R&T Asia (Thailand)


973 President Tower, 12th Floor
Units 12A - 12F Ploenchit Rd, Lumpini, Pathumwan
Bangkok, 10330

Telephone:+ 66 2 656 1991
Fax:+ 662 656 0833

Contact us

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Surasak Vajasit
Contact this Practitioner
Deputy Managing Partner: Melisa Uremovic
Contact this Practitioner

Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 60
Network memberships: Rajah & Tann Asia
Languages: Thai, English

Based in Bangkok, the team R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited (R&T) is a well-regarded full-service firm, and has an impressive base of international, regional and local clients with many years of experience in advising on a range of Thai law matters, including representing clients in civil, criminal or administrative proceedings, international and domestic arbitration, government investigations and compliance proceedings, structuring foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions involving private or listed companies, and general corporate commercial matters for foreign investors in Thailand.

The team has a particular expertise in representing clients in highly regulated industries, such as telecoms, banking and finance, food and beverage, infrastructure and manufacturing, and can provide full support in large-scale litigation, transactions and investigations. The team is also well-known for its experience in technology, media and telecoms areas, gaining instructions from some of the world’s most prominent tech companies and domestic telecoms providers in nascent areas such as over-the-top services and data privacy.

The team comprises members who have been highly recognised in various fields by a number of prestigious publications such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Asialaw, and Who’s Who Legal.

R&T is a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, Southeast Asia’s largest legal network. This offers R&T’s clients seamless access to more than 800 fee earners who are qualified to practice law across ten countries in South East Asia and beyond.

  • Administrative and regulatory
  • Civil litigation
  • Class action
  • Commercial and transactions
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Corporate governance
  • Criminal
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration
  • Labour and employment
  • Litigation
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Product liability and recall
  • Professional liability
  • Professional malpractice
  • Tax
  • Trade and customs
  • Trademark contentious
  • White-collar crime

Commercial & International Arbitration
Civil & Criminal Litigation
Surasak Vajasit, Managing Partner

Krida Phoonwathu, Partner

  • Recent case highlights: Representing a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest cable manufacturers as plaintiff in multiple proceedings with a joint venture party, including civil and criminal arbitration, and ICC arbitration using ICC rules. Surasak Vajasit also acts as an arbitrator in numerous arbitration proceedings.

Government & Regulatory
Supawat Srirungruang, Partner

  • Recent case highlights: Acting as lead external counsel in Administrative Court proceedings related to the first challenge of a pre-merger approval granted under the new Trade Competition Act, which is one of the largest proceedings ever brought to the Administrative Court.

Trade & Customs
Melisa Uremovic, Deputy Managing Partner

  • Recent case highlight: Representing a US multinational importer of goods into Thailand in a landmark customs valuation dispute and its various criminal proceedings, including WTO proceedings and compliance proceedings in respect of the subject imports.

Labour & Employment
Ittichai Prasongprasit, Partner

  • Recent case highlight: Representing a multinational oil drilling company in multiple Thai Labour Court Cases commenced by employees following a reorganisation.