Tax Partner



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Career and Education




Before joining SCL Law Group (formerly known as Chavalit Law Group) in 2015, Chinapat Visuttipat was a partner at HNP Legal Limited and a legal & tax advisor at KPMG Thailand.


As a partner of the group, Chinapat Visuttipat actively oversees various practices and service areas.


  • 2013: Director Diploma Programme (Fellow Member- 36/2013), Thai Institute of Directors (IOD)
  • 2012:  Director Certificate Programme (Graduate Member-DCP 162/2012), Thai Institute of Directors (IOD)
  • 2004:  LLM (Laws of Taxation), Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1992:  Graduate Diploma of Business Law, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1990: LLB, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

Over 20 years experience  as a professional legal and tax advisor on corporate & tax laws, finance & securities regulations, as well as mergers & acquisitions (M&A), IPOs, family business, private equity funds, venture capital, hotel & property, offshore incorporation and major business law practices, including business contracts.


Recent relevant transactions of significance include:


  • Successfully assisting a waste management company to claim a tax refund of over Baht 50 million;
  • Advising certain family businesses (petrochemicals, car leases, aluminium) to exit the business with legal and tax efficiency;
  • Advising certain IPO projects (spa, telecommunications and IT) to be listed on the stock market;
  • Acting as a tax advisor to companies listed on the stock market (fuel pipelines, transport and construction materials) on their reorganisation;
  • Acting as a tax advisor to the biggest paper company in Japan to acquire a paper and packaging business in Thailand;
  • M&A transaction and planning relating to a prominent hospital, a car rental company and a petrochemical company; and
  • Incorporation of a holding company and family business restructure for a family business in the area of property, automotive manufacturing, agriculture and international schools, as well as offshore incorporation and inheritance tax planning.
  • 2014 - present:  Mae Fah Luang State University (International Tax Programme)
  • 2014 - present:  Sripatoom University (International Tax Programme)
  • 2014 - present:  University of Thai Chamber of Commerce (International Tax Programme)
  • 2013 - present:  Association of Investment Management Companies (AIMC) under supervision of the Thai Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) (Securities and Tax Programmes)
  • 2012 - present:  Thammasat University (Tax and VAT programmes)
  • 2012 - present:  Ministry of Commerce (Taxation on Franchise Business Programme)
  • 2010 - present:  Ramkhamhang University (Tax and Intellectual Property Programmes)
  • 2009 - present: Dusit Thani College (Hotel Management Programme)
  • 2005 - present:  Chulalongkorn University (Commercial Contracts and Tax Programme)
  • Thai Bar Association
  • Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand
  • Member of the India-Thai Business Association
  • Member of the Thai Institute of Directors – IOD
  • Tax Committee, Board of Trade of Thailand
  • Tax Mediator of the Central Tax Court






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