Chandler MHM

Jessada Sawatdipong

Co-managing Partner

Jessada Sawatdipong

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  • Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2024 – Band 1 Lawyer - Banking & Finance and Projects & Energy
  • asialaw Leading Lawyers 2023/24 – Elite practitioner - Banking and Finance
  • IFLR1000 2023-24 – Market Leader - Energy and Infrastructure, Banking, Project Finance
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 – Hall of Fame - Banking & Finance and Projects & Energy
  • Chambers and Partners Global 2023 – Band 1 Lawyer - Banking & Finance and Projects & Energy
  • ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards 2022 – Winner - Managing Partner of the Year (Emerging Markets)
  • Who’s Who Legal 2022 – Leading Professional - Project Finance


Jessada is a Co-managing partner at Chandler MHM Ltd. (CMHM). He specializes in banking and finance, particularly project finance, with a focus on major, cross-border energy and natural resources, infrastructure and real estate projects. He has extensive experience with all major commercial banks in Thailand, with leading international commercial banks, and with multinational financial institutions. He acts for both lenders and borrowers, and has an extensive roster of Thai banks, including: Bangkok Bank, Krung Thai Bank, KASIKORNBANK, The Siam Commercial Bank, Bank of Ayudhya, Thanachart Bank, Government Savings Bank, TISCO Bank and Export-Import Bank of Thailand.  Relationships with international banks and financial institutions include: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, BNP Paribas, China Development Bank, CIMB, Mizuho Bank Ltd., Oversea- Chinese Banking Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.


Some Representative Transactions:

  • Thai Banks on financing an offshore wind power project in Vietnam. Shortlisted for project finance deal of the year by IFLR – Asia Pacific.
  • Syndicated lenders in the financing of a major hydro power project, one of the largest hydroelectric power plants which the Thai sponsors have ever invested in Lao PDR.
  • Thai and international banks on financing of eight IPP power projects in Thailand.
  • Thai and international banks on project financing of six hydroelectric power projects in Laos PDR.
  • Thai banks on the ongoing financing of numerous high-end real estate projects.
  • Lenders on financing for construction of expressway and rail projects in Thailand.
  • Lenders and sponsors on financing of infrastructure projects, including petrochemical and pipeline projects in Thailand.
  • Lenders and borrowers on project financing of a number of renewable power projects (solar, wind, biomass, waste to energy, etc.) in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar.
  • Syndicated international banks in financing the acquisition of the controlling stake of a brewery in Vietnam.


  • Harvard University (Program of Instruction for Lawyers, 1992)
  • University of Miami (LL.M., 1988)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law (Master of American Legal Studies, 1987)
  • Chulalongkorn University (LL.B., 1983)


  • Thai lawyer license, 1984


  • Ordinary Member of the Thai Bar Association
  • Member of Lawyers Council of Thailand
  • International Bar Association
  • Asia Pacific Bar Association


  • Director for Asia Pacific, World Law Group (2015 - 2016)

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