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Troy Schooneman

Troy Schooneman

Partner and Head of International Practice


  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Real Estate

WSG Practice Industries


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WSG Regional Council
Member 2021/ 2022
Troy is a partner and head of the firm's International Practice. Troy is engaged primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, banking and finance, and general corporate law. With a career spanning more than 25 years in Asia, Troy has extensive experience in advising a broad spectrum of Thai and international public and private companies, private equity funds and government agencies, on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures, project and corporate financings, real estate developments, energy projects, and general corporate matters.


LL.B, Monash University, Australia, 1989
B.A (Psychology), Monash University, Australia, 1989
Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance | Corporate and M&A | Employment and Benefits | Foreign Direct Investment | Real Estate

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Awards & Recognitions
  • Recognized as Thailand's Top 100 lawyers in Asia Business Law Journal, 2019-2021
  • Notable Practitioner by IFLR 1000, 2019-2021
  • Troy Schooneman, received accolades for his ability "to bring parties to the table and make a deal happen, sometimes in the most trying of circumstances, with tight deadlines and demanding clients," says Mark Fraser, managing partner of Frasers Law Company in Vietnam. "He has exceedingly strong interpersonal skills and is fluent in Thai and English, as well as having a strong background in international M&A transactions from deals undertaken throughout Asia and elsewhere," says Fraser. - Asia Business Law Journal, 2020
  • "Leading Lawyer" in Banking and Finance, Projects and Energy by The Legal 500 AP, 2009 - 2014
  • "Leading Lawyer" in Projects and Energy by Legal 500 AP, 2009 - 2014
  • "Praised for his in-depth knowledge and experience of pan-Asian markets" - The Legal 500 commentary, 2012
  • "Respected for his expertise in corporate matters" - IFLR1000 commentary, 2014

Professional Associations

Senior Courts of England and Wales, 1999
High Court of Hong Kong, 1997
High Court of Australia, 1990
Supreme Court of Victoria, 1990


Thailand For Investors: What Will the Impact of COVID-19 Be?
Kudun and Partners, April 2020

Please note: The information, facts, and figures in this article are correct as of the publication date (1st April 2020). For up-to-date information and advice on this matter, please contact the author.   The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread instability in global markets and the resolution is not yet in sight. Thailand’s geographic and economic ties to China, where the outbreak began, initially positioned it as one of the highest-risk countries worldwide...

Additional Articles

  • Cabinet Approves Amendments to Thailand's Civil and Commercial Code, including New Merger Provisions
  • Business Rehabilitation in Thailand: What Every Thai and Foreign Creditor Needs to Know
  • COVID-19: Compensation Benefits Schemes for Employers and Employees
  • PP-SME: New Option to Raise Funds For SMEs and Startups in Thailand
  • Powering The Future: How Robotics & Automation Are Changing Thailand's Manufacturing Sector
  • Is Thailand Safe For Investors Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak?
  • "Getting the job done: Outlook for Thailand M&A" - Asia Business Law Journal, 25 November, 2019
  • "New debt crowdfunding regulations" - Thailand - IFLR 1000 International Briefings, October/November 2019.
  • Thailand Chapter for The Merger & Acquisitions Review, 8th Edition, Law Business Research, 2014.
  • Thailand Chapter for The Merger & Acquisitions Review, 7th Edition, Law Business Research, 2013.
  • "Foreign Direct Investment in Thailand - Business as Usual", ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL, Volume 9, Issue 8, 2011.

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