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Name: Vira Kammee
Firm Name: Siam City Law Offices Limited
Country: Thailand
Expertise: Litigation

Telephone: +66 (0) 2 6766667-8
Fax: +66 (0) 2 6766188
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Vira Kammee 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 Kammee has gained considerable experience in teaching law students and supervising lawyers of the firm.

Vira Kammee 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 Kammee 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 Kammee 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 Kammee’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.

Career History:

Vira Kammee is a founding partner of SCL Law Group. Prior to the group’s establishment, he was a partner and member of the Litigation & Arbitration Department at International Legal Counsellors Thailand Ltd. (ILCT) (Russin&Vecchi).

Education:

• 1988: Certificate, International and Comparative Law Centre, The Southwest legal Foundation, Dallas, Texas, USA
• 1980: Barrister-at-Law, Institute of Legal Education, Thai Bar Association
• 1979: LLB, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
• 1973: Diploma in Economics, Putney College, London, England, UK

Admissions:

• Thai Bar Association

Publications:

US-China Law Review, subject: REAL ESTATE AND TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING FOREIGN INVESTORS CARRYING OUT REAL ESTATE AND RELATED BUSINESSES IN THAILAND.

Memberships & Associations:

• Lawyers Council of Thailand
• LAWASIA
• Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK
• The Southwestern Legal Foundation
• The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand
• The British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand
• Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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