Pinyapa Somphong (Aime)
+669 1915 3554
LL.M. (Hons) in International Trade and Commercial Laws, Durham University, United Kingdom
MSc, International Finance, Asian Institute of Technology University, Thailand
- LL.B., Thammasat University, Thailand
Pinyapa is the Managing Partner of TWLS Company Limited, The Thailand office of TWL Law Group, and the Vice Chair / Director of the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand.
She has extensive experience across the Asia-Pacific region in Foreign Direct Investment, both offshore and onshore projects, including commercial and corporate transactions, banking and finance, public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions and corporate reorganizations.
Prior to joining TWLS Company Limited, Pinyapa was working with an international law firm in Barcelona, Spain for a few years prior to joining an international law firm in Thailand.
Pinyapa advises multinational corporations and local companies from various industries on project financing, corporate structuring and restructuring, the establishment of business in Thailand and cross-border transactions matters.
Notarial Services Attorney to certify and notarize documents in Thailand
Real Estate Development for Senior from Chulalongkorn University
Attorney at law in Thailand
Winner of “Young Professional of the Year”, Thailand International Business Awards 2019
Advised SUEZ Group, one of the largest French-based utility company which provides water, waste and resource management solutions to millions of people and businesses worldwide, on their investment mandated of a plastic recycling and waste management projects in Thailand.
Acted for the owners of one of the biggest plastic bottle manufacturer companies in Thailand in the sale of their business, and the subsequent reinvestment of proceeds, upon completion to retain a minority share capital in the purchaser.
Advised several private equity companies in Thailand in the acquisition of shares, in locally and offshore, including structured fund investment structure and assisted on the preparation of tender offer.
Advised on investment platforms, suitable investment model and investment instrument, legal structure, preparing investment document templates and representing venture capital companies and corporate venture capital units in connection with their investment in the agro & food, light manufacturer, outsourcing services, and healthcare business.
Advisor at the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand on the government affairs activities in connection with the researching and monitoring government activities that could affect the business of private sectors in Thailand.
Previous Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand
Chairwomen of the Board Committees of Advocacy (Government Liaison), British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand
Leader, “#womenUp Campaign” organised by women leadership organization in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Latest Thinking and Events
Pinyapa is a regular speaker at several legal conferences on various topic related to project and acquisition financing, and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions in domestic and international events organized in Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Singapore. Some highlights are indicated below.
Speaker, Foreign Direct Investment in Thailand, Asia & Africa regional Meeting: On the Bridge Between Africa & Asia, 2019
Speaker, Invest Line a Boss, Overview Current Investment Trends in Southeast Asia and Migration Trends of HNWIs, 2019
Speaker, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka, 2018
Moderator, ASEAN business outlook, UK’s Department for International Trade, 2019
Moderator, Resilient Thailand, with the Finance Minister and the Secretary General of the Board of Investment as speakers, British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, 2022