Piti Eiamchamroonlarp
Consultant
  piti@dechaco.com
T :   (+66) 2-074-7484
 

Educational background

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. in oil and gas law (Thesis: “EITI Implementation in Myanmar: Opportunities, Challenges, and Ways Forward”), passed with no corrections, University of Aberdeen, the United Kingdom, 29th January 2016
  • Master of Public Law (LL.M.) (Thesis: “Legal Challenges of the Electricity Structural Reform in Thailand”) (GPA 3.88), Thammasat University, 31st May 2013
  • Master of Oil and Gas Law (LL.M.) with commendation, (Dissertation: “Enhancing Transparency and Establishing Effective Oil Revenue Distribution in Developing Countries”), University of Aberdeen, the United Kingdom, 29th November 2012
  • Barrister at Law (Year 62), The Thai Bar Association, 1st June 2010
  • Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) with Honor (Certificates of Excellence Academic Record), Thammasat University, 22nd February 2009 

Certificates:

  • Oil & Gas Production Sharing Contract Negotiation Exercise Certificate, awarded by Oil and Gas Academy of Scotland & Mildwater Consulting at the University of Aberdeen, the United Kingdom, June 2013
  • Certificate of completion for a training: “Changing policies and cultures in Europe and Russia: Environmental, Resources, and Energy”, awarded by the University of Tartu, Euro College, Estonia, September 2013
  • Oil and Gas Law II: ASEAN Integration 2015, Economics, Taxation, Negotiations and Contracting Certificate, awarded by Chulalongkorn University, September 2012
  • Certificate of completion for lawyer license training, awarded by the Lawyers Council of Thailand, August 2009

Scholarships and academic achievements :

  • Top Paper Award of the Fifth International Conference on Advancement of Development Administration 2016 – Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (The 5th ICADA 2016 –SSIS)
  • Awarded a Master-PhD Thai Government scholarship in the fields of energy: Project for Human Resource Development in the Humanities and Social Sciences by the Office of Higher Education (2011-2016)
  • Awarded “EDE & Ravenscroft for Academic Excellence” by the University of Aberdeen, the United Kingdom (2014)
  • Awarded a scholarship to attend a training: “Changing Policies and Cultures in Europe and Russia: Environment, Resources, Energy” at the University of Tartu, Euro College, Estonia (2013)
  • Awarded a scholarship to attend a training on German law at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany by the German-Southeast Asian Centre of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) (2011)  

Professional Experience

Chulalongkorn University, the School of Law: as a full-time lecturer and Director of Master of Laws (Business Law) International Program (September 2016 - present): 

Teaching and supervising responsibilities

  • Undergraduate courses: Energy Law, Petroleum Law, Juristic Act-Contract, Seminar in ASEAN Law (focusing on energy investment in Myanmar and Laos), International Litigation (in English), Business Law (in English), and Introduction to Law
  • Supervising post-graduate thesis and independent research paper on topics relating to private financing for energy project, e-commerce, law for digitalization, petroleum taxation, and commercial agreements.

Selected consulting projects

  • Toyota Motor Thailand: conducting legal research and developing legal framework for electrified vehicle (EV): CU Toyota Ha:mo and analyzing impacts of the Data Protection Bill on EV business (via a mobile platform) (January 2018 - present)
  • Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration: analyzing impacts of the Data Protection Bill on Sasin’s operation
  • Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand: providing legal opinions on regulatory framework of public-private partnership (PPP) for a seaport modernization project (July 2018 - present)
  • Ministry of Energy of Thailand: providing legal opinions on establishment and operation of the International Energy Cooperation Centre (renewable energy investment in Vietnam and Cambodia) (May 2018 - November 2018)

Selected research projects

  • A research on electricity transmission third-party access (TPA) development in Thailand, funded by Electricity General Authority of Thailand (EGAT) (January 2019 - present)
  • A research on rules and regulations for medical tourism in Thailand, funded by International Health Policy Program Foundation (August 2018 - present)
  • A research on Enforcement of Digital Assets, funded by Legal Execution Department (August 2018 - November 2019)
  • A research on legal information on cryptocurrency of ASEAN countries, funded by Office of Justice Affairs, Ministry of Justice (June 2018 - December 2018)
  • A research on an online dispute (ODR) resolution for consumer disputes model, funded by the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (October 2017 – October 2018) 
  • A research on subordinate legislation for the Eastern Economic Corridor Act B.E. 2561 (2018), funded by the Office of Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) (December 2017 - March 2018)
  • A research on efficiency of whistleblower (in Thailand), funded by the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (December 2016 to December 2017)

Thammasat University, LL.B. and LL.M. (International) Programs: as a special lecturer (January 2017 - present):

  • Advanced Environmental Law (LB644), focusing on renewable energy investment and green/climate financing
  • Natural Resource and Environment Law for Business (LB354), focusing on oil and gas upstream investment, power projects and legal safeguards against political risks
  • International Environmental Law (LB395), focusing on energy projects
  • Legal Internship (LB488), focusing on administrative law and administrative dispute resolution)

LS Horizon Ltd, Bangkok (Thailand): as a Junior Associate (January 2009 - June 2011)

  • Government of Laos: advising on credit facility for $2.7 billion ‘Hongsa Mine-Mouth Power Project’ in Lao PDR
  • Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (‘EGAT’): conducting a legal research on framework for nuclear power development and delivering a presentation on the regulatory aspect of nuclear development and civil liability
  • Gulf Power Generation Supply Co., Ltd.: giving legal opinions on environment impacts assessment (EIA) to the Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning 
  • Salamander Energy Co., Ltd.: drafting land occupation agreements for an onshore oil exploration project
  • Chevron Co., Ltd.: conducting legal research on potential resolution of an administrative dispute concerning revocation of (offshore) petroleum concessions in the Gulf of Thailand  

Books and book chapters

  • The author of Communication Privacy in the United States of America (being published by the King Prajadhipok’s Institute)
  • Co-author of Thailand Data Protection Guidelines 1.0 (published by the Research and Development Center of the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, September 2018)
  • The author of Myanmar Oil and Gas: Managed by the People for the People (Young Academic Voice) Issue 18 December 2015 published in Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia: The Blooming Years, February 2017

Published papers

  • “Legal Dimensions of Renewable Energy Investment in Cambodia “published in Proceedings of the NIDA establishment anniversary (March 2019)  
  • “Renewable Energy Investment in Thailand and Vietnam from a Legal Perspective” published in Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Energy and Mining Law (ICEML 2018) 
  • “The Role of Law in Promoting Investment in the Exploration and Production Industry: Petroleum Licensing in the UK” published in Nitipat NIDA Journal Year 7 Issue 1, January to June 2018
  • “Chevron vs. Ecuador: Harmony of Environmental Protection and Economic Development from the Legal Perspective” published in Asian Journal of Legal Studies (Volume VII), Second Issue July 2017
  • “The Legal Nature and Comparison of Petroleum Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, and Risk Service Agreements” published in Thammasat Law Journal Year 46 Issue 2, June 2017
  • “Combating corruption in the Petroleum Sector: Implementation of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)”, published in Ramkamheang Law Journal Year 4 Issue 2 (1July-31 December 2015) 4
  • “Facilitating Oil Contract Transparency and Combating Oil Revenue Corruption: Right of Access to Information and Freedom of Information Laws”, published in Contemporary Issues in Laws (2014) Volume 13 Issue 2
  • “Legal and Policy Issues for Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms in the Evolving European Internal Energy Market” (together with Kaisa Huhta, James Kroeger and Tade Oyewunmi), published in European Energy and Environmental Law Review (2014) Volume 23 Issues 3
  • “Human Rights and Oil Blessing: Possibilities of Applying Freedom of Information to Ensure Right of Access to Primary Oil Agreements”, published in Revista Perspectivas do Desenvolvimento (2014) Volume 2 Number 2 
  • “Forms of Business Organisation of a Petroleum Joint Operating Agreement under the Thai Legal System”, published in the State Attorney Journal Year 27 Issue 272 (July-September 2014)
  • “Legal Problems Challenging the Electricity Reform in Thailand”, published in Graduate Law Journal (Thammasat University) Year 7 Issue 4 (December 2013)