WEBINAR: APCCA SERIES | Episode 8: Understanding the Thailand Regulatory & Business Framework arising from COVID-19

WEBINAR: APCCA SERIES | Episode 8: Understanding the Thailand Regulatory & Business Framework arising from COVID-19

Venue : Zoom

Event Start Date : Friday 03 July 2020

Event End Date : Friday 03 July 2020

Event Start Time : 04:00 pm

Event End Time : 05:00 pm

Registration Start Date : Friday 19 June 2020

Registration End Date : Friday 03 July 2020

THIS EVENT PAGE SHOWS SINGAPORE START AND END TIMING. Your final calendar confirmation will be set according to country-specific time upon registration.


As part of the APCCA webinar series, the SCCA brings insights into the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand.

Event Overview

The event will provide participants a brief overview of the laws and regulations issued to implement measures and restrictions to and the existing business framework in Thailand because of the COVID-19 health crisis. The webinar will also discuss how COVID-19 affects work-life, especially from an HR and management standpoint.



Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA) in its original form was initiated in 2009 at the first regional corporate counsel conference (organised by SCCA in Singapore) with signatories being the SCCA, Indonesia Corporate Counsel Association (IndonesiaCCA), Association of Corporate Lawyers Sri Lanka (ACLSL) and In house Counsel Forum – Korea (IHCF). In 2011, APCCA was formally launched at the third such conference (organised by the IndonesiaCCA in Jakarta ) with the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), Legal Management Council of Philippines (LMCP) and Indian Corporate Counsel Association (IndiaCCA) joining the alliance. APCCA partners SCCA, MCCA, IndonesiaCCA, IndiaCCA and LMCP are also part of the In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW).



Nicky Balani is a consultant at SCL Nishimura. He represents clients in complex international disputes, specializing in public international law, and international and investment arbitration. He has acted as counsel and assistant of the tribunal in arbitrations conducted under a variety of arbitral rules. Nicky has also advised on reform to the Thai Arbitration Act and other arbitration-related regulations in Thailand. He teaches public international law and international arbitration, such as at training programs organized by ICSID, UNCTAD and NYU as well as at leading Thai universities.


After attaining her first law degree (LLB) from Chulalongkorn University (with first class honours), Chanakarn Boonyasith first joined SCL Law Group’s Corporate & Commercial Practice in 2009, leaving for England a year later to undertake her Masters (LLM) at University College London (UCL) (with merit and under an LLM Bentham Scholarship). She immediately rejoined SCL Law Group after graduation. She began her legal training in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, litigation, banking & finance and securities law with the then-Bangkok office of global law firm White & Case (now Weerawong C&P Ltd). She became a partner of SCL Law Group in May 2019.


Weerachai Uthaiphetra (Keang) has 11-years of work experience in legal and compliance. Before joining Dumex Limited (part of Group DANONE) in May 2020, Keang worked at CPALL Public Company Limited (the owner of 7-11 convenience store in Thailand) as a legal officer, LawPlus Limited (a local law firm in Thailand) as a professional lawyer, SCG-Dow Group Company as a legal counsel and EK-Chai Distribution System Company Limited (the owner of Tesco Lotus in Thailand) as a Legal and Compliance Manager. Keang has experiences focusing on laws regarding corporate, commercial, labour, Intellectual Property, Personal Data Protection and Competition. Keang also has experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts (including sale and purchase contract, services contract, distribution contract, and employment contract, etc.), reviewing all related legal documents and carrying legal works as a part of due diligence for M&A project and investigation project.




Reza P. Topobroto started his legal career as a practice lawyer in 997, after moving to several law firms he had a chance promoted as a Senior Associate in Roosdiono & Partners.  In 2005, he shifted careers to corporate counsel by joining Procter & Gamble as Country Legal Lead. In 2008, Reza was appointed as the Head of Legal for Mondelez (p.k.a Kraft Foods).  In 2012 he joined Microsoft as Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs in charge for Indonesia.  After 7 years in Microsoft, he moved to Indosat Ooredoo in 2019, becoming Senior Legal Advisor to CEO.

Reza was the third President of the Indonesian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA). He ended his term in 2014 and continues contributions to ICCA through his role on the Supervisory Board. In 2009, he co-founded the Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA), In 2012, he was appointed Secretary General of the APCCA.

In 2015, Reza was given the award of ‘Indonesia In-House Lawyer of the Year 2015’ and ‘In-House Legal Team of the Year 2016’ by Asia Legal Business.   Reza obtained his law degree at Trisakti University, Jakarta in 1997, and his Master of Laws at Monash University, Melbourne in 2003.




Anil a Mediator (accredited in South Asia), Arbitrator (Fellows of the Chartered, Singapore and Philippines Institutes of Arbitrators and Adjudicator (with AIAC Malaysia); and trained in International Treaty Arbitration, is an Advocate & Solicitor, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public of Singapore, a Solicitor of England and Wales (2009); qualified as Barrister Middle Temple of England & Wales (1993) and also holds a Master of Science in Construction Law & Arbitration, Kings College London & National University of Singapore (2006).

In legal practice since 1995 and his Chambers representing parties in the region, focuses on Appropriate Dispute Resolution involving Infrastructure, Building, and Construction work and most aspects of Commercial, Civil, Criminal and Corporate Front End Advisory services. Conversant in Mandarin, Malay, Malayalam and Tamil besides English, he has also worked In House, with a International Arbitration practice and started his work life for five-years career as an infantry officer, Singapore Armed Forces. His consultancy also Consults & Administers International Infrastructure & Construction, Trade & Investment Treaty projects and developments; carries out Appropriate Dispute Resolution Services including Mediator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Dispute Boards, Expert Witness & Neutral Evaluator; and Developing Online Dispute Resolution Legal Technologies.

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