Tassanu Chutikanon


  • Qualified in Thailand in 2003

Tassanu is a Special Counsel in Kennedys’ Bangkok office and is an expert in the areas of tax (including domestic and international tax), corporate and commercial, merger and acquisition, restructuring, as well as within the oil and gas field.

Tassanu also assists on insurance matters, particularly in relation to Healthcare and aviation. He has worked with airlines, as well as assisting hospitals and doctors in relation to claims for malpractice.

Tassanu’s deal experience spans Southeast Asian jurisdictions with countries including Canada, Australia and Algeria. He has steadily developed his experience through involvement on some of the regions’ highly complex deals, and significantly contributed to the tax and corporate growth throughout his commercial practice.

Tassanu regularly contributes to developing industry insights and speaks on industry panels relating to consumer protection and trade competition law. He is also a visiting lecturer at Kasetsart University, Thailand on negotiation and contract drafting.

Tassanu is a member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand and Thai Bar Association.


Market recognition

  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute resolution (Thailand)' 
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020

Work highlights

  • Advising TFY Holding Company Limited on an arbitration in China with respect to a dispute arising from share sale and purchase agreement.
  • Advising Ingredion Incoporate, Inc. on its asset acquisition of rice starch and rice flour businesses in Thailand.
  • Advising PTT Exploration and Production PCL on tax structures regarding an acquisition of oil sand businesses in Canada and acquisition of entire shares in Cove Energy including its subsidiaries in Mozambique and Kenya.
  • Advising Sangthong Saha Farm Co., Ltd. on joint venture transactions with ISE Group of Japan with respect to egg productions in Thailand.
  • Advising China Smartpay Group Holdings Limited on a group restructuring and the listing of its subsidiary on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.


Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020