Chambers Asia Pacific (2019)

Dispute Resolution - Band 3
Tax - Recognised Practitioner
Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) - Band 2

Ranked Lawyers:
Surasak Vajasit - Dispute Resolution (Band 1)
Melisa Uremovic - Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) (Recognised Practitioner)

Dispute Resolution 

What the team is known for
Regional firm with a solid reputation in the litigation space, regularly advising on a variety of corporate and administrative cases. Especially active on disputes involving customs and tax, employment, telecommunications and restructuring, on behalf of both domestic and international clients. Also handles professional negligence and shareholder cases, as well as regulatory investigations.

The team's litigation strength wins client approval. One interviewees says: "They understand dispute resolution well and are familiar with the court procedures," as well as being "flexible in discussions" and "commercial."

Additional clients find the firm to be reliable, praising the firm's "good quality and prompt advice."

Work highlights
Represented Toyota Motor Thailand in a tariff classification and bilateral trade agreement dispute with Royal Thai Customs.

Notable practitioners
Surasak Vajasit is praised by market commentators as a "very steady, capable and internationally savvy dispute resolution lawyer." He has expertise in tax litigation and also acts as an arbitrator in ICC proceedings.

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)

What the team is known for
Notable TMT practice, frequently entrusted by leading global and Thai clients in the technology and telecommunications sectors. Well placed to advise on regulatory issues involving marketing, e-commerce and data privacy, it also handles disputes linked to concession agreements. Often instructed on inbound acquisitions and joint venture investments in the technology sector.

Communication skills are a key strength of the firm, according to clients, who affirm: "They respond in a timely manner and provide accurate, reliable and practical legal advice."

Work highlights
Advised Total Access Communication on its concession and telecommunications service agreements, as well as in relation to regulatory issues.

Acted for Fubang International Finance on its USD250 million joint venture with Central Group in the e-commerce and consumer finance sector.

Notable practitioners
Melisa Uremovic, Supawat Srirungruang and Saroj Jongsaritwang are key contacts for clients.