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Chulapong Yukate

ZICO Law (Thailand) Limited
No. 1, Q. House Lumpini Building
17th Floor, Unit 1702, South Sathorn Road
Thungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

Tel : +662 6777 588 / +668 1874 6328
Fax : +66 2677 7589 Email : chulapong.yukate@zicolaw.com

Designation

Executive Chairman, Bangkok

Type of Services

Legal Services

Practice Areas

Arbitration
Insurance
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Projects, Infrastructure & Utilities

Qualifications

  • Master of Laws from University of Washington, United States (under Deacons’ Scholarship)
  • Graduate Certificate in the International Trade Law from University of Tokyo, Japan  (under the scholarship from the then Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan)
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Lawyers’ Council of Thailand
  • Legal Services Board of State of Victoria, Australia

Experience

Chulapong is a Managing Partner of ZICO Law (Thailand) Limited. He is also a Partner in charge of the ZICO Law network in Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Chulapong brings extensive knowledge to the firm as he has been in the private practice for 30 years, with major areas of practice including M&A, Projects, Insurance and International Arbitration.

Chulapong received the Bachelor of Laws degree from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and the Master of Laws from University of Washington in the United States. Subsequently, he received a scholarship from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan to pursue in a study of the Graduate Diploma Programme in the International Trade Law at University of Tokyo, Japan.

He advised clients on the project financing for the construction of Nam Thueng II Hydropower project in Laos, the acquisition of the First Bangkok City Bank Pcl, the acquisitions of the real estate projects in Phuket, a number of the insurance claims of PTT Pcl, the arbitration claims arising from the disputes of the construction of Burnley tunnel project in Melbourne, Australia and the arbitration proceedings made by Thai Copper Pcl against BHP Bilinton Pcl and seated in London and New York for the disputes arising from the breaches of international sale of copper contracts.

Career

Chulapong was a Partner and an Of Counsel in leading international law firms of Deacons in Thailand and Australia, Colin Ng&Partners in Singapore, and DLA Piper and Baker&McKenzie in Thailand. He then joins the firm as Chairman of ZICO Law (Thailand) Limited from 1 September 2013.

Chulapong was the Assistant Chief Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Thailand. In addition, he held the position of a Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dawei SEZ Development Company Limited, a joint venture between Thailand and Myanmar governments, to develop the deep seaport and special economic zone mega project in Dawei, Myanmar.

Languages

English
Japanese
Thai