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Tilleke & Gibbins

SUPALAI GRAND TOWER, 26 F, 1011 RAMA 3 ROAD, CHONGNONSI, YANNAWA, BANGKOK 10120, THAILAND
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Chusert Supasitthumrong

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Work +66 2653 5793
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Tilleke & Gibbins

Work Department

Dispute Resolution Department.

Position

Partner. Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution; Litigation; Employment; Product Liability and Consumers Claims; White Collar Crime; Bankruptcy and Restructuring; International Trade; Maritime; Tax.

Career

Chusert Supasitthumrong, a partner at Tilleke & Gibbins, is a trial and appellate lawyer specializing in labor and employment law. An expert in this field and the go-to lawyer for Thailand’s largest employers, Chusert excels at solving critical employment disputes, from labor strikes to layoffs to contested for-cause terminations.

A formidable advocate with extensive experience litigating complex employment matters before the Labor Court and the Supreme Court, Chusert is equally successful in securing favorable settlements and contract terms for his clients. His labor practice includes advising clients in multiple-party labor disputes and collective bargaining negotiations. Chusert is one of just a handful of private practice lawyers in Thailand licensed as a Labor Relations Advisor with the Thai Ministry of Labor, which enables him to engage directly with labor unions in negotiations on behalf of corporate clients.

Chusert also handles commercial disputes related to product liability, customs, maritime international trade, company reorganizations, tax, and white-collar crime. He is a regular speaker on these topics, presenting at regional legal conferences, for corporate clients at in-house seminars, and on televised programs. He is also a frequent contributor to the Bangkok Post and other leading periodicals.

Chusert was the exclusive winner for Thailand of the International Law Office Client Choice Award 2012 for Employment and Labor.

Languages

Thai and English.

Education

LLB, Chulalongkorn University; Graduate Diploma in International Trade Law, Thai Bar Association.


Thailand

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution team is active not only in domestic civil litigation and arbitration, but also regularly appears in specialty courts involving corruption, white-collar crime, labour, customs and tax disputes. Indeed, Chusert Supasitthumrong represented Stanley Works before the Labor Relations Board regarding union employee claims that they were terminated for exercising their right, under the Labor Relations Act, to submit a labour demand. Supasitthumrong and John Frangos have also been involved in several product liability claims in 2016-2017. In the aviation space, Frangos is instructed by various global aircraft leasing companies in relation to aircraft repossession proceedings. Showcasing the department’s customs and criminal law expertise, a large team including Thawat Damsa-ard is acting for a household name tobacco manufacturer in two separate criminal customs claims for which it could be held liable for nearly $2.9bn. Michael Ramirez is a key contact in the firm’s regulatory and anti-corruption team and is instructed by clients such as Western Digital, while Aaron Le Marquer and Ittirote Klinboon have extensive experience in insurance claims and professional negligence.

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Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

With a roster of loyal corporate clients, Tilleke & Gibbins has gained a reputation among international operators for providing contentious and non-contentious labour and employment services. The group’s work covers the gamut of corporate employment needs, from the initial rules and regulations, to collective bargaining, to risk management and, if necessary, litigation. Joint department head Pimvimol Vipamaneerut has ‘deep knowledge of Thai employment law and provides practical advice on how the law is applied in real-life situations’; she handles a wide range of advisory and transactional support work and provides employment advice to one of the world’s largest media conglomerates as well as to multiple international law firms. Vipamaneerut has extensive experience in large-scale employee transfers, labour protection, employment agreements and relevant transactional due diligence. Practice co-head Chusert Supasitthumrong specialises in collective bargaining and union negotiations and is representing a global manufacturer client in Central Labor Court concerning claims filed by 291 union-backed employees demanding modification of the client’s performance incentive programme. Additionally, the wider litigation team regularly acts for employers in civil and criminal employee dismissal cases. Hyundai Heavy Industries, Toyota Motor (Thailand), American Express and Honeywell Electronic Materical (Thailand) are among the department’s notable clients.

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