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Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd, John P Formichella, Bangkok, THAILAND

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John P Formichella

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Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd

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Partner and Head of Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT).


John P. Formichella is a leading expert in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector, with 18 years’ experience working in East and Southeast Asia (5 in Taiwan, 13 in Thailand). He represents some of the largest software and telecommunications companies in the U.S., Europe and Japan with regard to their affairs in Thailand. Mr. Formichella’s jurisdiction experience covers Thailand, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Laos, and his practice areas include corporate, regulatory compliance, labour & employment, and energy.


Mr. Formichella has practiced with Blumenthal Richter & Sumet for the past 8 years. He is currently Chairman of the Information & Communications Technology Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand. Mr. Formichella was previously an attorney at Minter Ellison, working out of the firm’s Bangkok offices in its corporate practice group. Prior to joining Minter Ellison, he was Vice President/General Counsel of Holding Corporation (a NASDAQ-listed telecom company based in Hong Kong), and was an associate for East West International Law Offices in Taipei, Taiwan from 1996-1999.


English, Mandarin and conversational Thai.


Member of the Washington, D.C. Bar Association; Member of the Guam Bar Association; and Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand.


Mr. Formichella graduated from the State University of New York, earning a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts (Economics) and a Juris Doctor degree. He also studied at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Law in Bangkok, Thailand.



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John Formichella - Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd

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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.

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