Pootkarn Boonyarak


Contact Details

T: + 66 2 264 8000
Pootkarn Boonyarak is an associate in the mergers and acquisitions practice group. She also has experience in corporate, commercial and real estate law. Pootkarn has represented local and international clients in the acquisition of businesses in various industry sectors, including hotels, logistics, warehouses, food and beverages, and energy. Her experience includes corporate restructuring, corporate establishment and dissolution, foreign investment, and commercial contracts. 
Recent Experience

Representation of a multinational chemical manufacturing company and other selling shareholders in relation to the divestment of their shares in a leading manufacturer of chemical substances in Thailand. The deal was signed on 13 December 2023 and closed on 15 December 2023. Transaction value was approximately THB 1.9 billion (USD 55 million).

Representation of AIGF Advisors Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) (AIGF) in the divestment of its KFC business in Thailand, whereby Bamboo (Thailand) Holding Pte. Ltd., a special-purpose vehicle majority-owned by AIGF, has successfully entered into a share purchase agreement with Devyani International DMCC (DID), a subsidiary of Devyani International Limited (DIL), for the latter to acquire a controlling stake in Restaurants Development Co. Ltd. (RD). RD, a franchisee of KFC Thailand, operates more than 270 KFC restaurants across the country and employs more than 4,500 staff in Thailand. The deal was signed on 18 December 2023 and is expected to close before 31 March 2024, subject to customary regulatory and other approvals. 

Representation of Innoquest Diagnostics One (Thailand) Co., Ltd., in the acquisition of the entire business of Lab Plus One Co., Ltd., a clinical diagnostics laboratory services business in Thailand the indirect subsidiary of Pruksa Holding Public Company Limited. The transaction value was approximately THB 220 million. The deal closed on 1 September 2023.

Represented Henkel (Thailand) Ltd. (a subsidiary of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA which is a leading German chemical and consumer goods company) in relation to the acquisition of 100% shares in Shiseido Professional (Thailand) Company Limited from Shiseido Company Limited and the subsequent subscription of newly issued shares in Shiseido Professional (Thailand) Company Limited. The deal was signed in February 2022 and completed in July 2022. The transaction is part of Henkel’s plan to expand its hair professional business in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan.

Representation of Global Power Synergy Public Company Limited (GPSC), the power flagship company of the PTT Group, in the restructuring of GPSC’s battery business by transferring the battery business (both shares and assets) to Nuovo Plus Co., Ltd., a joint venture company with Arun Plus Co., Ltd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of PTT Public Company Limited (PTT)) with a view to a greater expansion of the battery business both in Thailand and outside Thailand. The transaction value was THB 2,428 million. The deal was signed in February 2022 and closed in April 2022.
Represented major companies in the bidding process and acquisition of shares in food and beverage companies in Thailand and overseas.

Represented a leading real estate developer in Thailand in the establishment of a real estate investment trust (REIT) operating a property leasing and rental business for warehouses and factories.

Advised a fitness company in relation to licensing and compliance, contracts, and all aspects of the business. 



LL.B. Business Law, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2016

Bar Admissions

Thai Barrister-at-Law, Thai Bar Association, admitted 2019
Thai Notarial Services Attorney, Lawyers Council of Thailand, admitted 2017
Lawyer license, Lawyers Council of Thailand, admitted 2017


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