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Formichella & Sritawat
399, Interchange 21 Building
23rd Fl. Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok 10110

Thailand > TMT Tier 2

Boutique law firm Formichella & Sritawat acts for clients throughout the media, engineering, manufacturing and investment services industries, on IT and telecoms matters, and is noted for its expertise in telecoms licensing frameworks. The team also advises domestic and foreign businesses on entering Thailand’s digital economy and technology space. Practice leader John Formichella has considerable experience in technology transactions and advises on data privacy, cybersecurity, cloud computing and e-commerce matters. Naytiwut Jamallsawat joined from Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd with Formichella in March 2021 and acts for clients on regulatory compliance, cybersecurity, and data protection matters.

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Thailand > Dispute resolution

The litigation team at Formichella & Sritawat represents clients in the Thai civil and criminal courts, and has a particular focus on matters in the bankruptcy courts. Practice leader M.L. Numlapyos Sritawat is the key contact.

Telecommunications, media and technology (TMT): Our TMT practice is robust and highly experienced, representing some of the largest multi-national telecommunications and technology companies with their affairs in Thailand.

TMT is a fast and ever-changing area of law, especially in rapidly developing nations. The consistent and constant development of new technologies requires a TMT lawyer to be forward-thinking and adaptable. For our TMT clients, we keep abreast of developments and remain aware of potential (and often novel) legal issues surrounding technological developments as they may apply to law.

Our technology practice focuses primarily on contractual agreements, which is often outsourcing, specialized customizations, licensing, implementations, and systems integrations for large enterprise users. We estimate the underlying value of contracts we have processed for our clients to date to be nearly Thai Baht 3bn.

Our telecommunications practice concentrates on the tightly regulated telecommunications and broadcasting sectors. We act for multi-national operators in telecommunications, broadcasting, OTT, and increasing convergence technologies such as telematics and telemedicine on a variety of regulatory issues and practices.

Our media practice covers a wide variety of activities such as online gaming, e-commerce, online payment systems, advertising, film and television, OTT services, publishing, and defamation.

Corporate law: Our partners have 40+ years’ experience practicing corporate law. Our corporate law practice deals with general and specific issues pertaining to foreign ownership rules, incorporation, corporate acquisitions, due diligence, shareholders rights, corporate governance, and secretarial.

Our corporate practice regularly advises on general corporate matters such as foreign investment strategies, shareholder agreements managerial control strategies, economic control strategies, foreign business licensing, representative offices, and agencies.

Several factors can influence a corporate transaction, and in this sense, no two corporate transactions are alike. The interaction between various stakeholders, employees, directors, the local community, and regulatory bodies all play a role.

Dispute resolution and litigation: Our litigation practice works in all the courts in Thailand, both civil and criminal, as well as the more specialized courts such as administrative, family, tax, with special emphasis on bankruptcy.

Litigation and dispute resolution is a core competency of Formichella & Sritawat, from pre-trial negotiations, documentation and preparation for trial, injunctions, summary judgment applications, trial, to appeals and enforcement proceedings. With our expertise and experience, we will guide you to practical, creative, and cost-effective solutions, no matter the nature of a dispute.

The underlying fact patterns and evidence in litigation are never the same, but there are situational similarities upon which litigation arises.

TMT & Data Privacy John
Litigation & Dispute Resolution M.L. Numlapyos
Corporate and Regulatory Practice Naytiwut