Supannika Viraphandhu

Supannika Viraphandhu
Associate

BANGKOK

T: +66 2665 7800/7878
D: +66 2665 7838
M: +66 98 871 0864

Summary Open

Supannika is an Associate in the firm’s Corporate Group. She joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2011 after graduating with a Master of Laws from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States.

Supannika previously worked as in-house legal counsel at a commercial bank, during which time she advised on a considerable range of corporate and commercial matters. She specialises in the finance and investment industry, involving financial institutions, corporates, SMEs and individuals.

Experience Open

    Supannika’s experience includes advising:
    • A client on its proposed acquisition of the water filtration manufacturing and retail operations in Thailand.
    • A client on the possible divestment, restructuring or sale of their Thai entities as part of a restructuring of their Asia-Pacific operations. This includes dealing with shareholders, management and employees, intellectual property and current clients and instructions.
    • A renewable energy consultancy as an advisory vehicle. Including advice on foreign ownership restrictions and obtaining business incentives from the Thai Board of Investment.
    • A major producer of newsprint, on the sale of its shareholding in the company in Thailand, which operates Thailand’s largest newsprint paper mill.
    • A client on its investments in the pharmaceutical sector in Thailand, including on potential restructuring and options for expansion.
    • A client in setting up their operations in Thailand as a Thai airline operator and restructuring certain existing and proposed shareholder and financial relationships.
    • A client in relation to their investment in aviation sector in Thailand, including the shareholders agreement, compliance with Thai aviation regulations and ongoing company secretarial assistance.

Education Open

  • 2010: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master of Laws, LLM
  • 2008: Thammasat University, Bachelor of Law
  • 2002: Chulalongkorn University, Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • “Internal Investigation and Legal Housekeeping to Prevent and Tackle Employee Fraud”, PwC and WFW joint seminar, September 2017.

Employment Record Open

  • 2011 – present: Associate, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2011: Legal Counsellor, Kasikornbank Public Company Ltd, Consult and Contract Division Legal Department
  • 2010: Pro Bono Service, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2006: Produce Analyst, True Corporation Public Company Ltd