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Pinyapa Somphong

First Name

Pinyapa

Last Name

Somphong

Present Position / Designation

Managing Partner

Bio-Professional Background (Brief)

Pinyapa Somphong ("Pinyapa") is a qualified lawyer from Thailand, holding an LL.B. degree from Thammasat University, Thailand, and an LL.M. (Hons) in International Trade and Commercial Laws from Durham University, United Kingdom. Additionally, she holds an MSc in International Finance from the Asian Institute of Technology University in Thailand.

Since 2010, Pinyapa has brought substantial expertise to her role, having provided counsel to both multinational corporations and local companies throughout the Asia-Pacific region in diverse industries. Her areas of expertise include project financing, Foreign Direct Investment, banking and finance, public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions, corporate reorganisations, the establishment of businesses in Thailand, and cross-border transactions.

More Details

As the Managing Partner of TWLS Company Limited, the Thailand branch office of TWL Law Group, a firm headquartered in Taiwan, Pinyapa has played an important role in the business community. She has successfully contributed to numerous multi-million-dollar projects crossing multiple jurisdictions in Southeast Asia. Her advisory services have been sought by multinational corporations and local companies across various industries. Notable among her recent achievements as the lead lawyer are:

  • Advised SUEZ Group, one of the largest French-based utility companies providing water, waste, and resource management solutions worldwide, on multi-million-dollar investment projects involving plastic recycling and waste management in Thailand.
  • Advised Hon Hai Technology Group (“Foxconn”), one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, on market entry and a joint venture project with PTT Group, a Thai state-owned oil and energy company. This venture involves an investment of around THB 37,000 million (approximately 1 billion USD) to establish and operate an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Thailand.
  • Advised Marketech International Corp, a listed company in Taiwan and the US, on several high-tech manufacturing projects in Thailand.
    Advised China Airlines, the state-owned flag carrier of the Republic of China, on cross-border transaction matters.
  • Advised Ascend Group, a spin-off of True Corporation and a regional fintech company in Southeast Asia, on cross-border transactions in Thailand, the Republic of China, and the Philippines.
  • Advised Bank SinoPac on market entry, banking and finance regulatory compliances, and business establishment in Thailand.

 

Leadership Advocacy

Despite leading the firm through numerous successful projects and possessing years of experience in both legal and business practices, she has also actively engaged with the local community, organizations, and chambers. She shares her expertise, a wealth of knowledge, and a profound understanding of business model concepts and the essential requirements for successful and sustained business and investment. Highlights include:

  • Honoured to have represented Thailand, alongside the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, at the "Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Southeast Asia Ministerial Forum 2023" in Hanoi to discuss policy-making and recommendations for promoting quality and sustainable investment in ASEAN.
  • Honored to serve as Vice Chair for the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) since 2020. During this time, she co-founded the BCCT Young Professionals Working Group and actively participated in the BCCT Legal & Taxation and Women in Business Working Groups.
  • Co-founded and chairs the BCCT Advocacy Working Group. As the voice of BCCT members, the Advocacy Working Group actively engages in public-private dialogue, bilateral trade agreements, and private sector advocacy to influence government policies, laws, regulations, and administrative arrangements that may affect BCCT members.
  • Invited as a guest lecturer at the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka and Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation in Thailand, to share her legal expertise and insights with students, focusing on how the legal landscape can empower startup entrepreneurs in crafting sustainable businesses.
  • Collaborated with the Women Leadership Organization in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and ran the “#WomenUp” campaign to encourage strength and eliminate the hesitation women feel when strongly defending their opinions and ideas in the workplace.

 

Despite her ethical and professional dedication to delivering a high standard of service to her clients, Pinyapa also strongly believes that investing in the younger generation, by fostering and boosting their self-esteem, will empower them in decision-making. This empowerment, in turn, positions them as agents of change, shaping a future where they raise their children as equals, without any gender differences. This vision ensures that no talent, ideas, or efforts are wasted simply because they come from individuals of different nationalities or genders.

Nomination Categories

  • Leadership in Law

    This award celebrates a woman who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and made a significant impact on the legal profession through her visionary approach, inspiring others, and promoting diversity and inclusion within the field.

  • Legal Excellence

    This award recognizes a woman lawyer who has demonstrated exceptional legal skills, expertise, and professionalism in her area of practice. She has made a significant impact on her clients, her firm, and the legal community through her outstanding legal work.

  • Rising Star

    This award recognizes a young woman lawyer who has shown remarkable potential, dedication, and promise early in her legal career. She has demonstrated outstanding skills, passion, and commitment to making a significant impact in the legal profession. Despite being in the early stages of her professional journey, she has already made notable accomplishments and exhibits great potential for future success.

Reviews

8 reviews 5.00
Professional Expertise
5.0
Industry Practice Knowhow
5.0
Impact on Community
5.0
Leadership
5.0
  • Suhansa Jarurattana 5.00
    January 31, 2024

    Ms. Pinyapa is an exceptional leader, visionary mentor, and respected role model. Under her guidance, I've experienced significant professional and personal growth. Her extensive knowledge in legal and business matters has broadened my perspective, while her mentorship has provided numerous opportunities for learning and development. Despite my initial doubts, her unwavering belief in my abilities has propelled me forward.

    She is more than just an exceptional female lawyer; she is truly outstanding in her field. As a great leader and a well-respected figure both within and outside the legal industry, she sets a high standard for excellence and mentorship in her career. Her influence extends far beyond her legal expertise, making her a true role model for aspiring professionals.

  • Donna Moolman 5.00
    January 26, 2024

    Aime is a highly accomplished lawyer with a proven track record in commercial and cross-border transactions. Her expertise and dedication to her work are truly commendable, reflecting in her meticulous attention to detail and insightful approach to client representation. At such a young age, she has ascended to the role of Managing Partner at her firm, serving as an inspiring role model for her peers and colleagues. Aime's ability to convert complex situations into easily understood elements showcases her exceptional skills in the legal field. Her commitment to integrity and positive values not only influences the work environment but also resonates within the community. With her energetic leadership and professionalism, Aime sets a remarkable example for others to learn from. She has undeniably made a significant impact in the legal profession and continues to exhibit immense potential for future success.

  • Shawn Novel 5.00
    January 23, 2024

    Aime is a brilliant lawyer with a remarkable track record. Highly experienced in commercial and cross border transactions, her client representation stands as a testament to her success. She is meticulous and committed to her work and pays insightful attention to details.
    Aime's proven dedication and professionalism have led her to become the Managing Partner of her law firm at such young age and she stands as role model for her fellow peers and colleagues.

  • Chris Cracknell 5.00
    January 20, 2024

    Khun Pinyapa is a popular charismatic individual. She is an excellent example of energetic leadership based on integrity and positive values both in the work environment and within the community. As a highly capable lawyer, she can convert complex situations into easily understood elements. I have no doubt she will continue to be successful and set a great example for us all to learn from.

  • Pattarakorn Pichaipalakorn 5.00
    January 19, 2024

    A Visionary Leader, a Respected Role Model, and an Expert and Practical Legal Counsel: Possessing an extraordinary depth of knowledge spanning both legal intricacies and business practices, she stands out with an impeccable track record of serving a diverse array of multinational clients.

    More than just a legal advisor, Ms. Somphong ascends to the forefront, spearheading entire projects with remarkable prowess. Witnessing her lead with distinction garners respect from all involved parties.

    Beyond her outstanding professional success, Ms. Somphong generously imparts her wisdom as a mentor to younger lawyers and colleagues, sharing her wealth of experience and nurturing the next generation of legal professionals. As the result, Ms. Somphong is widely recognized and respected among her peers and the younger lawyer generation alike. In every facet of her career, she remains a beacon of leadership, setting an inspiring standard for excellence and mentorship.

  • Khemika Ratanakul 5.00
    January 19, 2024

    Pinyapa is a talented young professional lawyer with strong leadership to lead the firm she has run and in the British Chamber Commerce Thailand. She should be considered to reward with this honored award.

  • Carlos Saleh 5.00
    January 18, 2024

    Pinyapa is an exceptional female lawyer who truly excels in her work. Her dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to justice make her a force to be reckoned with in the legal field. Pinyapa's ability to navigate complex legal issues, coupled with her strong communication skills, enables her to effectively advocate for her clients. As a young and promising lawyer, Pinyapahas already achieved remarkable success, but her potential knows no bounds. With her drive and passion, she has the ability to accomplish even greater things in the future. Pinyapa is undoubtedly a rising star in the legal profession, and I have no doubt that she will continue to shine brightly.

  • Chin-Po Tseng 5.00
    January 15, 2024

    Ms. Somphong's exceptional legal expertise has been brilliantly showcased through her oversight of numerous high-profile projects in Thailand, including the monumental Foxconn's flagship Joint Venture in the Electric Vehicle sector and her invaluable legal advisory role for Taishin Bank's endeavors in the Thai banking sector. Her ability to navigate complex legal landscapes while consistently delivering constructive and impactful outcomes is truly remarkable.

    Ms. Somphong stands as an exemplar of a woman leader in the field of law, a trailblazer who has shattered ceilings and redefined standards. Her impressive contributions to the legal arena underscore her dedication, intelligence, and resilience, inspiring not only her peers but also future generations of aspiring legal professionals.

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