The Legal 500 - Asia Pacific (2024)

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

Key Lawyers:
Chotiwit Ngamsuwan - Banking and Finance
Ittichai Prasongprasit – Labour and Employment
Krida Phoonwathu – Dispute Resolution
Melisa Uremovic - TMT
Pakpoom Suntornvipat – Banking and Finance, Custom and International Trade, Dispute Resolution
Piroon Saengpakdee – Banking and Finance
Saroj Jongsaritwang - Banking and Finance
Supawat Srirungruang – Custom and International Trade, Labour and Employment
Surasak Vajasit – Custom and International Trade
Vanina Sucharitkul – Dispute Resolution


Banking and Finance
Entrusted by multinational banks on a regular basis, R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited is noted for its capability to advise on various cross-border matters involving English and Singaporean law. Managing partner Surasak Vajasit possesses a wealth of experience in corporate and financing transactions, often representing Thailand’s state enterprise banks and other financial institutions. Piroon Saengpakdee‘s expertise is concentrated in project development and finance. Other key names in the practice include Pakpoom Suntornvipat, Saroj Jongsaritwang and Chotiwit Ngamsuwan.

Customs and International Trade
R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited operates across all aspects of customs and trade matters, routinely representing clients in pursuing vailable remedies under bilateral, multilateral, or international agreements and appearing before the courts. Other key areas of work for the practice include advising on customs and subordinate laws, liaising with government departments and negotiating defence and settlement proceedings. Joint practice head Melisa Uremovic's vast expertise encompasses tax, competition, anti-bribery and foreign ownership, to name a few. Alongside Uremovic, Supawat Srirungruang has experience in matters concerning trade competition, dispute resolution and regulatory compliance. Surasak Vajasit and Pakpoom Suntornvipat are also recommended.

Dispute Resolution
Utilising its large regional network, R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited possesses key strengths in handling administrative proceedings, commercial and criminal litigation as well as customs and tax disputes. Surasak Vajasit steers the practice with expertise in customs litigation, and a strong practice across public and private sectors. Pakpoom Suntornvipat advises clients on matters stemming from customs disputes, as well as general commercial and criminal litigation, while Krida Phoonwathu fields a diverse practice that includes business rehabilitation cases, shareholder disputes alongside a broader range of commercial litigation and arbitration issues. Vanina Sucharitkul joined the team in March 2023.

Labour and Employment
Helmed by Saroj Jongsaritwang and Piroon Saengpakdee, R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited’s practice assists an extensive client roster that includes multinational companies and Thai conglomerates on an array of contentious and non-contentious matters. The team demonstrates expertise in disputes involving labour unions, managing termination for misconduct, conducting reviews of HR policies and employment contracts, as well as alleged fraud and anti-corruption investigations. Ittichai Prasongprasit holds vast experience in employment litigation, including disputes involving labour unions, while Supawat Srirungruang’s advises on a range of labour issues.

Advisng on e-commerce and e-payments-related matters, R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited's offering encompasses a diverse array of TMT issues, including new technologies, such as data security and fintech matters. The practice is jointly led by Supawat Srirungruang, who is geared to handle personal data protection mandates, and Saroj Jongsaritwang, who counts e-commerce, US and China telecoms providers and social media companies among his key roster of clients. Counsel Yingrak Treesaranuwattana, who is noted for his expertise in the e-commerce sphere, is another key contact in the group.