Natipatana Law Office

Thailand

Review

Dispute resolution

Natipatana Law Office has maintained an active dispute resolution practice for over 36 years. As a local firm, it has extensive experience litigating cross-border disputes around the region through cooperation with other domestic firms and has cemented loyalty among various embassies for providing quality, English-speaking legal counsel. Its arbitration, employment, and government and regulatory practices are noteworthy with a stable roster of international, high-value clients.

Three senior members helm the disputes department, including directors Nattaphol Chinawong and Nuttawut Chinawong, and partner Craig Arndt.

During the research period, the firm was engaged by Facebook Thailand to represent the company in administrative litigation against a ministry of the Thai government concerning takedown orders of various content posted by Facebook users. Though this specific case has closed, Facebook regularly turns to the firm in relation to takedown orders in Thailand.

The team successfully represented Weatherford and Kuwait Airways in employment cases filed by their previous employees. In a commercial suit, the team was also triumphant in obtaining a favourable settlement and consent judgement on behalf of Raffles Assets Thailand. On the IP front, the firm defended Thai pharmaceutical company NBD Healthcare in relation to one of its advertisement names that was challenged by an Australian pharmaceutical company.

The firm also worked with Kone Corporation and Sharp Thailand in the past 12 months.