As Thailand partner and the founding member of the Bangkok office of Nishimura & Asahi, Jirapong advises on a wide range of international corporate finance, merger-and-acquisition transactions, joint ventures, foreign direct investments and restructurings. His expertise is advising, structuring and leading complex transactions both within and outside of Thailand. He regularly represents, among others, Thai, Japanese and international investors, international investment banks, international private equity investors, hedge funds and international corporations and financial institutions.
His main areas of practice include public and private mergers and acquisitions (takeover rules), legal due diligence, joint ventures, fund raising, listings, block trades, stock exchange and securities exchange related laws, restructuring of shareholdings and general corporate advice. His additional areas of practice also cover banking and finance, renewable energy in Japan and Thailand, exchange control law, labour law, and debt restructurings. Before setting up the Bangkok office of Nishimura & Asahi in 2013, he worked with Linklaters for nine years.
Jirapong obtained LLB with Honours from Thammasat University in 2004 and obtained a LLM in Corporate and Securities Laws with High Merits from London School of Economics in 2009.
He is also registered as an arbitrator of the Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) with the areas of expertise in corporate M&A, joint venture, banking and finance, capital markets, debt restructurings and energy.