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Dusadee Jittasaiyapan

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Real Estate


Dusadee advises on general commercial transactions including real estate, hospitality and leisure, sales, services, construction, employment, government contracts and general corporate matters. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Dusadee worked for other international law firms and led the legal departments of two leading international construction companies in Bangkok.


Prior to joining DLA Piper in 2004, he worked for a few international law firms and led the legal departments of two leading international construction companies in Bangkok.


Thai and English.


Thai Bar Association; Lawyers Council of Thailand; The Law Society of England & Wales (Foreign Lawyer).


American University, USA; Washington College of Law, Washington DC, USA; George Washington University, National Law Center, Washington D.C., USA; Ramkhamhaeng University, School of Law Bangkok, Thailand.


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Known for its ability to handle high volumes of M&A globally, DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited often plays a role in multi-jurisdictional transactions, and is noted for its ability to manage complex, high-value deals. Healthcare, insurance, transport and construction are particular sector strengths, though the team maintains a varied workload of transactions across numerous industry sectors. In one highlight, a cross-office team advised Aetna on the acquisition of Bupa Thailand; the department also assists companies seeking to enter the Thai market. Of counsel Chadaporn Ruangtoowagoon advised a client in the healthcare sector on the formation of a new entity in Thailand, which included advice on related employment issues. Corporate and real estate expert Dusadee Jittasaiyapan heads the practice group.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

Dusadee Jittasaiyapan - DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited

Within: Real estate and construction

Covering the gamut of property matters, DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited is a well-known name in the Thai real estate market and is regularly instructed by some of its leading participants. The firm's full-service offering is of benefit for clients seeking a one-stop-shop to cover the full life cycle of their real estate projects. In recent trends, it has seen an increased appetite for joint ventures between Thai and international developers. Other work spans real estate acquisitions, finance and property and construction litigation. Among practice head Dusadee Jittasaiyapan’s recent workload was his advice to Virgin Active on its development of high-end fitness clubs at various shopping malls and office buildings in Thailand. Jittasaiyapan worked alongside senior associate Supranee Arjjit on the project. The pair also worked as part of a multi-disciplinary real estate and litigation team to assist East Water Group with various land and construction matters connected with its projects, including potential disputes arising out of its supply and design agreements with contractors.

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Within: TMT

The multi-disciplinary TMT team at DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited acts for local and international technology and telecoms companies. It draws on the expertise of IP lawyers at the firm to provide a well-rounded service, advising on marketing, distribution, licensing, data protection and privacy, among other areas. A team that included senior associate Pattama Jarupunphol advised a multinational telecoms conglomerate on various legal issues concerning Inter-Operator Tariff roaming in Thailand. The firm's impressive dispute resolution capabilities are another distinguishing feature. In a recent case, Peter Shelford acted for a broadcasting company in high-value litigation against a Thai company. Don Rojanapenkul is an additional contact for contentious matters. Other clients include Telstra, Commvault and LINE Plus Corporation. Dusadee Jittasaiyapan took over as practice head following the passing away of Chanvitaya Suvarnapunya.

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