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Tilleke & Gibbins

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Thailand > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution team is ‘comprised of experts in their own domains, which makes the firm a one-stop shop for all advice’. With demonstrable experience across all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration and mediation, the practice's caseload includes administrative law disputes and aviation cases, in addition to bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. Head of the firm's regional aviation, compliance and investigations practices, John Frangos, who advises on contentious aircraft repossession matters, oversees the team alongside Chusert Supasitthumrong, who specialises in employment disputes. The practice also relies on the expertise of chief litigator Thawat Damsa-ard and managing partner Tiziana Sucharitkul.

Practice head(s):

John Frangos; Chusert Supasitthumrong


‘Tilleke & Gibbins’ team delivers practical advice and helps us navigate the restructuring proceedings in Thailand, which we are not familiar with.’

‘The team is comprised of experts in their own domains, which makes the firm a one-stop shop for all advice. The vast experience of the team is very useful.’

‘Thawat Damsa-ard is one of the leading lawyers in the country.’

‘Very strong international law firm.’

‘They have a large and diversified team. I am impressed with the dedication and commitment of their team.’

Key clients



American Express

Bureau Veritas

Euler Hermes

General Motors


Lonsin Capital


Stryker Corporation

Work highlights

  • Representing Thailand’s largest ISP as an interpleader in an environmental and public health dispute at the local administrative court, in relation to a high performance submarine internet cable project.
  • Represented American Express, Collins Aerospace, dnata, and Euler Hermes, and numerous other creditors in securing debt repayment in connection with Thai Airways’ business rehabilitation.
  • Representing a European aerospace and defense company in litigation against the Royal Thai Navy, in relation to the breach of a defense equipment contract worth over THB600m.

Thailand > Intellectual property Tier 1

Praised as one of the ‘leading teams in the country’, Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice advises on a broad range of matters, including the prosecution, enforcement, litigation, and commercialisation of copyrights, industrial designs, patents, trademarks and trade secrets. The team is jointly led by Darani Vachanavuttivong, who has has experience in mandates concerning trademarks, copyrights and patents, and ‘exceptional’ Alan Adcock, who works across the ASEAN region and specialises in corporate IP matters, including licensing and high-value acquisitions. Wiramrudee Mokkhavesa focuses on brand protection, IP enforcement and anti-counterfeiting issues, while Nandana Indananda is commended as an ‘excellent IP litigator’. Other key members of the team include Suebsiri Taweepon, ‘brilliant strategistSukontip Jitmongkolthong and ‘diligentSomboon Earterasarun.

Practice head(s):

Darani Vachanavuttivong; Alan Adcock


‘Attention to detail and laser-focused on delivering client’s requirements within the agreed timeframe. Excellent administrators and proactive workers.’

‘Sukontip Jitmongkolthong is a brilliant strategist and expert on intellectual property laws, not only in Thailand but also in the Southeast Asian region. Her pragmatic and straight-to-the-point approach is highly valuable to our work.’

‘One of the leading teams in the country.’

‘Alan Adcock is exceptional. His knowledge of the Thai market, bolstered with his insightful life sciences and healthcare know-how, is invaluable and important to our clients.’

‘Competent and responsive team. Good application of technology to support legal work and IP portfolio management.’

‘Nandana Indananda is an excellent IP litigator and strategist. Very strong experience and knowledge in IP and related areas. He is creative, practical and understands client’s business needs.’

‘Somboon Earterasarun is highly competent, professional, diligent, and responsive. He is very pleasant to work with.’

‘The firm provides excellent service and support.’

Key clients






John Hardy



Philip Morris


Work highlights

  • Secured a precedent judgment on the store layout form of trade dress from Thailand’s IP&IT Court for Ruay Sabai Sabai Co., Ltd. and Fire Tiger by Seoulcial Club.
  • Assisted Panasonic in combatting counterfeit batteries in Thailand, resulting in the seizure of over 80,000 Panasonic-branded counterfeit goods.
  • Representing an American sports footwear and apparel brandin first-of-its-kind trademark litigation attempting to secure protection for a non-traditional mark not previously available in Thailand.

Thailand > Labour and employment Tier 1

Working domestically and internationally, Tilleke & Gibbins has experience in employment and labour litigation, as well as advising on matters concerning labour management relations, liability prevention, and regulatory and statutory compliance. On the non-contentious side, the practice handles issues relating to labour expansion and integration, as a result of M&A transactions and corporate restructurings. Chusert Supasitthumrong, who is licensed as a Labour Relations Advisor with the Thai Ministry of Labour, enabling him to engage directly with labour unions in negotiations, jointly leads the team alongside ‘pragmatic’ Pimvimol Vipamaneerut, who assists employers in strategising and executing staffing plans for operations in Thailand.

Practice head(s):

Chusert Supasitthumrong; Pimvimol Vipamaneerut


‘The team has provided us with clear and comprehensive advice on the implications/rules/requirements in relation to Covid-19 and the workplace in Thailand for one of our global clients.’

‘The team have always been responsive and worked to our deadlines/budgets. Despite the differences in legal systems and language, the advice we’ve received has been clear and helpful.’

‘The partners and associates I’ve worked with have been pro-active in developing our relationship, including Pimvimol Vipamaneerut, who paid our firm a courtesy visit to build on our working relationship.’

‘The team is partner led and responsive to requests. Pricing is competitive, and they are commercial in their outlook.’

‘Pimvimol Vipamaneerut leads the team and is our primary point of contact. She is always available and gives very commercial and sound advice.’

‘Pimvimol Vipamaneerut is very responsive and pragmatic in her advice.’

Key clients





Oliver Wyman Pte. Ltd.


Teva Pharmaceuticals

United Overseas Bank


Walt Disney (Thailand)

Work highlights

  • Worked with Simmons & Simmons to advise Alibaba on critical employment law issues in Thailand.
  • Assisted Oracle, an American multinational computer technology corporation, with reviewing and updating their existing policies and work rules in Thailand.
  • Provided WarnerMedia with comprehensive advice on how the company could proceed with their “Return to Work” project in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Thailand > Tax Tier 1

Tilleke & Gibbins’ ‘exceptional’ team is led by Auaychai Sukawong, who advises on tax structuring for inbound and outbound investment in the ASEAN region. The practice, which has experience across the consumer products, commerce and trade, and energy sectors, relies on the expertise of senior associate Peerapong Pornpipatkul, who focuses on the tax aspects of corporate restructurings and M&A transactions. Corporate tax issues, transfer pricing, international tax and personal income tax matters also take up a large portion of the team’s workload.

Practice head(s):

Auaychai Sukawong

Other key lawyers:


‘Superb response time, excellent attention to detail. Their knowledge was exceptional, and they were able to frame the matter in an international context.’

‘Extremely helpful and prompt responses.’

Key clients

Brown Brothers Harriman

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

China Development Bank


Goldman Sachs


KBZ Group

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


UOB Kay Hian Credit Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisting a Thailand-based purveyor of oil and gas on tax matters in relation to Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract involving a number of international elements.
  • Advised IBM on Thai tax implications of the global spin-off of its newly formed company called ‘Kyndryl’.
  • Advised an international NGO on tax obligations in relation to service providers and contractors in Thailand and abroad, as well as in relation to the hiring and termination of non-Thai employees in Thailand.

Thailand > TMT Tier 1

Tilleke & Gibbins’ ‘strong’ practice has demonstrable experience across a broad range of matters, concerning artificial intelligence, blockchain, crowdfunding, cybersecurity, data protection and digital currencies. The team is headed by Charuwan Charoonchitsathian, who advises on telecoms, fintech and artificial intelligence mandates, and IP expert Suebsiri Taweepon, who focuses on technology transfers and IP rights for technology-related matters. The practice also counts on the expertise of Nopparat Lalitkomon, who specialises in data protection and cybersecurity work. Key clients include multinational content distributors and developers, digital business operators, e-commerce and social media platforms, technology manufacturers and telecoms providers, among others.

Practice head(s):

Charuwan Charoonchitsathian; Suebsiri Taweepon

Other key lawyers:


‘They are competent and strong. Clients can approach them when needed and get the right answers.’

Key clients


AI and Robotics Ventures

Coda Payments

Delivery Hero




NTT Data


True Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Facebook and LINE for compliance with regulations under Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act.
  • Advised a diversified entertainment company on the successful launch of its subscription video on demand (SVOD) platform in Thailand.
  • Advised a technology company on the Thai legal framework regulating the deployment, operation, and ownership of telecommunications infrastructure including point of presence (PoP), cable landing stations, and submarine cables in Thai territorial waters.

Thailand > Banking and finance Tier 2

Tilleke & Gibbins advises its roster of clients on a broad range of mandates concerning asset finance, bilateral financing, commercial banking, bonds, corporate lending, derivatives and syndicated loans. The team regularly acts for domestic and foreign banks, securities firms, equity and investment firms, as well as other financial institutions, on market entry, lending activities and day-to-day operations in Thailand. Kobkit Thienpreecha jointly leads the practice alongside Santhapat Periera, who specialises in asset finance matters, namely aircraft financing, as well as project financing in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Senior associate Niti Muangkote, who joined the firm from Baker McKenzie LLP in September 2021, is another key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Santhapat Periera; Kobkit Thienpreecha

Other key lawyers:

Cynthia M. Pornavalai; Niti Muangkote

Key clients

Brown Brothers Harriman

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

China Development Bank


Goldman Sachs


KBZ Group

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


UOB Kay Hian Credit Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisting a multinational tire manufacturing company in the iteration of a syndicated loan financing administered by global investment bank JPMorgan Chase.
  • Acted as Thai legal counsel to aircraft in connection with a sale and leaseback transaction involving four Airbus A320-200 aircraft with a leading budget airline.
  • Advising a leading international bank on various amendments and waivers to, and the restatement of, a GBP 25 million Senior Facilities Agreement and related security documents between an international fitness company and the client.

Thailand > Capital markets Tier 2

Tilleke & Gibbins’ ‘dynamic’ team acts for domestic and international clients on the issuance of funds, debt and equity securities, among other financial instruments, as well as advising on IPO due diligence and primary and secondary listings on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Kobkit Thienpreecha, who advises on IPOs, is a key member of the team alongside Santhapat Periera, who acts for investment funds, asset management companies and financial institutions on the provision of financial instruments. The practice was bolstered by the arrival of Yaowarote Klinboon in January 2023 who has assumed the mantle of team head.

Practice head(s):

Yaowarote Klinboon


‘Dynamic law firm cultivating excellence through professionalism and attention to detail.’

Key clients

Bain Capital Private Equity


First State Investments

M&G Prudential

Merian Global Investors

Mirae Asset Global Investments

Morgan Stanley

Robeco Singapore Private Limited

Vinythai Public Company Limited

Weiss Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advising Vinythai Public Company Limited on the delisting of its shares from the Stock Exchange of Thailand following a THB 39/share tender offer by PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited.
  • Advised Mirae Asset Global Investments (Hong Kong) Limited on the regulatory framework in respect of the passporting of various ETFs from Hong Kong to Thailand under the Mutual Recognition of Funds between Hong Kong and Thailand.
  • Engaged by Robeco Singapore Private Limited to advise on the offering of discretionary investment management services and regulatory requirements for the management a USD 250 million global fixed-income securities portfolio for Thailand’s Government Pension Fund.

Thailand > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Charunun Sathitsuksomboon, who is praised as ‘well-versed in M&A transactions’, jointly leads the team at Tilleke & Gibbins alongside Kobkit Thienpreecha, who advises on asset acquisitions and joint ventures. Counting domestic and international companies among its key roster of clients, the practice handles a broad range of corporate and commercial matters across the automotive, energy, insurance, life sciences, financial services and technology sectors. Cynthia M. Pornavalai, who advises on cross-border commercial transactions, is another key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Charunun Sathitsuksomboon; Kobkit Thienpreech

Other key lawyers:

Cynthia M. Pornavalai; Prisna Sungwanna


‘They have a very strong team.’

‘Charunun Sathitsuksomboon is an outstanding person, who knows the insurance industry very well and is well-versed in M&A transactions.’

‘Sufficient expertise, reasonable fee estimates and billing, solid and credible communication.’

‘They have lawyers who can provide professional services in many aspects.’

‘I have been working with this firm for more than 10 years and have worked with various individuals. Those with whom I have worked with were very dedicated.’

‘Prompt responses, well-versed with local laws, know our company well and fluent in English.’

Key clients

Arxada AG (Bain Capital and Cinven)

Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.


DSV Panalpina A/S

Francisco Partners

Friedman Corporation

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Merck & Co., Inc.

REA Group


Work highlights

  • Advised Volvo Group on the Thai elements of its global strategic alliance with Isuzu Motors in respect of commercial vehicles, which included Isuzu Motor’s JPY243 billion acquisition of Volvo Group’s UD Trucks.
  • Advised Francisco Partners on the Thai elements of its USD 1.45 billion public acquisition of CDK Global Inc.
  • Retained by Bain Capital and Cinven, which together own Arxada AG, to assist on the Thai elements of its global merger with Troy Corp., which included the acquisition of Troy Siam Co., Ltd.

Thailand > Customs and international trade Tier 2

Tilleke & Gibbins’ multidisciplinary team advises clients on matters concerning customs classifications and valuations, as well as the establishment and operation of businesses in special economic zones, anti-dumping compliance issues, and import and export licensing mandates. Following the departure of Kasamesunt Teerasitsathaporn in May 2022, the practice is jointly led by corporate partner Kobkit Thienpreecha and counsel Michael Ramirez, who assists multinational clients in trade and customs disputes.

Practice head(s):

Kobkit Thienpreecha; Michael Ramirez

Key clients

Amec Foster Wheeler (Thailand)



Oculus VR


Red Bull

Siam Kubota

Tao Kae Noi

Work highlights

  • Advised a multinational chemical manufacturing company on anti-dumping, regional value content (RVC) rules, and related customs issues under the China-Thailand FTA.
  • Advised a publicly traded manufacturing company for major OEMs on rules of origin application and other customs benefits under the India-Thailand FTA and the ASEAN-India FTA.

Thailand > Insurance Tier 2

Tilleke & Gibbins’ insurance team advises on a range of matters, from insurance authorisation and licensing to bancassurance issues and insurance coverage disputes. Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut leads the team alongside Eric M. Meyer, who specialises in insurance-related disputes concerning infrastructure damage, construction accidents, product liability and loss of cargo, and Noppramart Thammateeradaycho, who advises on major maritime insurance claims. The practice is also noted for its expertise in insurtech developments and implementations. Athistha Chitranukroh left the firm in October 2021.

Practice head(s):

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut; Eric M. Meyer; Noppramart Thammateeradaycho

Key clients




Auto General

Dhipaya Insurance PCL

Marsh & McLennan Group

MSIG Insurance (Thailand) PCL


Tokio Marine Insurance Thailand PCL

Work highlights

  • Represented a Thai insurance company in proceedings issued against their insured in a case where the plaintiff alleged that the defendants, in the course of the construction of a gas pressure station caused damage to an orchid farm by way of dust, vibration, and flooding.
  • Appointed a Thai insurance company as the go-to law firm for providing coverage and settlement advice for medical malpractice claims brought against its insured in Thailand.
  • Representing a group of insurance companies as co-plaintiffs in a subrogation claim filed in the Thai courts in connection with excessive damages caused by a defective equipment.

Thailand > Projects and energy Tier 2

Tilleke & Gibbins assists its roster of domestic and international clients with the contracting, financing and licensing of energy and infrastructure project investments, as well as risk management, protection of innovation and compliance issues. Praised as ‘one of the most experienced and well-connected oil and gas lawyers in Southeast Asia’, Joseph Tomkiewicz jointly leads the team alongside Supasit Boonsanong, who focuses on cross-border energy transactions and is commended as ‘one of the best partners in the practice’. The team has experience in the renewable energy sector, representing clients across solar and wind energy, as well as biomass and hydroelectric projects.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Tomkiewicz; Supasit Boonsanong


‘Supasit Boonsanong is the one of the best partners in this practice. He has good knowledge and a great relationship with his clients.’

‘Joseph Tomkiewicz manages a good team.’

‘Joseph Tomkiewicz is one of the most experienced and well-connected oil and gas lawyers in Southeast Asia. Joe gives practical advice with insights into the perspectives of the relevant counter-parties.’

Key clients

Amarenco Asia Pacific

Global Green Chemicals

Global Power Synergy Public Company Limited

IRPC Public Company Limited

KPS Capital Partners

KTIS Bioethanol Company Limited

PEA Encom

PTT Tank Terminal

Rojana Energy

Sahacogen Public Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising one of the leading consortium members on the implementation and construction of the Laem Chabang Port Phase 3 Development Project, an infrastructure development plan under the Eastern Economic Corridor scheme.
  • Assisting a joint venture between Global Green Chemicals Plc and Kaset Thai International Sugar Corporation Plc on a THB20bn Nakorn Sawan Biocomplex project with NatureWorks LLC.
  • Advising IRPC PLC on the construction and development of two clean fuel projects, collectively valued at approximately US$500m.

Thailand > Real estate and construction Tier 2

With demonstrable experience across the manufacturing and hospitality sectors, Tilleke & Gibbins’ property team advises domestic and international clients on a range of matters, from commercial and residential development projects, land acquisitions and leasing arrangements to EPC agreements and construction disputes. Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn, who specialises in property acquisitions, lease agreements and real estate development projects, jointly leads the team alongside Cynthia M. Pornavalai, who acts for hospitality and tourism companies, investment firms, developers and manufacturers on a range of real estate transactions. Key clients include Ananda Development, PTT Tank Terminal and Fabrinet, among others.

Practice head(s):

Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn; Cynthia M. Pornavalai

Key clients

Ananda Development PCL

CMA CGM Inland Services (Thailand) Limited



JC Kelvin Development

King Furniture

Marriott International

PTT Tank Terminal

Scania Siam Co., Ltd.

True Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advising one of the leading consortium members on the implementation and construction of the Laem Chabang Port Phase 3 Development Project, an infrastructure development plan under the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme.
  • Advising a leading European-based Electronics Manufacturing Service provider and its Thai subsidiary responsible for the company’s business dealings in Asia, on the acquisition of the land and the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Thailand.
  • Assisted King Furniture Thai Company Limited with its THB 445 million acquisition of a 28-acre plot of land, together with several existing facilities and buildings on the plot in Thailand.

Thailand > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Tilleke & Gibbins acts for creditors, debtors and other stakeholders on a range of matters, from submitting debt repayment applications during business rehabilitations and bankruptcy processes to reorganisation and restructuring mandates. John Frangos leads the team alongside Cynthia M. Pornavalai and Thawat Damsa-ard, both of whom are noted for their expertise in bankruptcy proceedings, as well as restructuring, and insolvency matters. The practice has experience across the aviation, financial services and consumer goods sectors.

Practice head(s):

Cynthia M. Pornavalai; John Frangos; Thawat Damsa-ard

Key clients

American Express

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company

Dnata Catering

Euler Hermes

General Motors Thailand and General Motors Powertrain

Pratt & Whitney

Work highlights

  • Assisted a multinational packaging company in reviewing, revising, and supporting the Thai elements of a regional corporate restructuring plan.
  • Represented an American multinational financial services corporation in preparing and defending a business repayment application in connection with Thai Airways’ insolvency and business rehabilitation.
  • Advised an American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations on preparing, filing, and litigating a debt claim against insolvent Thai budget carrier Nok Air.

Thailand > Transport Tier 2

Tilleke & Gibbins stands out for its expertise in the aviation sector, acting for a range of clients, including airlines, aircraft leasing companies, air cargo firms and other aviation-related companies, on matters concerning aircraft acquisitions and sales, in addition to aircraft leasing and financing. Disputes specialist John Frangos, who serves as a committee leader for the Aerospace Council of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, jointly leads the aviation group alongside Santhapat Periera, who handles aircraft-related commercial transactions. Noppramart Thammateeradaycho spearheads the shipping practice and has demonstrable experience advising on major maritime insurance claims.

Practice head(s):

John Frangos; Noppramart Thammateeradaycho; Santhapat Periera

Key clients


Carlyle Aviation

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company

Euler Hermes

GE Capital Aviation Services

Jeju Air

Pacific Air Holdings

Pratt & Whitney

Sky Leasing

Spafax LLC

China Shipping

Japan Transport Engineering Company

Maersk Line


Seafarers’ Rights International

Work highlights

  • Advised leading aircraft lessors on a USD 106 million aircraft sale and leaseback transaction.
  • Engaged to advise and assist on the amendment and restructuring of USD 20.5 million airframe and engine portfolio financing.
  • Represented Bureau Veritas in a virtual hearing at the Thai IP&IT Court, for a case involving surveyor liability claims brought against the client in relation to a shipment of rice that was found to be spoiled upon arrival at the destination.

Thailand > Dispute resolution: international arbitration Tier 3

Tilleke & Gibbins’ team is co-led by John Frangos, Noppramart Thammateeradaycho, who has experience in international arbitration proceedings in Singapore, Australia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, and Michael Ramirez. The practice stands out for its capability in the construction, energy and infrastructure, maritime and shipping sectors. Frangos and Thammateeradaycho also head the firm’s regional arbitration group, and Ramirez spearheads the trade and customs dispute team.

Practice head(s):

John Frangos; Noppramart Thammateeradaycho; Michael Ramirez

Key clients

Insultec International

Work highlights

  • Represented the Thai subsidiary of a multinational real estate development and property management conglomerate in construction-related arbitration before the Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI).
  • Represented Insultec International in arbitration following a dispute over allegations of defective insulation equipment supplied to the Ichthys LNG project in Darwin, Australia.

Since 1890, Tilleke & Gibbins’ head office has been located in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital and a regional center of commerce. From our offices in Bangkok, we serve the drivers of the regional economy, from regional operating headquarters to manufacturing conglomerates to new entrants in the Southeast Asian market.

Our Bangkok office offers unparalleled legal representation in the areas of commercial transactions and M&A, corporate services, dispute resolution and litigation, and intellectual property. We are also recognized by independent third parties for excellence in the fields of tax, regulatory affairs, transportation and logistics, technology, and banking and finance.

As a proudly independent regional firm, Tilleke & Gibbins is unique for our dedication to Thailand and Southeast Asia. It’s not just a market, but our home as well. Besides housing one of the best legal libraries in Thailand, our Bangkok office is home to our Museum of Counterfeit Goods, which educates visitors on intellectual property protection and enforcement, and our Textile Collection, which showcases our support for the cultures of the region by bringing together, preserving, and displaying over 2,000 pieces from different regions and ethnic groups in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

Our firm: Tilleke & Gibbins is a leading Southeast Asian regional law firm with over 190 lawyers and consultants practicing in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. We provide full-service legal solutions to the top investors and high-growth companies that drive economic expansion in Asia.

Established in Bangkok in 1890, we have since grown into the largest independent law firm in Thailand and a leading international firm across Southeast Asia due to our commercial focus, local knowledge, and extraordinary service.

Commercial focus: Your long-term success is our utmost priority, and we take the time to learn about your unique corporate culture, operational needs, and commercial goals, to determine how we can best provide value to your organization. From highly technical experience in specific fields, to a deep understanding of your business, our team is committed to providing high-quality legal advice, tailored to meet your unique needs, to best help you succeed.

Local knowledge: You need a local partner to help you navigate emerging markets that can otherwise present unfamiliar challenges. We bring an international perspective, but we have deep roots in each jurisdiction where we practice. We know the local players in your industry, can identify advantageous private partnerships and areas for government collaboration, and act as your gateway through language and cultural barriers.

Extraordinary service: Our team takes pride in providing extraordinary service that exceeds your expectations. When you work with us, you can expect to have a team of collaborative advisors who provide you with clear, practical advice; who are responsive in all our communications; who represent you with integrity; and who apply an innovative approach in everything we do. With clients as extraordinary as ours, we know that nothing short of extraordinary legal services will suffice.

Our practice areas
Aviation: Tilleke & Gibbins’ cross-disciplinary aviation team serves airlines, aircraft lessors and lessees, insurers, banks, air cargo firms, and other aviation-related companies in Southeast Asia, one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets. With our firm’s top-ranked dispute resolution and corporate departments, as well as our multijurisdictional presence, we are well placed to advise clients in aviation matters.

Our practice covers:

    • Aircraft leasing disputes and repossessions
    • Civil aviation regulations
    • Air carrier liability
    • Air carrier insurance claims and disputes
    • Commercial and labor disputes involving the aviation industry
    • Aircraft acquisitions and sales
    • Aircraft leasing and financing

Our understanding of the business and regulatory environments in Southeast Asia, as well as our strong relationships, enables us to provide unparalleled breadth of support to clients in the aviation sector. In addition to representing our clients in corporate, commercial, and financing transactions, we regularly represent our clients before civil aviation departments, courts, and arbitration tribunals.

Banking and finance: Through long-term relationships with domestic and international businesses, financial institutions, investors, and regulators, we consistently deliver insight and results to both borrowers and lenders to facilitate the region’s largest projects, groundbreaking real estate transactions, and most ambitious businesses.

Our banking and finance team is trusted by major local and foreign banks, securities brokers and dealers, equity and investment firms, and other financial institutions to assist with their lending activities, market entry, and day-to-day operations in the region. Through our advice on licensing and establishment, regulatory compliance, acquisitions and joint ventures, and every other aspect of operations, we have helped the region’s leading banking institutions thrive in the emerging markets of Southeast Asia.

We are also proud to be a trusted authority on technological solutions in the industry, with our robust technology industry group working with some of the world’s most innovative companies on fintech, cryptocurrency, blockchain, and cybersecurity matters.

Capital markets: We represent global and regional corporations and funds looking to issue equity instruments and debt securities, and we advise underwriters and issuers on crucial matters of disclosure when they prepare to offer securities to the public or to private investors. Our specialists advise on all types of financial instruments (including loans, securities, mutual funds, property funds, bonds, and derivatives), financial workouts and restructuring, and investment in regional assets and capital markets.

We have advised on the listing and secondary listing of hundreds of companies on markets around the world, and are well-equipped to quickly and confidently advise on navigating the regulatory requirements needed to advance your interests in Southeast Asia and beyond. Our extensive experience guiding clients through capital market regulatory frameworks in Southeast Asia and beyond has enabled clients to achieve the cash flow to support their investment goals. Issuers, underwriters, shareholders, originators, trustees, and depositaries all rely on Tilleke & Gibbins to ensure that investments with a Southeast Asian element are sound and secure.

Competition and trade: Tilleke & Gibbins provides real-world advice on antitrust and competition laws, including merger control and notifications, price-fixing, abuse of dominance, cooperation among competitors, antidumping, and countervailing duties. We understand the realities of business development in Southeast Asia and can help you create effective and compliant action plans for market entry and expansion.

Our regional trade practice is rooted in a deep understanding of the cross-border movement of goods and capital in Southeast Asia, and our dynamic practice represents clients in such diverse fields as life sciences, consumer products, financial services, technology, raw materials, and logistics. We advise on every aspect of trade, including valuations and customs investigations and compliance, origin and exporter verification, movement of hazardous materials, logistics and warehousing, import/export controls, and international treaty frameworks.

Compliance and investigations: Tilleke & Gibbins offers a wide array of specialist legal, regulatory, and practical advice on government and internal investigations, white-collar defense, compliance, and anti-corruption matters, tailored for local jurisdictions. Our multi-jurisdictional team can assist you seamlessly across borders with a deep knowledge of local business practices and cultures.

Our investigation and compliance practice includes:

    • Internal corporate investigations
    • Advising clients on criminal and regulatory investigations
    • Advising clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K. Bribery Act
    • Providing insight into local anti-corruption laws, regulatory regimes, and business culture
    • Designing, advising, and implementing compliance programs
    • Anti-corruption due diligence on agents, partners, and M&A targets
    • Anti-corruption risk assessments and audits

Consumer products: The consumer products team at Tilleke & Gibbins will partner with you across all stages of commercializing your product in Southeast Asia.

At the concept and design stage, we help protect your innovation through patent and trademark services, and pave the way for market entry and product launches through market surveys and commercialization services.

At the realization stage, we work with you to secure favorable manufacturing and warehousing deals, enter into joint ventures with trusted local partners, and navigate the regulatory and labelling regimes to ensure that your products are compliant and profitable. When manufacturing is underway, we advise on labor and employment matters on an ongoing basis, and on the vital licensing, distribution, and franchising agreements to get your products to market worldwide.

Corporate/M&A: Tilleke & Gibbins serves both international clients wishing to acquire operations in Asia and domestic clients wishing to invest in businesses abroad.

With international legal experts throughout Southeast Asia, we are able to assemble a team for each matter that is tailored to the exact needs of each client. Our clients also tap into our worldwide network of associated law firms to assist with cross-border transactions, and benefit from our unique ability to negotiate and draft strong contracts in English, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, and various other languages.

We also specialize in the mechanics of starting and operating a business in Southeast Asia, including registration, licenses and permits, company secretarial services, tax matters, employment, immigration, regulatory affairs, and property.

Dispute resolution and litigation: Tilleke & Gibbins is a stalwart advocate for companies facing disputes in Southeast Asia, as well as those seeking to mitigate risks from their Southeast Asian operations. From high-value commercial litigation to complex intellectual property rights management, we secure results for our clients before trial and appellate judges, arbitrators, and government adjudicators, and at negotiation tables across every area of legal practice.

We treat our clients as the most valuable members of our litigation teams, partnering you with the most appropriate litigators, specialized practitioners, and international dispute tacticians to give you the best possible support in difficult situations. We collaborate with each client to develop a strategy that matches your particular goals and budget, and staff our litigation teams with multilingual attorneys to ensure fluent, effective client communication.

Our size and experience allow us to handle an active caseload covering the full spectrum of civil and criminal matters, as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings including arbitration, mediation, and conciliation. Whatever the problem, our team of dispute resolution practitioners stands ready to protect your interests.

Employment: Tilleke & Gibbins’ first goal is to help employers formulate long-term, yet flexible, strategies on conditions of employment, labor-management relations, and other critical employment issues. When conflict cannot be avoided, we assist our clients with employment claims in court. We combine the strength of our dispute resolution and litigation team with the expertise of our employment attorneys to offer the following services:

    • Strategic employment advice. Conditions of employment, work rules and regulations, employment agreements, benefit plans, executive compensation, labor protection, workers’ compensation, social security, provident funds, and safety issues.
    • Commercial transactions. Issues related to labor expansion, contraction, and integration due to mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring.
    • Labor-management relations. Conflicts in the workplace, strike management and control, lockouts, and labor demands.
    • Immigration. Work permits, visas, and permanent residence permits.
    • Employment and labor litigation. Enforcement of restrictive covenants related to competition and trade secrets, termination of employment claims, and sexual harassment claims.

Energy: We partner with national and multinational clients to ensure appropriate financing, licensing, success of major project investments, and proper labor and employment practices while also assisting with risk management and protection of technological innovation.

We act for clients across the energy mix in Southeast Asia. We support the activities of national and international operators in the petroleum industry, such as offshore drilling, rig decommissioning, oil and gas exploration, upstream and downstream operations, petrochemicals, transportation, and more. In clean energy technologies and renewables, we represent leading companies and exciting new players in solar and wind energy, as well as important hydroelectric projects in the region. We are also experienced in guiding generation and transmission projects past regulatory hurdles. Our expert legal advice on contracts and licensing, project finance, infrastructure development, joint ventures, and public-private partnerships enables our clients to power the ongoing development of our region.

Insurance: Tilleke & Gibbins offers a leading regional practice in insurance and reinsurance law across Southeast Asia. Our team is unique in being led by local practitioners with international industry experience and credentials gained through years of experience in-house at some of the world’s largest insurers. Our regular representation of many world-leading insurers and reinsurers, and our achievements while working with them, has led to regular recognition by world-leading legal industry directories such as Chambers Asia-PacificThe Legal 500, and Asialaw Profiles.

Our insurance services include:

    • Property, casualty, and financial lines coverage disputes
    • Reinsurance litigation and arbitration
    • Professional indemnity, and directors and officers defense
    • Employers, public, product, and environmental liability
    • Aviation, marine, construction, and energy disputes
    • Mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructurings
    • Online distribution, bancassurance, and broking activities
    • Market entry and regional operations
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Policy wording advice and localization

Intellectual property: We help creators strategically position, protect, and profit from intellectual assets in diverse markets worldwide. Our success on our clients’ behalf has led to global recognition as a leading intellectual property practice by such surveys as Asialaw Profiles, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Managing Intellectual Property, Practical Law Company, World Trademark Review, Asia IP, Asian Legal Business, and others.

We are versatile practitioners—well-educated in the overlapping fields of science, technology, and the law by top universities and real-world practice in one of the toughest IP regions in the world. Our IP group includes lawyers and patent agents with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, computer science, food science, materials science, and physics; support personnel including investigators and government/police liaisons; and technical specialists in various scientific fields, on an as-needed basis.

Life sciences: The Tilleke & Gibbins life sciences team combines experienced commercial attorneys, patent experts with technical degrees, and licensed pharmacists with industry experience to offer a full range of services to companies operating in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and beverages, biotechnology, medical devices, veterinary products, consumer products, and other life sciences sectors. We regularly assist with:

    • Regulatory affairs. Registration and prosecution of pharmaceuticals, biotech products, food and food supplements, narcotic and psychotropic substances, medical devices, cosmetics, hazardous substances, and animal and crop health products with national food and drug agencies and agricultural regulators.
    • Corporate and transactional matters. Advising on corporate establishment, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions, labor and employment, due diligence, compliance investigations, IP valuation and licensing, assignments and acquisitions, franchising, distributorship, technology transfer, and tax and customs issues.
    • IP registration. Strategic portfolio management of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, and geographical indications, including IP search, registration, freedom-to-operate opinions, recordal, and prosecution.
    • IP enforcement and litigation. Advising on pre-litigation and arbitration, IP litigation and strategy, validity challenges and invalidations, product liability, consumer complaints and recalls, and monitoring for infringing products in the market or under the application process.

Property: Tilleke & Gibbins provides efficient, cost-effective, business-oriented representation on property transactions. We work with domestic and multinational companies to develop tailored solutions for regional investment and global growth.

In addition to advice on contractual and conveyancing matters, our team provides a holistic approach to property transactions, advising on joint ventures, licensing and permits, zoning, insurance, tax, and, when necessary, dispute resolution and litigation. We are also one of the most trusted authorities on environmental law in the region, helping clients to ensure that their developments are compliant and sustainable.

We help clients in all industries, from manufacturing to hospitality, capitalize on opportunities for business success in Southeast Asian markets. Whether it’s helping a new joint venture establish a new factory, securing licenses and permits for a developer to start construction of residential or commercial real estate, or advising investors on land deals, Tilleke & Gibbins is proud to be a catalyst for the smart and sustainable development of Southeast Asia.

Regulatory affairs: Our dynamic regulatory affairs group is built on decades of practice in the region and is committed to keeping pace with discovery and innovation. Our client teams are led by experienced attorneys and specialized practitioners and include, as appropriate to the client and its industry, pharmacists, agricultural consultants, and other regulatory specialists. We guide our clients through the layers of formal and informal rules, policies, and procedures, and help our clients forge constructive relationships with regulatory authorities.

We assist with the registration and prosecution of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology products, food and food supplements, narcotic and psychotropic substances, medical devices, cosmetics, hazardous substances, and animal and crop health products with national food and drug agencies and agricultural regulators.

Our practice spans the following disciplines:

    • Clinical trials and consumer testing
    • Registration with public health authorities
    • FDA import, export, and manufacturing licenses
    • Crop care registration with agricultural regulatory authorities
    • Animal, aquatic, and hazardous substance registration
    • Import, export, and manufacturing licenses
    • Holding licenses
    • Regulatory compliance and maintenance
    • Labeling and advertising clearance
    • Intellectual property

Tax: Tilleke & Gibbins is consistently recognized as a top tax practice across Southeast Asia. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific credits the practice, headquartered in Thailand, with “excellent levels of service,” “prompt response times,” and “clear and well-structured advice.”

We dedicate our thorough understanding of the region’s tax regimes to helping clients achieve their business objectives, while also maximizing tax benefits and minimizing tax liabilities. We advise on an array of tax matters, including customs duties, excise tax, specific business tax, transfer pricing, petroleum income tax, corporate income tax, property and land tax, tax planning, double taxation treaties, personal income tax, stamp duties, signboard tax, and value added tax (VAT).

Market leaders in diverse sectors—including financial, manufacturing, consumer goods, construction, and energy—seek our advice in tax matters that span the spectrum of business activities. Our strategic approach to tax advice protects your commercial interests in the region and ensures that your business in Southeast Asia remains tax-efficient, well structured, and sustainable.

Technology: Our experts handle key issues and developments shaping the technology sector today, including emerging and swiftly evolving areas such as privacy and data protection, IT infrastructure, embedded technologies, the Internet of Things, data centers, fintech, insurtech, regtech, digital currency, ICOs, crowdfunding, and more.

Our firm represents leading multinational technology manufacturers, content developers and distributors, digital business operators, telecommunications providers, and other leading companies in cutting edge industries. We help our clients to strategically position, protect, and profit from their valuable intellectual property in diverse markets worldwide, and ensure the clearance and licensing of intellectual property as it relates to film, television, radio, and internet content.

Please browse the case studies on our website to read about how we have helped various clients over the years.

Head office
Thailand (Bangkok): since 1890, Tilleke & Gibbins’ head office has been located in Bangkok, Thailand’s center of commerce, serving the drivers of the regional economy, from regional operating headquarters to manufacturing conglomerates to new entrants in the Southeast Asian market. The Bangkok office offers unparalleled legal representation in the areas of commercial transactions and M&A, corporate services, dispute resolution and litigation, and intellectual property. We are also recognized by independent third parties for excellence in the fields of tax, regulatory affairs, transportation and logistics, technology, multimedia, and communications, and banking and finance.

Other offices
Cambodia (Phnom Penh): built on a strong local foundation, the Cambodia practice offers a team of dedicated Khmer advisors who draw on the international expertise of the Bangkok office to provide advice on intellectual property, licensing, and regulatory issues. Among a range of industries, the team in Phnom Penh also specializes in sectors including franchising, life sciences, and high technology.

Indonesia (Jakarta): the Jakarta office, which operates as a dedicated intellectual property agency, brings Tilleke & Gibbins’ high standards of quality and client care to the Indonesian market. Leading multinational clients depend on our Indonesia team to protect their patents, trademarks, copyright, and other IP rights. Our team of qualified intellectual property consultants assists clients with patent, utility model, design, and trademark applications and registrations, renewals, searches, responses to office actions, oppositions, cancellations, recordal of license agreements, due diligence, watch services, copyright recordation, and a wide range of other services to help you manage your portfolio of intellectual assets.

Laos (Vientiane): the Vientiane practice provides legal advice for foreign investors in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. With particular expertise in intellectual property law, our team has assisted hundreds of multinational corporations with trademark and patent registration and enforcement in Laos. Building on our expertise in IP law, the team in Laos is also well positioned to work with local associates to advise clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, from company formation to projects and infrastructure to labor and employment issues.

Myanmar (Yangon): the Tilleke & Gibbins team in Yangon assists new market entrants to navigate this unfamiliar jurisdiction. As the Myanmar government pushes forward with establishing new legal frameworks governing how investors can operate businesses, our team provides the practical, on-the-ground experience necessary to meet business objectives in the country. Backed by the expertise of the Bangkok office, our Myanmar office has particular strength in the area of intellectual property, protecting and defending the building blocks of domestic and international businesses.

Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City): Tilleke & Gibbins has been practicing law in Vietnam since becoming the first foreign law firm to be granted a license to establish a representative office in Vietnam in 1992. With two office locations in the hubs of both the Northern and Southern parts of the country, Tilleke & Gibbins helps businesses capitalize on Vietnam’s abundant trade and investment opportunities.  The Vietnam teams play a part in this true emerging market, by providing a full array of legal services spanning virtually all industries and practice areas. The Vietnam offices have been recognized by top legal publications and directories in the areas of trademarks and patents, construction and real estate, corporate and M&A, banking and finance, dispute resolution, employment, and technology.

Department Name Email Telephone
Competition and Trade, Compliance and Investigations Michael Ramirez michael.r@tilleke.com +66 2056 5794
Aviation, Compliance and Investigations, Dispute Resolution and Litigation John Frangos john.fr@tilleke.com +66 2056 5790
Aviation, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Santhapat Periera santhapat.p@tilleke.com +66 2056 5995
Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Property Cynthia Pornavalai cynthia.p@tilleke.com +66 2056 5559
Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Consumers Product, Competition and Trade, Corporate/M&A, Tax Kobkit Thienpreecha kobkit.t@tilleke.com +66 2056 5534
Consumers Product, Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa wiramrudee.m@tilleke.com +66 2056 5873
Corporate/M&A, Charunun Sathitsuksomboon charunun.s@tilleke.com +66 2056 5541
Dispute Resolution and Litigation Tiziana Sucharitkul tiziana.s@tilleke.com +66 2056 5777
Dispute Resolution and Litigation Thawat Damsa-ard thawat.d@tilleke.com +66 2056 5500
Employment Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut june.v@tilleke.com +66 2056 5588
Employment Chusert Supasitthumrong chusert.s@tilleke.com +66 2056 5793
Insurance Eric M. Meyer eric.m@tilleke.com +66 2056 5797
Insurance Noppramart Thammateeradaycho noppramart.t@tilleke.com +66 2653 5790
Intellectual Property Darani Vachanavuttivong darani.v@tilleke.com +66 2056 5888
Life Sciences, Intellectual Property, Regulatory Affairs Alan Adcock alan.a@tilleke.com +66 2056 5871
Property Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn chaiwat.k@tilleke.com +66 2056 5507
Life Sciences, Regulatory affairs Atthachai Homhuan atthachai.h@tilleke.com +66 2056 5610
Energy Supasit Boonsanong supasit.b@tilleke.com +66 2056 5660
Technology Suebsiri Taweepon suebsiri.t@tilleke.com +66 2056 5877
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Alan Adcock photo Mr Alan Adcock Partner Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Commercial Transactions and M&A, Life Sciences, Regulatory…
Supasit Boonsanong photo Mr Supasit Boonsanong Partner and Head of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Energy Practice Practice Areas: Energy,…
Charuwan Charoonchitsathian  photo Charuwan Charoonchitsathian Partner
Athistha (Nop)  Chitranukroh photo Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh Partner and Director, Corporate and Commercial
Thawat Damsa-ard photo Mr Thawat Damsa-ard Partner and Chief Litigator Practice Areas: Competition and Trade; Compliance and Investigations;…
Somboon Earterasarun photo Mr Somboon Earterasarun Partner Practice Areas: Consumer Products, Intellectual Property
John Frangos photo Mr John Frangos Partner and Director, Dispute Resolution Practice Areas: Aviation, Compliance and Investigations, Dispute…
Nandana Indananda photo Mr Nandana Indananda Partner Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Technology, Multimedia, and Communications, Dispute Resolution and…
Sukontip Jitmongkolthong photo Ms Sukontip Jitmongkolthong Partner Practice Areas: Intellectual Property
Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn photo Mr Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn Partner and Head of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Property Practice Practice Areas: Corporate/M&A,…
Yaowarote Klinboon photo Ms Yaowarote Klinboon Partner
Nopparat Lalitkomon photo Mr Nopparat Lalitkomon Senior Associate Practice Areas: Technology, Banking and Finance, Competition and Trade, Corporate/M&A,…
David Lyman photo Mr David Lyman Chairman and Chief Values OfficerPractice Areas: Management, Client Relations and Development, Dispute…
Eric M. Meyer photo Mr Eric M. Meyer Consultant Practice Areas: Consumer Products, Insurance, Compliance and Investigations, Dispute Resolution and…
Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa photo Ms Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa Partner Practice Areas: Consumer Products, Intellectual Property,
Niti Muangkote photo Niti Muangkote Senior Associate
Santhapat Periera photo Mr Santhapat Periera Partner Practice Areas: Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Energy and Natural Resources,…
Cynthia M. Pornavalai photo Ms Cynthia M. Pornavalai Counsel Practice Areas: Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Insolvency, Bankruptcy, and Restructuring, Trade…
Michael Ramirez photo Mr Michael Ramirez Counsel Practice Areas: Competition and Trade, Compliance and Investigations, Dispute Resolution and…
Charunun Sathitsuksomboon photo Ms Charunun Sathitsuksomboon Partner Practice Area: Corporate/M&A, Competition and Trade, Consumer Products
Tiziana Sucharitkul photo Ms Tiziana Sucharitkul Managing Partner Practice Areas: Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution; Commercial Law
Auaychai Sukawong photo Auaychai Sukawong Partner
Prisna Sungwanna photo Ms Prisna Sungwanna Partner Practice Areas: Aviation, Energy, Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employment, Property
Chusert Supasitthumrong photo Mr Chusert Supasitthumrong Partner Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Employment, Product Liability and Consumers Claims,…
Suebsiri Taweepon photo Mr Suebsiri Taweepon Partner Practice Areas: Intellectual Property; Technology, Multimedia, and Communications; Dispute Resolution and…
Kasamesunt Teerasitsathaporn photo Mr Kasamesunt Teerasitsathaporn Partner Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Customs Disputes, Complex Civil and…
Noppramart Thammateeradaycho photo Ms Noppramart Thammateeradaycho Partner Practice Areas: Insurance, Technology, Competition and Trade, Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Kobkit Thienpreecha photo Mr Kobkit Thienpreecha Partner Practice Areas: Corporate Services, Commercial Transactions and M&A, Capital Market Compliance…
Joseph Tomkiewicz photo Mr Joseph Tomkiewicz Partner and Co-Chair of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Energy PracticePractice Areas: Energy, Corporate/M&A
Darani Vachanavuttivong photo Mrs Darani Vachanavuttivong Managing Partner and Managing Director of Intellectual Property Department Practice Area: Intellectual…
Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut photo Ms Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut Partner Practice Areas: Labor and Employment, Private Client Services, Transportation and Logistics,…
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Tilleke & Gibbins Strengthens Vietnam Corporate Team with New Partner Hire

Tilleke & Gibbins is pleased to announce that it has bolstered the capabilities of its Corporate & Commercial team in Vietnam with the hire of Tram Ngoc Bich Nguyen as a partner.

Auaychai Sukawong Joins Tilleke & Gibbins to Lead Regional Tax Team

Tilleke & Gibbins is pleased to announce the addition of tax law heavyweights Auaychai Sukawong and Chanattorn Thunyaluck to the firm’s tax practice. Auaychai joins the firm as a partner and head of the firm’s regional tax practice, and Chanattorn joins as a senior associate in the firm’s Bangkok office.

David Lyman Awarded Member of the Most Admirable Order of Direkgunabhorn

We are pleased to announce that David Lyman, Chairman and Chief Values Officer at Tilleke & Gibbins, was officially appointed as a Member (5th Class) of the Most Admirable Order of Direkgunabhorn during a ceremony at Buakeaw Hall in the Ministry of Foreign of Affairs on December 15, 2021.

David Lyman Receives Royal Decoration from HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua of Thailand

On June 21, 2021, Thailand’s Government Gazette announced that His Majesty the King of Thailand has conferred a royal decoration on David Lyman, Chairman and Chief Values Officer of regional Southeast Asian law firm Tilleke & Gibbins, for his lifelong dedication to the improvement of the Thai nation and its relations with the United States.