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Litigation group, Bangkok.
Partner in international litigation group specialising in arbitrations and commercial disputes; has extensive experience in complex maritime and construction claims, international trade, cross-border disputes, business crime, and labour and employment. Recent notable cases include advising one of the biggest palm oil companies in an ICC arbitration in Thailand, a Thai premier energy company on a multi-billion Baht claims arising out of gas pipeline leakage in the Gulf of Thailand, and a group of leading insurance and reinsurance companies on marine insurance law and subrogation on both English and Thai law aspects.
Qualified 1993; admitted to practice in Thailand (First Class licence); legal officer Cathay Finance and Securities PLC 1992; attorney Pramuanchai Law Office Co Ltd 1992-96; attorney Tilleke & Gibbins International Limited 1996-2002; senior associate Watson, Farley & Williams 2002-08; partner Watson, Farley & Williams 2008.
Thai (native), English (proficient).
Thai Bar Association; Lawyer Council of Thailand; Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Arbitration Committee of ICC Thailand.
1999 Certificate, Maritime Law Short Course, Institute of Maritime Law, Faculty of Law, University of Southampton, UK; 1992 LL.B, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Within: Leading individuals
Ratthakarn Boonnua - Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited
Within: Dispute resolution
The ‘knowledgeable’ team at Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited ‘gets results’, and is recommended for cases involving the transport, oil and gas, and manufacturing sectors. Ratthakarn Boonnua recently acted for Ford Motor Company in a $69m dispute with an insurer, brought about by flooding in Thailand in 2011. Department head Steven Burkill and Alan Polivnick are also recommended.