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Corporate and M&A (including capital markets)
Corporate and M&A (including capital markets) - ranked: tier 3

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd

The ‘very responsive’ corporate group at Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd is ‘adept at anticipating issues in M&A projects and provides clients a clear view of the problems that may arise’. In addition to its M&A expertise, the team has extensive experience in FDI and corporate governance-related matters, regularly receiving referrals from household-name international law firms. In 2016-2017, practice head Andreas Richter acted for multiple German corporates in matters such as corporate restructurings, joint ventures in the automotive industry and share acquisitions. Ruengrit Pooprasert advised Verizon Communications on Thai employment matters following the client’s global acquisition of Yahoo. Commercial transactions head Siripen Kulworakulpitak, Stefan Riedl and Sumet Mingmongkolmitr are also key contacts.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd has experience in acting for domestic and international clients in a range of real estate matters, and has particular strength in the hotel and leisure sector. The department is led by Robert Schuler, who has, in the past, acted for clients such as 8 Over 8 Developments and Castlewood Land Holdings. Ira Blumenthal, who has experience in land transactions, and Ittinant Suwanjutha are also key contacts.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd

Acting for domestic and international corporates and investors, Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd is well-known in the Bangkok market for its extensive regulatory expertise in some of the greyest areas of Thai TMT law, such as data privacy and cloud services. John Formichella is an established name in the field and provides regulatory and corporate advice to a very wide range of corporate clients. In one particularly large cross-border mandate, he advised a multinational industrial company on the implementation and integration of a digital IT system for an enterprise of more than 5,000 end-users. The TMT group, which includes senior associates Naytiwut Jamallsawat and Promboon Sookatup, often works for online clients involved in specialised digital industries such as insurance and internet gambling. The department head is sought after by some of the largest telecoms companies and is advising one of the world’s more prolific software companies on Thai regulations surrounding its planned geo-hosting services.

Leading individuals

John Formichella - Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd

With particular expertise in customs duties and associated regulatory compliance, Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd is instructed by a host of import/export clients across a range of industry sectors, including pharmaceuticals, energy and mining and automotive. Headed by Sumet Mingmongkolmitr, the team is also active in tax structuring, especially as it pertains to foreign investment. He recently handled tax planning issues for clients in the oil and energy sector and continues to be involved in multiple long-running disputes with Thailand’s Customs Department. The department also advises on indirect taxation, transfer pricing and international tax treaties. Senior associate Promboon Sookatup is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Sumet Mingmongkolmitr - Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd

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