Troy Schooneman

Partner and Head of International Practice
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Kudun and Partners

Bangkok, Thailand
    Local Time: Wednesday 05:11

Practice Expertise

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

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Real Estate
  • Employment and Benefits
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WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • 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
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Real Estate
  • Employment and Benefits

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


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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