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Sumet Mingmongkolmitr

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Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd

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Partner and Head of Tax & Customs.

Position

Sumet Mingmongkolmitr is head of Blumenthal Richter & Sumet’s Tax & Customs department, and has represented multinational companies in complex customs and tariff law disputes, lobbying Thai authorities on foreign investment approvals, regulatory matters, and on obtaining Board of Investment promotion for foreign companies doing business in Thailand.

Career

Sumet worked for a number of local Thai law firms prior to joining Blumenthal Richter & Sumet. He began working for the firm in 1993 as an associate, and was made partner in 1998. Sumet has established a reputation for innovative tax planning and for settling complex customs matters for Fortune 100 corporations. He is regularly called upon to interpret and classify tariff codes and to challenge decisions by customs officers regarding items of conflict.

Languages

Thai and English.

Member

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

Education

Sumet received his LL.B. in 1990 and his MBA in 2009 from Chulalongkorn University.


Thailand

Corporate and M&A (including capital markets)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including capital markets)

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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Tax

Within: Leading individuals

Sumet Mingmongkolmitr - Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd

Within: Tax

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.

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