The Legal 500 - Asia Pacific (2022)

Banking and Finance – Tier 3
Customs and International Trade – Tier 1
Dispute Resolution – Tier 2
Labour and Employment – Tier 2
TMT – Tier 2

Leading Lawyers:
Melisa Uremovic – Customs and International Trade

Rising Stars:
Yingrak Treesaranuwattana – TMT

Hall of Fame:
Surasak Vajasit – Banking and Finance

Customs and International Trade
R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited handles both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to customs and international trade, customs disputes as well as anti-dumping mandates. The practice is led by Melisa Uremovic, who represents clients in customs, anti-dumping and safeguard proceedings, as well as undertaking advisory work in this space. Surasak Vajasit assists multinational clients in customs-related disputes, and Supawat Srirungruang provides advice in litigation proceedings relating to trade agreements.

Dispute Resolution
R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited's recent caseloads include a mix of commercial litigation, tax and customs disputes, as well as administrative proceedings. Managing partner and litigator Surasak Vajasit has years of experience in the Thai market, and Sui Lin Teoh handles insurance and construction disputes. Kittikun Soontarerat and Chotiwit Ngamsuwan are further names to note.

Labour and Employment
R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited handles both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including litigation in the Thai courts, particularly regarding terminations of employment, as well as advising on employment contracts and conducting reviews of HR policies on the non-contentious side. Led by Saroj Jongsaritwang and Piroon Saengpakdee, the practice also includes key contact Sui Lin Teoh, who advises Thai subsidiaries of international companies on the termination of employment of senior executives and on reorganisations.

R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited acts for multinationals and Thai conglomerates on PDPA implementation projects, as well as advising on a range of corporate and commercial matters. Supawat Srirungruang heads the practice group and has notable experience in the telecoms space, while Saroj Jongsaritwang handles e-commerce matters. The team counts Charoen Pokphand Group and AP Honda Co Ltd among its key list of clients. Senior associate Yingrak Treesaranuwattana is noted for her expertise in e-payments and e-commerce mandates.

Banking and Finance
R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited's ‘responsive and helpful’ practice advises on loan facilities, securities agreements and commercial lending transactions. Managing partner Surasak Vajasit's client roster includes banks, other financial institutions and publicly traded companies. Piroon Saengpakdee focuses on project development and finance, while Pakpoom Suntornvipat advises clients as borrowers on facility agreements.