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The firm: Established in 1976, BRS is a Thailand-based independent law firm that operates to international standards of ethics, best practice and business conduct. The firm provides multi-jurisdictional perspectives to a diverse and prestigious global client base, and advises on corporate and commercial matters and cross-border financial transactions and investment projects in Thailand and the ASEAN region.

Areas of practice: Corporate and commercial: BRS is counsel to leading international commercial and industrial enterprises, as well as governments, institutions, and individuals in connection with their respective business affairs in Thailand and Southeast Asia. The firm advises on a broad spectrum of cross-border transactions including corporate governance, structuring and negotiating joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and selling and purchasing shares and assets.

Foreign direct investment: BRS has longstanding industry-wide experience in navigating foreign direct investment laws and regulations, developing market entry strategies for foreign manufacturers, service and trading companies, and advising on relevant regulatory aspects, such as Thai Board of Investment (BOI) promotion. The firm is regularly engaged to work on turnkey projects and manages all aspects of start-up, appraisal and execution (including purchasing, construction, implementation and operations) for its foreign-based clients.

Real estate: BRS has a wealth of experience acting on behalf of clients in both local and regional markets, and is renowned for its effectiveness in managing cross-border transactions in the ASEAN region. Its real estate specialists advise multinational corporations, institutional investors, private equity funds, SMEs and entrepreneurs on a wide range of domestic and commercial transactions, involving real estate assets of all types and classes.

Dispute resolution and litigation: the firm's litigation attorneys are seasoned practitioners with respect to litigation and arbitration proceedings, police investigations and regulatory inquiries by different agencies and authorities, and practice in all courts in Thailand.

Tax and customs: the firm's tax specialists have established a reputation for innovative tax planning, and provide regulatory advice on corporate income tax, VAT matters, joint venture taxation, transfer pricing, and international tax treaties. Its attorneys are regularly called upon to interpret and classify tariff codes and to challenge decisions by customs officers regarding items of conflict.

Technology, media, telecoms: BRS is counsel to some of the largest international software and telecom companies operating in Thailand today. Its TMT practitioners have previously held senior positions with publicly listed (NASDAQ & NYSE) telecom and engineering companies, and provide practical and commercially-oriented advice on broadcast/telecom licensing and information technology transactions.

Intellectual property: BRS assists local and foreign clients with the creation, registration, licensing and protection of copyrights, trademarks and patents in Thailand, and regularly advises on corporate plans and strategies affecting its clients' IP concerns and business interests.

Regulatory compliance: BRS provides strategic commercial advice on how to set up, maintain and update controls to ensure full compliance with Thai government rules and regulations. Its corporate governance and regulatory compliance attorneys are counsel to local, US and European multinational corporations, and are regularly engaged to provide direct training on anti-bribery and trade competition law to employers and employees with respect to their Thai operations.

Project finance: BRS offers best-in-class advice on legal matters linked to the process of borrowing and lending money for commercial projects. The firm has expertise in all types of project but specializes in estate and business law in relation to real estate ventures, construction projects, and condominium development.

  • Number of lawyers: 44
  • Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Thai
  • Member
  • American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)
  • German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC)

Above material supplied by Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd.

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