Chambers Asia Pacific (2022)

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

Ranked Lawyers:
Melisa Uremovic - South-East Asia: International Trade/WTO (Spotlight)
Supawat Srirungruang - Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) (Band 2)
Surasak Vajasit - Dispute Resolution (Band 1)

Dispute Resolution

What the team is known for
Rajah & Tann is a 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 and energy, on behalf of both domestic and international clients. Also handles contractual and shareholder cases, often representing clients before the Courts of Appeal and the Thai Supreme Court. Philip Morris, Honda and Glow SPP11 are notable clients.

Work highlights
Rajah & Tann represented Gheco-One in a THB160 million claim against the Revenue Department concerning corporate income tax.

Notable practitioners
Surasak Vajasit has expertise in customs, energy, finance and shareholder disputes. He is highly respected, with one market source describing him as "a forceful personality in the market."


What the team is known for
Rajah & Tann is a full-service law firm noted for its experience in handling customs disputes, often representing international and Thai corporates. Also active on income tax litigation, it has represented clients at various court levels, including the Central Tax Court and the Supreme Court. Its clientele includes companies in the consumer goods and energy sectors.

Work highlights
Rajah & Tann's team in Thailand acted for Gheco-One on its THB160 million claim for a corporate income tax refund against the Revenue Department.

Notable practitioners
Surasak Vajasit is a key contact within Rajah & Tann's tax team.

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)

What the team is known for
Rajah & Tann's office in Bangkok has a notable TMT practice, frequently engaged by leading global and Thai clients in the technology and telecommunications sectors. Its lawyers are well placed to advise on regulatory issues involving e-commerce, OTT services, data privacy and cryptocurrency regulations. Also advises clients on telecommunications licensing requirements in Thailand. Operates as part of the regional Rajah & Tann network.

A client describes the team's services as "extremely helpful."

Notable practitioners
Supawat Srirungruang is especially active on data privacy matters, as well as various other mandates such as cryptocurrency. "He understands what our management is looking for and steers his team in that direction," appreciates an interviewee.