DLA in Thai swoop

DLA Piper’s Bangkok office has bagged two partners from local firm Siam Premier.

Suraphon Rittipongchusit joins the firm’s dispute resolution group, and Supreedee Nimitkul joins its corporate team.

Rittipongchusit specialises in banking and finance, and has advised clients in arbitrations at the Thai Arbitration Institute and under International Chamber of Commerce rules.

Nimitkul also specialises in banking and finance, and has also advised clients on project finance and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. He has also advised on business reorganizations, debt restructurings and dispute resolution matters under Thai and ICC arbitration rules.

DLA Piper’s Asia managing director Nick Seddon said: “The business and regulatory environment in Thailand remains complex but there are still significant opportunities for local and foreign companies. Both [new partners] are adept at providing clients with international and Thai perspectives which will drive successful outcomes.”

Rittipongchusit studied in Thailand and in the US; Nimitkul studied in the US and in Italy.

Siam Premier has over 50 lawyers, and was established in August 1990. It practices dispute resolution, banking and finance, insolvency and restructuring and corporate and commercial law.

In 1997, it added foreign-qualified lawyers by establishing a full equity arrangement with Allens Arthur Robinson, which has offices in East Asia and Australia.