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R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited

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Surasak Vajasit

Work +66 2656 1991
Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP


Managing Partner, International Arbitration, Restructuring & Insolvency, Banking & Finance, Regulatory


With more than 30 years’ experience in the private and public sectors, Surasak represents some of Thailand's largest financial institutions and publicly traded companies in corporate and financing transactions, as well as multinational clients in complex Thai regulatory matters involving customs and anti-corruption proceedings. Drawing upon his eight years as a judge in Thailand, Surasak’s practice largely focuses on representation in litigation and dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitrations – local and international, as counsel and arbitrator. Surasak recently successfully represented a large Japanese car manufacturing company in Tax Court proceedings involving alleged underpaid duty of THB10 billion.

Asia Pacific: Regional international arbitration

Regional international arbitration

Within: Regional international arbitration

Andre Yeap SC leads Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP’s 27-strong Singapore team, which includes ten partners and regularly acts in in big-ticket, bet-the-company commercial and investor-state disputes. Recent work saw Paul Tan act for a Chinese cosmetics company in a joint venture dispute with a Korean cosmetics company. The firm can call on a sizeable network of offices and associated firms across Asia; in Bangkok, Surasak Vajasit’s dispute resolution team includes Supawat Srirungruang, who has expertise in Thai Arbitration Institute proceedings, while Chau Huy Quang, senior associate Tran Vi Thoai and foreign counsel Logan Leung are the key figures in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Surasak Vajasit - Rajah & Tann (Thailand) Limited

Within: Banking and finance

Rajah & Tann (Thailand) Limited acts for borrowers in corporate and project finance deals. Surasak Vajasit is the managing partner and Saroj Jongsaritwang is also recommended.

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Corporate and M&A (including capital markets)

Within: Leading individuals

Surasak Vajasit - Rajah & Tann (Thailand) Limited

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

At Rajah & Tann (Thailand) Limited, Surasak Vajasit is the leading figure and office managing partner. The team acts for clients across the ASEAN region, particularly in the telecoms, tobacco, food and beverage, and energy sectors.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The ‘responsive, detail-oriented and practical’ team at Rajah & Tann (Thailand) Limited acts for clients such as Philip Morris, Glow Group and DTAC. Surasak Vajasit heads the team. Ittichai Prasongprasit and Melisa Uremovic are also recommended.

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