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Sarunporn Chaianant


Sarunporn Chaianant

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  • IFLR1000 2023-24 – Notable practitioner - Banking and Finance
  • asialaw Leading Lawyers 2022 – Rising star - Banking and Finance


Sarunporn is a Counsel at Chandler MHM Ltd. (CMHM). Her specialization is banking and finance with a focus on project finance in energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. She has experience in representing Thai and foreign financial institutions and project companies/sponsors in a number of domestic and cross-border financing transactions. She also has involved in merger and acquisitions transactions and advising clients in various industries on general business practice.


Some Representative Transactions:

  • A major Thai bank on the financing of an investment in a major five-star hotel project in Bangkok by a REIT with buy-back condition (GROREIT). This was established under the regulation of the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission introduced in January 2021.

  • Government Savings Bank, Kiatnakin Phatra Bank Public Company Limited, and group of syndicated lenders comprising of Krung Thai Bank Public Company Limited, Kasikorn Bank Public Company Limited and The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited on the financing of the investment by Gulf Energy Development PLC. of all ordinary shares in Intouch Holdings Public Company Limited through the conditional voluntary tender offer.

  • Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited in a financing transaction in connection with the design, development, construction and installation of four wind power projects in Vietnam with a total generating capacity of 160 MW.

  • Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited, in development financing of the Grand Nikko Sathorn Hotel, a luxurious hotel in the Sathorn central business district area of Bangkok, Thailand. The transaction amount is over THB 4bn.

  • BCPG Indochina, a subsidiary of BCPG PLC (one of Asia-Pacific’s leading companies in renewable energy), on the acquisition financing of the Nam San 3A and Nam San 3B hydro power projects in Lao PDR. The generated electricity totaling 114 MW will be distributed to Electricite Du Laos and subsequently to Vietnam Electricity (the largest power company in Vietnam) making this a unique transaction in the power market.

  • A group of syndicated lenders in the financing of a Hydro Power Project in Laos (One of is the largest hydroelectric power plant which the Thai sponsors ever invested in Lao PDR)

  • The lenders in relation to the financing for the design, development, engineering, construction, commission, operation and maintenance of an offshore wind power project with an aggregated capacity of 48MW located in Vietnam.


  • University of Cambridge (MCL., 2018)
  • Cornell University (LL.M., 2017)
  • Chulalongkorn University (LL.B. with 1st Class Honors, 2012)


  • Thai Barrister at Law, 2013
  • Thai lawyer license, 2013


  • Ordinary member of Thai Bar Association
  • Member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand
  • Member of Notarial Services Attorney


  • "Thailand: Restructuring & Insolvency" (The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides, 2023, co-author)
  • "Chambers Global Practice Guides: Banking and Finance 2022 - Thailand" (Chambers & Partners, 2022, co-author)
  • "Getting The Deal Through: Project Finance 2022" (Law Business Research, 2022, co-author)

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