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Christopher Osborne joins Nishimura & Asahi

We are delighted to announce that Christopher Osborne has joined SCL Nishimura & Asahi as Partner as of October 2, 2023.

Qualified in New South Wales and South Australia, Christopher has been based in Thailand since 2001, supporting international and domestic clients on cross-border M&A, in-bound investments, and renewable energy project development in Asia. He is recognized as a leading individual by Chambers and The Legal 500. Additionally, he is listed in Thailand’s Top 100 Lawyers: The A-List and was named one of the 10 Most Influential Corporate/M&A Lawyers in Thailand for 2023 by Business Today.

We are confident that Christopher will add to our extensive capabilities to support our clients in Thailand.

Profile of Christopher Osborne



Chris has been based in Thailand since 2001 and has more than two decades of experience working alongside Thai lawyers on cross-border M&A and regulatory matters, providing international-level solutions to companies entering the Thai market. His clients include global companies investing or acquiring assets in Thailand and Thai companies engaging in cross-border transactions. He advises international and Thai companies on the development, sale, and acquisition of renewable energy projects in Thailand and across Asia.

His M&A practice has included private M&A, advising institutional and activist investors on SEC/SET reporting requirements and acquisition thresholds, and strategic shareholders on synergistic de-layering of listed group structures. His sector expertise for M&A includes manufacturing, TMT, logistics, renewable energy projects, and the service sector for both buy-side and sell-side, share and asset sale transaction structures. He has advised overseas law firms on the acquisition of Thai law firms.

With a focus on renewables (including transition), Chris’ energy practice has more than 1 GW’s experience in onshore wind, solar (PV, thermal, ground mount utility scale, and C&I rooftop), and waste-to-energy projects. His experience has a broad reach, from due diligence of early-stage projects, advising on EPC/O&M, corporate PPAs, equity funding, and project finance, to pre- and post-commissioning exits and acquisitions.