Chandler MHM Limited (Chandler MHM) is a Bangkok-based, full-service law firm with a history of representing clients as an independent firm in Thailand since 1974. It is also one of the few local firms with qualified Thai, US, and Japanese lawyers. The firm has more than 40 years of experience in Thailand and across Southeast Asia.
Chandler MHM advises leading Thai and international clients on a wide variety of projects, with principal practice areas including antitrust, banking and project financing, corporate and mergers & acquisitions, data protection, dispute resolution/litigation, regulatory, energy and natural resources, government contracts, insurance, labor and employment, major investment projects, real estate, REITs / capital markets, restructuring and insolvency and technology, media and telecommunications. The firm’s lawyers draw on integrated practice expertise to deliver legal solutions that are practical, innovative, and consistently responsive to clients’ needs.
Chandler MHM ensures clients of international reach and an international standard of practice. The firm has over 100 lawyers and over 70 non-legal professional staff, with language capabilities including, Thai, English, and Japanese.
Chandler MHM consistently receives top tier recognition from international commentators, including from, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021, as a Top Tier Firm; IFLR1000 2021 (Financial and Corporate), as a Top Tier Firm; Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2021, as a Top Ranked Law Firm; ASIAN-mena COUNSEL In-House Community 2021, as Firm of the Year, and Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm (Thailand); and from Asialaw Profiles 2021, as an Outstanding Law Firm.
Recent Firm News & Legal Updates
On April 7, 2022, the Ministry of Energy ("MOE") announced a new bidding round for offshore exploration and production blocks in the Gulf of Thailand (the "24th Bid Round"). This is the first opportunity to explore new offshore areas after 15 years.
On March 18, 2022, the Thai SEC issued a Notification to the Capital Market Supervisory Board on the "rules, conditions, and procedures on the provision of services of digital asset operators that must not have characteristics of supporting the use of digital assets as means of payment."
One of the largest disrupters on the horizon is hydrogen, and the prospects of a hydrogen-fueled energy transition are rapidly gaining traction. Chandler MHM Limited provides a general overview of the hydrogen industry and discusses the specific developments in Thailand.
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