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Dispute resolution

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  1. Dispute resolution
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next generation lawyers

Leading individuals

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Next generation lawyers

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    • Wipanan Prasompluem - Allen & Overy (Thailand) Co, Ltd
    • Somboon Sangrungjang - Herbert Smith Freehills (Thailand) Limited
    • Udomsak Sukarawan - Allen & Overy (Thailand) Co, Ltd
    • Pathorn Towongchuen - Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltd

Baker McKenzie provides a ‘first-class service’, representing clients in construction, insurance, banking and technology disputes. The department recently acted for the Boonrawd group of companies in a case concerning the terms of advertising alcoholic beverages. Key contacts include Kanit Vallayapet, Chirachai Okanurak, Wynn Pakdeejit and Chaiporn Supvoranid.

At Herbert Smith Freehills (Thailand) Limited, clients include ICBC Standard Bank, Esso, Volvo Group and PTT Public Company. Office managing partner Chinnawat Thongpakdee and dispute resolution practice head Gavin Margetson are the names to note. The former acts for domestic and international clients in white-collar crime, commercial, bankruptcy and administrative law disputes, while the latter is recommended for arbitration, corporate crime matters and regulatory investigations.

The ‘knowledgeable’ team at Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limitedgets results’, and is recommended for cases involving the transport, oil and gas, and manufacturing sectors. Ratthakarn Boonnua recently acted for Ford Motor Company in a $69m dispute with an insurer, brought about by flooding in Thailand in 2011. Department head Steven Burkill and Alan Polivnick are also recommended.

The ‘well-regarded’ lawyers at Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltdprovide an excellent service’. The firm has been acting for Advanced Info Service (AIS), Thailand’s largest telecoms operator, in a dispute regarding concession fees. Other clients include ITV, Fitness First and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance. Phisit Dejchaiyasak and senior counsel Peangpanor Boonklum are recommended, as is the recently promoted Warathorn Wongsawangsiri.

The ‘excellent’ team at DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited provides ‘a seamless service’. Notable work included acting for a global panel of reinsurers regarding claims arising out of the explosion at Bangkok’s Erawan shrine in 2015, a matter led by country managing partner Peter Shelford and Suraphon Rittipongchusit. Chatchai Inthasuwan heads up the litigation and regulatory practice.

LS Horizon Limited’s lawyers’ strengths lie in the ‘accuracy of their advice’. The team has been representing the Stock Exchange of Thailand after shares of Ascon Construction Public Company were delisted, and acting for True Move H Universal Communications in a dispute regarding the rights of mobile phone operators after licensing agreements end. Practice co-head Wanchai Yiamsamatha led both matters. Prechaya Ebrahim and Lersak Kancvalskul are the other key contacts.

The ‘responsive, detail-oriented and practical’ team at Rajah & Tann (Thailand) Limited acts for clients such as Philip Morris, Glow Group and DTAC. Surasak Vajasit heads the team. Ittichai Prasongprasit and Melisa Uremovic are also recommended.

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited’s client list includes Bank of America, Thai Airways and Thai Setthakit Insurance. Phisud Dejakaisaya and Techatat Udomsiri are key contacts.

Tilleke & Gibbins has a broad spread of clients in the automotive, TMT, manufacturing and healthcare industries, among others. The department recently represented a tyre manufacturer regarding collective bargaining agreement negotiations and other employment issues. Department head Tiziana Sucharitkul and Thawat Damsa-ard are recommended, as is Aaron Le Marquer, who was recently made partner.

At Allen & Overy (Thailand) Co, Ltd, recent work saw practice head Dumnern Subpaisarn defending Ek-Chai Distribution System, operators of Tesco Lotus, in a dispute brought by Big C alleging unfair competition practices in a recent marketing campaign. Other clients include Deutsche Bank, Nissan Leasing and Fox Network Group Asia Pacific.

Kanung & Partners represents clients in the real estate, employment, transport, insurance and telecoms sectors. Kanung Luchai heads the practice.

LawAlliance Limited is recommended for tax and customs disputes. Thanasak Chanyapoon is recommended.

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd has been representing a group of condominium owners in Phuket, seeking to bring civil and criminal lawsuits against a developer. Other clients include major names in the insurance, chemical manufacturing, energy and logistics sectors. Suchart Meesomboonpoonsuk is the key contact.

LawPlus Ltd.’s practice spans the banking, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries. Kowit Somwaiya heads the practice.

SCL Law Group (formerly known as Chavalit Law Group)’s department specialises in construction and employment disputes, and also handles product liability claims. Chavalit Uttasart is recommended.

Vovan & Associés represents clients from Europe and Malaysia in the Thai courts. Laxami Waraprasart and Pongsake Roengkosin are the key contacts.


Dispute resolution: international arbitration

Index of tables

  1. Dispute resolution: international arbitration
  2. Leading individuals

Leading individuals

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Baker McKenzie acts for Honda Group, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Deutsche Bank and PTT Group, among others. The head of the Asia Pacific dispute resolution group, Wynn Pakdeejit, is recommended alongside Chirachai Okanurak and Kanit Vallayapet.

Recent work for Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited includes acting for Thoresen in claims over payment of shipping fuel to OWB, a matter led by Kay Kian Tan. Clients also include AIG Insurance, PTT Public Company and Soonthorn Metal Industries. Steven Burkill is ‘unflappable, dedicated and knowledgeable’.

DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited’s department is led by Chatchai Inthasuwan. It represents clients in the aviation, manufacturing, technology and transport industries. Peter Shelford is also recommended.

Herbert Smith Freehills (Thailand) Limited acts for Toyoshima & Co, Uniqlo and Amburaya Resort Co, among others. Gavin Margetson is the name to note.

Respondek & Fan Ltd continues to represent individuals and corporate clients in the Thai and Singaporean arbitration centres. Andreas Respondek is the managing partner.


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