Chandler MHM

Sawanee Gulthawatvichai

Senior Associate

Sawanee Gulthawatvichai

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Sawanee is a Senior Associate at Chandler MHM Ltd. (CMHM), and has been with the firm since 2012. She specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and investment law, labour law, Oil & Gas law and has particular expertise regarding corporate structuring/restructuring, business transfer transactions and company incorporations. She has represented various foreign clients and companies in connection with advising on corporate structure, joint venture partnership relationships, business transfer arrangements, HR matters, Oil & Gas projects and due diligence projects.  


Some Representative Transactions:
  • Represent: various companies in acquisition and investment in an entity for business operations in Thailand.

  • Represented: Oil & Gas companies on transactions in connection with the Petroleum Act and Department of Mineral Fuels in Thailand.

  • Represented: various companies on acquiring the promoted certificates under the Board of Investment, permissions for foreign business operations certificates and licenses under the US-Treaty Amity and/or the Department of Business Development in Thailand.

  • Represented: various companies in connection with advising on corporate structure, joint venture partnership relationships and/or due diligence projects.


  • University of Aberdeen (LL.M. in International Commercial Law, 2012)
  • University of Aberdeen (LL.M. in Oil & Gas Law, 2011)
  • Chulalongkorn University (LL.B., 2009)


  • 2013 International Conference of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), Singapore
  • 2014 Annual Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA), 2014, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2018 Short Training Course in Upstream Oil & Gas Law, Bangkok, Thailand


  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)


  • with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (2015-2016)


  • 2015: Author "BOI: Current Investment Promotion Policies in Thailand - July 2015 Update" online quarterly newsletter (April-June 2015) of CMHM

  • 2017: Co-Author "Thailand: New Mineral Acts" Projects & Energy Special Report (Asian-Mena Counsel, Volume 15 Issue 2, 2017)

  • 2017-2019: Co-Author of various Timely Newsletters of CMHM, e.g. "Amendment to the Labour Protection Act" (9 April 2019), "New BOI Promotion and Tax Scheme for International Business Centers" (13 February 2019), "New Draft Amendment to the Labour Protection Act" (11 October 2018), "Regulatory Update: Foreign Business Operations Act of  1999, Five Service potentially Being Removed from List 3" (11 July 2018), "Summary of the New Minerals B.E. 2560 (2017)" (March 2017), and "Act Amendment to BOI Act to Create New BOI Benefits" (28 February 2017)

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