Firm Profile > LawPlus Ltd. > Bangkok, Thailand

LawPlus Ltd.
UNIT 1401, 14TH FLOOR, ABDULRAHIM PLACE
990 RAMA IV ROAD
BANGKOK 10500
Thailand

Thailand > Intellectual property Tier 2

LawPlus Ltd.‘s IP practice includes registrations, applications and licensing transactions, as well as investigations, enforcement, and trademark and patent searches. Founder and managing partner Kowit Somwaiya, who handles a range of domestic and cross-border IP matters, jointly heads up the team alongside Prasantaya Bantadtan, who represents local and international clients on patent and trademark registrations and enforcement, as well as copyright protection issues.

Thailand > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

The corporate, commercial and M&A practice at LawPlus Ltd. is led by managing partner Kowit Somwaiya, who is noted for his experience in M&A transactions, as well as corporate governance, restructuring and insolvency matters. Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij is a key contact in the team, who acts for local and foreign companies in corporate and commercial transactions, while Usa Ua-areetham handles foreign direct investment matters.

Practice head(s):

The firm: LawPlus 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.

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 closely with trademark and patent agents worldwide on registering and protecting trademarks, patents and copyrights for our Thai and overseas clients.

Our specialized practice areas include banking and finance, corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, securities, IT, telecommunications, media and technology, joint ventures, employment, foreign direct investment, real property, debt restructuring, insolvency, arbitration and litigation, will and inheritance.  With our in-depth knowledge of the Thai economy our clients’ industries, and our understanding of local practices, we strive to make our advice practical and valuable to the client.

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 Lega l500, the IFLR1000, the AsiaLaw Profiles, the Asian-Mena Counsel and the MIP IP STARS.

Areas of practice
Banking and debt restructuring: 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, M&A, commercial and FDI: 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, 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.

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.

Telecommunications, media and data protection: 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 ADR: representing clients in litigation and arbitration in Thailand and abroad as lawyers, counsellors and expert witnesses involving a variety of disputes and court proceedings.

Real property, construction and infrastructure project: 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 Paul Westover
Corporate and M&A Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij
Corporate and M&A Usa Ua-areetham
Corporate and M&A Warit Lertwuthisart
Commercial Prasantaya Bantadtan
Commercial Paul Westover
Commercial Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij
Commercial Usa Ua-areetham
Commercial Sitanan Bhumichitr
Litigation and ADR Kowit Somwaiya
Litigation and ADR Ravipat Mullijarupongs
Litigation and ADR Pitsinee Srisantitham
FDI and investment promotion Prasantaya Bantadtan
FDI and investment promotion Usa Ua-areetham
FDI and investment promotion Sitanan Bhumichitr
Intellectual property Kowit Somwaiya
Intellectual property Prasantaya Bantadtan
Intellectual property Raweewan Somwaiya
Intellectual property Rinrada Jongthawornsatit
Intellectual property Kawalee Techasupatkul
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 Raweewan Somwaiya
Employment Usa Ua-areetham
Employment Raweewan Somwaiya
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Prasantaya Bantadtan  photo Mrs Prasantaya Bantadtan Partner, Director
Mr Kowit Somwaiya photo Mr Kowit Somwaiya Managing Partner, Senior Partner, Director
Ms Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij  photo Ms Naddaporn Suwanvajukkasikij Partner
Ms Usa Ua-areetham  photo Ms Usa Ua-areetham Partner
 Paul Westover  photo Paul Westover Partner
Number of lawyers : 17
at this office : 13
English
Myanmar
Thai
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)
Meritas

Firm:

LawPlus Ltd. is a full-service law firm operating in Thailand and Myanmar (LawPlus Myanmar Ltd.) with a team of lawyers holding the core values of being professional, practical, prompt and proactive.  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.

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.

The Firm and its founder Kowit Somwaiya have been ranked as leading, highly recommended and recommended in several professional associations and legal publications, such as the Legal 500, the Asia IP Experts, the AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, the Asia IP Profiles, the WTR100, IAM Patent 1000, the CTC Legal Media, the Asia Business Law Journal and the Media Law International.

Major Practices:

  • Banking and Debt Restructuring
  • Corporate, Commercial and FDI
  • Employment and Labour Protection
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation and ADR
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Property, Construction and Infrastructure Project
  • Securities, Capital Market and Insurance
  • Telecommunications, Media and Data Protection

Professional Memberships:

  • ASEAN Intellectual Property Association
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Korea Intellectual Property Association
  • Meritas

Accolades:

  • Recommended practice areas: corporate and M&A and intellectual property.” The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020 and 2021.
  • Tier 1 Law Firm.” Media Law International, 2021.
  • Top 10 law firms of Thailand for Trademark.” The Trademark Lawyer Magazine 2021.
  • Copyright: Tier 2.” Copyright Survey 2021, Asia IP.
  • Leading IP firm in Thailand for its expertise in Patent.” Iam Patent 1000, 2021.
  • LawPlus operates a bustling patent practice chiefly focused on processing Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in Thailand … on an upward trajectory, not least thanks to the detail-oriented nature of its modus operandi, but also managing director Kowit Somwaiya’s ever-expansive engagement with the international IP community.” Iam Patent 1000, 2020

Credentials:

Some of our credentials include representing: –

  • a German clinical nutrition and infusion therapy company on labour law issues.
  • a Thai company on acquisition of a bakery company from its Singapore parent company.
  • a US company on labour and corporate matters.
  • a Singaporean law firm on legal due diligence on subsidiaries of cosmetic care group of companies in Thailand for acquisition of the group of companies by its client.
  • a global international logistics company with the HQ in Germany and the regional data center in Malaysia on data protection and compliance with the personal data protection law.
  • an affiliate of a Japanese department store with stores in Thailand on personal data law compliance documents.
  • a Singaporean property development company on acquiring majority shares in a BOI promoted marina project in Phuket.
  • a Malaysian hotel group on acquisition of properties and a land long-term lease in Phuket.
  • a Chinese online social media company on the regulatory requirements of launching an online challenge.
  • a US bank on a pay program participating issuer agreement with a mobile phone manufacturing company.
  • a US film studio on a patent application for film restoration invention.
  • a US motion picture company on copyright license agreements with a Thai content provider company and a copyright management organization.
  • a Japanese multinational retail holding company on trademark registrations.
  • a Japanese company on creation, acquisition, transfer and license of digital maps.
  • a Korean construction company on a criminal lawsuit and on arbitration case.
  • Two Thai hospitality companies on labour cases with former employees.
  • 3 French clients on probate of the estate of a deceased family member.