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Thailand > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Peter ShelfordDLA Piper

DLA Piper acts for insurers, reinsurers and brokers in Thailand and across Southeast Asia in insurance claims disputes, M&A transactions and regulatory matters. Thailand and co-insurance sector head Peter Shelford is well-known in the Thai insurance market and represents insurers and reinsurers, as well as major corporations, in insurance-related disputes. Legal director Yodwarat Tedkham handles contentious insurance matters, including maritime insurance disputes and reinsurance cases, while of counsel Robert Tang acts for clients across the Asia Pacific in non-marine insurance and reinsurance disputes.

Thailand > Labour and employment

DLA Piper acts for clients across a range of sectors, including technology, manufacturing and hospitality, on cross-border contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Practice head Komson Suntheeraporn advises Thai and multinational corporations on contentious work, such as representing clients in labour court proceedings, as well as non-contentious and advisory matters. Peter Shelford has experience in representing multinational clients in employment disputes in Thailand and advises insurance sector clients on employment matters.

Thailand > Dispute resolution

The dispute resolution practice at DLA Piper acts for domestic and multinational clients in multi-jurisdictional disputes, ranging from insurance claims to construction disputes, as well as administrative cases. Experienced litigator Don Rojanapenkul is also well versed in other forms of dispute resolution, including arbitrations and mediations. Peter Shelford is noted for his expertise in insurance, reinsurance and construction litigation matters, and the newly promoted partner Komson Suntheeraporn has ‘vast experience in commercial disputes’. Counsel Robert Tang and senior associate Ekasit Suttawat who is recommended for corporate fraud and construction disputes are also names to note.

Thailand > Dispute resolution: international arbitration

(Leading individuals)

Peter ShelfordDLA Piper

The international arbitration team at DLA Piper assists clients with both enforcing and resisting arbitral awards in all the main arbitration centres globally. The practice is led by litigator Don Rojanapenkul, who focuses on arbitrations involving insurance and infrastructure disputes, and includes senior consultant Peter Shelford who has expertise in insurance and reinsurance and construction cases, and counsel Robert Tang who focuses on cross-border energy and construction-related disputes.  Komson Suntheeraporn is also a key contact.

Thailand > Transport

DLA Piper handles project development matters, as well as financing and commercial agreements for clients in the aviation, shipping, road and rail industry sectors. Experienced litigator and arbitrator Peter Shelford represents clients in shipping disputes, while Waranon Vanichprapa and Samata Masagee remain key contacts in the team.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms

DLA Piper‘s international arbitration team spans from Australia to Southeast Asia and counts construction disputes among its specialist areas. From Sydney, ACICA vice-president Gitanjali Bajaj leads the Asia Pacific practice; she has particular construction, infrastructure, oil and gas, power and energy sector expertise. The group also benefits from strong individuals in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. In Thailand, the team is particularly strong for insurance and construction disputes; Don Rojanapenkul and senior consultant Peter Shelford are key contacts.