Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn

Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn is our exclusively recommended Company Law expert in Thailand on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Wayu directly using the contact details listed above.

Wayu is widely experienced in advising on all company law matters, including acquisitions and disposals of businesses and companies, investments by majority and minority shareholders, as well as senior management. Wayu has designs and implements domestic and multinational corporate group structures to meet client requirements. He also advises on corporate governance and compliance matters, including directors’ statutory and fiduciary duties, investment promotion (BOI), factories, warehouses, industrial estates, zoning, environmental and chemical regulations, real estate, labour, transport, hospitality and exchange control issues. From time to time when required, Wayu assists corporate clients in conducting internal compliance investigations and audits by working closely with foreign counsel and internal legal departments of multinational corporations.

Prior to joining Pisut & Partners, Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn was a partner of PriceSanond, one of Thailand’s oldest international law firms. Prior to joining PriceSanond, Wayu worked as an Associate at Apisith & Alliance, a trade-specialised law firm based in Bangkok.

Firm Overview:

Pisut & Partners is a leading law firm based in Bangkok and having profound connections with international law firms across the region and throughout the world.  While providing a vast array of general commercial legal services, Pisut & Partners specialises in litigation and arbitration, corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A), hotels and hospitality, insolvency and restructuring, trade competition, labour and employment, immigration, insurance, transportation, administrative law, and white-collar criminal matters. Notwithstanding our expertise and extraordinary service to our clients, the firm always strives to understand its clients’ needs and budgets.

Dr. Ulrich Eder

Dr. Ulrich Eder is our exclusively recommended Cross-Border Tax Planning Services expert in Thailand on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ulrich directly using the contact details listed above.

PUGNATORIUS Ltd. is the Bangkok-based specialist provider of legal services and tax advice on foreign investments in Thailand’s manufacturing and service industries as well as property acquisitions and developments. Sophisticated solutions in a complex business environment. Serious legal and tax advice in the land of smile.

As a founding member of the CoronaAlliance, the law firm advises on the legal implications of the Coronavirus outbreak as well as on tax planning opportunities. It also provides consulting on short-term and long-term measures to avoid or mitigate the damage to companies, individuals, and institutions. CoronaAlliance has prepared itself both organisationally and technically to manage clients and mandates on a decentralised basis in the long term. Legal, tax, and practical assistance in pandemic impact management can be found under #CoronaAlliance. PUGNATORIUS Ltd. is committed to maintaining business operations with no service interruptions.

Richard Cayne

Richard Cayne is our exclusively recommended Wealth Management Services expert in Thailand on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Richard directly using the contact details listed above.

Richard born Montreal, Quebec Canada, has been a pioneer in the wealth management space in Asia catering to High Net Worth Individuals. Richard Cayne having first started his career in finance in the mid 90s in Tokyo Japan had opened the first firm Meyer Asset Management Ltd in Japan with a focus on offshore wealth solutions catering to High Net Worth Japanese clients and run by a foreigner. Richard Cayne has helped many wealthy families with issues such as wealth creation, succession planning issues as well as general portfolio construction and balancing using modern portfolio theory. Richard Cayne in helping to implement both very basic and advanced financial planning theories has helped make a difference in the lives of thousands of which Richard Cayne is very proud of. He has and continues to made a difference as Richard Cayne always encourages and advocates families to discuss their finances with their children and get them involved in understanding and contributing in ideas to help preserve and grow the family’s wealth. This is something which is done regularly in the West and very seldom in the East says Richard Cayne.

Throughout Richard Cayne’s 15 year period living in Tokyo Japan he acquired a firm command of Japanese complementing his other languages of English and French. Richard Cayne had lived in Ebisu, Shibuya- Ku in Tokyo Japan and was an active member of both the American Chamber of Commerce as well as the Tokyo Rotary Club where Richard Cayne enjoyed trying to make a positive impact on the local communities.

Wanting to expand with a wider Asian presence Richard Cayne set up Meyer International Ltd a Bangkok based operational arm of parent company Meyer Asset Management Ltd the international firm with ties to over 200 top financial institutions worldwide. At the same time the Meyer Group run by Richard Cayne became part of Asia Wealth Group Holdings Ltd which is now listed on London UK’s Aquis Stock Exchange London. Richard Cayne also being Director of Asia Wealth Group Holdings assists in growing Asia Wealth to find and acquire other financial related companies in Asia with a focus on the new and growing wealth of individuals in the region.

Richard Cayne is proud to say that not only does Asia Wealth Group Holdings being listed as a financial services holding group offer the Meyer Group further opportunities for its clients and business partners but also as Asia Wealth Group Holdings is a London listed company it is seen to have high credibility, corporate governance and image worldwide which offers clients further comfort of its stability and quality of service. Richard Cayne has many business interests in the region and spends most of his time in Singapore and Bangkok Thailand.

Richard Cayne currently Managing Director of Meyer International Ltd based in Bangkok Thailand is also member of several volunteer groups and Chambers of Commerce. As a firm member of the local business community Richard Cayne is also keen to help other wealth management related firms develop and grow their firms and help the local community at the same time.

Surasak Vajasit

Surasak Vajasit is our exclusively recommended Insolvency & Restructuring Law expert in Thailand on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Surasak directly using the contact details above.

With more than 35 years’ experience in the private and public sectors, Surasak represents some of Thailand’s largest financial institutions and publicly traded companies in corporate and financing transactions, as well as multinational clients in complex Thai regulatory matters involving customs and anti-corruption proceedings. Drawing upon his previous experience as a judge in Thailand, Surasak’s practice largely focuses on representation in litigation and dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitrations – local and international, as counsel and arbitrator. Surasak recently successfully represented a large Japanese car manufacturing company in Tax Court proceedings involving alleged underpaid duty of THB10 billion.

Firm Overview:

R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited is part of the Rajah & Tann Asia network of firms and offers the highest standards of legal service by bringing together leading law firms and lawyers in ten regional countries. With a team of nearly 60 lawyers in Bangkok, the firm has the capacity to handle the most intricate regional and cross-border transactions and to provide seamless legal counsel across the region, with access to more than 600 outstanding lawyers across Asia.

Based in Bangkok, R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited is well-equipped to work towards giving clients a home advantage wherever they are throughout Asia, using its full-service capabilities and conducting business in ways that only native speakers can. The firm can deliver the most complex advice coherently, ensuring that clients are comfortable in legal and cultural landscapes that may seem unfamiliar.

R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited is headed by the highly respected Surasak Vajasit, who is noted for his ‘rich experience in restructuring matters, as well as corporate and financing transactions’ and ‘his previous experience as a judge’. He is recommended by clients as a ‘knowledgeable and prompt’ counsel, and is ‘respected by peers for his depth of ability’. Surasak is also regularly called upon to represent multinational clients in complex litigation and to act as an arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings.

As part of a truly Asian law firm, R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited ensures that its talent, resources and expertise are truly concentrated in the region, and in this part of the world.

Mark D’Alelio

Legal Asean was founded and is led by Mark D’Alelio.

Mark D’Alelio has over 14+ years of experience in ASEAN and specializes in general corporate and commercial practices, which includes advising on acquisitions and dispositions, commercial contracts, joint ventures, labor law and local regional compliance requirements, real estate guidance for developers and hospitality providers along with his experience in the energy, power, and project financing sectors. Mark has extensive experience handling cross-border transactions in the ASEAN region, including advising and representing major companies and business groups from Singapore, China, and Thailand with foreign direct investment into Myanmar. Mark is a recognized lawyer for his works in Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

Mark is a member of the Bar in New York and Massachusetts.

Firm Overview:

The firm was started by Mark D’Alelio with a focus in providing practical and business related legal services to assist clients in navigating through local regulations and practices in ASEAN, with a particular focus in Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

The firm’s unique selling proposition is we listen to our clients needs and partner with them in their business by administering compelling legal and practical solutions to meet their requirements.

Put simply, we believe there are many ways in acting as a legal adviser, but we feel strongly, that a bigger firm does not necessarily equate to providing a better service or response. We administer our business by putting our clients at the forefront by providing dedicated support with a singular focus in helping our clients meet the requirements of doing business in ASEAN.

That means we provide more for less to our clients.

Vira Kammee

Vira Kammee is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Thailand on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Vira directly using the contact details listed above.

Vira is a leading litigator with a broad practice encompassing criminal, civil, administrative, bankruptcy and business re-organisation, corporate, banking & finance, as well as real estate development and construction for various corporate clients. Over more than three decades of practice, he has also advocated on matters such as labour, administrative, intellectual property, civil and criminal laws. He appears frequently in the Court of Justice and the Administrative Court as lead counsel, and he has represented many local and foreign institutions in corporate and commercial dispute resolution matters. In addition to practicing law, Vira has gained considerable experience in teaching law students and supervising lawyers of the firm.

Vira combines dispute work with advisory work in relation to very complex real estate transactions. Recent experience includes representing a major public rubber company in relation to a marine insurance claim, with the decision going in favour of our client; a litigation case, dealing with a renowned international warehouse company and another big local warehouse company on administrative cases; acquisition of property litigation; litigation in relation to business reorganisation matters in Thailand, which was ongoing for over a decade; civil dispute relating to breach of contract; tortious claims and criminal actions in relation to corporate misconduct; security fraud in dissolving a joint venture; and countless labour disputes. Over the years, Vira has been regarded as a leading authority in the litigation process, and he has set precedents for matters in The Supreme Court of Thailand.

With vast experience in his field, Vira is often invited as a speaker at conferences, both in Thailand and abroad, in the areas of business reorganisation relating to cross-border joint venture transactions; compliance with the Foreign Business Act; as well as real estate and dispute resolution. Vira’s local expertise has contributed greatly to the legal development in the areas of litigation and real estate matters in Thailand over the last three decades.