Supannika Viraphandhu

Supannika Viraphandhu
Associate

BANGKOK

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

Summary Open

Supannika Viraphandhu 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.

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Experience Open

    • Advising client on its proposed acquisition of the water filtration manufacturing and retail operations in Thailand
    • Advising 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.
    • Establishing the renewable energy consultancy company as an advisory vehicle. This included advice on foreign ownership restrictions and obtaining business incentives from the Thai Board of Investment.
    • Advising a major producer of newsprint, on the sale of its shareholding in the company in Thailand, which operates Thailand’s largest newsprint paper mill.

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)

Employment Record Open

  • 2011-present: Watson Farley & Williams, Associate
  • 2011: Kasikornbank Public Company Limited, Consult and Contract Division Legal Department, Legal Counsellor
  • 2010: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pro Bono Service
  • 2002-2006:  True Corporation Public Company Limited, Produce Analyst