DATE
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
TIME
9.00am to 3.00pm 

VENUE
Virtual

 

 


Event Overview

2020 will be known as the year where there was no business as usual. The coronavirus pandemic and other national and global events have seen widespread business disruption, forcing legal teams to rethink and retool.

As we step into the next normal, this year’s event will challenge your assumptions about how to deal with in-house counsel challenges; how to deliver more value to your business, how to manage teams through diverse and complex crisis scenarios and how to future proof your career in a post COVID-19 world. 

The ALB Virtual Thailand In-House Legal Summit 2021 sets out to find compelling solutions to meet the changing expectations and mounting demands faced by general counsel. This forum will address issues including emerging risks and compliance challenges in Thailand, regulatory updates, new skill sets required, the evolving roles of general counsel and how can general counsel continue being relevant to the business. 

Why you should attend
  • FREE* passes to in-house counsel, “C” level management executives and business leaders with access to full-day sessions
  • Insight into the latest legal issues from Thailand region
  • Unique networking opportunities with leading legal experts and peers
  • In-depth panel discussion sessions with some of the most distinguished corporate counsel in the region
  • VIP networking luncheon and refreshments
  • Detailed speaker notes and presentation material

Target Audience

Chief Legal Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, CEO, Company Secretaries, Country/ General / Corporate / In House / Legal Counsel / Heads and Senior Professionals in charge of:

  • Legal Affairs
  • Company/ Contract Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Legal Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Commercial and Enforcement Counsel

* Please note that free passes are ONLY applicable for in-house legal counsel. Representatives from law firms and legal service providers are welcome to contact our sponsorship team, Amantha (amantha.chia@thomsonreuters.com) for further information on how to participate in the event.

Please contact Lynda Lim at lynda.lim@thomsonreuters.com or call + (65) 6973 8215 for the updated agenda.

Please note that the agenda is subjected to change


Agenda-at-a-Glance

  • Thrive in Time of Unprecedented Change
  • Practical Guidance for the Prevention of Anti-Competitive Conduct
  • A Favor or Corrupt?: A Thin Line in Making Business Decisions
  • Setting the Right Itinerary for Thailand’s PDPA Compliance Journey
  • Contract Management in the Post-Covid Era
  • Law which Work: Enhancing the Rule of Law

Stay tune for the speakers update.

For further information, please contact Lynda Lim at lynda.lim@thomsonreuters.com or call + (65) 6973 8215


SPEAKERS AND PANELLISTS:

Session 1

  • Pinyapa Somphong, Chief Legal Counsel, Evermore Co. Ltd.
  • Peangpanor Boonklum, Senior Executive Vice President/ Group General Counsel, PTT
  • Wannika Maithi, Head of Legal, Symphony Communication Public Company Limited
  • Utain Vichaipairojwong, Legal Director, Johnson & Johnson Thailand
  • Kunal Sachdev, Head of Legal and Compliance, Lightnet (Thailand)
  • Renuka Sharma, Head of Legal APAC, BayWa r.e.

Session 2

  • Kobkit Thienpreecha, Partner and Director, Corporate and Commercial, Tilleke & Gibbins
  • Nutavit Sirikan, Associate, Tilleke & Gibbins

Session 3

  • Visitsak Arunsuratpakdee, Partner, Chandler MHM Limited
  • Nathee Silacharoen, Partner, Chandler MHM Limited

Session 4

  • Kudun Sukhumananda, Founding Partner and Co-head of Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A, Kudun & Partners
  • Kongkoch Yongsavasdikul, Partner and Head of Digital Law, Kudun & Partners
  • Nattaya Tantirangsi, Senior Associate and Head of Data Privacy and Protection Practice, Kudun & Partners
  • Panithida Termrungruanglert, Associate, Kudun & Partners

Session 5

  • Rijuta Mishra, Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs, aCommerce
  • MA. Winnie Lardizabal-Morales, Deputy General Counsel, ENGIE Asia Pacific
  • Ryan Chung, Associate General Counsel - SEA Lead, KLOOK

Session 6

  • Bob Fox, Vice President EABC (‘Eurocham Thailand’) and Chair, Digital Economy/ICT group, JFCCT and EABC

SPEAKERS AND PANELLISTS BIOGRAPHY

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Visitsak Arunsuratpakdee
Partner
Chandler MHM Limited

Visitsak is a Partner at Chandler MHM. He focuses his practice on administrative law litigation and advisory, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), personal data protection, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and corporate commercial matters. He advises both foreign and Thai multinational clients including Thai listed companies in a broad range of matters across different industry sectors including telecommunications, oil and gas, petroleum exploration and production, petrochemicals, power, aviation, mining, tobacco, food and beverage (including alcohol).

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Nathee Silacharoen
Partner
Chandler MHM Limited

Nathee is a Partner at Chandler MHM. He specializes in dispute resolution including administrative law litigation, general litigation, arbitration, regulatory matters, international trade, corporate and commercial law, employment, insurance, restructuring and insolvency. Nathee has significant experience in advising and representing both local and international multinational companies and individuals on various legal and regulatory matters in Thailand.

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Kobkit Thienpreecha
Partner and Director, Corporate and Commercial
Tilleke & Gibbins

Kobkit Thienpreecha, a partner and director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group, has been a leading corporate lawyer with the firm for over a decade. Having been selected as counsel by numerous foreign clients that wish to do business in Thailand—ranging from private entrepreneurs to multinational industrial manufacturers, traders, and service providers from various industries—Kobkit excels at designing targeted, legitimate, and practical solutions for foreign business start-up structures.

Kobkit also specializes in offering diverse legal support services at the highest standard, including antitrust and trade competition, company incorporation, joint ventures, M&A, investment promotion, Foreign Business License, capital markets and IPOs, specific business permits and licenses, immigration, regulatory compliance, and all foreign clients’ affairs. With support from his experienced service team, Kobkit continues to overcome challenges and succeed in landmark cases, which further his reputation, attract referrals, and build his incomparable clientele.

Kobkit has received remarkable recognitions by several publishers. He was ranked as a “Recognized Practitioner” in Corporate/M&A practice in the 2019 edition of Chambers, while the Legal 500 Asia Pacific  2019 rankings note that clients speak of Kobkit as a “go-to-guy” for corporate and M&A work, and elsewhere in the guide he is identified as a “capital markets specialist.” Kobkit was also ranked as “leading lawyer” in Asialaw Profiles 2019, and as one of the top 100 lawyers in Thailand by Asia Business Law Journal.

Known for delivering sharp and reliable advice, Kobkit’s performance is outstanding and dynamic, as represented by his involvement in IPOs, securities transactions, M&A deals, bids for government projects, joint ventures, shareholders’ disputes, and NGO licenses.

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Nutavit Sirikan
Associate
Tilleke & Gibbins

Nutavit Sirikan is an associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group in Bangkok. Nutavit advises both Thai and international clients on a range of transactional matters, including M&A transactions, due diligence, e-commerce, company formation, obtaining foreign business licenses, joint ventures, investment promotions, and capital markets.

Committed to the long-term success of his clients, Nutavit also provides pragmatic and holistic regulatory compliance strategies in relation to antitrust and competition, labor and employment, and technology, media, and telecommunications.

Nutavit holds an undergraduate law degree and a master’s degree in business law from Thammasat University, and a master’s degree in competition law from King’s College London which he received with distinction. He is a member of the Thai Bar Association and the Lawyers Council of Thailand. Nutavit is fluent in both Thai and English.

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Kudun Sukhumananda
Founding Partner and Co-head of Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A
Kudun & Partners

Kudun is the founding partner of Kudun and Partners. He is primarily active in capital markets and securities including IPOs, debt securities offerings, stock exchange listings and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly assists international clients, seeking to invest in Thailand, on a broad spectrum of industry sectors on choosing the right investment structure, as well as on licenses and other regulatory matters required to do business in Thailand.

Since GDPR became enforceable in 2018, he has invested a special interest on issues related to data privacy and data protection. When Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act, B.E. 2562 was passed in 2019, he was already at the forefront of this area of law. He currently oversees a team of data privacy experts in the firm and continues to advise and assist clients in the aspects of data privacy. He was recently invited to be a speaker on the topic “PDPA: From a Practical Perspective” by the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT).

Noted for his expertise in the industry, Kudun continues to receive accolades from globally and regionally recognized legal publications including his recognition as a “Commended External Counsel of the Year by In-house Community Counsel, 2020”, one of “Thailand’s Top 100 lawyers by Asian Business Law Journal for 2020 and 2021”, and “Highly Regarded for Capital Markets: Debt and Equity and Corporate and M&A by IFLR1000” since 2019.

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Kongkoch Yongsavasdikul
Partner and Head of Digital Law

Kudun & Partners

Kongkoch is one of the founders of Kudun and Partners. His principal areas of practice include corporate, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets including initial public listing (IPO), corporate restructuring, and infrastructure funds, as well as digital law and Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act, B.E. 2562 (2019). In the transactional space, he has substantial experience representing sellers and purchasers in a wide spectrum of public and private transactions across a broad range of industries, including financial services, power and renewable energy (solar and wind), healthcare, real estate/property development and technology, media and telecoms (TMT) including tech start-ups and e-commerce. On the advisory front, he has managed a wide variety of projects including providing legal services for fund-raising projects in the TMT industries (tech start-ups) and advising on digital law and Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act, B.E. 2562 (2019).

He continues to be recognized by IFLR1000 as a notable practitioner since 2019. According to the commentary from Legal 500, 2021, he is known by his clients as “responsive and put his feet in the client’s shoes to ensure the success of the project.”

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Nattaya Tantirangsi
Senior Associate and Head of Data Privacy and Protection Practice
Kudun & Partners 

Nattaya is a senior associate and Head of Data Privacy and Protection Practice in Kudun and Partners Limited. She has an impressive depth of experience in advising both local and international clients on Thailand’s capital markets and securities laws and regulations, particularly in debt offerings. She continue to represent a wide range of clients in the real estate, pharmaceutical and healthcare, technology, and financial services sectors in connection with the full spectrum of the initial public offering (IPO) process and providing advice on their compliance to the Securities and Exchange Act of Thailand and other related regulations, post-IPO.

On the Data Privacy and Protection front, apart from her solid and extensive knowledge in the laws and regulations of the European’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GPDR”) and Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act, B.E. 2562 (2019), she has gained significant hands-on experience and amassed strategic business solutions through advising a variety of both local and international clients on PDPA compliance.

Nattaya hold a Master of Law with Merit, specializing in Corporate and Securities laws, including International Taxation from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK and a Bachelor of Law with First Class Honor from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She recently obtained her certificate in Company Secretary Program and certificate in Company Reporting Program from the Thai Institute of Directors.                           

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Panithida Termrungruanglert
Associate
Kudun & Partners

Panithida is an associate with Kudun and Partners Limited. She has a great depth of knowledge and experience in relation to the Personal Data Protection Act, B.E. 2562 (2019) (“PDPA”) from her extensive involvement in the implementation of the PDPA for Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group, a listed company consisting of commercial banking business and capital market business. Her experience extends beyond implementing new processes and policies for PDPA compliance where she also provides practical solutions from a business perspective in accordance with the PDPA. 

Panithida graduated with a Master of Law, specializing in Banking Law and Financial Regulation from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK, and Bachelor of Law from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

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Pinyapa Somphong
Chief Legal Counsel
Evermore Co. Ltd

After graduating the International Trade and Commercial Law from Durham University, United Kingdom, Aime was practicing working as a legal trainee with an international law firm in Barcelona, Spain, before moving back to Thailand in 2015, to start her career as a lawyer with an international law firm in Thailand. 

Aime has extensive experience across the Asia-Pacific region in a broad range of areas including Foreign Direct Investment both offshore and onshore projects, commercial and corporate transactions, mergers & acquisitions and investment schemes, and property management for both private companies and HNWIs clients.

Aime is currently a Chief Legal Officer of Evermore Co., Ltd., one of the fastest-growing premier confectionary trading companies in Southeast Asia. She also sits on the boards as General Counsel for several financial and investment advisory private sectors in Thailand. Despite business and legal activities, Aime has also developed extensive experience with public speaking. She has been a keynote speaker in several legal conferences in Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand. 

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Peangpanor Boonklum
Senior Executive Vice President/ Group General Counsel
PTT

Peangpanor Boonklum, or PB, General Counsel/Senior Executive Vice President at PTT Plc., the conglomerate energy company, the largest company in the Stock Exchange of Thailand by market capitalization. Before joining PTT over four years ago, PB had spent four years with international accounting firms and almost 25 years with reputable law firms in Thailand. That included being a named and founding partner, Co-Executive Partner, and Senior Counsel. 

PB has been recognized as a leading lawyer both in private practice and as GC. Accolades include 2019: GC Powerlist Southeast Asia in 2019 and  The FT Global GC 25 in 2018 which is still the only Thai in-house lawyer so far. 

Wannika Maithi

Wannika Maithi
Head of Legal
Symphony Communication Public Company Limited

Wannika Maithi is Head of Legal at Symphony Communication Public Company Limited ("SYMC"). SYMC is a Telecommunication network and service provider in Thailand, providing a high-speed and reliable network for domestic and international connectivity and value-added services to serve the fast-growing data demand in Thailand and ASEAN. She handles all manner of contracts and disputes for SYMC for its many lines of business across the country, including regulatory matters.

She was an in-house lawyer at Thai Beverage Public Company Limited as the Senior Legal Specialist - Foreign Investment Support, and GMM Grammy Public Company Limited, where she was the Legal Manager, before joining the SYMC in 2020. During that time, she worked on many challenging assignments that allowed her to rapidly gain a variety of valuable experiences, including Merger &Acquisition and Intellectual Property field.

Wannika obtained her Bachelor of Laws from Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand. She also received her master's degree from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, in Private and Business Law LL.M., and University of Glasgow, Scotland in Intellectual Property and Digital Economy LL.M. 

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Utain Vichaipairojwong
Legal Director
Johnson & Johnson Thailand

Utain is currently the Legal Director and a member of Board of Management of Johnson & Johnson Companies in Thailand. He is responsible for all legal matters of consumer health, pharmaceutical and medical device businesses of J&J in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.

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Kunal Sachdev
Head of Legal and Compliance
Lightnet (Thailand)

Kunal Sachdev is an Australian qualified lawyer having worked for 10 years in Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia and the Lao PDR. Previously Kunal served as the Deputy Head of Regional Banking, Finance and Technology at DFDL. Currently Kunal is the Group Head of Legal and Compliance for the Lightnet Group which undertakes to revolutionize the payments space by making cross-border remittance of funds at a lightning fast pace. The payments start-up successfully raised over USD 30 million in Series A funding to achieve various milestones. Despite the surge of COVID-19 Kunal and the team at Lightnet were able to successfully navigate entity creation, license applications and grants, and partnership relations with ease.

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Renuka Sharma
Head of Legal APAC
BayWa r.e.

Renuka Sharma was appointed Head of Legal for BayWa r.e. in January 20210. ‘The biggest learning curve in Renuka’s professional life was going from a structured law firm like Chandler MHM to moving in house to SunEdison. Renuka joined TerraForm Global and then Brookfield Renewables before her current role with BayWa r.e. Renuka is now focused on building a diverse, compact and high-performing legal team which supports all of the group’s business units across APAC. Renuka who always saw herself as a bit of a technophobe but has embraced digitalization and technology to build an efficient, reliable and practical legal department that her internal clients can count on. When Renuka is not in the office, she enjoys yoga, spending time with her children and is a terrible kite surfer and skate border. Renuka is passionate about championing diversity in the work place and is always happy for you to reach out to her to learn more about what little steps you can take in your organization to encourage diversity.  

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Rijuta Mishra
Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs
aCommerce

Rijuta is the Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs at aCommerce Group. She advises and represents aCommerce in the areas corporate funding and restructuring, commercial risk management, employment matters, intellectual property, consumer protection and competition issues, risk and compliance, dispute resolutions, etc. She has over a decade of experience in various legal domains advising multiple companies in varied sectors across South East Asia and Europe. She is a startup enthusiast and understands the nuances of modern disruptive businesses which helps her bring more on the table than her core legal knowledge.  

In addition to her extensive experience in Corporate and Commercial laws as a General Legal Counsel, Rijuta also carries an in-depth knowledge of financial technology laws as well as legal process and procedures around regulators and banking authorities. Committing to conserving her client's resources, she focuses on preventing claims from arising, where possible and resolving the coverage disputes that do arise, effectively and efficiently.  

She is a merit holder in the Law of Jurisprudence who carries a background in litigation work and has been volunteering in pro bono work.  

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MA. Winnie Lardizabal-Morales
Deputy General Counsel
ENGIE Asia Pacific

Winnie is the Interim General Counsel / Deputy General Counsel of ENGIE BU Asia-Pacific. She is the lead counsel in charge of reviewing energy projects being pursued by the Group in APAC with a primary focus on joint developments, mergers, and acquisitions (investments, divestments), due diligence, project financing. Winnie is also the company’s Ethics Officer and Data Protection Manager of APAC. 

ENGIE is a multinational electric utility company, headquartered in La Défense, Courbevoie, France. The company is a global leader in the fields of electricity generation and distribution, renewable energy, natural gas, and client solutions.  Prior to joining ENGIE, Winnie started as a senior associate in various top-tier law firms in the Philippines. She then became the head of legal and compliance of CalEnergy/MidAmerican Asia-Pacific and thereafter assumed the role of General Counsel of Enfinity Asia-Pacific, both of which were engaged in the management, operation, maintenance, acquisition, and development of renewable energy projects in Asia-Pacific. Winnie’s legal practice is primarily focused on corporate/commercial, tax, and power/energy law-related matters.

Ryan Chung

Ryan Chung
Associate General Counsel
KLOOK

Ryan is Associate General Counsel, Southeast Asia, at Klook, a world-leading travel and leisure booking platform that empowers users around the world to discover and book the best experiences and services anywhere, anytime. Based in Singapore, Ryan was Klook's first lawyer in Southeast Asia and helped to build up the legal and compliance team in the region to support Klook’s rapid global expansion.  
 
Prior to Klook, Ryan has years of experience in the technology and media space, having trained and worked as a TMT lawyer in one of Southeast Asia's largest law firms before joining the in-house legal team of a regional video-on-demand joint venture between Singtel, Warner Bros and Sony Pictures. 

Bob Fox

Bob Fox
Vice President EABC (‘Eurocham Thailand’) and Chair, Digital Economy/ICT group
JFCCT and EABC

Mr. Robert C. Fox (“Bob”) is Chairman  Digital Economy / ICT group JFCCT (www.jfcct.org ) and EABC (‘Eurocham Thailand’)  (www.eabc-thailand.org ) where he is also Vice President.  His current business is regional trade and investment.

He was group CEO of one of Malaysia’s largest listed companies (a multi-service telecoms operator), regional director Asia Pac for business strategy and development for BT (British Telecom), regional director Asia Pac for a NASDAQ listed broadband services company, and later a similar role for a US/Israeli consumer analytics company and a media services technology group. He was one of the founders of Starhub Singapore, a member of the senior executive team to launch the  UAE’s second telecoms operator (du),  project director, and mainboard  (Council) member for  Australia’s first and only full-scale private university (now in its 32nd  year) www.bond.edu.au  and CEO of Australia’s first high end mail-order company. He was on the judging panel for several years for the prestigious Telecom Asia awards. He was with Baker & McKenzie as an attorney for some years in foreign investment, joint ventures, and various cross-border issues.

In Thailand he has developed policy strategies on Rule of Law, FDI and the FBA, work permit & visa, smart visa, fast track regulatory reform, digitalization, digital literacy, platforms, personal data protection, cybersecurity, electronic transactions, and some FTAs.


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