CLC Asia


Political Risk/ Consultancy

CLC Asia is a government affairs and corporate advisory firm. Headquartered in Bangkok, we assist clients to navigate the Thai regulatory landscape and understand public policy, as well as providing stakeholder engagement services.

Our principal partners are all former Thai government advisors, allowing us to be one of the few firms in Thailand with a track record of working for, as well as, with government. More broadly, across SE Asia, we help provide clients with country risk assessments for their prospective investments and joint ventures.

Our consultants are based ‘on the ground’ in Asia and have extensive experience in the region. All of our principals have significant backgrounds advising government the region and can provide a unique insight to the political and business environments.

Government relations & communications

The principals of CLC Asia have significant experience advising governments and state owned entities, particularly in Thailand.  When combining this experience with investor relations best practice, we can help private sector clients refine their message to government clients in a way which best communicates our clients’ business as well as assist in stakeholder relationship matters.

Policy advisory

As policy advisors working in the heart of government, we provide our clients with clear and informed background and interpretation on government strategy and policies, helping our clients align their commercial objectives with policy realities and frameworks.

Industry analysis

We provide in-depth market studies and initial non-legal/non-financial due diligence for potential investments and partnerships in Asia. Our work goes beyond ‘off the shelf’ studies available elsewhere in order to give clients a clear picture of a target company with ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) analysis, as well as relevant market dynamics and structure, key players, industry trends and market outlook.

Country risk analysis

CLC Asia offers clients comprehensive investigations into political and country risk events which may arise in a market. These events can include corruption, bureaucratic blockages, poor stakeholder relations, political and policy shifts, terrorism and security, legal and regulatory irregularities, religious and health related concerns.


Title: Managing Director

Chris Larkin

Managing Director

Chris is the founder and Managing Director of CLC Asia. He has over twelve years experience working for both government and corporate clients in the Asia Pacific.

After beginning his career in Australia, Chris moved to Thailand where he became an internal advisor to the Thai government on privatisation and economic regulatory policy, working on the privatisations of PTT and Airports of Thailand, as well as working with a variety of state owned enterprises.

Since moving to the private sector, Chris worked in investment banking and consulting, particularly in the extractives sector, and has advised a number of private sector clients on government affairs, market entry, policy and political risk issues in Thailand, Indochina (Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam), China, Philippines and Indonesia.

Chris has an Honours degree in Economics as well as a Masters of Public Policy and Management from Monash University, Australia.

He has dual Thai and Australian citizenship. He is based in Bangkok, the geographical heart of emerging Asia and is fluent in both Thai and English.

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Contact Details

26th Floor, Capital Tower, All Seasons Place, 87/1 Wireless Road
Bangkok - 10330
+66 81 866 1002
Contact Person:
Mr. Christopher Larkin
Managing Director
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