Ampika Kumar

Ampika Kumar

Baker & McKenzie Limited Attorneys at Law


Ampika Kumar is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Corporate and M&A and Antitrust & Competition Practice Groups as well as the Insurance Industry Group. She joined Baker McKenzie in February 2002.

Practice Focus

Ampika's areas of focus include laws on business organization, foreign direct investment, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions (both for private limited and public limited companies), antitrust and competition and merger control. She advises clients on appropriate business entities, licenses and approval requirements, deal structuring, including drafting related transaction documents for merger and acquisition projects in various industries. She also leads legal due diligence teams in exercises for mergers and acquisitions, post-acquisition integration and corporate restructuring deals.

Ampika is a key partner in our Antitrust & Competition Practice. She has advised local and multinational industry leaders on antitrust and has been involved in many high-profile competition cases in Thailand, including representing a modern trade client in the first competition litigation case in Thailand. Ampika has significantly contributed to the policy landscape, with her deep knowledge of the new Competition Act and subordinate legislation and through her participation as a member of the Trade Competition Committee under the Chamber of Commerce's Board of Trade of Thailand. She also served as a joint committee member with Sasin Institute for Global Affairs in providing recommendations on law reform for the Thai Ministry of Commerce's Master Plan.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisted clients in various industries in merger control analysis and filings.
  • Assisted multinational insurance companies in the M&A and integration transaction.
  • Assisted the client, a global leading steel company, in conducting both Thai merger analysis and multijurisdictional merger analysis with respect to its potential acquisition of two of the largest steel producers in Thailand who are listed in the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
  • Acted as project leader on a successful pioneering Entire Business Transfer (EBT) of a Thai life insurance company to an international insurance corporation.
  • Advised in relation to deal restructuring, including drafting related transaction documents for merger and acquisition projects in various industries, including the insurance sector.
  • Acted as team leader in legal due diligence exercises for mergers and acquisitions, post-acquisition integration, and corporate restructuring deals.
  • Advising insurance companies on corporate restructuring and a range of insurance regulatory matters.
  • Drafting, commenting on and analyzing various commercial contracts.
  • Advising clients in relation to competition laws compliance issues and investigations.
  • Advising on corporate structures and corporate restructuring, corporate management and control, and mergers and acquisitions, including drafting and commenting on shareholders agreements and joint venture agreements.

Professional Honors

  • Ranked Band 1 in Competition/Antitrust by Chambers Asia Pacific, 2023
  • Ranked on the Spotlight Table for Competition/Antitrust by Chambers Asia Pacific, 2022
  • Band 2 lawyer for Insurance by Chambers Asia Pacific, 2018-2023
  • Commended External Counsel of the Year by In-House Community Counsel, 2019
  • Recognized Practitioner for Insurance by Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Thai Bar Association - Barrister-at-Law
  • Law Society of Thailand


  • Thailand (2002)


  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M.) (2006)
  • Thammasat University (LL.B.) (2001)


  • English
  • Thai