Chandler MHM

Disaporn Saengpetch

Senior Associate

Disaporn Saengpetch

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KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Disaporn is a Senior Associate at Chandler MHM Limited (CMHM) in the Banking and Finance Practice Group. His experience includes handling various legal matters, covering project finance, debt capital markets and infrastructure funds.  For project financing transactions (mostly conventional and renewable power projects), he led the team on legal due diligence exercise on the projects, prepare drafts of financing and security documents and manage transactions. For capital markets, he assisted in the offering and issuance of Thai Baht and foreign currency bonds and the establishment on infrastructure funds. His work also involves researching on relevant laws and its interpretations relating to the clients’ business and transactions, such as land issues, specific licenses and remittance of funds, as well as producing legal memorandum on complex legal issues.

RELEVANT CLIENT EXPERIENCE

  Project Finance               
  • Represented: the lenders on project financing for a 2,500 MW IPP power plant develop by Gulf SRC Company Limited
  • Represented:  the lenders on project financing of the Nam Theun 1 Project which is a hydroelectric power project located in Lao PDR developed by Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO), EDL Generation Public Company (a subsidiary of Electricité Du Laos), and Phonesack Group Co., Ltd.
  • Represented: B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited on the development of its gas-fired cogeneration power projects: ABPR 3, ABPR 4, ABPR5, BIP1 and BIP2
  • Represented: the lenders on project financing of various hydropower projects developed by B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited, e.g. XXHP, Nam Che 1 and Nam Khao projects
  • Represented: lenders on project financing of various gas-fired cogeneration and solar power projects developed by B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited, e.g. project BPLC1-2, BGYSP, BGSK, TPS/Solarwa
  • Represented: Kasikornbank Public Company Limited on the financing of the development of Thailand's first solar rooftop power project on a commercial building jointly developed by WHA Corporation Public Company Limited and Gunkul Engineering Public Company Limited.
  • Represented: the lenders on the project financing of a 240 MW combined heat power plant developed by IRPC Clean Company Limited
  • Represented: SPCG Group on the project financing and equity financing of solar power plants ​

  Acquisition Finance and General Finance/General Finance  

  • Represented: the lenders on EUR and THB Facilities Agreements to finance the acquisition and mandatory tender offer for Big C Supercenter Public Company Limited’s shares
  • Represented: the lenders on the multi-million Facilities Agreement for Singha Estate Public Company Limited to acquire hotels under the brand ‘Mercure’ in the UK as well as the release of the same Facilities Agreement and relevant security documents
  • Represented: the lenders on the multi-million Facilities Agreement for Singha Corporation to acquire a brewery business in Vietnam
  • Represented: a number of airlines and financiers on aircraft transaction in respect of Thai law matters
  • Advised: international financial institutions, including BNP Paribas and HSBC Bangkok branch, on various Thai law matters such as security, assignment, guarantee, execution of documents, corporate matter, bankruptcy, foreign exchange transactions and stamp duty
  Capital markets  
  • Represented: Bangkok Bank, Kasikornbank and Standard Chartered Bank as the joint lead managers on the Kingdom of Thailand's THB76 billion inaugural government bond switching transaction
  • Represented: BBL Asset Management Company Limited as fund manager on Thai telecommunications group Jasmine International Public Company Limited's THB 55 billion IPO of its internet infrastructure fund
  • Represented: BBL Asset Management Company Limited as the fund manager of BTS Rail Mass Transit Growth Infrastructure Fund (BTSGIF) on BTSGIF’s THB 41.5 billion IPO, the first IPO of an infrastructure fund in Thailand
  • Represented: B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited on its IPO ​
  Corporate / M&A  
  • Represented: Singha Venture Capital Fund Limited on its acquisition of a 15 percent equity interest in a fintech company
  • Represented: IRPC Public Limited Company on its acquisition of a 25 percent equity interest in Ube Chemicals (Asia) Public Company Limited
  • Represented: The Union Mosaic Industry Public Company Limited on the partial tender offer of shares of The Royal Ceramic Industry Public Company Limited

EDUCATION

  • University of Cambridge, MCL (Master of Corporate Law), (2019)
  • Thai Bar Association, Barrister-at-law, (2013)
  • Thammasat University, LL.B. (Honors), (2011) ​

MEMBERSHIP / PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Attorney-at-law license, Lawyers Council of Thailand
  • Notarial Services Attorney
  • Thai Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS

  •  "A guide to Asia Pacific Restructuring and Insolvency Procedures" (Clifford Chance, 2018, co-author)
  • "Cross Border Finance Guide" (Clifford Chance, 2015 – 2017, co-author)
  • "Renewable Incentive Guide - 5th edition" (Clifford Chance, 2016, co-author)
  • "Briefing Note: Public Private Partnership" (Clifford Chance, 2016, co-author)
  • "Briefing Note: SMEs may enter business rehabilitation" (Clifford Chance, 2016, co-author)
  • "Briefing Note: Risk Participation Transactions" (Clifford Chance, 2015, co-author)

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Clifford Chance (Thailand) Limited (2012 – 2017)
  • Thanathip & Partners Legal Counsellors Limited (2011 – 2012)
  • Clifford Chance (Thailand) Limited (Internship) (2010)

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