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Norrapat Werajong

Senior Associate

Norrapat Werajong

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Norrapat is a Senior Associate at Chandler MHM Ltd. (CMHM). Prior to joining CMHM, he had extensive experience working with a leading law firm in Bangkok. Norrapat specializes in dispute resolution matters. He is also proficient in areas of Thai corporate law.

Norrapat has substantive experiences in representing and acting for both local and international corporate clients and individual clients on various legal matters in court proceedings in Thailand. He is regularly engaged for providing legal advices especially in the areas of Thai restructuring and insolvency laws, regulatory and compliance, corporate and commercial laws and labour and employment laws.


Some Representative Transactions:


  • a major leasing company in relation to the repossession of an A320-214 aircraft which a firm that rents and leases air passenger transport equipment, as lessor, leased to the lessee. This is the first repossession under the new regulation of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand that was implemented to be in accordance with IATA to enhance the aviation operation in Thailand.

Dispute Resolution / Litigation, Regulatory

  • a multinational car manufacturer on an approximately THB40 Million civil claim in relation to the termination of a dealership agreement and unfair trade conduct in respect of trade completion laws brought by its former authorized dealer.
  • a European-owned hotel distribution company on a debt recovery claim against its former business partner in Thailand. The dispute is complicated as it involved cross-border cooperation with foreign law enforcement agencies and internal police organizations, and had an anti-money laundering element.
  • an international precision machine components (PMC) manufacturer listed in the SGX Main Board in connection with a USD2.5 Million claim against its former authorized directors of its Thai subsidiary involving fraud of money transferred in and between Singapore, China and Thailand.

Insolvency / Restructuring

  • an Irish aviation lessor, in relation to the debt restructuring and business rehabilitation process of its Thai debtor, Thai AirAsia X Co., Ltd. (“TAAX”), a major Thai long-haul low-cost airline business. TAAX is a big player in the regional long-haul low-cost airline industry.
  • a global aircraft leasing firm listed under the New York Stock Exchange in relation to the debt restructuring and business rehabilitation process of its Thai debtor.
  • a Thai financial institution, in relation to the debt restructuring and business rehabilitation process of its Thai debtor.
  • a global aircraft financing services business, a subsidiary of one of the biggest commercial banks in China, in relation to the debt restructuring and business rehabilitation process of its Thai debtor.

Labor / Employment

  • a US-owned oil and gas engineering service provider which provided engineering services to support crude oil and natural gas exploration and drilling in relation to compensation claims from former employees (following a reduction of manpower). The compensation claim includes missing portions of severance pay, unfair dismissal damages and overtime payments under Thai labor law.

  • a US-owned natural gas processing and treating solutions provider which offered solutions in the oil, gas, water and power markets in relation to an internal legal audit and anti-corruption matter.

  • a global pharmaceutical synthesis and specialty ingredients manufacturer in relation to the workplace investigation matter on its Thai-subsidiary entity.

  • a producer and distributer of vehicle batteries and its subsidiaries in relation to the dismissal of employment and alleged breach of a share acquisition agreement brought against our client by its former major shareholders and founders of the group company.


  • Chulalongkorn University (LL.M. in Finance and Securities Law, 2023)
  • Chulalongkorn University (LL.B., 2016)


  • “Digital Evidence” Certificate: Legal Training and Consultancy Center, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Thailand 2020
  • Labour Laws For Human Resources Management: Institute of Legal Education of Thai Bar Association, Thailand 2019
  • International Arbitration and Procedure in International Arbitration: Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) in collaboration with New York University (NYU), Thailand 2018


  • Thai lawyer license, 2017


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


Doing Business:

  • "Doing Business" (World Bank Group, yearly, co-author)
  • "Doing Business in Thailand" (Chandler MHM Limited, yearly, co-author)

Employment and Labour:

  • “Guide to Workplace Investigations 2022” (International Employment Lawyer, 2022, co-author)
  • “Thailand: Employment & Labour Law Country Comparative Guide 2022” (Legal 500, 2022, co-author) 

Restructuring and Insolvency:

  • “Insolvency Global Practice Guide (Law and Practice in Thailand)” (Chambers and Partners, yearly, co-author)
  • “Thailand: Restructuring & Insolvency The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides” (Legal 500, yearly, co-author)


  • Guest Speaker on debt collection and recovery regulations at Japanese-owned leading power system equipment manufacturer (January 2023)
  • Guest Speaker on labor and employment regulations at Thailand's Stars 6 Resort (June 2022)
  • seconded to Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (2022 – 2023)
  • seconded to Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Tokyo, Japan (December 2019 – January 2020)

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