The Legal 500 - Asia Pacific (2020)
Dispute Resolution - Tier 2
Labour and Employment - Tier 2
TMT - Tier 2
Banking and Finance - Tier 3
Surasak Vajasit - Banking and Finance
Yingrak Treesaranuwattana - TMT
R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited has experience in a wide range of disputes covering tax, employment, customs and trade, and general commercial matters. The team is headed by senior partner Surasak Vajasit, who routinely represents multinational companies in legal proceedings with government entities and private litigants. Another key figure in the team is Melisa Uremovic, who has particular expertise in trade and customs disputes. Also recommended is Ittichai Prasongprasit, a fluent Thai and Japanese speaker who specialises in trade and construction disputes and is well-placed to represent foreign litigants from Japan.
Labour and Employment
R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited has wide-ranging expertise in employment disputes and regulatory concerns, with a particular expertise in employment matters involving alleged misconduct, corruption and fraud. In addition, data privacy and protection have become increasingly important generators of work for the practice group. The team is headed by Sui Lin Teoh, who has experience advising domestic and international companies on employment matters. Ittichai Prasongprasit focuses on Labour Court work with disputes concerning labour unions, strikes and lock-outs, and Supawat Srirungruang advises on regulatory compliance and anti-bribery matters.
R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited has a strong regulatory practice, with experience in fintech, data protection and e-commerce. The team is jointly led by Supawat Srirungruang, who advises telecoms companies on a range of regulatory matters, and Saroj Jongsaritwang, who has experience in media, e-commerce, and date protection issues. Associate Yingrak Treesaranuwattana is also active in the e-commerce space, having acted for e-payment service providers and other e-commerce companies.
Banking and Finance
R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited is routinely involved in complex cross-border financing transactions, particularly in the context of major project developments. Names to note in the practice group include Surasak Vajasit, who has a strong track record in project financing and cross-border financing disputes, and Piroon Saengpakdee, who is also rated for his expertise in project finance and development.