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R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited

Dispute resolution Tier 2

R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited has experience in a wide range of disputes covering tax, employment, customs and trade, and general commercial matters. The team is headed by senior partner Surasak Vajasit, who routinely represents multinational companies in legal proceedings with government entities and private litigants. Another key figure in the team is Melisa Uremovic, who has particular expertise in trade and customs disputes. Also recommended is Ittichai Prasongprasit, a fluent Thai and Japanese speaker who specialises in trade and construction disputes and is well-placed to represent foreign litigants from Japan.

Key clients

Glow Group

Standard Chartered Bank

Coca Cola Thailand

Philip Morris

Toyota Motor

Total Access Communication

Labour and employment Tier 2

R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited has wide-ranging expertise in employment disputes and regulatory concerns, with a particular expertise in employment matters involving alleged misconduct, corruption and fraud. In addition, data privacy and protection have become increasingly important generators of work for the practice group. The team is headed by Sui Lin Teoh, who has experience advising domestic and international companies on employment matters. Ittichai Prasongprasit focuses on Labour Court work with disputes concerning labour unions, strikes and lock-outs, and Supawat Srirungruang advises on regulatory compliance and anti-bribery matters.

Key clients

Sermsuk PCL

TMT Tier 2

R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited has a strong regulatory practice, with experience in fintech, data protection and e-commerce. The team is jointly led by Supawat Srirungruang, who advises telecoms companies on a range of regulatory matters, and Saroj Jongsaritwang, who has experience in media, e-commerce, and date protection issues. Associate Yingrak Treesaranuwattana is also active in the e-commerce space, having acted for e-payment service providers and other e-commerce companies.

Banking and finance Tier 3

R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited is routinely involved in complex cross-border financing transactions, particularly in the context of major project developments. Names to note in the practice group include Surasak Vajasit, who has a strong track record in project financing and cross-border financing disputes, and Piroon Saengpakdee, who is also rated for his expertise in project finance and development.

The firm: R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited is part of the Rajah & Tann Asia network of firms and offers the highest standards of legal service by bringing together leading law firms and lawyers in nine regional countries. With a team of nearly 50 lawyers in Bangkok, the firm has the capacity to handle the most intricate regional and cross-border transactions and to provide seamless legal counsel across the region, with access to 500 outstanding lawyers across Asia.

Based in Bangkok, R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited is well-equipped to work towards giving clients a home advantage wherever they are throughout Asia, using its full-service capabilities and conducting business in ways that only native speakers can. The firm can deliver the most complex advice coherently, ensuring that clients are comfortable in legal and cultural landscapes that may seem unfamiliar.

R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited is headed by the highly respected Surasak Vajasit, who is noted for his ‘rich experience in restructuring matters, as well as corporate and financing transactions’ and ‘his previous experience as a judge’. He is recommended by clients as a ‘knowledgeable and prompt’ counsel, and is ‘respected by peers for his depth of ability’. Surasak is also regularly called upon to represent multinational clients in complex litigation and to act as an arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings.

As part of a truly Asian law firm, R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited ensures that its talent, resources and expertise are truly concentrated in the region, and in this part of the world.

Areas of practice: R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited has wide-ranging experience in Thai law matters right across the commercial spectrum, including representing clients in civil, criminal or administrative proceedings; in international and domestic arbitration; and in government investigations and trade, customs and compliance matters. The firm is also highly rated for its expertise in structuring and advising on foreign investment approvals, public and private company mergers and acquisitions, and in general corporate commercial matters for foreign investors in Thailand.

The firm comprises a majority of Thai nationals who are fluent in Thai and English, and hence have the ability to also represent clients in highly regulated industries, such as telecoms, automotive, food and beverage, liquor, tobacco, insurance and manufacturing, and is able to provide full support in large-scale litigation matters, corporate transactions and investigations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative and constitutional law
Banking and finance
Competition and antitrust
Corporate and commercial
Customs and trade
Data protection
Employment and benefits
Foreign direct investment
Insolvency and restructuring
Insurance and reinsurance
International arbitration
Litigation and dispute resolution
Loan recovery and enforcement
Mergers and acquisitions
Real estate
Regulatory, compliance and investigations
Photo Name Position Profile
 Supawat Srirungruang  photo Supawat Srirungruang
Ms Sui Lin Teoh photo Ms Sui Lin Teoh
 Melisa Uremovic  photo Melisa Uremovic
Mr Surasak Vajasit photo Mr Surasak Vajasit Managing Partner
Number of lawyers : 50+
various Chinese dialects
Rajah & Tann Asia Network
Contacts : Sui Lin Teoh, partner (
Contacts : Melisa Uremovic, partner (