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FBLP is a medium-sized law firm specializing in corporate, securities, banking, finance law, real estate and property financing, disputes resolution, employment and labor matters, commercial contracts, finance and banking, joint ventures, international trade, administrative law, reorganization and bankruptcy.  Our corporate secretarial services provide our corporate clients with corporate services, accounting, immigration advice and services (visas and work permits), intellectual property (trademark and copyright).  FBLP provides advice on Thai and U.S. law.

FBLP’s mission is to address the diverse and complex needs of its Thai and international clients with high-quality, cost-effective and efficient legal services.  Our mission statement is IDEAS, namely, Innovation, Delivery, Experience, Assurance and Success.

FBLP is the only member  of LNI Legal Network International in Thailand. It has been a member since 2003.

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Corporate Practice

FBLP advises and represents clients in all matters pertaining to corporate law, from setting out terms of investments of shareholders, drafting shareholders agreements, incorporating companies, advising on corporate finance issues to handling litigation that may arise in the context of corporate and joint venture laws.  We assist companies in maintenance of their companies and in compliance with laws and regulations, filings, including handling the liquidation and dissolution and voluntary and involuntary rehabilitation of companies.  Our firm monitors, analyses, and reports upon proposed and newly enacted statutes, decrees, and other regulations and rules in order to advise clients on any changes that may impact their current and future business operations or plans.

Labor Law

We provide comprehensive services in this field, including drafting employment agreements, work rules, assisting clients in negotiations with labor organizations and litigating before labor courts.  FBLP has been on the 4th consecutive year contributing articles and updates on Thai labor laws to CCH Asia Labor Law Compilation.  

Securities & Capital Market Law

FBLP advises Thai and foreign financial advisors and corporate issuers on several aspects of securities, private and public company and capital market laws.  This includes public and private capital or debt raising activities, implementing employee stock option programs, dealing with the Thai securities authorities, and assisting our clients in listing their securities on the stock exchanges, compliance issues and in respect of tender offer regulations, both acquisitions and dispositions.  

Banking & Finance

FBLP advises companies in obtaining financing from both public and private sources.  For banking clients, we advise on legislative and regulatory requirements for their project financing and in their day-to-day operations.

Real Estate & Property Development

FBLP advises its clients on all aspects of the acquisition, development and leasing of industrial, commercial, retail and residential properties.  The services we provide include: legal due diligence for acquisition of existing real estate projects, investigation of land titles, liens and encumbrances and registration issues with the Land Department; planning approval, factory licenses, and operating permits; drafting of real property sale and purchase agreements, construction contracts and other documentation required for real property development; preparation and review of financing and security documentation; real estate investment trusts or property funds; review of building and space leases for industrial, commercial and residential purposes; advising clients on aspects of acquiring and holding leasehold and freehold on real estate in Thailand.

Project Finance

Our practice focuses mainly on real estate related project finances.  FBLP regularly acts as counsel to financial institutions in financing real estate projects in Thailand and preparation of lending and securities documents.

 

Mergers & Acquisitions

Within the Corporate Group, FBLP has key senior lawyers and associates with seasoned experience in the mergers and acquisitions area.  Specialized services include performing legal due diligence for international companies that are considering making substantial investments or asset purchases in Thailand, as well as assisting in the preparation and negotiation of the multitude of legal agreements and documents required for these complex transactions.  Assistance is also provided to acquirers of securities in the Stock Exchange, and offerors in dispositions of their securities.

Debt Restructuring

FBLP has advised banks and other financial institutions on the negotiation and restructuring of non-performing loans with both corporate (including major petrochemical companies) and individual borrowers and assisted them in filing applications for debt payment under various business reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings.  In addition, the firm has been counsel to several planners in connection with the restructuring of several major companies through the Central Bankruptcy Court, including the preparation and implementation of the reorganization plan.  Major representative transactions include Thai Wah PCL, Rama III Land, SVOA, Robinson Department Store PCL, and Jasmine Telecom.

Litigation & Arbitration

Our litigation practice has received numerous assignments from multinational clients and major banking clients in connection with complicated court proceedings and business litigation issues.  FBLP represents clients before all courts in Thailand, including courts of first instance and, where appropriate, appeals.  The court system in Thailand includes the Civil Court, Criminal Court, Bankruptcy Court, Intellectual Property and International Trade Court, Labor Court, Administrative Court, Tax Court, Constitutional Court, Appeal Court, and Supreme Court.  We also represent our clients in arbitration proceedings frequently conducted under the Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce or the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Ministry of Justice of Thailand.

Intellectual Property

FBLP advises clients on matters of intellectual property protection i.e. trademark, copyright, and patent matters.  We also assist clients in registering new trademarks with the Intellectual Property Department, Ministry of Commerce.  We also represent clients in trademark infringement cases before the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court (IPIT Court).  We also assist clients on the emerging world of e-commerce in Thailand, including acquisition of internet and software licenses from, and registration of technology transfers with, the related authorities. 

 

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

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Mr. Apivut Thongkam, Partner

Mr. Banthun Junhasavasdikul, Partner

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