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Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited
93/1 UNIT 902, 9F GPF WITTHAYU TOWER B
WIRELESS ROAD, PATHUMWAN
BANGKOK 10330
Thailand
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PARTNER AND HEAD OF THE FIRM’S ASIA DISPUTE RESOLUTION GROUP AND HEAD OF THE BANGKOK OFFICE

Position

Steven specialises in complex international disputes, in particular, London and Asia-based arbitrations involving oil and gas, power, mining and commodities and large-scale projects. He is also highly experienced in shipping litigation.

Steven has sat as an arbitrator in ICC, SIAC, TAI and ad hoc arbitrations. He has used this know-how on commercial projects to help avoid disputes and manage risk.

Lawyer Rankings

Thailand > Dispute resolution: international arbitration

(Leading individuals)

Steven BurkillWatson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited‘s international arbitration practice includes construction, energy, insurance and commodities dispute work. The firm has ten internationally qualified practitioners and twelve Thai qualified practitioners who act in a range of arbitral institutions. Steven Burkill manages international disputes with experience in London and Asia-based arbitrations relating to oil and gas, power and large-scale projects. Kay Kian Tan is recognised for his representation of multinational corporations in international commercial arbitration. His sector specialisms include international trade, transport and insurance. The ‘responsive and intelligent’ Alan Polivnick is well practiced in transport and insurance disputes work. Belle Chewprecha moved to Allen & Overy (Thailand) Co, Ltd in July 2020.

Thailand > Dispute resolution

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited has noted specialisms in construction, energy, insurance and commodities disputes, acting for clients such as investment banks, corporations, shipping lines and airlines. With practitioners based across Asia, the firm is able to handle multi-jurisdictional cases. Steven Burkill is leading the team and has extensive experience of Thai, English and US litigation. Kay Kian Tan specialises in international commercial litigation, active in the energy, transport and insurance sectors. Ratthakarn Boonnua has served as lead counsel on cases involving international trade and commercial disputes.

Thailand > Projects and energy

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited acts on the full range of renewable energy matters as well as conventional energy projects in the Thai market. Advice includes assistance on regulatory matters, M&A transactions and construction projects. Christopher Osborne  is co-leading the team alongside Steven Burkill and the duo work on  maintenance contract matters, financial agreements and projects and energy disputes.