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Maythawee Sarathai

Partner

Foreign Investment, M &A, Restructuring and Financial Services

About

Maythawee joined Siam Premier as a partner in 2022, bringing more than 25 years’ experience in all aspects of foreign investment in Thailand, including M&A, corporate structures and registration.

Maythawee is also regularly instructed by creditors, liquidators, planners, plan administrators, special managers and debtors on all aspects of both contentious and non-contentious corporate lending, bankruptcy, large business reorganizations and complex restructuring and insolvency matters. In his distressed debt practice, Maythawee provides strategic advice in relation to settlement, recovery and enforcement strategies, business and asset reorganization.

Maythawee has acted extensively for investors in negotiating and documenting multi-national cross-border investors for complex M&A transactions in Thailand, and for bank steering committees in negotiating and documenting multi-bank cross-border corporate workouts and court-supervised reorganizations. He has also acted for both local and international clients based in Thailand and offshore for distressed assets sales and purchases.

For his work, Maythawee is ranked in Band 2 for Restructuring & Insolvency in Thailand in Chambers Asia-Pacific. He is also recognized by IFLR 1000 as a “Highly Regarded” practitioner in Restructuring & Insolvency, as well as being listed as one of Thailand’s Top 100 Lawyers of 2022 by Asia Business Law Journal.

Maythawee received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with honors from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand in 1998, as well as a Masters of Laws (LLM) from the same institution in 2003. He was admitted to the Thai Bar Association in 2004.

 

  • About

    Maythawee joined Siam Premier as a partner in 2022, bringing more than 25 years’ experience in all aspects of foreign investment in Thailand, including M&A, corporate structures and registration.

    Maythawee is also regularly instructed by creditors, liquidators, planners, plan administrators, special managers and debtors on all aspects of both contentious and non-contentious corporate lending, bankruptcy, large business reorganizations and complex restructuring and insolvency matters. In his distressed debt practice, Maythawee provides strategic advice in relation to settlement, recovery and enforcement strategies, business and asset reorganization.

    Maythawee has acted extensively for investors in negotiating and documenting multi-national cross-border investors for complex M&A transactions in Thailand, and for bank steering committees in negotiating and documenting multi-bank cross-border corporate workouts and court-supervised reorganizations. He has also acted for both local and international clients based in Thailand and offshore for distressed assets sales and purchases.

    For his work, Maythawee is ranked in Band 2 for Restructuring & Insolvency in Thailand in Chambers Asia-Pacific. He is also recognized by IFLR 1000 as a “Highly Regarded” practitioner in Restructuring & Insolvency, as well as being listed as one of Thailand’s Top 100 Lawyers of 2022 by Asia Business Law Journal.

    Maythawee received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with honors from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand in 1998, as well as a Masters of Laws (LLM) from the same institution in 2003. He was admitted to the Thai Bar Association in 2004.

     

  • Credentials

     

    • Advising a Thai state-owned SET-listed oil and gas company on various joint ventures and investments
    • Advising a subsidiary of Thai state-owned SET-listed oil and gas company on incorporation and operation of its trading business in the US
    • Advising a leading independent power producer in Thailand and its subsidiary in a dispute with its contractors
    • Advising an asset management company on several distressed assets acquisitions
    • Advising a publicly listed asset management company on various legal requirements including, but not limited to, distressed assets acquisitions, listing and initial public offering and bond issuances
    • Advising one of the largest commercial banks in Thailand on various private refinancing and restructuring cases with their customers
    • Advising a Korean state-owned bank in providing loans to various Korean investors in Thailand
    • Advising a SET-listed leader in the microcredit sector on various transactions including lending and business acquisitions
    • Advising a major SET-listed logistics provider on crime and fraud investigations
    • Advising a private and credit investment asset manager on various mezzanine lending cases to entities having financial difficulties
    • Advising a sugar manufacturer on an anti-dumping claim in Vietnam
  • Qualifications

    LL.B. Chulalongkorn University (Honours)
    LL.M. Chulalongkorn University 

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