Apinya is registered as a barrister-at-law and an attorney-at-law in Thailand. She obtained her LLB degree with first-class honours from the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, Apinya registered as a barrister-at-law and served as a junior lecturer at her alma mater. After a year as a lecturer, she pursued her LLM study at New York University School of Law. At NYU, she focused on international contract law, business crime and intellectual property law. In 2011, Apinya was granted a full scholarship from the Japanese Government to pursue doctoral degree in law at Kyushu University, Japan. Passionate about the law and fashion, her doctoral thesis focusses on the effect of intellectual property protection on the fashion industry using social network analysis as a methodology. After she graduated with her PhD degree in law in 2014, she joined the Bangkok office of Nishimura & Asahi as a corporate lawyer.
Apinya’s main areas of practice include merger and acquisition, securities exchange related laws, foreign direct investment, joint ventures, and renewable energy. In addition to being a practicing corporate lawyer, Apinya is regularly invited to teach business law at various universities in Thailand as a visiting law lecturer.