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Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd, Ruengrit Pooprasert, Bangkok, THAILAND

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Ruengrit Pooprasert

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Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd

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Ruengrit is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who specializes in international business transactions, cross-border M&A, foreign direct investment, employment law, and competition law.


Ruengrit began his career in 1999 in the U.S. advising on Thai law in various commercial aspects. He has facilitated transactions throughout the ASEAN region for over 15 years, representing Thai and foreign companies seeking to expand operations (domestically and overseas) and create cost-effective and efficient corporate structures and enforceable agreements in its different legal jurisdictions. Prior to joining the firm, Ruengrit worked for Baker & Hostetler LLP (U.S.A.), Allen & Overy (Thailand), Minter Ellison (Thailand and Australia), and ZICOlaw (Thailand).


Thai and English.


Ruengrit is a member of the Thai Bar Association and the Law Society of Thailand. From 2013 to 2014, he was appointed by the Senate of Thailand to the Sub-committee on Air Transport to advise on its transportation contracts. From 2009 to 2011, he served as a Member of the Board and on the Audit Committee of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority of Thailand. From 2008 to 2009, Ruengrit also served on the Sub-committee of the Investigation & Adjudication Bureau of the Office of the Election Commission, and, from 2001 to 2008, as an expert on the National Legislative Assembly’s Consumer Protection Committee.


Ruengrit received his LL.M. from Case Western Reserve University, U.S.A., and his LL.B. from Assumption University, Thailand. In 2009, he graduated from the Director Certification and Audit Committee programs of the Thai Institute of Directors, and the Public Director Certification program of the Institute of Public Directors in 2010.


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

The corporate department at Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd has an active M&A practice and is perhaps best known for advising foreign companies acquiring, establishing and investing in operations in Thailand. It also handles a range of non-transactional corporate and commercial issues for its clients, which are active in various sectors including automotive, real estate and TMT. John Formichella is a name to note in the TMT space, having established a strong track record in technology-sector transactions. Andreas Richter, who heads the practice, is instructed by foreign law firms and multinational corporations in relation to regional investment projects and other corporate deals. In one recent matter, Richter and Stefan Riedl advised a German company on certain post-acquisition issues, which included the entire business transfer of the acquired company. Corporate and commercial partner Ruengrit Pooprasert advises on cross-border M&A, FDI, employment and competition law. Senior associate Siripen Kulworakulpitak is another key member of the team.

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