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Sujade Simthamnimit

Sujade is a partner in the Bangkok office of Baker McKenzie. He is currently active in the Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Derivatives and Structured Finance practice groups.

He is specialized in the areas of financial products including but not limited to derivatives, structured products, structured finance, private banking, fund and debt capital market. He has been also acting as a Thai legal counsel for ISDA Association and regularly advises international and local banks, capital markets intermediaries, asset management companies, insurance companies and other financial institutions on financial services compliance and regulatory matters.

He has been a visiting lecturer at Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University for both LL.B. and LL.M. Programs since 2016 and regularly appears in public speaking events.

In a move to develop Thailand’s position as a regional hub of investment, the Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission began a public hearing on the new securities and derivatives business licensing regime on 9 February 2024, designed to increase flexibility and decrease costs for business operators.

To facilitate and support Thai residents’ offshore investments through local licensed intermediaries, the Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a new notification to amend requirements on the existing Collaboration Scheme between Thai Intermediaries and offshore financial institutions in offering investments in offshore securities and derivatives denominated in foreign currencies to investors based in Thailand, effective from 16 February 2024.