Firm Profile > DLA Piper > Bangkok, Thailand
DLA Piper Offices
47/F UNIT 4707, EMPIRE TOWER
SOUTH SATHORN ROAD
DLA Piper > The Legal 500 Rankings
Insurance Tier 1
DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited is well-versed in complex claims work, insurance coverage and regulatory and compliance work in the insurance sector. Litigator and practice head Peter Shelford has deep experience in insurance and reinsurance disputes; he continues to advise Htoo Group and its insurers on public liability claims arising from a fire at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel. Don Rojanapenkul is another key practitioner, specialising in insurance claims in the construction, retail and energy sectors. Senior consultant Robert Tang is experienced in regulatory insurance matters as well as property insurance and liability claims.
‘Excellent knowledge on insurance coverage and an ability to turnaround advice quickly.’
‘Peter Shelford has strong connections with reinsurers.’
‘Go–to firm for insurance in Thailand and South East Asia. Stellar team with good depth of resources in associate ranks. Very highly regarded in the industry for both claims and regulatory work.’
‘Peter Shelford is one of the leading lawyers in Thailand and Asia for insurance. He has a tremendous reputation and is well regarded for his insurance expertise and connections.’
‘Robert Tang has developed a reputation in the market for his commercial and technical advice on claims in Thailand and the region. He is exceptionally responsive. His understanding of the market is second to none and he has great connections.’
Allianz C.P. General Insurance Co., Ltd.
FM Insurance Co
Crawford & Company Adjusters (UK)
Golden Arches Insurance DAC
Real estate and construction Tier 1The team at DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited has wide-ranging expertise in cross-border projects, property investment, REITs and real estate disputes, where it regularly acts for landlords, investors and developers. Dusadee Jittasaiyapan leads the team and acted for WeWork in relation to the lease of a building space on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok for a flexible workspace centre in Thailand. Jittasaiyapan is noted by clients and peers alike for his extensive experience in the real estate sector. Senior associate Supranee Arjjit has knowledge of real estate investments, acquisitions and compliance matters.
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1
DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited is regularly involved in bond restructuring work, but has particular expertise in contentious insolvency matters, including investigation, enforcement and litigation. Practice head Timothy Tan is instructed by banks, borrowers and investment funds in debt restructuring mandates, and Don Rojanapenkul handles a range of bankruptcy litigation, including debt recovery claims.
Tata Steel UK
Clearwater Capital Partners
Standard Chartered Bank
Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund
Dispute resolution Tier 2
DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited's practice has acted on construction, shipping, employment and insurance claims and disputes. The department is jointly headed by Thai litigator and arbitration expert Don Rojanapenkul, who is most active in the banking, insurance, energy and telecoms sectors, and Peter Shelford, who has particular expertise in insurance, reinsurance and construction-related disputes, and successfully represented Blue Lotus Hua-Hin and Blue Lotus Construction in multiple arbitration claims involving several buyers alleging breaches of various agreements. Senior consultant Robert Tang is another contact for reinsurance and non-marine insurance matters. Also recommended are Komson Suntheeraporn and senior associate Ekasit Suttawat, who has experience in construction-related disputes.
DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited's Bangkok team has a strong understanding of the enforcement of arbitral awards, and is able to link up with its colleagues in established centres of arbitration such as London, Singapore and Hong Kong to provide seamless service in major international arbitration. The practice group is jointly led by Don Rojanapenkul and Peter Shelford, the latter of whom has expertise in insurance and reinsurance and construction disputes in the TAI and SIAC. Another name to note includes senior consultant Robert Tang, who focuses on energy and construction-related disputes.
TMT Tier 2
Acting for domestic and international clients, DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited handles a variety of transactional and regulatory TMT mandates, including advice on IT matters, data protection, and e-commerce product development. Also recommended are practice head Dusadee Jittasaiyapan and Don Rojanapenkul, who has been acting in large investment dispute in the telecoms and broadcasting space. Senior associate Pattama Jarupunphol advises a broad client base on regulatory issues related to data protection and privacy.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation
Exeltis Pharmaceuticals Holding SL
LINE Plus Corporation
Vodafone Group Services
Transport Tier 2
DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited's practice covers the transport sector broadly, with a focus on liability, customs, regulation, financing and project development. Moreover, the firm is regularly involved in litigation and arbitration. The team is headed by Peter Shelford, who has particular experience in shipping and other transport disputes, which intersects with his expertise in construction, insurance and reinsurance. Senior consultant Juree Somprasong joined the firm in June 2018, and has extensive experience in PPP project development and EPC contracts.
Kerry Logistics Network
AECOM Technology Corporation
Allied World Assurance
Banking and finance Tier 3
DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited has strengths across the Asia-Pacific region, where it acts for borrowers, lenders and alternative capital providers. Practice head Timothy Tan focuses on the range of banking and finance services, and recently advised Deutsche Bank on a $115m notes offering by Paladin Energy Group; this multi-jurisdictional matter brought in lawyers from the Bangkok and Singapore offices.
Pierfront Capital Fund Management
Capital Square Partners
PT MNC Investama group
DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited is routinely involved in cross-border transactions for major corporate clients, with with strong recent showings in the real estate, hospitality and healthcare sectors. Department head Dusadee Jittasaiyapan has extensive experience of complex M&A, and recently advised General Electric on the sale of its gas engine business to Austrian gas cogeneration company Jenbacher. Also recommended are counsel Chadaporn Ruangtoowagoon, an expert in inbound investment transactions, and senior associate Patthanawach Nuntawowart, who is experienced in a variety of corporate work including joint ventures and commercial agreements and post-M&A business structuring.
Kerry Logistics Network
M. Water Company
General Electric Inc.
Labour and employment Tier 3
The team at DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited specialises in cross-border employment matters, investigations, data privacy issues and disputes. Disputes specialist Peter Shelford co-heads the department alongside Dusadee Jittasaiyapan, who assisted Virgin Active Health Clubs with the drafting and revision of its employment services contracts, and also advises the client on work rules requirements in Thailand. Counsel Komson Suntheeraporn represents clients in labour court proceedings, and senior associate Pattama Jarupunphol has advised on issues ranging from immigration, to employee transfers and working conditions.
DLA Piper > Firm Profile
The firm: DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, positioning it to help companies with their legal needs around the world.
DLA Piper strives to be the leading global business law firm by providing quality and value to clients every day. The firm achieves this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help clients succeed, and by delivering consistently across its full-service platform.
Areas of practice: Clients range from multinational, Global 1000 and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as all levels of government and public sector bodies. The firm is a trusted advisor to clients across Asia Pacific, those looking to expand their operations overseas, and international clients looking to enter the Asia Pacific market.
DLA Piper advises clients across a full range of services and sectors, with particular expertise in the following industries: banking and financial services; energy; government; healthcare; hospitality and leisure; insurance; life sciences; media, sports and entertainment; mining; real estate; technology; telecommunications; and transport.
DLA Piper was created in 2005 by the merger of Dibb Lupton Alsop, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by aggressive growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and further recent growth across the Americas, including Canada and Mexico, in Africa, the Nordic region, as well as further integration with DLA Piper New Zealand. The strategy was simple – to create a truly global firm capable of taking care of the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business.
|Capital markets||Timothy Tan|
|Dispute resolution||Peter Shelford|
|Dispute resolution||Don Rojanapenkul|
|Intellectual property||Pattama Jarupunphol|
|International arbitration||Peter Shelford|
|International arbitration||Don Rojanapenkul|
|Investment funds||Timothy Tan|
|Investment funds||Dhanipa Hongspanij|
|Projects and energy||Timothy Tan|
|Projects and energy||Dusadee Jittasaiyapan|
|Private equity and venture capital||Timothy Tan|
|Private equity and venture capital||Dhanipa Hongspanij|
|Real estate||Dusadee Jittasaiyapan|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 4,200 at this office : 40+
LanguagesEnglish French Hindi Mandarin Chinese Thai
At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn’t just about visible differences, it’s the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it’s crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. As a global business law firm, with a diverse client base, we know that our clients expect our people to represent the communities in which we work and value our ability to advise them on both local and global cultures and markets. We believe that our approach to diversity and inclusion enables us to attract the best talent, build the most effective teams and deliver the highest level of client service.
For more information on our specific D&I initiatives please see www.dlapiper.com
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