Jirapong Sriwat was recognized as (i) one of Thailand’s Top 100 Lawyers by Asia Business Law Review since 2018; and (ii) one of the top 40 Asian lawyers under 40 by Thomson Reuters (Asian Legal Business) in 2019. He is also the founding partner and is currently the co-managing partner of the Bangkok office of Nishimura & Asahi, which is a leading international law firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
He advises on a wide range of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign direct investment, general business finance, international business finance and restructuring transactions. His expertise is advising, structuring and conducting complex transactions both inside and outside Thailand. He regularly represents, among others, Thai and international investors, international investment banks, international private equity investors, hedge funds and international corporations and financial institutions.
His main areas of practice include public and private mergers and acquisitions (rules on acquisitions), legal due diligence, joint ventures, fundraising, quotes, block transactions, stock exchange and stock exchange laws. values, restructuring of participations and general advice to companies. His additional areas of practice also cover banking and finance, capital markets, renewable energy, foreign exchange control law, labor law, and debt restructuring. Prior to establishing Nishimura & Asahi’s Bangkok office in 2013, he worked with Linklaters for almost a decade.
Jirapong Sriwat obtained an LLB with Distinction from Thammasat University in 2004 and obtained an LLM in Corporate and Securities Law with High Merits from the London School of Economics in 2009.
He is also registered as an Arbitrator of the Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) with areas of expertise in corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, banking and finance, capital markets, debt restructurings and energy.