Tilleke & Gibbins Strengthens Insurance Practice
Legal News & Analysis – Asia Pacific - Thailand - Insurance/Reinsurance
8 April, 2016
Southeast Asian law firm Tilleke & Gibbins has bolstered its insurance and transactional practices with the hiring of Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, Of Counsel in the firm’s Bangkok office.
Athistha joins Tilleke & Gibbins from American International Group (AIG), where she oversaw all operations within the legal department in Thailand in her role as Senior Vice President – General Counsel. Prior to joining AIG Thailand, Athistha was a counsel member of the AIG Asia Pacific – Regional Legal Team based in Singapore. Within the AIG group, Athistha was responsible for a wide range of Southeast Asia and Thailand legal and regulatory issues, and she led significant restructuring, business expansion, and shared service projects. Prior to her in-house role, she previously worked in private practice for a number of years at DLA Piper – Bangkok office.
As part of Tilleke & Gibbins’ insurance group in Thailand, Athistha provides advice on corporate, commercial and regulatory issues to clients operating within the insurance sector. She advises local and international clients on licensing and regulatory compliance, market entry and regional operations, policy wording and drafting, underwriting risk assessment, distribution and commercial agreements, and other related matters.
Beyond her insurance-focused work, Athistha serves as a member of Tilleke & Gibbins’ regional corporate and commercial team. She acts on behalf of large multinational corporations in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and other strategic transactions.
“With her multifaceted background in both corporate and legal environments, Athistha will bring invaluable experience to our client service,” said Piyanuj (Lui) Ratprasatporn, Partner and Director of the corporate and commercial group at Tilleke & Gibbins. “Her in-depth knowledge of the industry will help further build our insurance practice across Southeast Asia.”