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  • Partner
  • Bangkok

Apinya is a corporate and M&A partner with extensive experience in advising multinational clients in various areas, with a primary focus on joint ventures, startups & venture capital, capital markets, acquisition finance and data protection. She is the distinguished recipient of M&A Deal of the Year (South & Southeast Asia) at Asia Legal Awards 2020 for her leading role in PT Medco Energi Internasional’s acquisition of Ophir Energy.

Apinya’s extensive practice covers a wide array of matters ranging from business set-up, domestic and cross-border transactions to day-to-day business operations, to name a few. Her clientele includes both local and international conglomerates, trading companies, aircraft operators, real estate developers, petroleum and energy companies, financial institutions, securities companies, venture capitalists, and fund managers. Well-read and a holder of law degrees from three different jurisdictions - Thailand, the United States and Japan, Apinya is able to leverage her international experience and cultural insights to effectively and efficiently resolve complex cross-border legal issues and provide tailored legal services and solutions to her clients. In addition to being a practicing lawyer, Apinya is regularly invited to teach business law at various prestigious universities in Thailand, and serves as a counsellor to the Ad-hoc Committee of the House of Representatives of Thailand for consideration of amendments to the Civil and Commercial Code. Her other notable achievements include being registered as a Barrister-at-Law, Attorney-at-Law, and Notarial Services Attorney in Thailand.

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Kyushu University (LL.D.)
New York University School of Law (LL.M.)
Chulalongkorn University (LL.B., with First Class Honors)

Professional Experience

Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University 
Junior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University