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Dispute Resolution Department.
Partner and Chief Litigator. Practice Areas: Anti-Dumping; Business Crimes; Customs; Insolvency, Bankruptcy, and Restructuring; Litigation; Mediation and Arbitration; Products Liability; Taxation; Trade Competition; Transportation.
Thawat Damsa-ard is a partner and the chief litigator in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group. Widely regarded as foreign investors’ attorney of choice for legal conflicts where the outcome directly impacts future operations in Thailand, Thawat litigates fast-moving, high-stakes matters involving product liability, customs, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, white-collar crime, transportation and logistics, and cross-border disputes. Together with his team of experienced trial lawyers, Thawat prosecutes and defends complex civil and criminal claims and matters of first impression through all stages of litigation, from seeking preliminary injunctions to negotiating settlements to appeals to the Supreme Court of Thailand. Thawat has been recognized as a leading lawyer in each of the past eight editions of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and in other definitive legal publications. His extensive experience in transnational litigation has made Thawat a sought-after advisor by multinational corporations as well as Thailand’s Legal Execution Department, which recruited the firm to represent the state authority in high-profile extraditions. Thawat is also the firm’s representative to the International Chamber of Commerce’s FraudNet, a global network of law firms that specialize in tackling business crime. Thawat is also a respected mentor to both young and experienced practitioners of law.
Thai and English.
LLB, Thammasat University; BBA, Thammasat University.
Within: Leading individuals
Thawat Damsa-ard - Tilleke & Gibbins
Within: Dispute resolution
Tilleke & Gibbins has a broad spread of clients in the automotive, TMT, manufacturing and healthcare industries, among others. The department recently represented a tyre manufacturer regarding collective bargaining agreement negotiations and other employment issues. Department head Tiziana Sucharitkul and Thawat Damsa-ard are recommended, as is Aaron Le Marquer, who was recently made partner.