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Your legal partner in Thai PPPs.

The Thai government’s current pipeline of public private partnership (PPP) projects presents significant investment opportunities to foreign and domestic contractors and investors in large scale airport, rail, road, water management, port and transport infrastructure projects across Thailand. 

Of particular interest is the Thai government’s strategic plan for the development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) which presently includes plans for a high-speed railway linking Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao airports, and several other projects including U-Tapao Airport and Eastern Aviation City, U-Tapao Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Centre, Map Ta Phut Seaport expansion and Laem Chabang Port Phase III. By developing the EEC, the government seeks to transform Thailand into a key ASEAN transport and logistics hub.

Recently implemented fast-track measures which expedite PPP project approval processes, while welcomed, also mean that bidders may have less time than in traditional PPPs in which to analyze project and investment risk and prepare tender submissions.

Siam Premier’s PPP team provides legal services to bidders throughout the PPP tender process including:

  • performing due diligence on prospective Thai joint venture or consortium parties
  • providing advice on foreign investment requirements and relevant Thai laws relating to environment, labour, construction, property and procurement
  • tax planning and entity structuring
  • reviewing request for proposal documents (RFPs) including terms of reference (ToR), terms sheets and draft PPP contracts
  • preparing supporting documents for tender submissions

During infrastructure project delivery, we provide strategic project contract administration advice including advising on claims and on all aspects of project dispute resolution.

We have extensive experience in construction and infrastructure projects and have advised bidders, joint ventures, government authorities and development banks on a number of past PPP projects in Thailand.

Our PPP expertise also includes:

  • All forms of construction and engineering agreements including EPC, O&M and concession agreements
  • Board of Investment (BOI) incentives
  • Consortium and joint venture agreements
  • Customs duties and excise tax
  • EEC and PPP laws
  • Negotiating and drafting amendments to PPP contracts
  • Project dispute resolution
  • Project management and consultancy agreements
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