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Peter Shelford

DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited

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.

Thailand > Dispute resolution: international arbitration

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Peter Shelford

DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited

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.

Thailand > Dispute resolution

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.

Thailand > Transport

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.

Thailand > Labour and employment

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.

Hong Kong > Insurance

The ‘very client-oriented‘ team at DLA Piper is very active in transactional work, including joint ventures, M&A matters, and investments, and also advises on insurance regulatory issues. Heng Loong Cheong shares leadership of the practice with Shanghai-based Roy ChanPeter Shelford in Bangkok and John Goulios in Singapore.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms

At DLA Piper, Kevin Chan, Ernest Yang and Satpal Gobindpuri are notable names in Hong Kong, and Peter Shelford and Don Rojanapenkul are key contacts in Bangkok. Of counsel Xiaoshan Chen  is a key name in China, and Gitanjali Bajaj  in Sydney.

Myanmar > Foreign desks

DLA Piper‘s Myanmar practice is overseen by Bangkok-based insurance and arbitration expert Peter Shelford and corporate partner Joe Bauerschmidt, who also acts as managing partner of the Singapore office. In the contentious space, the cross-office team handles insurance, construction and energy-sector disputes, particularly international arbitration seated in Singapore. On the non-contentious side, the practice benefits from the Myanmar experience of foreign legal consultant Mohammed Rakinul Hakim in Bangkok, who has advised regional and multinational corporates on incorporation and employment matters in relation to their Myanmar subsidiaries.