salt plant located in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand and acting for the lenders in the project financing for the development and construction of such potash mine

  • Acting for Winchai Co., Ltd. in relation to the EPC contract and operation and maintenance contract for its 45 MW wind power plant located in Mukdahan Province, Thailand

  • Acting for Italian-Thai Development PCL in the development of its industrial estate and power plant in Dawei Special Economic Zone, Myanmar

Corporate & Acquisition Finance

  • Acting for Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited as lender in the USD 112 million term loan and working capital facilities to Chip Mong Insee Cement Corporation to fund the construction of the largest cement plant in Cambodia. This deal was named “Best Deals - Southeast Asia, Cambodia and Best Cross-border Financing” by The Asset Country Awards 2017


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Thai Bar Association
  • Law Society of Thailand

Admissions

  • Thailand (2007)

Education

  • University College, London (LLM International Banking and Finance merit) (2011)
  • Chulalongkorn University (LLB 1st class honors) (2007)

Languages

  • English
  • Thai

Previous Offices

  • Tokyo

Firm Committee Memberships

  • Summer Clerks Committee, Baker McKenzie Bangkok