Champ Charernthamanont

Associate | Singapore | 65 69222022
65 69222022

Champ Charernthamanont is an associate in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster’s Singapore office. He represents and advises multinational corporations, financial institutions and investors on their cross-border investments, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and other commercial matters. Champ also maintains an active pro bono practice.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Champ worked in the corporate finance department of a leading international law firm in its Bangkok, Beijing, London and Hong Kong offices. Clients describe Champ as “diligent”, “highly responsive” and “provide good commercial advice and assistance”.

Champ received his LL.B (upper second class honours) from King’s College London, UK, his Master in International and European Law (summa cum laude) from Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France, and his L.P.C. (distinction) from BPP Law School, UK.

He is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, and is fluent in Thai.

Representative Experience

  • Axiata Group Berhad, the largest mobile operator in Malaysia, on its US$1.365 billion acquisition of Nepal’s leading mobile operator, Ncell. This deal was nominated M&A Deal of the Year: South Asia by the prestigious The Asian Lawyer Asia Legal Awards 2016.
  • Axiata Digital Services, the digital services arm of Axiata Group, on its investment in Unlockd, an Australian company operating in the mobile advertising sector, and Etobee, an Indonesia-based technology-driven urban logistics provider for SMEs and corporates.
  • JT Group, a leading international tobacco company, on its acquisition of the assets related to the tobacco business of Mighty Corporation, the second largest cigarette manufacturer in the Philippines, for a total of PHP 46.8 billion (approximately US$936 million). This is one of the largest M&A deals by value in the Philippines in 2017.
  • JT Group on its acquisition of the tobacco business of Akij Group, the second largest tobacco company in Bangladesh and the eighth largest tobacco market in the world, for a total of BDT 124.3 billion (approximately US$1.476 billion), the biggest ever deal involving a Bangladeshi company.
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Japan’s largest bank, on its US$706 million investment into, and strategic alliance agreement with, Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading technology company offering ride-hailing transport services, food delivery and payment solutions.
  • SoftBank Group, a Japanese multinational conglomerate, on its investments in Grab and Tokopedia.
  • Temasek, a Singapore investment fund, in multiple investments in the agtech space.
  • Visa on its various investments into tech and fintech companies across Asia-Pacific, including Ascenda, Basiq, GoJek, Neat, Nium, and Traveloka.
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