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Apichart Chirabandhu

Partner

Corporate Commercial, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

About

Apichart is one of the founding partners of Siam Premier. Prior to founding Siam Premier, he was in charge of the Intellectual Property Department at Baker & McKenzie where he has involved in coordinating with the police during investigations as well as conducting various disputes and litigation. His extensive experience has proved invaluable in assisting clients to protect their intellectual property rights as well as enforcing their rights when necessary.

Throughout his eminent legal career, Apichart has been intensively involved in foreign direct investment, company incorporation, mergers and acquisitions and obtainment of foreign business licenses. He provides clients with a wide range of legal advice dealing with matters as varied as intellectual property disputes, white collar crime and debt restructuring. He has assisted numerous local and multinational clients with aggressive regulatory protection of their products. Apichart is renowned for his negotiation skills, particularly in corporate takeovers and asset restructuring.

Recently, Apichart served as the Advisor to the Minister of Tourism and Sports. Due to his strong expertise and deep understanding of legal and societal context, Apichart has been actively involved in public service throughout his career, including his role as a consultant to the Labour Exploitation Committee, an honorary Advisory Committee of Thai Senate Standing Committee on Corruption Investigation and Good Governance Promotion, and a specialist of the Committee on Human Rights.

Royal Orders, Decorations and Commendation Badges

  • Knight Commander (2nd Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, 2007
  • Police Aviation Badge (4th Class), Honorary, The Royal Thai Police
  • About

    Apichart is one of the founding partners of Siam Premier. Prior to founding Siam Premier, he was in charge of the Intellectual Property Department at Baker & McKenzie where he has involved in coordinating with the police during investigations as well as conducting various disputes and litigation. His extensive experience has proved invaluable in assisting clients to protect their intellectual property rights as well as enforcing their rights when necessary.

    Throughout his eminent legal career, Apichart has been intensively involved in foreign direct investment, company incorporation, mergers and acquisitions and obtainment of foreign business licenses. He provides clients with a wide range of legal advice dealing with matters as varied as intellectual property disputes, white collar crime and debt restructuring. He has assisted numerous local and multinational clients with aggressive regulatory protection of their products. Apichart is renowned for his negotiation skills, particularly in corporate takeovers and asset restructuring.

    Recently, Apichart served as the Advisor to the Minister of Tourism and Sports. Due to his strong expertise and deep understanding of legal and societal context, Apichart has been actively involved in public service throughout his career, including his role as a consultant to the Labour Exploitation Committee, an honorary Advisory Committee of Thai Senate Standing Committee on Corruption Investigation and Good Governance Promotion, and a specialist of the Committee on Human Rights.

    Royal Orders, Decorations and Commendation Badges

    • Knight Commander (2nd Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, 2007
    • Police Aviation Badge (4th Class), Honorary, The Royal Thai Police
  • Credentials

    1990 – present
    Partner Siam Premier International Law Office Limited

    Apr 2013 – present
    Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee Nok Airline Public Company Limited

    Jan 2013 – present
    Independent Director / Audit Committee Nok Airline Public Company Limited

    Sep 2014 – present
    Independent Director / Audit Committee / Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee Millcon Steel Public Company Limited

    Nov 2015 – present
    Corporate Governance Committee Millcon Steel Public Company Limited

    Oct 2016 – present
    Independent Director / Audit Committee Triple I Public Company Limited

    Nov 2016 – present
    Nomination and Remuneration Committee / Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee Triple I Public Company Limited

    Feb 2018 – present
    Independent Director / Chairman of Audit Committee / Corporate Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee Thai Vegetable Oil Public Company Limited

    Jan 2018 – May 2019
    Advisor to the Minister of Tourism and Sports Ministry of Tourism and Sports

    2012 – 2014
    Consultant Labour Exploitation CommitteeThe Senate’s Labour and Welfare Committee

    2011 – 2014
    Honorary Advisory Committee Thai Senate Standing Committee on Corruption Investigation and Good Governance Promotion

    2008 – 2013
    Specialist of the Committee on Human Rights The Rights and Liberties and Consumer Protection Committee on Human Rights The Rights and Liberties and Consumer Protection

    2008 – 2011
    Consultant of the Committee on Human Rights The Rights and Liberties and Consumer Protection Committee on Human Rights The Rights and Liberties and Consumer Protection

    2006-2008
    Member of the National Assembly

  • Qualifications

    LL.B. Ramkhamhaeng University
    The National Defence College (NDC) 2011 – 2012
    King Prajadhipok's Institute (18)
    Advanced Certificate Course
    (Politics and Governance in Democratic Systems for Executives)
    Director Accreditation Program (DAP)
    Thai Institute of Directors Association: IOD
    Advanced Audit Committee Program (AACP), the Thai Institute of Directors Association

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