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Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd, Sumet Mingmongkolmitr, Bangkok, THAILAND

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Sumet Mingmongkolmitr

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Work +662-022-1056
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Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd

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Tax & Customs

Position

Sumet is a Senior Partner and head of the firm’s Tax & Customs practice group. He specializes in legal services involving foreign investment, tax & customs, and commercial matters in Thailand and the wider ASEAN region. He has represented multi-national companies in lobbying various Thai authorities on, inter alia: foreign investment approvals and other insurance and regulatory matters; legal due diligence issues; structuring, negotiating and documenting international joint ventures; acquisitions; and obtaining Board of Investment (BOI) promotion for foreign companies doing business in Thailand. He has extensive knowledge of bilateral agreements entered into by the Thai government for the avoidance of double taxation, as well as the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.

Career

Sumet is widely revered for his comprehensive understanding of the Thai tax appeals process and the application of the General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade (GATT), especially those provisions concerning valuations for customs purposes. Sumet’s expertise covers local and international tax & customs law and his legal services include planning and advising on tax efficient structures for various types of commercial transaction, including business transfers and exchanges, trade agreements, and resolving disputes with tax & customs authorities.

Languages

Thai and English.

Member

Sumet is a member of the Law Society of Thailand and the Thai Bar Association.

Education

He received his LL.B. and M.B.A. from Thailand’s prestigious Chulalongkorn University.


Thailand

Tax

Within: Leading individuals

Sumet Mingmongkolmitr - Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd

Within: Tax

Customs law is a significant area of focus at Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd, particularly for senior partner Sumet Mingmongkolmitr, who heads the tax and customs practice. Mingmongkolmitr is noted for his knowledge of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), especially the provisions concerning valuations for customs purposes. Acting for European investors, the firm also has experience in FDI, where the tax team provides advice on all related taxation issues. Apart from investors, the group regularly advises importers and exporters, including those engaged in the automotive, energy and mining sectors. In recent work, Mingmongkolmitr, senior associate Isarapa Leeratanasiri and associate Werinorn Manphan advised a logistics company on tax planning and licensing in relation to its delivery service business, and also represented an automotive company in discussions with the Thai Customs Department regarding incorrect import tariff declarations. Senior associate Promboon Sookatup left for Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners.

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