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Somruetai Noppornprom

Somruetai Noppornprom

Associate

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Thailand

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Profile

Somruetai  focuses on capital markets and securities, mergers & acquisitons, banking and finance, and financial services transactions in a number of industries.

With extensive experience spanning over eighteen years, Somruetai has been involved in projects of varying sizes and scopes. She has led and advised one of Thailand’s leading telecommunications companies on matters ranging from contracts and commercial transactions to projects and financial services.

Relevant Experience

  • Represented a Thailand-based company engaged in the manufacture and export of frozen and canned seafood in its acquisition of one of a seafood manufacturer in Europe for THB 28.5 billion (US$883 million or EUR 680 million) from a global private equity firm.
  • Represented a US bank on related-derivatives trading issues.
  • Acted as counsel to Thailand’s leading telecommunication operator on electronic payment transaction and money transfer agent issues.
  • Represented Thailand’s leading provider of mass transit solutions in connection with its reverse listing in the Stock Exchange of Thailand and the issuance of debentures.
  • Represented a leading Pharmaceutical company in Thailand on its initial public offering and listing on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
  • Represented an IT content provider in its initial public offering and listing in the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
  • Assisted a major listed Thai petrochemical company in its amalgamation and merger valued at US$820 million with another major listed Thai petrochemical company.
  • Participated in several structured finance transactions involving debentures and mutual funds under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations for a major US investment bank.
  • Served as issuer’s counsel to a property fund on the structured bond refinancing of a five-star resort in Hua Hin, Thailand worth US$30 million.
  • Acted as counsel to a retail client among Thailand’s five largest business groups on its acquisition of the land owned by the British Embassy in Bangkok for approximately THB 3 billion (US$78 million), which made the transaction the most expensive property sale per square meter in Thailand’s history.
  • Participated in due diligence investigations for the acquisition of equity interests and assets in Thai private limited and public limited companies for both foreign and local investors.
  • Acted as a global financial services firm counsel in the THB 2.97 billion acquisition and construction of a Board of Investment- (BOI-) promoted a 6-star resort in Phuket, Thailand. The representation involved due diligence and acquisition structuring, multitranche senior debt facilities, mezzanine financing, BOI work, international hotel operating agreements, and joint venture arrangements (sponsor’s counsel).
  • Represented a Thai-based commercial bank in connection with debentures issued.
  • Represented an affiliate of a US investment bank in connection with a THB 650 million private placement bond issuance by a hotel operator in Phuket, Thailand.
  • Represented two Thai-based commercial banks on THB 6,500 million syndicated facilities granted to the development company for the construction of a shopping center in Bangkok.
  • Represented two Thai commercial banks as lenders on THB 5,500 million facilities granted to a power company for construction of cement line 4 projects.
  • Represented a Thai commercial bank on the THB 10.5 billion facilities granted to the Thai branch of a global automotive and mobility company.
  • Represented a Thai commercial bank and a Japanese commercial bank on the THB 1,500 million granted to a Thai-based company for the cross-border acquisition of a gas company in China.

Bar Admissions

    Education

    LLB, Thammasat University, 1999
    Areas of Practice
    Professional Career

    Professional Associations

    • Extraordinary Member, Thai Bar Association
    • Lawyer’s License, Lawyers Council of Thailand

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