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January 2019

16 January 2019, Bangkok – Pisut & Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Messrs.

David W. Lawrence and Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn, as Partners.


David is a U.S. qualified lawyer (Illinois) who has been working in Thailand since 2010. David joined Pisut & Partners as a partner in January 2019, where he serves his corporate, SME and personal clients over a wide range of industries, regions and matters. David’s prior global role as Senior Legal Counsel for SET and SGX listed Sri Trang Agro-Industry, PCL, a key supplier to the automobile industry and Thailand’s largest producer of medical gloves, provided him the opportunity to facilitate the departure of their former joint venture partner and subsequently support the global expansion of their medical devices business. Prior to joining Sri Trang, David worked as a Senior Consultant at Tilleke & Gibbins, where he focused on complex disputes and led the firm’s regional hotels and hospitality practice group. David’s main expertise lies in devising and implementing effective, practical and commercially viable solutions to complex problems faced by companies and individuals.

Wayu is widely experienced in advising on all company law matters, including acquisitions and disposals of businesses and companies, investments by majority and minority shareholders and management teams, and designing and implementing domestic and multinational corporate group structures. He also advises on corporate governance and compliance with directors’ statutory and fiduciary duties, investment promotion (BOI), factories, warehouses, industrial estates, zoning, environmental and chemical regulations as well as real estate, labor, transport, hospitality and exchange control issues. Wayu also from time to time conducts internal compliance investigations by working closely with foreign counsels and internal legal department of multinational corporations. He joins from PriceSanond, one of Thailand’s oldest international law firms where he was a partner.


David Lawrence said, “I am honored to become a part of what Pisut has built with Pisut & Partners. Together with the great team already in place at Pisut & Partners, Pisut, Wayu and I will strive toward our shared vision for the Firm to grow sustainably and continue to serve our clients by providing smart, commercially-minded, and high-quality legal advice.”

Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn said, “Joining Pisut & Partners feels almost like a home coming to me. Pisut and I worked together on many projects for many years when he was the head of litigation at PriceSanond. I believe I can help strengthen and expand the firm's corporate and commercial practice and, together with Pisut's strong background in dispute resolution, we can provide first-rate legal solutions to our clients both locally and internationally” Pisut Rakwong, Managing Partner said, “We are proud to have David and Wayu as integral parts of our firm. We are only as good as the quality of our members and both of them make us stronger and better able to meet the needs of our clients in the region and worldwide. We look forward to continuing to provide clients with our services across our expanding global network.”

About Pisut & Partners

Pisut and Partners is a full-service law firm serving a broad range of foreign multi-national and Thai corporations. The Firm became a member of International Law Firms (ILF), an international association of independent smaller and mid-sized law firms serving their clients’ needs in cross-border business legal issues. ILF has approximately 70 firms from 50 countries worldwide in the same year.

In 2017, the Firm became the exclusive Commercial Litigation Member in Thailand with IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms and the fastest growing professional service firm network in the world; providing legal, accountancy and financial advice to companies and individuals across 150 jurisdictions.


In addition to IR Global, the Firm is a member of Nextlaw Global Referral Network, a client-focused legal referral network created by Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. This enables the network to connect clients of member firms to the best lawyers with the appropriate experience in the locations where clients need legal counsel.

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