Surasak Vajasit > R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited > Bangkok, Thailand > Lawyer Profile

R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited
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Managing Partner, International Arbitration, Restructuring & Insolvency, Banking & Finance, Regulatory


With more than 31 years’ experience in the private and public sectors, Surasak represents some of Thailand’s largest financial institutions and publicly traded companies in corporate and financing transactions, as well as multinational clients in complex Thai regulatory matters involving customs and anti-corruption proceedings. Drawing upon his previous experience as a judge in Thailand, Surasak’s practice largely focuses on representation in litigation and dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitrations – local and international, as counsel and arbitrator. Surasak recently successfully represented a large Japanese car manufacturing company in Tax Court proceedings involving alleged underpaid duty of THB10 billion.

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Thailand > Banking and finance

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Surasak Vajasit

R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited

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.

Thailand > Dispute resolution

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.