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Eric Thianpiriya

Baker & McKenzie


Eric Thianpiriya joined Baker McKenzie in April 2014 and is a partner in the Firm's Energy, Resources, Infrastructure and Corporate group. He has considerable international experience, having previously spent eight years working in London, at both a Magic Circle and Silver Circle firm. Prior to practising in London, he worked as a tipstaff to a judge of appeal at the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. 

Practice Focus

Eric advises on a broad range of transactions covering both private and public M&A. His practice has more recently focused on major infrastructure and government sale processes. He routinely acts for a number of large investment funds, both Australian and international, including a number of sovereign wealth and pension funds, and has considerable public M&A experience, particularly in relation to IPOs and secondary offerings.

Eric is qualified in New South Wales and England and Wales.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised sovereign wealth funds, superannuation/pension funds and investment managers on their Australian and international investments, particularly in relation to major infrastructure assets.

  • Regularly advised corporates and funds on their consortium/joint venture arrangements.

  • Provided general corporate advice to a variety of corporates, including portfolio companies held by investment fund clients.

  • Regularly advised on all aspects of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth), particularly with respect to "Foreign Government Investors".

  • Acted for a variety of private and listed clients in relation to a wide range of private and public M&A, including private sale and purchases, takeovers, by way of offer and scheme of arrangement, corporate reorganisations, and in particular with respect to IPOs and secondary fundraisings.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales


  • High Court of Australia (2009)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2008)
  • New South Wales~Australia (2005)


  • University of Sydney (Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law) (2005)
  • University of Sydney (LL.B. (Hons)) (2003)
  • University of Sydney (B.Com.) (2001)


  • English
  • Thai