Jirasin (Jay) Watanatornpitak is an associate in the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Corporate Department. Mr. Watanatornpitak advises clients on capital markets matters.

Prior to joining Latham full-time, Mr. Watanatornpitak was a summer associate in the Hong Kong and New York offices.

Mr. Watanatornpitak earned his JD and LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship from Duke University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. He also served as a student attorney at the Duke Law Start-Up Ventures Clinic and received the Client Service award.

Mr. Watanatornpitak‘s recent experience includes advising:

  • Betagro Public Company Limited on its THB17.4 billion IPO on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)
  • Innobic (Asia) Company Limited, a wholly-owned life science arm of PTT Public Company Limited, in its investment as part of a consortium in Alvogen Emerging Market Holdings Limited
  • PIPE investment by PTT Public Company in Lotus Pharmaceutical, a Taiwan-based pharmaceutical company
  • San Miguel Corporation in the establishment of its US$3 billion medium term note and securities program and the initial drawdown of US$500 million senior perpetual securities under the program  
  • The underwriters in AREIT's PHP12.3 billion initial public offering of common shares and secondary offer of common shares listed on The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), the very first REIT listed on the PSE
  • Robinson’s Land Corporation as sponsor on the IPO of RL Commercial REIT, Inc.  
  • Megaworld Corporation in its US$350 million 4.125% senior unsecured notes due 2027 
  • SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. in its US$400 million senior perpetual capital securities 
  • The underwriters in PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited’s THB46 billion initial public offering of 2.6 billion shares listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand
  • Citibank, BNP Paribas, and Standard Chartered as arrangers and dealers in connection with Kasikornbank’s issuance of additional tier 1 subordinated Notes under the EMTN program

Bar Qualification

  • Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
  • New York


  • JD/LLM, Duke University School of Law, 2019
    cum laude
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
    magna cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Thai