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LawPlus Ltd.

Intellectual property Tier 2

LawPlus Ltd.'s IP team handles IP litigation, licensing, and filing matters primarily involving trade marks, though the team also has experience of patent mandates. Managing partner Kowit Somwaiya has a 'wide range of knowledge on intellectual property matters', and is particularly highly regarded for his trade mark work. Prasantaya Bantadtan has acted for clients in the telecoms, automotive and healthcare sectors in relation to trade mark registration and enforcement matters. Raweewan Somwaiya focuses on non-contentious IP work including portfolio management and trade mark registrations and renewals.


‘A boutique firm equipped with skills honed from large or international firms.’

‘The team at LawPlus is so excellent and the best in Thailand.’

‘Kowit Somwaiya is an experienced trade mark attorney who provides practical and sound advice.

‘When working with Prasantaya Bantadtan, I know I am assured that my client’s matters are in good hands.’

‘Kowit Somwaiya has a wide range of knowledge on Intellectual property and e-commercial transactions.’

Corporate and M&A (including capital markets) Tier 4

LawPlus Ltd. advises its domestic and international client base on a variety of commercial and corporate transactions and ongoing operational matters. Practice head Kowit Somwaiya has experience advising multinational corporations on joint ventures, foreign ownership limits, foreign business licenses and regulatory compliance, and Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij is particularly experienced in foreign direct investment matters.


‘LawPlus Ltd. have been very attentive to the client’s requests and needs’

‘A well-rounded and experienced corporate division that provide good legal recommendations’

‘Kowit Somwaiya and Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij have been responsive’

The firm: LawPlus Ltd. provides top quality legal services to leading international and local corporate clients. The objective of the firm is to provide clients with accurate and pragmatic legal advice in a timely manner, while adding value to the client’s business activities at a reasonable cost. The firm was established in Bangkok in 2003 and opened LawPlus Myanmar Ltd. in Yangon in 2013.

Our clients include multinational financial institutions, global investment funds, regional and international telecommunications companies, leading manufacturers and service providers in the automobile industry, US and European food and drug companies, top tier computer hardware and software manufacturers, international film and music production companies, department stores, real property developers, engineering consultant and construction companies. We work very closely with trademark and patent agents worldwide on registering and protecting trademarks, patents and copyrights for our Thai and foreign clients.

Our specialized practice areas include banking and finance, corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, securities, information technology, telecommunications, joint venture, employment, foreign direct investment, real property, debt restructuring, insolvency and dispute resolution. With its in-depth knowledge of the AEC and the Thai economy and industries of clients plus its understanding of local practices, the firm strives to make its advice practical and its services valuable to clients.

LawPlus Ltd. and its lawyers have been ranked and recognized as leading, highly recommended, recommended or top-ten for their practice areas by several leading international legal publications, such as the Legal500, the IFLR1000, the AsiaLaw Profiles, the Asian-Mena Counsel and the MIP IP STARS.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: banking and financing transactions, banking and securities regulatory compliances, microfinancing, foreign exchange control, cross-border and offshore financing, debt restructuring, debt recovery, international trade financing, security interests and bank guarantees.

Corporate and M&A: company registration, government licences and permits, investment promotions, foreign ownership limits and foreign business licences, branches and representative offices, joint venture, corporate regulatory compliances and filings, legal due diligence, share sale and purchase agreements, business restructuring, reorganisation, liquidation.

Intellectual property: assisting clients in creating, protecting, utilising and enforcing intellectual property rights, representing foreign and Thai companies on IP registration and IP litigation in Thailand and abroad, trade mark and patent licences, copyright licences, assignment of intellectual property.

Commercial transactions: local and international trade and commerce, sale and purchase, franchising, distribution, leasing, unfair competition, trade dispute, debt recovery, export-import, service agreements, consumer protection, FDA compliance.

Telecommunications and IT: advising on complex ICT projects and operations, media and technology, OTT, IOT, social media, cloud services, data centres, fintech, electronic payment, computerised inquiry and remittance services, software licensing, privacy and data protection, data management, computer crime and cyber security.

Litigation and dispute resolution: representing clients in litigation and arbitration in Thailand and abroad as lawyers, counsellors and expert witnesses involving a variety of disputes and court proceedings.

Property and construction: real estate and construction projects, property advice and transactions for owners, acquirers, developers and construction companies.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Kowit Somwaiya
Banking and finance Prasantaya Bantadtan
Banking and finance Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij
Corporate and M&A Kowit Somwaiya
Corporate and M&A Prasantaya Bantadtan
Corporate and M&A Kanjana Suthiprapa
Corporate and M&A Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij
Corporate and M&A Kachon Vannakun
Corporate and M&A Natthan Chaimontri
Commercial Prasantaya Bantadtan
Commercial Kanjana Suthiprapa
Commercial Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij
Commercial Oramart Saardphak
Litigation and dispute resolution Kowit Somwaiya
Litigation and dispute resolution Oramart Saardphak
Litigation and dispute resolution Wichayaporn Thangjittiporn
FDI and investment promotion Prasantaya Bantadtan
FDI and investment promotion Usa Ua-areetham
FDI and investment promotion Wichayaporn Thanjittiporn
FDI and investment promotion Raweewan Somwaiya
Intellectual property Kowit Somwaiya
Intellectual property Prasantaya Bantadtan
Intellectual property Usa Ua-areetham
Intellectual property Oramart Saardphak
Intellectual property Reweewan Somwaiya
Intellectual property Hathaichanok Limpattanakul
IT and telecoms Kowit Somwaiya
IT and telecoms Prasantaya Bantadtan
IT and telecoms Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij
Restructuring and insolvency Kowit Somwaiya
Restructuring and insolvency Prasantaya Bantadtan
Restructuring and insolvency Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij
Real estate Prasantaya Bantadtan
Real estate Oramart Saardphak
Real estate Raweewan Somwaiya
Employment Oramart Saardphak
Employment Wichayaporn Thangjittiporn
Employment Raweewan Somwaiya
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Prasantaya Bantadtan  photo Mrs Prasantaya Bantadtan
Ms Oramart Aurore Saardphak  photo Ms Oramart Aurore Saardphak
Mr Kowit Somwaiya photo Mr Kowit Somwaiya
Ms Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij  photo Ms Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij
Ms Usa Ua-areetham  photo Ms Usa Ua-areetham
Number of lawyers : 15
at this office : 11
Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT)
ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (AIPA)
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
International Trademarks Association (INTA)
Licensing Executives Society (LES)
International Bar Association (IBA)