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LawPlus Ltd.

UNIT 1401, 14TH FLOOR, ABDULRAHIM PLACE, 990 RAMA IV ROAD, BANGKOK 10500, THAILAND
Tel:
Work +66 2 636 0662
Fax:
Fax +66 2 636 0663
Email:
Web:
www.lawplusltd.com
Bangkok, Yangon

Kowit Somwaiya

Tel:
Work +66 2636 0662
Email:
LawPlus Ltd.

Work Department

Banking, Corporate, M&A, Intellectual Property.

Position

Managing Partner, Senior Partner, Director

Career

  • Managing Partner, Senior Partner, Director, LawPlus Ltd., 2003;
  • Managing Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills (Bangkok Office), 2001;
  • Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills (Bangkok Office), 1999;
  • Partner, George & Kowit, 1996;
  • Vice President, Intellectual Property Association of Thailand, 2017-2019;
  • Chair, INTA Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee, 2016-2017;
  • Co-Chair, INTA Global Advisory Council Asia and Pacific, 2016-2017;
  • Chair, the East Asia & Pacific Subcommittee of INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, 2014-2015;
  • Member, INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, 2004-2005, 2008-2009 and 2012-2013;
  • Member, INTA Policy Task Force (Anti-Counterfeiting), 2012-2013;
  • Member, INTA Famous & Well-known Marks Committee, 2010-2011;
  • Member, INTA FTA Analysis Committee, 2006-2007;
  • Member, APAA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, 2016-2018;
  • Co-Chair, APAA Emerging IP Rights Committee, 2013-2015;
  • Director, IPAT, 2009-2016

Languages

English, Thai.

Member

Lawyers Council of Thailand, Thai Bar Association, Intellectual Property Association of Thailand, ASEAN Intellectual Property Association, Asian Patent Attorneys Association, International Trademarks Association, International Bar Association.

Education

Certificate of Instructions for Lawyers, Harvard Law School, 1991; LL.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990; LL.B., Thammasat University, 1987; B.A. (English), Ubon Rajbhat University, 1980.


Thailand

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Kowit Somwaiya - LawPlus Ltd.

Within: Banking and finance

LawPlus Ltd.’s practice is led by Kowit Somwaiya. Clients include JPMorgan Chase, Siam Steel Mill Services and Hong Leong Bank.

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Corporate and M&A (including capital markets)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including capital markets)

LawPlus Ltd.’s clients include Siam Steel Mill Services and Chevron Corporation. Kowit Somwaiya and Prasantaya Bantadtan jointly lead the practice.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

LawPlus Ltd. acts for clients in Europe, the US, and the ASEAN region active in the automotive, manufacturing, consumer goods and technology sectors. In the context of the latter, the team represents Dropbox and Agilent Technologies. Kowit Somwaiya and Prasantaya Bantadtan are key contacts.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

LawPlus Ltd. acts for creditors and lenders, among other clients. Kowit Somwaiya and Prasantaya Bantadtan lead the practice.

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TMT

Within: TMT

LawPlus Ltd. represents international telecoms businesses, and advises on regulatory and investment issues throughout Thailand and South-East Asia. Kowit Somwaiya is the key contact.

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