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Banking, Corporate, M&A, Intellectual Property.
Managing Partner. Banking and finance, corporate and M&A, intellectual property, securities, information technology, telecommunications, joint venture, employment, foreign direct investment, real property, debt restructuring, insolvency and dispute resolution.
Managing Partner, LawPlus Ltd., 2003; Managing Partner, Herbert Smith (Bangkok Office), 2001; Partner, Herbert Smith, 1999; Partner, George & Kowit, 1996; INTA Anti-Counterfeiting East Asia & Pacific Subcommittee, 2004-2005, 2008-2009 and 2012-2013; INTA FTA Analysis Committee, 2006-2007; INTA Famous & Well-known Marks Committee, 2010-2011; INTA Policy Task Force (Anti-Counterfeiting), 2012-2013; APAA (Asia Patent Attorneys Association) Emerging IP Rights Committee, Co-Chair, 2013-2015; IPAT (Intellectual Property Association of Thailand) Director; Guest speaker on various topics relating to laws on banking, finance, corporate, M&A, debt restructuring, intellectual property and telecommunications.
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.
Certificate of Instruction 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.
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.
Corporate and M&A (including capital markets)
Within: Corporate and M&A (including capital markets)
Within: Dispute resolution
LawPlus Ltd.’s practice spans the banking, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries. Kowit Somwaiya heads the practice.
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.
Restructuring and insolvency
Within: Restructuring and insolvency
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.