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The firm: Dej-Udom & Associates Attorneys-at-Law is an independent law firm in Bangkok. Established in 1986, the firm flourished and grew into a full-service law firm, offering partner-led counsel in litigation, immigration and employment, intellectual property, corporate matters, taxation, and financial markets and investment. It vigorously pursues being a law firm of choice for foreign multinationals and investors, Thai enterprises and listed companies on matters ranging from cross-border investment and trade to intellectual property and the formation of juristic entities. It is an established, trustworthy presence in Thailand and throughout its well-known network in six continents. The firm's lawyers, assistants, and supporting staff deliver in-depth legal services to a diverse client base that values expert counsel, astute representation, and prompt attention.

Areas of practice: Litigation: the litigation department offers expert counsel on legal matters under Thai law and handles complex, high-value dispute resolution in a wide range of litigation cases in Thailand's civil and criminal courts. The department has extensive expertise in dealing with all Thai judicial instances, as well as the public prosecutors and the different police authorities, and vigorously represents cases from the Courts of First Instance to the Courts of Appeal to the Supreme Court.

Immigration and employment: the immigration and employment department offers expert advice and handles all aspects of employment under Thai law from the work permit and visa for a foreign employee to work in Thailand and the correct visas for their family, to all of the employment and immigration matters for an overseas company doing business in the kingdom. The firm also routinely assists a number of international relocation service providers whose clients are large multinational corporations.

Intellectual property: Dej-Udom & Associates' intellectual property (IP) department works closely with domestic and international clients to protect and enforce their IP rights and handles all IP aspects for Thailand, including filing, licensing, renewal, enforcement, and prosecution of copyrights, trade marks, domain names, trade secrets, geographical indicators and patents, and also oversees IP registrations and other IP matters in all ASEAN countries through its affiliates. Additionally, the department offers expert legal advice on civil and criminal intellectual property cases under Thai law, and the firm has close working relationships with the police, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, and the department of Special Investigations in the Ministry of Justice. The firm's IP client base includes a wide range of well-known global brands and companies, and the team has garnered international recognition in intellectual property work.

Corporate: the corporate department is a one-stop corporate solution for all business types, and represents multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, local companies, and Thai and foreign small businesses. The practice covers the formation of all kinds of juristic entities, reorganisations and restructurings, investments, mergers and acquisitions, and due diligences. The team regularly handles a wide range of complex domestic and cross-border corporate and commercial matters.

Taxation: Dej-Udom & Associates advises on a broad spectrum of tax issues and other related tax matters and offers guidance on corporate and personal tax, customs and excise tax, value-added tax and other specific tax issues. The firm successfully helps clients to modify their operations and implement tax saving measures, comply with new tax laws and utilise offshore tax planning facilities, and has also served as a tax advisor to a number of overseas banking institutions with respect to inter-banking transactions.

Financial markets and investment: Dej-Udom & Associates takes a proactive role in advising both on-shore and off-shore clients on a diverse range of banking facilities and instruments including interest arbitrage, swaps, forward contracts, American Depository Receipts (ADR), Floating Rate Notes, Warrants, Convertible Debentures, Negotiable Certificates of Deposit (NCD), Subordinate Term Debt Certificate (STDC) and many other derivative products including financial restructuring and planning administration.

  • Number of lawyers: 35
  • Languages
  • English
  • Thai
  • Member
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT)
  • ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (AIPA)
  • International Lawyers Network
  • Intellectual Property Promotion Association of Thailand (IPPAT)
  • Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPA)
  • Union International des Avocats

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