Kannika Boontaim

Head of KPMG Law

KPMG in Thailand

Kannika Boontaim is a Partner and Head of Legal at KPMG Law in Thailand. She specializes in providing legal and tax services for mergers, acquisitions, and reorganization transactions in Thailand. Kannika also advises on investment matters, including business entity setup, licensing, and permit acquisition.


  • Mergers, acquisitions, and reorganization: Kannika provides legal and tax services for mergers, acquisitions, and reorganization transactions. Her work covers aspects such as deregistration, dissolution, and liquidation of branch offices and limited companies. She advises on tax implications, legal structures, and prepares and reviews relevant agreements.
  • Investment in Thailand: Kannika assists clients with investment matters in Thailand, including business entity setup and the acquisition of licenses and permits. She provides guidance on legal structures, tax implications, and tax privileges. Kannika also supports clients in registering business setups and offers advice on employment matters related to asset purchases for business operations. Additionally, she helps clients obtain incentives under the Investment Promotion Act and the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand Act.
  • Kannika joined KPMG in 2003 and was appointed Head of Legal in 2022. Prior to joining KPMG, she gained experience in corporate and business law at SGVN and Andersen Thailand. Kannika started practicing law in 1995. 
  • Legal Services
  • Master of Laws in Banking, Corporate and Finance Laws, Fordham University School of Laws, USA

  • Master of Laws in International Trade, American University, Washington College of Laws, USA

  • Bachelor of Laws, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

  • Advised a major Japanese trading company conducting the automotive business on permit restructuring, business transfer, and obtaining operation business licenses for uninterrupted operations.

  • Provided legal counsel to a prominent Japanese advertising company in business acquisition transactions, including joint ventures.

  • Assisted a major hospital in Thailand with an internal restructuring transaction within their group of companies, utilizing a tax-exempt business transfer.

  • Advised a major Japanese tire company on a spin-off business through partial business transfer, involving assets, licenses, and land.

  • Advised a major oil and gas company on restructuring initiatives, including winding up, dissolving, and liquidating a subsidiary company within the group to maximize benefits from tax and legal perspectives.