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Baker McKenzie

Kitipong Urapeepatanapong leads the tax practice at Baker McKenzie. He has extensive experience in tax planning, corporate M&A, disputes and restructuring. Baker McKenzie provides services including due diligence, restructuring, M&A, tax disputes and litigation and wealth management. The team has worked on transactions across various spectrums, involving domestic, outbound, Japanese outbound and other foreign inbound. The team provides wealth management services for corporate groups, high net worth families, private banks and other major financial institutions. It works closely with government and other public authorities and represents the private sector in finding tax solutions. 

Nopporn Charoenkitraj is assisting a client with transactional tax project. The team advises on tax-related issues for the acquisition of shares. In addition, Baker McKenzie also conducts tax reviews and prepares tax a review report. Panya Sittisakonsin and Keerati Saneewong Na Ayudthaya are advising a client on handling a customs audit and appealing against notices of assessment. 

Client feedback

“Their work performance is quite good. They have a lot of experience with tax issues in Thailand, but they are sometimes slow to get work done.”

KPMG

Benjamas Kullakattimas is the head of the tax and legal department at KPMG. The team provides services including tax controversy, general corporate tax, transfer pricing, transactional tax and indirect tax. It advises clients on a wide range of industries, including tourism and hotel management, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, services and oil and gas. It also helps clients in supply restructures to optimise both commercial and tax inefficiencies.

In the past year, Tatiana Bespalova and Benjamas Kullakattimas helped a consumer products company provide an integrated solution and implementation assistance. Varee Chayanuwat, Puchong Chairungreang and Thoranit Tantikulwichit assisted a client on a transactional tax issue. The client is a Thai listed company that develops in agriculture and food industry. The team advised the client on how to structure and implement a proposed acquisition. It also presented alternatives that detailed both the benefits and drawbacks.

In 2017 and 2018. KPMG recruited nine senior professionals from different industries, firms, government bodies and bodies.

Lorenz & Partners

Till Morstadt is the head of the tax team at Lorenz & Partners. The team offers all types of tax services including general corporate tax, indirect tax, tax controversy and accounting. The firm focuses on machine manufacturers and engineering companies. It is a member of the WTS Group, a worldwide network of tax professionals. The firm has offices in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Vietnam.

Till Morstadt is helping Voith Hydro Shanghai on a deal with general corporate tax issues. He assists the client on the legal and tax matters includede in carrying out a state project in the renewable energy sector.

Tilleke & Gibbins

Sriwan Puapondh leads the tax team at Tilleke & Gibbins. She has more than 30 years of experience in international tax planning for cross-border transactions, expatriate tax planning, joint ventures and M&A. She also had 10 years of experience with Thailand’s Revenue Department. The firm specialises in customs duties, excise tax, specific business tax, transfer pricing, double taxation treaties, personal income tax, stamp duties, signboard tax and VAT. It has knowledge in banking and finance, commercial transactions and M&A, corporate services, employment, family law, insurance, intellectual property, property, regulatory affairs and restructuring and insolvency.

Sriwan Puapondh advised the China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau on the legal and tax implications of performing the work under the contract. The team provided a wide range of advice under investment promotion law, including corporate income tax, withholding tax, profit remittance tax, VAT, stamp duty, customs duty and tax privileges. Kasamesunt Teerasitsathaporn assisted a global dental supply company with a tax controversy matter. The team represented the client in liaisin with the Customs Department and built a defence in this project.