Hunton & Williams Strengthens Practice in Asia, Adds Tax Partner Chinawat Assavapokee in Bangkok
19 Nov, 2013
Hunton & Williams (Thailand) Limited continues its focused expansion in key practice areas, adding partner Chinawat Assavapokee to its global corporate, energy and infrastructure practice from Baker & McKenzie. Mr. Assavapokee brings more than 15 years of experience in tax planning advice with respect to cross-border business transactions, including corporate income tax, import and excise duties, privatization plans, and tax planning and structures for a wide range of inbound investment projects. He joins Hunton & Williams’ 50-lawyer Bangkok office, the center of the firm’s Asia-Pacific practice that includes energy and infrastructure development, M&A and capital markets, finance, banking and lending regulations, stock market regulations, securities, tax, government regulations, and foreign direct investment matters.
“Khun Chinawat has a strong, impressive tax practice. We look forward to working with him to build on the success of our domestic practice in Thailand and our cross border inbound and outbound M&A and energy practices,” said Edward Koehler, managing partner of the firm’s Asia-Pacific offices.
Mr. Chinawat is a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy at Chulalongkorn University. He is a member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand, and was recognized in 2012 by Chambers Asia as a “Tier 1 Individual.” He earned his LLB from Thammasat University and his LLM in tax from the University of Washington.
The Hunton & Williams energy practice has more than 150 lawyers dedicated to advising clients on a broad range of energy and infrastructure matters, including financing, project development, asset and company acquisitions and dispositions, energy regulatory and environmental issues, corporate transactions and financial restructuring.