Dr. Apinya Sarntikasem
Apinya is registered as a barrister Counsel in Thailand. She obtained her LLB degree with first-class honors from the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University. After a year as a lecturer at her alma mater, she pursued her LLM study at New York University School of Law focusing on international contract law, business crime and intellectual property law. In 2011, Apinya was granted a full scholarship from the Japanese Government to pursue doctoral degree in law at Kyushu University, Japan. Passionate about the law and fashion, her doctoral thesis focuses on the effect of intellectual property protection on the fashion industry using social network analysis as a methodology. After she graduated with her PhD degree in law in 2014, she joined the Bangkok office of Nishimura & Asahi as a corporate lawyer. Apinya’s main areas of practice include merger and acquisition, securities exchange related laws, foreign direct investment, joint ventures, and renewable energy. In addition to being a practicing corporate 5 Clause 3.3.2 (Environmental Operating Results) of Part 1 (Business Operation and Operating Results) of the 56-1 One Report form annexed to lawyer, Apinya is regularly invited to teach business law at various universities in Thailand as a visiting law lecturer.