Chambers Asia Pacific (2017 Edition)

The rankings and editorials on R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited released by the Chambers Asia Pacific are highlighted below. 

Dispute Resolution (Band 3)
Ranked Lawyer - Surasak Vajasit (Band 2)

What the team is known for 
Respected player in the litigation arena covering a wide range of matters, including international trade and employment litigation. Offers expertise in administrative and civil disputes, and increasingly active in investigations work.

Strengths
Clients praise the firm for its efficiency: "The firm is very quick to understand complex matters, and the lawyers follow up on the strategy and add valuable comments from a legal perspective."

Significant clients
Coca-Cola, Siam Chaophraya Holding, Philip Morris Thailand, Standard Chartered Bank Thailand, Total Access Communication.

Notable practitioners
Interviewees describe Surasak Vajasit as an "exceptional lawyer" who is a highly visible figure in the Thai market. He represents international clients in disputes against both private companies and government agencies. He also handles arbitrations and was previously a judge.

 

Banking & Finance (Band 3)

Ranked Lawyer - Surasak Vajasit (Band 2)

What the team is known for
Adept at handling a diverse range of transactions, especially acting for domestic banks on cross-border matters. Also highlighted by sources for its capability in ship financing and when representing international lenders on local issues.

Notable practitioners
Surasak Vajasit elicits praise for his knowledge of ship financing and transactions in the resources and corporate sectors. He is also singled out for his expertise in the acquisition and construction of vessels on behalf of Thai clients.

  

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) (Band 3)

What the team is known for
Respected firm with an excellent reputation for advising clients from the telecommunications sector on regulatory issues and litigation. Offers additional expertise in data protection and privacy issues connected with investigations. Advises multinational as well as Thai clients.

Significant clients
Total Access Communication, Telenor.

Notable practitioners
Supawat Srirungruang and Saroj Jongsaritwang are key contacts for the team.

 

Restructuring/Insolvency 

Ranked Lawyer - Surasak Vajasit (Band 2)

Market commentators recognise Surasak Vajasit of R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited for his visibility in the market. He advises clients on a range of restructuring and bankruptcy-related work.