Dispute resolution in Thailand

Baker McKenzie LLP

Baker McKenzie LLP’s ‘outstanding’ team is led by Wynn Pakdeejit, who has experience in commercial disputes, construction litigation and arbitration, as well as contentious tax and customs matters. The practice also counts on the expertise of Chaiporn Supvoranid, who is praised as a ‘true expert in employment disputes’, and advises on corporate fraud investigations and insurance claims. Counting multinational corporations, state-owned entities and state agencies among its key roster of clients, the team is at the forefront of class actions, in addition to corporate and commercial disputes. Paralee Techajongjintana, who handles contentious administrative law matters, is another key contact in the group

Responsables de la pratique:

Wynn Pakdeejit

Autres avocats clés:

Chaiporn Supvoranid; Paralee Techajongjintana; Hathaichanok Jittreenet

Les références

‘Baker Mckenzie has an outstanding way of working with its clients. The partner in charge of clients is always flexible and focuses on building a long-term relationship.’

‘They are a true one-stop service law firm as their internal teams consist of experts of all legal fields. They are able to form the ideal team that consists of the required experts to offer the right service for the client.’

‘Chaiporn Supvoranid is the true expert in employment disputes. He has always been able to give us reliable and practical solutions, using his technical knowledge, good common sense and understanding of business needs.’

Kudun & Partners

With demonstrable experience across the energy, telecoms, automotive and aviation sectors, Kudun & Partners’s ‘first-class’ practice is noted for its capability in domestic and multi-jurisdictional disputes. Key areas of expertise range from bankruptcy and rehabilitation cases to contentious administrative law, corporate and commercial matters. The team is jointly led by Somboon Sangrungjang, who is ‘highly recommended for his extremely well-versed expertise in administrative law and commercial disputes’, and Pariyapol Kamolsilp, who advises clients in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings. Niruch Winiyakul, who handles labour and international trade disputes, is another key member of the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Somboon Sangrungjang; Pariyapol Kamolsilp

Autres avocats clés:

Niruch Winiyakul

Les références

‘Kudun & Partners’s advice and services are first-class, comparable to some of the larger international firms in Thailand. They are highly responsive to our needs and know what we need.’

‘Somboon Sangrungjang is a senior lawyer and highly recommended for his extremely well-versed expertise in administrative law and commercial disputes. He is able to foresee a few steps ahead of the opposing party’s moves and take preventive measures to protect our interests.’

‘Niruch Winiyakul is smart and very hands-on.’

Principaux clients

LG Electronics

Jetion Solar (Thailand)

Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited

Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited

IRPC Public Company Limited

Advanced Wireless Network Co., Ltd.

RHB Securities Public Company Limited

Intouch Holdings Public Company Limited

Triple T Broadband Public Company Limited

Singha Estate Public Company Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing a construction company with respect to an administrative dispute against the Expressway Authority of Thailand regarding the Terms of Reference of Rama 3 Expressway Project with an initial project cost of THB5.8bn at the Central Administrative Court.
  • Representing LG Electronics (Thailand) Company Limited as the defendant where the Plaintiff claimed that the defendant has defaulted on a dealer agreement by filing the statement of defense with the court by refuting all allegations made by the plaintiff and requesting the court to dismiss the case.
  • Representing a integrated energy and refining company with respect to the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award (US Arbitration) against a state-owned oil and gas company at Thailand’s Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court.

Tilleke & Gibbins

Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution team is ‘comprised of experts in their own domains, which makes the firm a one-stop shop for all advice’. With demonstrable experience across all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration and mediation, the practice's caseload includes administrative law disputes and aviation cases, in addition to bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. Head of the firm's regional aviation, compliance and investigations practices, John Frangos, who advises on contentious aircraft repossession matters, oversees the team alongside Chusert Supasitthumrong, who specialises in employment disputes. The practice also relies on the expertise of chief litigator Thawat Damsa-ard and managing partner Tiziana Sucharitkul.

Responsables de la pratique:

John Frangos; Chusert Supasitthumrong

Autres avocats clés:

Thawat Damsa-ard; Tiziana Sucharitkul

Les références

‘Tilleke & Gibbins’ team delivers practical advice and helps us navigate the restructuring proceedings in Thailand, which we are not familiar with.’

‘The team is comprised of experts in their own domains, which makes the firm a one-stop shop for all advice. The vast experience of the team is very useful.’

‘Thawat Damsa-ard is one of the leading lawyers in the country.’

Principaux clients



American Express

Bureau Veritas

Euler Hermes

General Motors


Lonsin Capital


Stryker Corporation

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Thailand’s largest ISP as an interpleader in an environmental and public health dispute at the local administrative court, in relation to a high performance submarine internet cable project.
  • Represented American Express, Collins Aerospace, dnata, and Euler Hermes, and numerous other creditors in securing debt repayment in connection with Thai Airways’ business rehabilitation.
  • Representing a European aerospace and defense company in litigation against the Royal Thai Navy, in relation to the breach of a defense equipment contract worth over THB600m.

Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited

Noted for its domestic and international capability, Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited’s dispute resolution team handles a broad range of multi-jurisdictional disputes, with notable expertise across the energy, real estate and transport sectors. Steven Burkill, who advises on UK and Asia-based arbitrations concerning large-scale power and oil and gas projects, jointly leads the ‘attentive’ team alongside Ratthakarn Boonnua and Kay Kian Tan. Boonnua’s expertise covers contentious international trade matters, commercial disputes and business crime litigation, while Tan specialises in the power and energy disputes, transport mandates and insurance claims.

Responsables de la pratique:

Steven Burkill; Kay Kian Tan; Ratthakarn Boonnua

Les références

‘Direct and to the point. The team provides legal advice with a commercial edge.’

‘They try to understand the client’s concerns and help explore all possible solutions in a short period of time.’

‘Very good grasp on what we hoped to achieve and exhibited a clear understanding on the specifics and legal issues involved in our case.’

Principaux clients


Expacare Insurance

PTT Public Company Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing PTT Public Company Limited, the Thai state-owned and SET-listed oil and gas company, in a Supreme Court hearing in front of Lord Hodge, Lady Arden, Lord Sales, Lord Leggatt and Lord Burrows.

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners provides ‘strategic advice’ on a broad range of disputes, from contentious administrative law, automotive and aviation matters to construction and engineering, anti-corruption and competition law cases. The team also advises on media and public relation issues, assisting clients in tackling media exposure challenges that often arise from disputes. Practice leader Phisit Dejchaiyasak has considerable experience in domestic and cross-border litigations and arbitrations, while counsel Rapinnart Prongsiriwattana focuses on civil, criminal, bankruptcy and administrative law cases. Pathorn Towongchuen is another key contact in the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Phisit Dejchaiyasak

Autres avocats clés:

Rapinnart Prongsiriwattana; Pathorn Towongchuen

Les références

‘Their main strengths are that they provide strategic advice, and their attention to detail is second to none. They pushed the overall quality of legal services to another level.’

‘Very professional and know their work very well. Very efficient and responsive at all times.’

‘Pathorn Towongchuen has been very helpful, and his advice has not been limited to only the dispute issue, but also included the commercial practice.’

Principaux clients

PTT Group

Symphony Communications Public Company Limited

Thaicom Public Company Limited

Intouch Holdings Public Company Limited

Pacific Alliance Group

Asia Insurance 1950 Public Company Limited


GMM Grammy

Reed Tradex Co., Ltd.

Taiyo Holdings

Reed Tradex

Mitsui Bussan Automotive

RRB Group Private

Skill Power

Chandler MHM Limited

Chandler MHM Limited acts for both domestic and international clients on a range of disputes, including bankruptcy and rehabilitation proceedings, commercial litigation, contentious construction matters, as well as employment and international trade disputes. The team also has experience appearing before the Thai courts and the specialised courts. Practice leader Waree Shinsirikul has expertise in litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters, while Nathee Silacharoen advises on labour and employment cases, corporate and commercial litigious matters, as well as international trade disputes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Waree Shinsirikul

Autres avocats clés:

Nathee Silacharoen

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is well-placed to leverage the firm’s global footprint to act on a range of multi-jurisdictional disputes, from construction cases and insurance claims to litigations and international arbitrations. The team also stands out for its capability in handling large-scale commercial disputes arising out of emerging markets. Experienced litigator and practice leader Don Rojanapenkul represents clients in various forms of dispute resolution, ranging from court proceedings to arbitrations and mediations in Thailand. The practice counts on the expertise of Komson Suntheeraporn, who was promoted to partner in May 2021 and specialises in contentious employment matters, and senior associate Ekasit Suttawat, who focuses on real estate and construction-related disputes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Don Rojanapenkul

Autres avocats clés:

Komson Suntheeraporn; Ekasit Suttawat

Principaux clients

Group Lease PCL

Korean Reinsurance Company

The Met Condominium Juristic Person

The Shell Company of Thailand Limited

Syngenta Crop Protection Ltd

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Group Lease PCL in relation to a series of civil claims concerning multiple investment agreements, as well as acting as lead counsel on all related domestic civil and criminal proceedings and supervisory counsel on litigation in other jurisdictions.
  • Acting as co-counsel to Korean Re in a complex quota share reinsurance treaty dispute with Thai Reinsurance PCL (Thai Re).
  • Acting as counsel in an LCIA arbitration against Shell’s freight forwarding agent in Thailand.

Herbert Smith Freehills (Thailand) Limited

The ‘well-prepared, professional and highly competent’ team at Herbert Smith Freehills (Thailand) Limited works domestically and internationally across various industry sectors, including telecoms and technology, banking and finance, as well as energy and infrastructure. The practice also stands out for its capability in advising Japanese clients on competition-related litigation. Team leader Chinnawat Thongpakdee has expertise in insolvency proceedings, fraud cases and employment disputes, while Warathorn Wongsawangsiri advises on a range of contentious matters, often involving a cross-border element. Associate Rachata Champathong, who acts for clients in commercial disputes and criminal litigation, is another key member of the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Chinnawat Thongpakdee

Autres avocats clés:

Warathorn Wongsawangsiri; Rachata Champathong

Les références

‘This is an excellent team. Well-prepared, professional and highly competent.’

‘I would single out in particular Warathorn Wongsawangsiri and Rachata Champathong for their high-quality advice and professionalism.’

‘HSF impressed us when helping us navigate through understanding Thai law and Thai court procedures and processes in Bangkok. They are very practical and have clear, concise, appropriate communication skills to deliver detailed and complicated information about Thai law and procedure simply in English.’

R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited

R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited’s dispute resolution team is led by Surasak Vajasit, who works across the public and private sectors, with experience in handling regulatory matters involving customs and anti-corruption proceedings. The team represents clients in challenges to government decision-making, in addition to handling contentious civil and criminal matters. Other key areas of expertise include tax, customs and trade disputes. Pakpoom Suntornvipat, who has experience in commercial and criminal litigation, as well as customs disputes, is another key member of the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Surasak Vajasit

Autres avocats clés:

Pakpoom Suntornvipat

Les références

‘This practice has a team of dedicated and excellent lawyers, who are committed to delivering solutions for their clients.’

‘Special mention for Surasak Vajasit, the managing partner, who stays on top of the case.’

Principaux clients

Philip Morris (Thailand) Limited

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited

Siam Premier International Law Office Limited’s dispute resolution team is led by Kong Suriyamontol, who has experience across the mining and natural resources, oil and gas and construction sectors, Techatat Udomsiri and Sumit Masrungson. Praised as a ‘safe and steady pair of hands’, Udomsiri’s expertise covers major contracts, construction and trade matters, while Masrungson advises on employment disputes, as well as rehabilitation and bankruptcy proceedings. The team’s caseload includes aviation disputes, administrative law proceedings and banking and finance litigation. The practice has been boosted by Suraphon Rittipongchusit who has joined from Kennedys.

Responsables de la pratique:

Kong Suriyamontol; Techatat Udomsiri; Sumit Masrungson

Autres avocats clés:

Suraphon Rittipongchusit

Les références

‘The team has an outstanding blend of local expertise and lawyers with international experience. The team is fluent in English and is a wonderful bridge to Thai entities and individuals.’

‘Techatat Udomsiri has a vast experience in commercial litigation.’

‘It has been a joy working with Siam Premier.’

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd.

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Ltd. handles a broad range of disputes, from commercial litigation and employment cases to bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, with demonstrable experience before the civil, criminal and administrative courts. Anuwat Ngamprasertkul leads the team and represents clients in shareholder disputes, white-collar crime cases, contentious labour matters and tax-related litigation.

Responsables de la pratique:

Anuwat Ngamprasertkul

Formichella & Sritawat

Boutique firm Formichella & Sritawat handles a broad range of disputes, from bankruptcy proceedings and civil fraud claims to IP infringement cases and shareholders disputes. With experience in civil and criminal litigation, the team is led by ‘experiencedM.L. Numlapyos Sritawat, who acts for clients across the technology, banking, media and construction sectors. Associate Patchamon Purikasem, who advises on hospitality-related litigation, is another key member of the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

M.L. Numlapyos Sritawat

Autres avocats clés:

Patchamon Purikasem

Les références

‘Good case management. Contactable and responsive.’

‘Numlapyos Sritawat clearly is a very experienced lawyer.’

‘Very attentive and good service. Clear and concise information.’


With demonstrable experience across the hospitality, real estate, insurance and healthcare, Kennedys stand outs for its expertise in commercial litigation and international arbitration, in addition to advising on subrogated actions for insurers. The team is led by arbitration expert Ian Johnston, who focuses on commercial contract disputes, hospitality cases and contentious insurance matters. Suraphon Rittipongchusit has left the practice to join Siam Premier International Law Office Limited.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ian Johnston

Principaux clients

Minor International PCL

MI Squared Co., Ltd.

Dhipaya Insurance PCL

Bangkok Insurance PCL

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE Singapore branch

Chubb Samaggi Insurance PCL

Hyatt (Thailand) Ltd.

Axis, London

MFG International Holdings (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Natipatana Law Office

Praised for its ‘excellent track record and capabilities’, specialist dispute resolution and corporate advisory firm Natipatana Law Office acts for clients in Thailand and across the ASEAN region on cross-border disputes. The team is led by Nattaphol Chinawong, who has ‘first-hand knowledge’ in commercial and civil disputes. Other key members of the team include Nuttawut Chinawong, who handles a range of commercial, corporate, administrative and labour disputes, and Craig Arndt, who acts for clients in commercial arbitration proceedings.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nattaphol Chinawong

Autres avocats clés:

Nuttawut Chinawong; Craig Arndt

Les références

‘Nuttawut Chinawong has successfully litigated many cases, both commercial and criminal, in Thailand.’

‘Nattaphol Chinawong is taking the firm to the next level of legal services and capabilities, whilst modernising the firm’s operations and interactions with customers. Small boutique firm with excellent track record and capabilities at very reasonable prices.’

‘Nattaphol Chinawong is an exceptionally well-rounded lawyer with first-hand knowledge of both commercial and criminal matters and case law.’

Principaux clients

Facebook Thailand

Meta Platforms Inc.

White and Case

Drews and Napier LLC

The British Embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo



Grab Taxi

Toyota Leasing

Hunting plc

Allison Transmission Inc.

Weatherford Thailand

Ivanhoe Group

Kuwait Airways

Columbia Pictures Aquaverse Water Park

KONE plc

Raffles Assets Thailand

Kasikorn Bank plc

UOB Bank

Siriraj Foundation

Sharp Thai

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Facebook regarding takedown orders and advises the company on general legal matters in connection with Thai law including data privacy law, cyber law, intellectual property and civil and commercial law.
  • Advised on all legal matters concerning the British Embassy, such as diplomatic immunity, extradition, criminal law, labour law, civil and commercial law.
  • Advised a Visa entity in connection with a settlement agreement from Thai law perspective.

SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd

Counting local and regional entities among its key roster of clients, SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd’s practice has demonstrable experience advising on administrative law disputes, bankruptcy and rehabilitation proceedings, as well as banking and finance litigation. The team is also noted for its capability in arbitrations and mediations. Managing partner and practice leader Chavalit Uttasart advises on patent and copyright infringement cases, while Vira Kammee remains a key contact in the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Chavalit Uttasart

Autres avocats clés:

Vira Kammee

Principaux clients

Nok Airlines PCL

BSL Leasing Co., Ltd.

Siam Makro PCL

Minor International PCL

Thai Transactional Bank

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Nok Air, which recently changed its branding from a budget airline to a premium airline and entered into court-supervised rehabilitation proceedings to resolve its financial liquidity issues.
  • Advised BSL Leasing, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and JA Mitsui Leasing Ltd., in connection with pursuit of an outstanding payment arising from the hire, purchase, and lease of products in an amount in excess of THB380m.
  • Defending Siam Makro against claims brought by its suppliers to recover outstanding over payments of approximately THB76.5m.